Mallory Raley

Mallory is attending Full Sail University for her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment.

Stories by Mallory Raley


Illustrated by Joey To

The constant beep of an alarm clock pulls me out of my deep sleep. I never set an alarm; it must belong to the new foster kid I’m sharing a room with. I want to move, to throw a pillow at her so she’ll turn the damn thing off, but I’m too exhausted and comfortable …

The Gravedigger

Illustrated by Joey To

I grabbed the rag from my pocket and wiped my brow. It was late fall and the weather was cool but anxiety had me sweating. I stood several feet from the old man observing him. He was a professor from upstate somewhere, probably one of those fancy schools. He wore a long dark coat and …