Edition #2 – January 2021

The Quiet Reader is an international literary magazine, born in a town called Solitaire, in the state of Quarantine in the country of 2020. Here is the line-up of our second edition, with stories written by Robert Bagnall, Mark Braidwood, James Edward O’Brien, Jack Coey, Mitchell Davidson, Valerie Hunter, Brian Miller, Lena Ng, Tanner Lee, Vaughan Stanger and Penny Grace …

Mormontown – Tanner Lee

We couldn’t be what we wanted. Weeks included boy scouts, church prep, church, game night, and the same the next week. We rode in boats and helicopters, paintballed, camped in the mountains, played sand volleyball. We dreamed of high school girls. Community men looked after us and told us about a God that watched our thoughts. They taught us the …

The Ocean Deep – Lena Ng

I am writing this story for posterity. In case I stop resisting the ocean’s pull and one day vanish. If my body is not recovered, or even if it is, this letter will explain my disappearance, for my family’s sake and to satisfy anyone curious to know what would drive a man to such lengths. My name is Michael Tillson. …