Hello. These are some of my stories.
The silver lining of 2020? I found an extensive novel outline I wrote back it 2015, I knocked out a rough draft (it still needs a lot of TLC) but then, after listening to about fifty Story Grid podcast episodes, I realized most all of my middle build was filler. I switched my focus to short stories and I discovered I loved the format of shorter works!
This will be mostly short stories with a few of my thoughts on writing thrown in occasionally.
How to Haunt Your Loved Ones
Hello! Welcome to the afterlife! What’s that? This isn’t what you were expecting? Yeah, we get that a lot here. No pearly gates, no streets of gold, no many named Peter with a list checking to see if you’re supposed to even be here? We’re still scratching our heads on that last one. What a…
The Past Office
For fifteen years the letter sat beneath the antiquated mail sorter. A clumsy man named Clyde, who would retire three months later (and be buried fourteen days after that), had dropped it and it slid several feet beneath the bulky contraption with the silly name. He thought briefly about retrieving it, but his sciatica was…
Be Right Back
Oh, thank God. I remembered my inner atheist and cringed. But that was definitely a bus a few hundred yards away. I thought I might die out there, a slow, agonizing death of dehydration in a desert. Please don’t be a mirage. Please. My car had broken down several miles back. In Death Valley. That…