This is a rough draft of a short story I've been working on for a while. WARNING: Graphic details and gore elements. The Bump by Alina Happy Hansen Alison touched the back of her head. There was a tiny bump at the base of her skull. She pretended to scratch her head just… Continue reading Short Story Sample: The Bump
This is an excerpt from a short story series I started working on three years ago. Found these remnants earlier today and I am thinking about working on these stories again and posting my work. Amelia brushed her long blonde hair, applied a little make up here and there, smoothing out her frazzled black skirt,… Continue reading Short Story: Amelia (Part #1)
This is a short story I wrote for a submission for thefirstline.com. This site gives a prompt called 'the first line' which for this particular submission period was, "Mrs.Morrison was too busy to die." This story was declined but I am very fond of it. I also admire thefirstline.com for their ingenious prompts and amazing… Continue reading Mrs. Morrison’s Afternoon
Working on 'The Door', this is a revision. I want to show my readers my creative process; what I edit, delete, move or expand. I would also love to develop this short story into something a little larger. ORIGINAL POST It swings open slowly.The house is empty and the creaks keep her awake at night.… Continue reading The Door (revision/part #2)
It swings open slowly.The house is empty and the creaks keep her awake at night. It opens and there is only darkness beyond.During the day, the tea kettle screams. She takes it off the burner, pouring the hot water into a cup, tea bag floating to the top. The groan of the floorboards under weight,… Continue reading The Door
Here is a short story I wrote for a writer's club competition that was declined. I've been thinking about this story a lot recently and was considering rewriting a few parts and expanding. I decided to post the original here, in case I post 'An Encounter: Version #2' when I make edits. This is to… Continue reading An Encounter (warning: contains profanity and gore)
Hello! In addition to my latest post (Sample of Poetry) I have decided to post a Sample Short Story for all my readers. This short story 'The Tenant' was first written at the beginning of this year. As you may notice, it is extremely short. I should probably clarify that I love to write short… Continue reading Short Story Sample: The Tenant
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