A man walks out of his house, determined to finally reveal his true self to the world. Word count: 1200 approx.
Taking place between 1937-1940, Buck Fontaine, a handicapped private detective, is on the hunt for the elusive Silhouette Killer. 5200 words
Bare Feet (500 words)- This is a story about a young boy who is walking away from something.
Two grieving women meet in a police station. About 3800 words
An soldier suffering from PTSD returns to his home on Mars.
Short story 950 words. Transgressive, bizzaro, surreal. Involves blood, a BMW, a hospital and janitor named Frank. Not sure what it's about myself, really.In 3 minutes of reading time you can find out
Right around 3,000 words. A girl struggles with self mutilation.
Two brothers--identical twins--reunite after years of separation and strife for their mother's funeral.
Jose F. Diaz
This is an 830 word short story about Jamie who attempts to be heroic when many are indifferent to an explosive situation.
DJ Fox is a chapter from my novel <Flo Eats Pie: A Schoolboy's Guide to Revenge>. It's about the weirdness and violence at boarding school, & how growing up and being a good person aren't always easy.
How do we court originality without entertaining copyright laws? An author attempts this exposing his creative process to an audience. There will be some familiar characters here. Nothing to be done!
A pharmacist from a small New England town tries to help his fellow citizens in a unique way, which leads him down a strange path in his already strange life.
First chapter of Honcho, my 80K Hardboiled YA Suspense novel. Kieran Quinn, a sixteen year old wannabe tough guy goes out to the park and gets the news his best friend has been killed
A former Super Villain retells his story of coming to power to a young reporter.
A love story - of sorts - in which roles are reversed and nothing is quite real. Or is it?
A bipolar artist goes off his meds and chaos ensues.
A man suffering from Fatal Familial Insomnia recounts his final months of life, which get increasingly more bizarre as his sanity slips away from him. Aprox. 2,400 words.
A young man on the dole figures out a few ways to make some crafty cash, but when he has saved enough of it, he loses it all to a Aberdeen mother-of-two, who has everything he wants, but gives nothing
Ella and her father have been estranged, and there's a reason why.
This is the prologue to a longer story that I'm going to write about the slow downward spiral of a once happy family. It's just over a thousand words.
A hypochondriac who thinks he is severely sick decides to call into work, but then is, out of pure bad luck, shot.
Tempo doesn't have a name, he temps for one or two days and he is gone again, a different job every day. Today he hitchhikes, receives a gift, eats something he shouldn't, loses a key, and feels blue.
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 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.
Thinking back on the love he's lost, a lonely figure takes in the bustle of a Tuesday night bar scene all while harboring a hidden agenda.