Roy Dorman

Roy Dorman is retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Benefits Office and has been a voracious reader for over 60 years. At the prompting of an old high school friend, himself a retired English teacher, Roy is now a voracious writer. He has had flash fiction and poetry published in Black Petals, Yellow Mama, Drunk Monkeys, The Story Shack, Theme of Absence, Near To the Knuckle, Cease Cows, One Sentence Poems, Spelk, Shotgun Honey, and a number of other online and print journals. Roy is currently the submissions editor at Yahara Prairie Lights.

Short stories by Roy Dorman


Illustration for 'The EMTs'

The EMTs

“It’s out there again,” Steven Alderson said to himself. Steven was looking out his picture window at the ambulance that was once again parked down the block from his hous…

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Illustration for Roy Dorman's 'Not Afraid of the Dark' by Kim Peterson

Not Afraid of the Dark

For most, the absence of light can sometimes be a scary proposition. However, the absence of darkness where one expects to see darkness can also be disconcerting. Though still a bit groggy …

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Roy Dorman | Read flash fiction 'It Was Frogs' Illustration by Chinedu Onochie

It Was Frogs

“Hey!” Everyone stopped talking at once. Just a second ago there had been five or six different highly animated, drink induced conversations competing with each other to be hear…

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Roy Dorman | Read flash fiction 'Hold Me Close' Illustration by Daniele Murtas

Hold Me Close

Tom had pulled over onto a shoulder that was a bit wider than most places and had gotten out of the car. He walked across the highway and stopped at the edge of the other shoulder as if to admire t…

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