This is the internal dialogue of a woman who is about to have a baby and flashes back to an unfortunate early experience in her life.
I wrote this story about a year and a half ago. I was sitting, bored in math class, reading advertisments for Black Friday sales and this story came about.
Prompt, "Stop touching that." I'm hoping that in this version people's relationships are obvious by the end of the story, I tried to make it plan as could be.
Couldn't think of anything I liked, so I put things I hate in a story. I tried to it a good story, but this is an experiment. Very dark subject matter.
Desperate men discuss what "playing to win" means over very high stakes. (2,600 words)
A tragic romance between a cynic and a mad scientist.
Jakob is socially awkward and an occasional insomniac. When he meets a rambling homeless man named Victor, social ineptitude and perceptions of the 'right' are muddied and left out to dry.
Rough first chapter of a psychological/horror novel I'm working on. Sarah is a woman that has been haunted since she was a kid. Her paranoia is getting worse. She can't define the lines of reality.
What would a cheatin wife drive you to do?
A young boy deals with his surroundings in the only way he knows how. A story dealing with family, obsession and chess.
A haircut turns interesting when a new hairdresser turns out to be a terrorist. 2,200 words.
COLOR ME CRAZY is the account of a schizophrenic patient whom suffers from ombrophobia, the fear of rain or being rained upon. There are two things that set Patrick off--rain and the color red.
A man laments his life and the effects of Alzheimer's while also embracing the inevitability of death. 3,400 words.
Recently widowed husband discovers his wife's secret sex life.
Thunderdome prompt: baby's first birthday. Picture suburbia via Dante's Inferno.
A girl convinces her boyfriend to dress in drag and loses her grip on reality.
A story about two lost souls in a big city... kinda.
4560 words: An apathetic gamer finds emotion from where he least expects it, but how long can it last?
A friend with Multiple Personality Disorder can show us much more of our own mess than we might ever expect. 3250 words.
A severe anxiety sufferer with an overactive imagination is led over the edge by jealousy.
A high schooler with social anxiety disorder and selective mutism (a phobia of speaking in certain situations) is desperate to overcome her fears and talk in her new school.
Jose F. Diaz
2,200 word story about a man struggling with depression, PTSD, and alcoholism. He finds himself in a vicious cycle that he just can't shake. Possible anthology submission.
A hypochondriac who thinks he is severely sick decides to call into work, but then is, out of pure bad luck, shot.
Ella and her father have been estranged, and there's a reason why.