‘The Headline’ By James Pearce

A young man sits alone. His world, his life, everything lies behind him now as he comes to grips with the realities that face him on the page of a newspaper. Headlines are meant to catch our attention, and hold us captive as we read through, but what happens when all we’d want in life is to forget that headline?

More over, what would we do if we couldn’t? Within this one bedroom shack on the east side of town, one man finds himself desperate to do just that.

Vote for this Short Story

  • *One Vote per person - duplicate and suspect votes will be deleted
  • Your vote authorizes SOOP to inform you about the progress of this literary work, along with exclusive content and services for your consideration.

Voting Status

Countdown to 500


votes remaining

  • 50 Votes – Qualified for Contest / Manuscript Review
  • 200 Votes – Eligibility for a reader newsletter feature
  • 500 Votes – Eligibility for a double royalty

*More than 50 votes are not needed, but are encouraged, and will earn you additional benefits


Something or Other Publishing, LLC