Short fiction


Short fiction Is indeed a very complicated art.

The storyteller has 10,000 words or less to say what the novelist can say, at his leisure, over hundreds of pages.

A message must be delivered, lyrically, poetically, even provocatively, and must be delivered short. Short fiction is a slice of life, or, judging from the popularity of vampires, werewolves and other ghouls, a slice of afterlife. I am not complaining. As a teen, I loved a good scary tale and sought the company of Bradbury, Black, Stoker, Lovecraft, le Fanu, when my friends were giggling over Hobbits and emoting with Scarlett O’Hara. (yes, I am that ancient). Later on in life, I dreamed of becoming a writer of weird tales whose objective was to pose deep questions of life choices and dilemmas. And be taken seriously.

Other tales readers can find are of the classic literary fiction variety. Many have been published on line and you will find links. In another section, the reader is directed to Kindle for a free ebook of short fiction, “Running From Mary Jane.” I would enjoy and invite reader comments and criticism. For these, please go to my blog.



Kiss the Witch, Sein Und Werden

63 Channels 2008,

Abjective 01/30/2010

Abjective 07/11/2009

Abjective 01/24/2009

Abjective 11/21/2009

Abjective 04/11/2009

Anemone Sidecar Chapter 17

Anemone Sidecar chapter 6,

Danse Macabre DM 40,

DM 07/28/2010DM#39,

DM#40,BWS#413 01/03/2011

Bewildering Stories BWS #356, 10/12/2009,

BWS#436 06/27/2011

BWS#389 06/28/2010

BWS#348 10/08/2009

BWS400 09/13/2010

BWS#322 01/26/2009

BWS#362 09/23/2009 Abjective 12/19/2009

MicroHorro 11/14/2008