Short Stories


Table of Contents

The Stray – Shadow from The Cat Chronicles tells his kittens a bedtime story about a kitten that dreams of being a witch’s cat. Written for the October 2015 Short Story Challenges theme “Two themes are scarier than one: Scary stories/Halloween-inspired.”

Lost in Space – Madigan Finnegan from The Yandere Diaries sends a transmission out into space after the disappearance of her siblings leads her to believe that alien abduction might be the culprit. Written for the November 2015 Short Story Challenges theme “Lost.”

Remembering Earl – Rose Hatcher from The Cat Chronicles remembers the life she spent with her late husband, Earl. Written for the Purple Day Sims event.

Resolutions Resolved – A teen learns about body image during the holiday season from a rather unexpected place, and realizes the best New Years Resolutions are the ones that come from the heart. Written for the December 2015 Short Story Challenges theme “‘Tis the season for…”

The Final Final Countdown – A middle-aged geek, obsessed with a past memory, is intent on adding a certain item to his collection. Written for the January 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “The Countdown.”

For the Love of Furbabies – Bridgette Lee fondly remembers growing up with her cat Tabby, and the love between owner and pet as she is faced with a difficult decision. Written for the February 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “A Different Kind of Love.”

The Writer’s Lament – My Simself reveals her typical writing experience. Written for the March 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “I knew I had to find it before…”

Seven Seconds ‘Til the Rise – A man has mere seconds to reflect on the events that led to the end of his life. Written for the April 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “Choose Your Screencaps.”

Blogaversary: Year One – Join me and my friends for a Q&A session and celebration for my one year anniversary of Sim Stories!

Growing Pains – A transgender man reminisces on his struggle through puberty growing up with gender dysphoria. Written for the May 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “Growth.”

Bibliotaph – A traveling bard stumbles upon a secluded library, and meets its most peculiar inhabitant. Written for the June 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “Balderdash.”

Sims Pride 2016! – Join me as I host my first Sims Pride event, featuring photo submissions of the many diverse Simmers and Sims in our lovely community!

Edgar Evans Award – Rose Hatcher from The Cat Chronicles receives the Edgar Evans Award. Written for the July 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “I Open with the Close.”

The Summer I Fell in Love – Nathan Zimmerman discovers a life-long love during a summer vacation at his grandmother’s house. Written for the August 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “Summer Love.”

Mastress Alita and the Tomb of the Lost Tomes – My Simself embarks on a quest for library books long overdue. Written for the September 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “Late.”

Play Your Ace – A teenage girl struggles with discovering her asexual orientation during a visit to a haunted house. Written for the October 2016 Short Story Challenges theme “So Spooky” and Asexuality Awareness Week 2016.

Morning Reflections – An introspection about how much the Short Story Challenges has meant to me over the last year as a thank you to Carewren123, who has been hostess of this thread from August 2015 through October 2016. You’ve been awesome, Carewren!

The Thanksgiving Weekend Rescue Mission – Mastress Alita gets a little too invested in a new computer game. Written for the November 2016 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “One Hundred.”

Memories – A compilation of images from The Cat Chronicles set to the lyrics “Memories” by Within Temptation. Written for the Purple Day Sims event.

Feline Philanthropy – Shadow from The Cat Chronicles teaches his kittens about the various ways to show appreciation to your two-legger. Written for the December 2016 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “Gift.”

Senna’s Story – Senna from The Cat Chronicles starts over after the death of her father with the adoption of a very unique-looking kitten. Written for the January 2017 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “Anew.”

Winter’s Touch – A boy faces the dangers of winter during a terrible blizzard. Written for the February 2017 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words.”

Before the Wrinkly One – Shadow from The Cat Chronicles recalls his past before he came into Rose’s home. Written for the March 2017 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “A Tall Tale.”

Blogaversary: Year Two – Join me and my friends for a Q&A session and celebration for my two year anniversary of Sim Stories!

Yandere Days – A high school student witnesses something he shouldn’t, and appears to be the next victim of a murderous classmate… Written for the April 2017 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “Expect the Unexpected.”

Sims Pride 2017! – Join me as I host my second Sims Pride event, featuring photo submissions of the many diverse Simmers and Sims in our lovely community!

Goodbyes – Sometimes, the weight of a single word is just too much. Written for the June 2017 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words.”

I’m Sorry – A tragic love triangle is told through the lyrics of the song “I’m Sorry” by Roxette. Written for the May 2017 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “I’m Sorry.”

The Face of Captivity – Sometimes, love turns into obsession, ensnaring and forming a prison around those we love the most… A companion piece for the May short story “I’m Sorry.” Written for the July 2017 Monthly Simlits Short Story Challenges theme “The Face of.”