possible 1st chapter of a short story I'm trying to turn into a futuristic dis-topia novella.
A single mother is dealing with the end of a significant relationship.
Jose F. Diaz
A man tries to understand why he attempted suicide. Was it the war, was it his family, was it the failed relationships?
A man and a woman spend the night on a beach.
Life and illness. Possibility and memory. A story that tries to bridge those opposing forces, in a place like seventh heaven, sort of.
Nazi Germany, 1941: As World War II grips Europe, a young SS officer working in Berlin discovers that his girlfriend back home in Bavaria has disappeared.
Girl meets boy on vacation in Thailand. Hiking on an island, they get lost and spend a night in the jungle.
Secret admiration in the world of pottery stores and public transportation.
A young woman learns to navigate the streets.
A day in the life of a drug dealer through the eyes of his many colorful clients
Whilst trying to keep it together during an important meeting that turns slightly inappropriate, our character experiences the present through a lens of the past, her issues and thoughts.
A little girl currently being raised by her aunt longs to find her mother. The unlikely person to help her is Delbert, the Goodwill worker who lives down the street. They plan a journey.
A Dutch woman surviving her first visit to the US, without money.
This is a short story about a young couple trapped during a snow storm while trying to decide whether to move to a new place. The story brings up issues of love, control, identity, compromise.
Annabelle must learn to live with the scars of her past when she returns home.
Holly Bella Toschi
Fate isn't always a welcome guest...
An unnamed protagonist returns to his hometown as a starting point to piece his life back together. He's been so busy helping others, he doesn't realize he's been distracting himself from his life.
This character study was inspired by the famous Sally Mann photograph of a little blonde girl posing with a candy cigarette.
A midwife in mid-1800 Italy struggles to save the life of a mother and her baby in the midst of an earthquake.
Michael Wais Jr
This is about a guy who's aimless in his life and reflecting. I was wondering how I might be able to improve it and make it even better. Thanks again for all your help, everybody!
Holly Bella Toschi
Jennifer, a fifteen year old girl, meets the High Priest of the Satanic Church that changes her life forever. Continuation with Ch. 15. Please read Author Statement.
A man struggling with loss quits his job to go on a road trip with younger friends.
Audrey's life isn't perfect, but it's hers. This is the calm before the storm, introducing the main players of the story.
Audrey journals, and then takes a trip ... and indulges in something completely out of character.
Woman lures man into basement, where she brutally murders him and proceeds to embalm him, as to keep him forever. Introspective satire on human relationships, combined with sexualized gore elements.