Stephen Measure

Free Stories


Many of my shorter stories are available for free. You can download them as PDFs below or get them for free from most eBook stores (but unfortunately not Amazon).


The foolish assumptions of our society are portrayed through a short satire where a gardener takes advice from a garden gnome.

topic: same-sex sexuality

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Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


When Abby visits her friend Sheryl, she is surprised to find the town devoid of oxygen and even more surprised to learn the reason.

topic: same-sex sexuality

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Johnny-boy is excited to have his mother finally teach him his colors until he learns he must choose between telling her the truth he sees or the untruth she wants to hear.

topics: same-sex sexuality | gender identity

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An old parable, full of wisdom, is corrupted by the foolishness of modern-day politics.

topic: forcing heaven on earth

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It's love at first sight when Melvin sees an attractive protester, a black-and-white keffiyeh wrapped around her neck; and the next moment he finds himself in the midst of the protest, speaking some sort of truth to some sort of power, all thought of gainful employment cast aside in favor of a life of unending agitation against the current moment's outrage. Except … Melvin might not be exactly cut out for this protest stuff.

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As the Statue of Liberty's order passes from judge to judge, it begins to resemble less and less what she originally intended.

topic: same-sex sexuality

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Our reality-based gender classification system has proven too old-fashioned for the demands of 21st-century taste. It's time to replace it with something more inclusive and flexible. After all, the sky is whatever color we want it to be, isn't it?

topic: gender identity

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