My Top Ten on Medium (so far)

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These are the ten best poems, short stories, and personal essays I’ve written and published on Medium and elsewhere (so far). Eleven are from 2020 and the rest are old favorites. Enjoy.


Short Stories

a short story

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The old man had been working in his small vegetable garden when the young foreign reporter approached from the dirt road that led out of the village and into the foothills.

The old man leaned on his shovel and listened to the reporter explain that he had been separated from a group of soldiers he was following into the hills near where the fighting was happening.

They were able to communicate using simple words in broken sentences in each other’s languages. The old man gestured towards his cottage and told the young reporter it would be safer to spend the night here and try to find the soldiers at daylight. …

What is Short Form?

Short form is anything on Medium that is 150 words or less.

1.Bold the first sentence.
2. Don’t include a headline, sub-headline, or picture.

That’s it.


This is my first sentence.

Blah, blah, blah, one hundred and fifty times….

If you need more details this is from Medium themselves.

What is Short Shot City?

Okay, with that out of the way, let me tell you about this publication.

This is a place to publish anything (almost) that is 150 words or less in the format described above. Poems, rants, daily thoughts, ect.

How to Write For US?

I’ve decided to make everyone editors like they do on the Partnered Pen. It just simplifies things a lot. Post in the comments if you are interested and I will add you as an editor.

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dirty dishes in
the sink, laundry is calling
think I’ll write haiku

Steve Howard has published flash fiction, short stories, haibun, and creative non-fiction, poetry in numerous literary journals. He…

I wonder if the human tendency towards tribalism has hi-jacked the potential for a world wide sharing of knowledge, understanding, tolerance, and compassion?

I like the idea of people being…

a collection of short stories

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This is my latest attempt to punt my way into literary fame and glory, lol.

If you don’t want to pay for the ebook or paperback version you can subscribe to my blog and get a FREE PDF version.

In this collection of short stories from author Steve B Howard a young woman decides to return to a temple in Japan where she once found peace, a Japanese solider during WWII searches through the ruins of Hiroshima for his family, a young skateboarder desperately tries to deal with his drug addiction, as well as several other stories. …


Steve B Howard

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