The experiences of a female embarking on a Blind Date. After speedwriting a first draft I worked on the piece after receiving really helpful reviews from some wonderful writers here in the workshop.
Rewrite of "Muffin Man" with a new title and a new attitude. Most people liked the beginning of the story but not the second half so I changed it starting on page 7, all new material.
Michael Wais Jr
A journalism post-graduate gets more than he bargained for when he revisits old chums from the Russian mob.
Fortune tellers open the door to an unexpected world.
A tiny fantastical story about a woman who thinks she sees someone who can't possibly be there.
A young man's life is ruined by a video camera and a hard-on. ~2k words.
A camera crew films a woman's last moments. About 3,100 words.
Lyle has just retired and is in an introspective mood. Since he doesn't even know what he is looking for, he goes to a bar and sits by himself—until a stranger sits down beside him.
The Prompt: He has died before his time. Literally--the Afterlife isn't ready for him. Detail how this is handled by the folks running the Afterlife. This death must be a ridiculous. 2,100 words
2,185 words. Schizophrenia bit that I'm working on for the Psychosis anthology.
This is one of a series of short stories that I wrote about my home town, Lawrence, Mass., a hard scrabbled milltown which was once one of the textile capitals of the world in the early 20th Century.
The main character's mother dies on their birthday. And you must have a cake.
I slug an autistic person. (2000 words)
A brash young executive learns that his mother had died and he has to eat cake. 2,200 words.
A story I'm working on for the anthology I'm putting together. I picked OCD as my mental illness and ran with it. Hopefully y'all will like it better than my last story.
Two days after a major battle, soldiers are dealing with the stresses of life on the front.
Prompt: Dirty old men need love too.
1300 words. A woman tries to reconcile her past with the role history forced her into.
Conversation at a Hanging v2. 2,717 Words. Thanks to everyone who helped with the first draft.
A depressed woman searches for her childhood home in hopes of finding her lost happiness. About 2300 words
A story about isolation, and the lengths we can stretch ourselves to in order to feel accepted.
A brash young man finds out he loses his mother on his birthday. 2,800 words
Prompt: at a radio station, someone calls and keeps wanting to talk to the DJ. What is the connection between them? Why is he calling?
Revised draft of BUG for Beyond Thunderdome Battle.
Character A and Character B are having tea together. There's also an 800 pound gorilla in the room. They can not directly say anything about the 800 pound gorilla.