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NICK YOUNG: Maelstrom | 50-Word Stories


Gale-driven, the October rain lashed the face of the escarpment. Above, lightning strobed and thunder rolled. Below, the sea battered ancient rocks. Cloaked, he had fled into the wild night. Now, standing at the precipice, at the edge of the world, he knew he could no longer run from himself.

Nick Young is a retired award-winning CBS News Correspondent. In addition to 50-Word Stories, his writing has appeared in more than twenty publications including the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Bookends Review, the Nonconformist Magazine, Backchannels Review, Sandpiper, the San Antonio Review, Flyover Magazine, Pigeon Review, The Best of CaféLit 11 and Vols. I and II of the Writer Shed Stories anthologies. He lives outside Chicago.


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