More Published Stories

"Crumbling," Firelands Arts Review, Sept. 1975
"Hanging On" Connecticut Fireside, Fall 1977
"Priorities" The Emissary, Jan. 1978
"Afterlife" University of Portland Review
May 1978
"The Dreamer" Firelands Arts Review, Sept. 1980
"Mom Pruitt," Reflect, April 1981
"I Am God" SlugFest, Ltd, Summer/​Autumn 1996
"Manny & Belle," Slate & Marrow, (Scars Publications anthology), Nov. 1996
"Aspects of Innocence", Sarasvati, Nov. 1996
"Traveler," Blister & Burn, (Scars Publications anthology), August 1997
"The Chambered Nautilus, Blister & Burn,
(Scars Publications anthology), August 1997
"Choices" Sarasvati,Winter 1998
"Salvation," Mountain Luminary, Winter 1999
"Refuge" My Legacy, Oct. 2000
"Career Move," The Advocate, Oct./​Nov. 2000
"Afterlife" (reprint), Medicinal Purposes
June 2001
"A Taste of the Sweet Life," Torture & Triumph, Feb.2002
"Moments," Oh, (Scars Publications anthology), May 2002
"The Gift Giver, Oh, May 2002
"Adventures" Enigma Literary Magazine,
Summer 2003
"UFO," Enigma, July 2004
"Act of Love," Balance (Scars Publications anthology), December 2004
"The Cure-all Machine," Balance,
December 2004
"Connections," The Binnacle, (Univ.of Maine at Machias), Fall 2005
"Farewell, Dear Bill Henley," Enigma,
Winter 2005
"Preacher Cain, the Troublemaker," Chaos Theory, (Scars Publications anthology), Dec. 2005
"Strangers," Chaos Theory, December 2005
"Absence," The Pink Chameleon (online)
June 2006
"Winter Thaw," Writings to Honor and Cherish, (Scars Publications anthology), Fall 2006.
"Reasonable Compromises," Cherished Writings,
(Scars Publications anthology), Fall 2006.
"Getting Engaged," The Pink Chameleon (online), June 2007
"Getting Over Gene," The New Works Review
(online), June 2009
"Why I'm Still Single," The Pink Chameleon
(online, June 2009)

Published Literary Fiction

Survival At Age Six
In this short story, a child is forced to rely on her wits to survive a dysfunctional foster home.

Published: The Moonwort Review (online), Issue #8
October, 2004.

The Man Who Loved Garbage
A humorous short story. A young man becomes a garbage collector despite his parents' vehement objections.

Published: Enigma Literary Magazine
December 2003

Revolving Door
A short story about a Manhattan barmaid who tries to escape from her confining life style.

Published: Calliope
(Roger Williams College),
December 1982

Family Values
A political satire

Published: Enigma Literary Magazine
Spring 2005 (April)

A Song to Remember
A short story about a middle-aged woman finding romance in a most unlikely place.

Published: My Legacy
March 1998

The Visitor
In this fantasy, an old woman refuses to exchange life for a glorious hereafter.

Published: Of Unicorns & Space Stations
Summer 1996

The Perfect Relationship
A short story. Jo, a pretty young secretary, is certain she has found Mr. Right.

Published: SlugFest, Ltd.
Summer-Autumn, 1997

In this short story, an actress, attending her grandmother's funeral, reflects on their tumultuous relationship.

Published: Skylark (Purdue University)
12th Edition, Spring 1983


All of the works at this website, including characters, names, places, and incidents, are used fictiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons is entirely coincidental.

These works have been copyrighted by Bernadette Miller. All rights reserved. No part of any work may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the author except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.

SELECTED STORIES" The Performer,"Writer's Intl.Forum, 1996; "Scheherazade,"Medicinal Purposes 1999; "A Tailor's Heart," Jewish Currents, 2000; "Hide-and-Seek," Eyes,2001; "Single Again,"Pulse (online), Nov. 2001

A character study
A political satire

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