Novellas (long short stories) are starting to make a comeback.
But they have been around for a while.
- Animal Farm (George Orwell)
- A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
- Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
- The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
- The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
Now. they are starting to rear their print heads again.
Jason Arthur of Penguin Random House was quoted as saying
“If a novel is something that you can lose yourself in, get comfortable in and spend weeks reading, a short story will give you a blast like a cold shower.”
Stephen King loves reading and writing short stories.
So do I.
I will take his advice:
"You should write because it brings you happiness and fulfillment. I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.”
I am currently working on a collection of new short stories -
SILHOUETTES IN THE KEY OF SCREAM
(which includes these new tales)
A post WWII movie lot at night. A sociopathic prop master.
A severed hand. A dying actress.
All elements of a strange revenge whose victim is not who you think.
THE LEFT HAND OF GOD -
A small village that hates God.
A series of mysterious disappearances of its priests.
And why do the rose bushes of the rectory bloom so lushly?
ALIVE YET NOT -
The things that death can buy are often not what they seem. An aging crime lord finds that the dead are past bargaining with.
DO YOU READ SHORT STORIES?
DO YOU WRITE THEM?
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY STORIES?