Untied Shoelaces of the Mind

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# at end of lines are Reader Rating and Number of Ratings

Newest Issue
Horror | Room To Let By Beki Muchow 8.1 / 9
Horror | The Note By Karen Heslop 7.6 / 12
Humor | The Thing Under The Bed By Beki Muchow 8 / 10
SciFi | Aficionado for Encantado By Sarina Dorie 6 / 6
SciFi | Death World One By Dianne M. Williams 7.8 / 8
SciFi | Departure Sequence By Laura Thurston 7.2 / 12
SciFi | The Shadows of Boys at Dawn By Michael A. Michel 7.5 / 7

Issue #10
Horror | Justice By Jason Lairamore 7.6 / 30
Horror | Running With the Pack By Darrel Duckworth 7.6 / 16
Humor | Nude Kilometer a Modest Success By Gretchen Bassier 6.6 / 23
Literary | Memory Delete By Victoria Grossack 8.8 / 35
Romance | A Generous Tip By James Guin 7.5 / 20
Romance | Hello, Mrs. Robinson By Sarina Dorie 6.3 / 26

Issue #9
Fantasy | No Magic By Jennifer R. Povey | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.1 / 65
Humor | Not just for Christmas By Owen Smith | Audio File 6.6 / 14
Humor | Six Feet Blunder By S.E. Batt | Audio File 7.5 / 17
Literary | The Girl Who Wanted To Walk On Water By John J Brady | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 7.6 / 14
Romance | A Dinner Time Story By Dane Zeller | Audio File 6.1 / 20
SciFi | Knarf's Day Away From the Lab By Mabel Grimes | Audio File 6.7 / 20
SciFi | One Man's Trash By Robert Lowell Russell | Audio File 6.6 / 23
SciFi | The Physical By Joel Arnold | Audio File 5.4 / 21
SciFi | Weremoose By Mary E. Lowd | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.4 / 23

Issue #8
Horror | Goblin Soup By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 7.1 / 29
Horror | That Blasted Horse By Jennifer R. Povey | Audio File 6 / 23
Horror | The Black Crayon By Alexis A. Hunter | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.3 / 51
Horror | You Don't Want What I Get By Michelle Ann King | Audio File 6.8 / 25
Humor | Bread, Hospitals & Army Surplus By Carson Buckingham | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6 / 18
Humor | Carrot Juice By Kip Nealdersun | Audio File 6.4 / 17
Humor | My Teacher is a Zombie -- No, Really! By Tina L. Jens | Audio File 6.6 / 21
Romance | Rescue Me By MaryAlice Meli | Audio File 6.5 / 26

Issue #7
Horror | A Day And Two Nights When I Was Twenty By Brendan Detzner | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 7.5 / 37
Humor | A Good Man By Andrew Brazier | Audio File 6.9 / 18
Humor | Dromedary By Samuel Mae | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.6 / 23
Humor | Jacob and Lizzie By Roberta Glacken | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 7.7 / 17
Humor | Letter to the Editor By Joshua Brown | Audio File 6.6 / 14
Literary | Seed of Doubt By John Conway | Audio File 7.6 / 51
Romance | Something Fishy By W. R. Shaw | Audio File 6.1 / 22
Romance | The Man That Got Away By Judith Field | Audio File 6.3 / 42

Issue #6
Action | The Wretched By Nick Allen Cooke | Audio File 5.8 / 37
Horror | Otalgia By Fox Hill | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.8 / 46
Humor | Hard Boiled By Melanie Rees | Audio File 5.4 / 29
Humor | King By Bennie L. Newsome | Audio File 6.5 / 26
SciFi | An Object Lesson in Misanthropy By Michelle King | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.2 / 37
SciFi | Blackboard Galaxy By Sarina Dorie | Audio File ***Read by the Story's Author 5.8 / 105
SciFi | Hot Chocolate for the Unicorn By Mary E. Lowd | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.9 / 37
SciFi | Unsung By Jack Skelter | Audio File 6.8 / 19

Issue #5
Fantasy | Satine By Stephanie Speciale | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 8.9 / 68
Horror | Everyone Loves Peanut Butter By Erica L. Davis | Audio File *Read By Janice Herbal 6.4 / 24
Horror | Mr. Fluffy By Barbara A. Barnett | Audio File 6.8 / 30
Humor | The Aardvark Curse By Garry McNulty | Audio File 6.2 / 20
Humor | Zombie Psychology By Sarina Dorie | Audio File *Read By Janice Herbal 7.7 / 44
Romance | Waiting for Geoffrey By James S. Dorr | Audio File 5.8 / 16
SciFi | Daisy Chaining By Mary E. Lowd | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.9 / 16
SciFi | Of In-laws and Close Encounters By Nicky Drayden | Audio File 6.6 / 16

Issue #4
Action | Sucker Punch By Lee Hammerschmidt | Audio File 6.5 / 16
Fantasy | Veronica By Brendan Detzner | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.8 / 16
Horror | Friends Forever By Cher Green | Audio File 6.1 / 25
Horror | Your Wicked Parts By Amanda C. Davis | Audio File 7.1 / 40
Humor | At the Tone By Jeffrey B. Burton | Audio File 7.2 / 20
Humor | Frying Cabbage By Sheila Crosby | Audio File 6.9 / 20
Literary | Hot Heat By Christy Morrison | Audio File 8.2 / 28
Literary | Kill Mommy By John C. Wiswell | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 9 / 103

Issue #3
Horror | Flash Flood By Joe Nazare | Audio File 7 / 13
Horror | The Christmas Vulture By James S. Dorr | Audio File *Read By Janice Herbal 7 / 13
Humor | Beware! Space Pandas! By Will Ross | Audio File 6.5 / 16
Humor | Popcorn By Richard Beland | Audio File 5.3 / 12
SciFi | One Soldier's Reason By Terry Light | Audio File 6.7 / 22

Issue #2
Fantasy | The Vanguard By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 7.4 / 9
Horror | The Office Zombie By Carolanne Patton | Audio File 6.3 / 13
Humor | Sologamous By John C. Wiswell | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 7.5 / 22
Humor | The Continuing Adventures of the Four Horsemen By Bruce Golden | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 7.5 / 9
Literary | Lion in the Garden By Edoardo Albert | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 8.7 / 18
Literary | The Circle Line By Sheila Crosby | Audio File *Read By Janice Herbal 6.1 / 11
Romance | Figment By Will Ross | Audio File 7.6 / 11
Romance | Photo Op By Lee Hammerschmidt | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 7.1 / 12

Issue #1
Fantasy | Dragon Snot and Chosen Ones By Therese Arkenberg | Audio File 6.2 / 23
Horror | Koko's Rabbit By James S. Dorr | Audio File 5.5 / 10
Horror | Trading Up By Tracie McBride | Audio File 7.7 / 35
Humor | THE LIZARDS AND I By Conda V. Douglas | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 5.1 / 18
Humor | Undying Love By James S. Dorr | Audio File 6.2 / 10
SciFi | Fridge Wars By Tracie McBride | Audio File **Read By Harriet Whitbread 6.3 / 23
SciFi | In the Dry By TD Carroll | Audio File 5.6 / 47
SciFi | Screamcatcher By Sheila Crosby | Audio File *Read By Janice Herbal 6.4 / 25

Sample Issue
Horror | October By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 5.8 / 7
Horror | Trolls & Rabbits By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 7 / 10
Horror | Werewolf's Tail By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 5.7 / 77
Humor | The Gypsy Camp By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 5.7 / 8
Humor | Ultraviolent Rodentia! By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 7.5 / 10
Romance | Moondance By Geoffrey C Porter | Audio File 8 / 15

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