Olasky Short Stories

Khan unchained

Voices | Revelations on the broken road
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/05/17, 09:45 pm

Tenth in a once-a-quarter series of short short stories.

Pastor Mark Kahn’s twin brother Mike Khan, during his two years at the University of Texas, was one of the few who still read Lenin. His favorite line: “If you are not inclined to crawl in the mud on your belly, you are not a revolutionary but a chatterbox.” Everyone was a snake, so might as well be a snake for justice.

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Kahn and Khan

Voices | Two brothers, two winding paths
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/10/17, 11:49 pm

Ninth in a once-a-quarter series of short short stories. (For story No. 8, please see wng.org/branching_out.)

Mark Kahn and Mike Khan were twins as unlike as could be. Mark Kahn protected his dog Chipper and her two tiny puppies. One day Mike tripped over a bag of dog food and threw the puppies against a wall, bashing out their brains.

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Branching out

Voices | Golden retirement and the captain’s call
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/10/17, 10:57 pm

Eighth in an occasional series of short short fiction ...

When Martin Branch retired as Senior Chemist at DuPont Company headquarters in Delaware, his co-workers feted him at a gold watch luncheon. When they asked him to say a few words, Branch spoke of how he felt his whole life had been predestined. His Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Delaware fed him into the DuPont pipeline. There he had remained for 35 years, working on making better bullet-resistant fabrics. And now he had ample cash for …

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