Sometimes the best way to get inspiration for writing a story is to read a story. Great stories leap up in front of you and insinuate themselves into your brain; especially when the ending satisfies.
In my random trolling of small press journals, here are a few worth sharing:
Black Stones a story about an angel and a dying woman. Short and beautifully written by Amy Bonnaffons. Found at the Kenyon Review Online.
The Cloud Factory a gritty story about a drug dealer and his friend, who take a ride into the Wyoming countryside. Gut wrenching text by Court Merrigan. Found at the PANK Magazine site.
The Food of Love a charming short-short about love and loss by Liz Haigh. Found at Boston Literary Magazine.
What online stories have you enjoyed? Post the links in the comments section, even if it is your own story.