Below are short stories that have been featured in An Unexpected Journal:


The Power of Story
V1I2: Summer 2018

Hume in Elfland by Rebekah Valerius

An imaginative encounter between G.K. Chesterton and David Hume.

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Dry Bones by Korine Martinez

An apocalyptic account that teaches us how to find meaning in the face of despair.

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Devouring Reason by Rebekah Valerius

A retelling of the myth of Arachne

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Courage, Strength, & Hope
V1I3: Fall 2018

The Adventures of Asher Svenson: Story One – The Secret Wood by Lucas Holt

An adventurer finds wonder in a mystical wood.

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Celebrating Planet Narnia
V1I4: Advent 2018

Quarantine by Adam Brackin

A hero embarks on a quest to rescue a people from a corrupting virus in this sci-fi adventure.

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Imagination
V2I1: Spring 2019

Messiah by Adam Brackin

A sci-fi short story exploring the intersection of reality, fantasy, and truth.

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The Adventures of Asher Svenson: Story Two – A Feast of Fishes by Lucas Holt

The adventures continue when Asher gets direction from an unexpected source.

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Light in the Darkness by Korine Martinez

A story to bring hope that light will dawn even in the deepest darkness.

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The Armor of the Dragon: Chapter One – What Grew in the Garden by Daniel Asperheim

A Japanese fantasy on courage and discovery.

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Dystopia
V2I3: Fall 2019

This Captain, Buffeted by Karise Gililland

In a modern-day dystopia, an unlikely battle ensues.

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Light by Alicia Pollard

In the post-apocalyptic future, the search for old truths begins.

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Wanted by Korine Martinez

In a future where everything can be chosen, who determines value?

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The Genius of G.K. Chesterton
V2I4: Advent 2019

The Shop of Ghosts by G.K. Chesteron

In this celebratory issue dedicated to G.K. Chesterton, we revisit one of his whimsical short stories.

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The Happy Home to Which We Are All Faring by Rebekah Valerius

An imagined encounter between G.K. Chesterton and Nora from “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen

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Escaping the Madhouse by Clark Weidner

A Chesteronian allegory inspired by The Journey

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science fiction
Science Fiction
V3I2: Summer 2020

Ghost by Alicia Pollard

A short story exploring the impact of transhumanism

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