The world at war is over.
Ilse is left in the rubble that Germany has become. Childhood and it's dreams are things of the past; and with it's passing comes life's hardest lesson: survival takes sacrifice-- a short story by Tonja Drecker

Big sisters can be a pain, and so can their boyfriends. But sometimes little brothers can surprise you.
Flash Fiction by Milo James Fowler

With Adam gone, Liz is faced with the truth that a Reader is useless without a Book. Determined to find him again, she comes out of hiding only to discover another truth: every Book has a Writer. Book two in the trilogy. 

This parallel universe themed short story by Melanie Schulz, first featured in the anthology Parallels: Felix Was Here, is sure to haunt you.

Joel Cranston thinks he’s the luckiest guy ever. He's just been recruited to Newstead, a blue-chip private school, while he's still a junior. Deep down he knows there has to be a catch. And there is. Everything  about Newstead is a catch. And Joel's their next project. Full length novel. 

Turns out not all suburban legends are real, but some of them are, and some of them can happen to you.
Flash Fiction by Milo James Fowler

Alfie loves to tell stories to his sister--until the worst one of all comes true.
Flash Fiction by Milo James Fowler

A collection of dark flash fiction by Melanie Schulz, each lasting approximately two minutes, and each corresponding with a letter in the alphabet.

black and white publishing co.
setting books free for seven years

A sad but quirky romance where time is precious and life is something not to be missed.

I never thought that buying a gallon of milk would prove to be fatal--begins this haunting tale by Milo James Fowler.

Visiting Grandpa isn't what it used to be in this Flash Fiction by Milo James Fowler

Shifting Sands is a prequel to Past Due, the first book in the Coulter Men series. In the series, each of the three Coulter brothers has his chance to tell his story and find his happily ever after. In this story, Angel, the broken girl who sets the stage for her sister’s tragedy, gets a chance to tell hers.

A Craigslist sale gone wrong.
Flash Fiction by Milo James Fowler

Strange things happen to Liza Brown. Buildings fall down. Libraries start on fire. But the strangest of all is him--the phoenix who expects her to drop everything and follow him. Book one in the trilogy.

A haunting tale just in time for Halloween

The end of the world has come with a shutter and a roar, and out of the ashes will rise a new generation.
Flash Fiction by Milo James Fowler

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Follow Me

Liza has called and The Open Book has responded. Now only two questions remain: Was it a good idea for the three of them to be in one place? And what if Liz wasn't the one who planned it that way? Book three in the trilogy.