Oh Lord, I wanna go home....
SHORT STORIES - I
warned you there'd be original short stories! Some have been published,
some have been sent and returned with "Thanks. Do you have anything
else?" Doesn't matter, I do it for the enjoyment of writing. And
because my mind is a bit warped. So relax, sit back, have a sip
of your favourite beverage, and enjoy. (Or don't. Who am I to tell
you what to do???) :)
Note: Wedding, Honeymoon and
Elegy are now on the Essays pages, 'cause real is real and fiction
ain't. This page is for fiction.
Ching Jukebox - This
is my entry for the 2005 NaNoWriMo competition! Yes, I won, I'm
now a two time winner. At 50k this one is finished and will be
edited with a view to being published. It may be me doing it on
my own at Cafe Press, or it may be through a formal publisher.
I'm not sure but we'll see.
In the meantime,
I am quite proud of this one; it is a story of lost loves, personal
growth, all sorts of fun psychic stuff and is unusual for me as
it has quite a few characters, each one developed and integral
to the story. Oh, and it takes place over 3 days. How's that for
Just a note
though: this is not for the squeamish or for those easily offended
by swearing. My characters speak in real language, always, and
in this one there's just some not very nice people doing some
not very nice things. They act accordingly. You have been warned....bwahahahaha!
Update: this is now for sale on Lulu.com, Amazon.com and Amazon.ca as well as other worldwide Amazon sites and Barnes & Noble! The version that's for sale is thoroughly edited and revised. If you'd like a pdf version, that is for sale on Lulu.com.
Air (part 1) Off
Air (part 2) - This is my entry for the 2004 NaNoWriMo competition! Yes,
I won, and at 50k it is wasn't finished yet. So, haunted by this unfinished tale, my NanoWrimo 2006 entry was part two of this, another 50k words and yes, this time is it finished and it was also a winner. The title is temporary, I just had to call it something, and Off
Air is what I see on the program guide on my t.v. when there's nothing
being broadcast at the moment. It kind of suits this story of a
woman, her daughter, her ex and his girlfriend, a best friend and
best friend's mother, a time warp, a snow storm...next up for this is some serious editing and ... drumroll here ... publishing it.
of Grace - One of my newer stories, never before seen here!
It's about a man, a coffee cup, a tempting cigarette and a really
big suitcase. A quasi-humorous story about the last days of a marriage.
- a brand new story, how about that! Didn't bother to flog this
one 'cause it's the kind I'd pretty much have to sell myself. It's
about relationships and picking up the pieces, a guy, a girl, and
a telephone. Oh yes, a cat too. Beyond that well, you'll just have
to see for yourself!
| Synergy is a story
from 1993. It's about a snowstorm. I used to have 2 buses and 2
subway rides to and from work every day, and the idea for this came
from the fact that if there's any one even remotely weird they will
find me and talk.
| The Troll of Barondale
P.S.is a children's story, written for a Grade 3 class who were
kind enough to ask me to come and talk about writing and to read
them a story.
God is back and suffering from rejection. It's a little long,
but it is an unusual story about a little girl, and a very special
friend. Bit spooky.
- I wrote Karen around the 10th anniversary of my friend Russell's
death. It's a little sad, but I tried to convey how it feels to
lose a friend; it is pure fiction, and Karen is the kind of girl
I always imagined Russell would like. A little different from the
usual stuff I write.
| I wrote
This Is Now in 1990,
forgot about it and came across it the other day. You know, this
may be more revelant now than when I wrote it.
| The Funeral is one of
my newer stories, every bit as weird and unwanted as some of my
others (in otherwords, never-published).
| Candles was first published
by the Toronto Star in 1990. Humour.
| Bingo was first published
by Storyteller magazine and the name speaks for itself.
| I think I've
spent too much time on the subway. Mary is one of my older
ones, never published.
Remember It Well was a contest winner in the Mississauga Library
Association in 1992. A little bit spooky.
|| Finally, a published something for sale! This is a book of poetry, my first of many more I hope, and one which has illustrations and photography that are also my own. It's a lovely paperback, and if you like my poetry, you may purchase it by clicking on the picture that will take you to Cafe Press where I have my web store.