Fiction

Here you will find all fiction pieces ever published in The Finch with their accompanying illustrations, plus some bonus content as well. Enjoy!

 

“The Stars Within Us” by Scout - She was looking up at the stars, the moon illuminating her cheekbones. He was the one who had asked her there that night. He wished that she would fall in love with him. What he didn’t know was that he was falling in love with her. With her firey red hair and her dimples. With … Continue reading “The Stars Within Us” by Scout
“New Millennium” by Kori KalidDek - He woke up.  The boy stretched and opened his eyes, and wondered where he was, and who he was.  As he stood up, he noticed another person standing in what he now realized to be an elevator.  As they turned to face him, it suddenly hit him like a train.  My name is Jun, Jun … Continue reading “New Millennium” by Kori KalidDek
“The Book and the Bus Cat” by Goldfish - Who are you…? I was hearing the voices again. They were whispering inside my head. What are you…? Who do you think you are…?     “Stop…” I murmured, gripping my pillow. You are nothing….     I felt myself giving in.     “Nothing….” You are nothing….     “I am nothing…” I whispered, “I am….” The loud … Continue reading “The Book and the Bus Cat” by Goldfish
“Elemental Deities” by Annelise Bond - Everything was black, the darkness engulfing her, she couldn’t see, she couldn’t breathe. She wondered why she had agreed to this mission in the first place. It felt as though everything was being stripped from her. She clutched tightly onto her shirt, in case somehow the whirlpool managed to suck it up as well. She … Continue reading “Elemental Deities” by Annelise Bond
“Edith’s Story” by T. White - Edith remembered it as a hot day. This was peculiar considering it was in fact a glacial 20 degrees. But in her mind the temperature neared three digits, balancing between the livable and the livable only for desert snakes and rodents and insects, and rocks. She thought about those rocks and how some managed to … Continue reading “Edith’s Story” by T. White
“Burning Memories” by Rina Rossi - The lingering redolence of ash was present even miles away from the Triangle Cottage. Lieutenant Simmons wrinkled her nose and quickly inhaled a few times before picking up her speaker to communicate with the dispatcher. It was a cold, rainy Sunday morning, at around 2:55 a.m., and the sky was a murky pudding. “The fire … Continue reading “Burning Memories” by Rina Rossi
“4%” by Sophie Scott - A bead of sweat rolls down my temple. My breathing increases its pace. The only information entering my brain is that there are too many bodies in this room. I can feel every one of the 24 other criminals’ haggard breaths in my own; we are in a room made for 12 people at most. … Continue reading “4%” by Sophie Scott
“Stars” by Owen Fletcher and N. R. Loffredo - -𝚫- -Log 001 -Outer systems, Andromeda Sector 5 of left spiral arm, Quadrant 3- Space. Space… Surprise! More space. ‘Great. I have the most boring job in the Galaxie, watch aboard the Ignis,’ Ben thought, glaring at the Holographic control panel which floated above the railing of the Crow’s Nest. The Crow’s Nest was less … Continue reading “Stars” by Owen Fletcher and N. R. Loffredo
“The Last Astronaut” by Simran Khalsa - The man on the moon does not care much for the dark side. It’s the light side where he builds his house, curving up like a crater from the core, where he brushes off the dust from his old overalls when he’s done, where he plants his violets, and waits. Seven thousand people could see … Continue reading “The Last Astronaut” by Simran Khalsa
“The Heartmender” by Luna Patience - “Can you fix it,” she asked, holding her heart out to him. He took it from her hands, it’s faint glow staining his skin. Raising it to the light, he appraised it from all angles. “Maybe. It will take me a while, though,” the craftsman set the woman’s heart down on his desk, careful not … Continue reading “The Heartmender” by Luna Patience