This is a collection of short works I’m posting in connection with my “On Writing” and “Are You Stuck?” features. Read, enjoy, comment if you like them. You can find summaries and links here for now, or if you like surprises, you can find direct links to the stories in the Free Reads submenu. Summaries are listed in the order I posted the stories.
- Branches —A short ghost story I wrote in November-December 2013. I’m posting it to go along with some upcoming writing tips. Liz is looking for her birth family. What she finds may cost far more than she’s willing to pay.
- Fox. Hunting: A Story of Synn— A fantasy short story that I wrote in November 2013. I’m posting it to go along with some upcoming writing tips. The story is set in a world I created for a fantasy novel, but Diana doesn’t appear in that.Diana Malimore just wants to find a present for her father. The Thieves Guild has other ideas.
- Buildings— A mainstream fiction piece I originally wrote in the early 90s. I’ve edited it heavily in the past few weeks, but I did try to leave the style intact. I’m posting it along with Branches and Fox. Hunting. to go with some upcoming writing tips. Garrett’s got one thing he’s never doubted. His dad.
- Giving Best: A Story of Synn— A fantasy short story that I co-wrote with Hannah Givens in December 2013. Again, posting it to go along with some writing tips.Cleo Malimore stumbles on poachers in her family’s woods. They get more than they bargained for, and so does Cleo.
Vignettes and Other Shorts
Looking for something else to read?
Browse the Free Reads Category for anything I might not have added to this page recently.