Modern (adj) [mod-urn]
A genre set in or based on the world most readers live in, precluding all appearances of "magic" or "high science" which defy commonly accepted laws of physics or logic.
Works like Pride and Prejudice or Little Women would fit into the Scribe's definition of "Modern Fiction."
When feelings of rivalry and affection start to mix, it makes for a confusing experience at best.
Conflicted feelings are very conflicted. A man tries to tell himself he's not in love while he writes a letter to the woman he loves.
A young girl tries to cope with a loss that has changed her world.
Previously published in Aphelion Webzine in 2017.