E.M. Vireo

While finishing a novel, E.M. Vireo frequently posts pieces of edgy, bite-sized fiction at Fiction Flood. In all formats he works with conflict to hunt for truth and revelation.

Stories by E.M. Vireo

Coffee

Illustrated by Sue Pownall

Brunch. Eggs Benedict as usual. Jay had met his sponsor here every Saturday for a year. Good-looking family at the table next door. They reminded him of his own family growing up: upper middle class, with a teenage boy and younger girl, both well-behaved and neatly dressed. Jay would have been around the boy’s age …