Category: Short Stories (Page 2 of 4)
Around me, the fire is raging. Around me the house is crumbling to ash as flames lick the peeling wrappers of broken walls and lungs begin to ache. Around me the room is filling with smoke and I’m not panicking. I’m not bothered. I’m calm. In a way, this fire began years ago when I was just a kid. It’s only fitting that this is how it ends. I know now that everything lead to this, I did this. I let her make me this. It’s my fault. Please don’t send help.
…Well my story is!
I received two pieces of very exciting news today. Both tidbits were big deals to me and exciting to me. That’s all that matters, really. I know not many people follow this blog but I’m looking to work on that.
My partner Daniel Clark and I begin an outline for a new story today. I normally don’t write them this long because I lose interest easily, but we are excited about the progression. It will be in four parts, the first drop of the first part is only half written and I already have 1500 words…. So if they all wind up being this involved, we are looking at over 12,000… Basically about 10 times longer than any story I usually sit down to try to write.
After we have edited the first draft I should be able to post the first part of the story this week.
Typically this is not how I write anything. Most of my short stories or flash fiction have been based on one sentence that I thought and then I just started typing. Usually I go back and refine the idea but I typically only spend a couple hours on each story so I’m kind of excited to build some really solid characterizations and explain to you all this idea that it’s in my head.
We’ve searched high and low. The police, the news, consulted fucking psychics; everywhere we can think. Now I’m coming here because I just don’t know where else to turn.
I’ve been keeping the journal. I wrote my first entry. It happened when I was washing the dishes. I’m not sure they actually came clean. The water that came out of the tap was thick and red. Normally, I do prefer the dishes to be spotless. I can’t tell but I think they’ve been stained. It’s not really a big deal as I’m not bothered by this nor by the current state of my red-ringed kitchen sink.