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Short Stories

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on February 9, 2014 at 4:21:01 pm

This page links to my short stories, organized by year.  




I am encouraged that Ray Bradbury wrote one story a week and it only took him ten years to really get the hang of it.  Ray Bradbury was probably a quicker study than I am.  I am also writing one story every month.  That takes me about 15 minutes a day, on average.  I started writing in 2012.  So by my calculations, you can start reading the really good stuff in the 22nd century, at the earliest.

Any of the following stories may contain strong language, sexual situations, graphic violence, gross inaccuracies, obvious errors, snarkiness, robots versus kung fu, the explosive demolition of a stone golem, aliens, scary monsters, clowns, and Frank Zappa.  Some stories may not be unread.  




Short stories written in 2013


I've been meaning to post these.  I spent a lot of time in coffee shops and wrote ten of them.  They all turned out to be part of the same robot-v-kungfu story.  Once I realized that, I decided and I had to finish the story before posting them.  Which may mean I never post again.  I promise to try to post them here, soon.  In the meantime, you can get the full silicon valley coffee shop writing experience from this miscellaneous snippet I wrote.


Short stories written in 2012


These first 10 stories are based on ideas given to my by my friends.  They all need a rewrite or two.  The ideas given ranged from a single word, an image, or up to a paragraph of text.   Below, I list a link to the story, the idea as given to me (summarized in most cases), the genre I would put the story in and the name of the friend who gave me the idea.


1  - No ideas and no long term memory - Sci-Fi (meditation on the drake equation) - for Carl and Ali


21 - Nighthawks - Horror - for Cindy


2 - Lets Roll guy not on plane - Action - for Brent

 - Snakes on a Train - Drama - for Shadow


18 - No matter what I do I look like an a**hole - Drama - for Mike and Christine


20 - Interstellar Cosmonaut - Sci-Fi - for Noah


13 - Wumpits - Sci-Fi-Fantasy - for Harry


22 - Stressed out girl at work - Psychological Drama - for Zvi


23 - A bunch of old people talking - the gathering - please no axes. - for Danelle

 - Ex-con gets a smartphone - Sci-Fi - for Don


I am currently writing ten of my short stories based on my own ideas.  I'll post them at some point, as they have basically all merged into one big story.  When I'm done with that I'll probably start in on stories for friends again, because that was a lot of fun, too.




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