Short Stories

In the last twenty years, I’ve written a number of short stories—all of which are under 1,500 words. This procrustean arrangement has forced me to expand and contract stories, to discipline my natural verbosity and coerce me into writing characters and not sketched outlines. That said, I like to think that the twenty-one I’ve now composed (most of which haven’t been read by anyone) are not simply exercises in style, but have something to say about the human condition. I’ve now put a number of these stories on Wattpad, and I’ll be commenting on the experience in this space.