The author recalls a memory he has of his mother crafting a tribute work of art for an artist's memorial.
This is Chapter 2 in a COVID-era novel where a webbed collection of New Yorkers face the consequences of their life choices under the tensions of 2020.
A short story, 'Day in the life' piece. Life, love and loss.
First chapter in an idea I have for a character-driven COVID slice of life novel.
A 17-year-old girl runs away to the dunes in hopes of finding her true nature.
A former school teacher and her daughter are pulled into the underbelly of a magazine subscription scam.
A young man is stuck on a roof during a roofing gig and witnesses something awful.
A man sits in traffic while his house burns down.
Ava is happily married and excited to start a family. That is until starts to realise that she might be more in love with the idea of marriage, than with her husband.
It's a story about gratitude for being helped when help was needed. It switches narrators and moves through time (it is NOT a time travel story).
An Australian Gothic story of a woman who attempts to leave her monster of a husband in the middle of the night, and is subsumed by his power and eventually goes back to him.
Two young men face off in a doorway.
Set in Ireland, a young man with a dissociative mental health disorder gets desperate in his efforts to keep his family together.
A great painter can't replicate the beauty and tranquility of Grand Tetons by his painting. The painter's fame contrasts with his inability to paint the scene. He admits defeat and admires nature.
I wish to be buried in the Grand Canyon when I die, because I would be surrounded by the beautiful scenery and endless visitors
Grappling with sexual identity in rural North Carolina.
On a cold Sunday morning, a man makes a tough situation. And he calls the person who will care the most.
Today is Ellen's eighty-eighth birthday. But the phone hasn't rung all morning. She wonders why. This is a tale of love, selfishness, and loss.
A man in a remote location is stung by a scorpion and must find his way back to his girlfriend.
A first-person narrative about a guy that grew-up somewhere in the middle of the country, has since migrated to a city on the coast and is called home because his father is dying.
Duane is returning to apologize to his sister Holly for not noticing their uncle's abuse of her. But he will find things are not quite what he thinks.
Horatio Nelson, the hero of England's navy should've died at Trafalgar, only he didn't. He wakes up to find his wife has gone missing. The world is broken, things are not as they're supposed to be.
Very short Gothic extract. Just need markers on style rather than story. all criticism welcome. first post
Battling demons and running from his past, a guy meets a girl. But she's no ordinary girl. A battle for two peoples souls and sanity, love and acceptance. A tug of war of fear and pain.
The story of one woman's descent as she refuses to accept the reality of her personal circumstances.