I've written several short stories over the past few years, often in classes, in response to prompts during the preparation of NaNoWriMo, and during the short-story-a-day challenge in May on Forward Motion. The best of the brood find their home here. If you like to read stories with a slightly odd premise or style, Experimental is for you. Stories that follow the laws of this universe are in Realistic. Most of the new stories are in Fantasy. They're also listed below.
A Loss, Long Ago
The famed Wingriders go to do battle against the Amalek, together with the soldiers of the Dahlia Queen. In alliterative verse, fantasy.
A Note on Equations
How to overcome nerves just before an exam. Experimental.
Eline has serious doubts about inviting her boyfriend over to a family get-together, to the hilarity of her brother. Realistic.
Every year, they danced the Circle Dance in May, and ten years and a day ago a woman had a very memorable dance partner, who promised to return. In verse, fantasy.
If you received an envelope that foretold your future, would you open it? Experimental.
Explaining it to the Answering Machine
What's a guy to do when he really, really didn't mean to hurt anyone? Really. Realistic.
Anne didn't want to be at the ball, and she certainly didn't want to talk to him, so she hides behind a door. Fantasy.
Merry He Goes Round
Castor only meant to go out for illicit icecream, because he doesn't much like blood. When his mother comes looking for him, he discovers he can do much, much more. Alter Ego universe, fantasy.
Queen of the Underground
Carley meets a wondrous woman on the underground, and slips into an enthralling dream. Alter Ego universe, fantasy.
Rich Young Man
An adaptation of the story of the rich young man. "If I want eternal life, internal peace, universal love, that kind of thing, what should I do?" Experimental.
Between classes, a fight breaks out in the hallways, and it's up to the girlfriend to instigate a rescue. Realistic.
A wasted girl finds a second chance in an old place. Experimental.
The Gaptoothed Keyboard
A little girl in an electronics store meets her perfect computer. Realistic.
The Sky and the Sun and the Dawn
A castle shining in a magnificent dawn once belonged to the now-extinct Callower clan. In alliterative verse, fantasy.
Yesterday's Dream About Tomorrow
A Christmas story that comes like a thief in the night. Written for my brother, realistic.