SHORT STORIES BY CATHERINE KOS

Little shorties written by emotion

Standing On the Line

One of the hardest things to remember, is that even on the rainiest of days, the sun still shines. I’m trying hard to remember that tonight. This short story… Has a lot of emotions. I hope it makes you feel something. Stay rad. The song meant to be playing with this story a The Day…

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Bad First Dates

In honor of Halloween, here is a piece of flash fiction I wrote a few years ago about a bad first date that falls on Halloween. Hope you enjoy! Happy Halloween! “So, Alec, what is the worst date you’ve ever been on?” My sister, Sarah, asks me from across the table. She, and I along…

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Happy Birthday

A piece of flash fiction by Catherine Kos. Happy Birthday I wake up to the sun shining through my window, and my radio alarm singing a pop song next to me on my nightstand. Today is my eighteenth birthday. Part of me feels like I shouldn’t be excited but there is another part of me […]

Core Memories

Happy Sunday! It’s almost June! It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through 2021. But, as long as it’s better than 2020, I’ll take it. Today, I have a peice of flash fiction about remembering things you’d completely forgotten. About how something you don’t think has meaning, totally does. Happy reading! Core Memories I never…

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On a hot summer day

Happy Sunday! Here’s another short story based on the first glance of a random photo. Here goes: On a Hot Summer Day It wasn’t supposed to happen like that. It was a hot day, and when Trevor went to the pool, he was intending to have a nice relaxing day by the pool. He just wanted…

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The Letter

Happy Sunday! I’ve recently begun trying something new to get my writing going. Over the past few months, I’ve struggled with finding time and motivation to write, so I started using a random photo generator and writing whatever comes to mind when I first see the photo. This is the first photo I’ve written about.…

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Kat’s Reconcile

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you had a great day full of chocolate and sweets. It’s been a while (the writers block has been tough), but tonight I’ve got a short story that I first wrote when I was back in college. It was for my creative writing class. I can’t remember what inspired me…

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Be Careful What You Wish For

A short story by Catherine Kos Be Careful What You Wish For One day, a young girl, Amanda, the young age of seventeen – went to an old antique shop with her mother. Amanda’s mother was trying to find some furniture, though she wasn’t quite finding what she was looking for. Amanda on the other…

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The Prank

A piece of flash fiction by Catherine Kos The Prank It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I sit in the cop car on my way to the police station, feeling numb. How did it get like this? The cops, they think they know everything, and they’re going to charge me with murder. Murder. I’m…

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An Unwanted Advance

A piece of Flash Fiction by Catherine Kos An Unwanted Advance Jerry’s boss told him she wanted to talk to him in her office. Her office is located at the end of the hall. No one wanted to go into the office, well, because Jerry and his co-workers were convinced there was a door in…

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How I Died

A Piece of flash fiction by Catherine Kos How I Died Everyone always said that I was the life of the party. I, along with everyone else, always thought that I would live forever. Well at least far well into my sixties. ‘She’s young and spirited with a soul that will last forever’, my mother…

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Re: The Bay Racers

Happy Sunday! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. This is a reupload of The Bay Racers because I realized that there’s a part in the first story that didn’t explain what Jesse had done to Carter’s tire clear enough. This is the right version of the story. Enjoy! -Catherine Kos The Bay Racers High…

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The Last Night

Happy Sunday! This short story i’ve posted today is a dream I’ve had for years and finally, I’ve put it into dreams. Hope you like it! Happy reading! -Catherine Kos The Last Night Riley and her new coworkers walk out of the big department store they work at, out into the cold darkened parking lot.…

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I’ve know you for five years!

Howdy, I wrote this short story based on an idea that a friend sent me. The story was supposed to have the lines, “I’ve known you for five years and I don’t even know your name!” This is my take. Let me know what you think! I’ve known you for five years! Amelia, I know…

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A New Pattern in the Wallpaper -Flash Fiction

I hope everyone isn’t going out of the minds in boredom. Here’s a piece of flash fiction that I’ve recently wrote. Let me know what you think! Also, I’m always looking for new story ideas, so if there’s anything you want to read about just let me know! Happy reading. A New Pattern in the…

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What Carters Do.

My friend and I used a prompt generator because we both want to write my short stories. We decided to take a month to write the short story on the prompt we like and at the end of the month – share our work. Of course, I waited until the last day of the month…

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The Visit

It’s around Christmas that a shadow falls over my family. Emotions are heightened, and certain feelings emerge from where we buried them below the surface. The pain and loss from years ago coming back like it was just yesterday. I’ve always thought that when your dream of a loved one that has been lost, it’s…

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The Monster

Here’s a little piece of flash fiction for ya. Because everyone has a monster lurking within them. It just depends on what you do with it. As always, happy reading! -Catherine Kos THE MONSTER I had heard the story before. I would say that everyone in my town had. Especially the kids. Growing up, I…

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Dark Nights, Early Mornings

Some times I can remember my dreams so fluidly, and other times I don’t remember anything at all. This is a dream that I had one night, and I turned it into a story. Let me know what you think! Hope you enjoy! Happy Reading! -Catie Dark Nights, Early Mornings It was dark, and I…

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A Run Through the Woods

A piece of fiction by Catherine Kos A Run Through the Woods She runs through the woods; branches snatch at her hair, her breath coming in short pants. She hears the sounds of paws on the ground ahead of her, and she runs as fast as she can, trying to catch up. Branches cut into…

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A Haunting Halloween Refresher

Just in case you missed it, a short story about my favorite time of year. Happy Haunting! A piece of flash fiction by Catherine Kos Bad First Dates “So, Alec, what is the worst date you’ve ever been on?” My sister, Sarah, asks me from across the table. Her, and I along with a few…

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Horror at the Nail Salon

A short story by Catherine Kos Horror at the Nail Salon Oh my god. I cannot believe my luck. Like, of course this would happen to me. It’s just my like. First, my boyfriend breaks up with me. And, okay, yeah, maybe I did sleep with his friend, but it was a total accident. I…

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