New Shoes

My tiny story, “New Shoes,” appears in the Flash Fiction Addiction anthology from Zombie Pirate Publishing. This is a poignant little story of a child’s gratitude and a mother’s pride.

Along with my small story are 100 other stories of varying lengths, but all quite short and quickly readable. I hope you will enjoy them all.


Available now in both Kindle and Paperback at Amazon <–Click to order.


My latest short story, “Islands,” is now live in the April issue of the Front Porch Review. <– Click to read.

(PLEASE NOTE: Front Porch Review had a computer problem and lost their website. Their new site is up, but all of my stories there were, apparently, lost. At this time, I’m not sure if they will be recovered.)

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I was thrilled to receive the following in my email by a reader of this story:

Ms. Cooper,

I just wanted to say BRILLIANT!
I’ve just read your piece in the Front Porch Review and it evoked for me many memories and feelings about my relationship with my mother. The details, obliviously, are not the same, but the spirit of the unknown, the possible causes of what was behind my mother’s behavior towards me, came bursting through to me in your story.

Thank you,


Needless to say, this email made my day.
I hope you will enjoy this story, as well. If you do, reviews are always appreciated.