I write short stories: confessional type, memoir, romantic, sweet, futuristic, and even one that’s rather sad and has a literary feel. They’re varying lengths from flash fiction to 5-6K. Insight is one such short story, but I’m not talking about my Annie Rayburn work today. I’m referencing Carol Burnside writing. So, short stories…
Does anyone read them? How about books of them?
I’ve been toying with the idea of compiling six or so of my short stories into one volume and selling it as an e-book. Hubby asked me if there was a common theme. Well, no. They’re not even all romances, though now that I think about it, they do all have a theme of love. Searching for it. Losing it. Romantic love. Familial love. Yeah, I could work with that. Here’s what the book would hold:
Winter’s Bride: a rather haunting and literary styled short-short story. Not romance.
Assuming Love: another short-short piece, sweet romance
Cutest Thing in Jeans: A futuristic story told in a tongue in cheek style.
Marinara Magic: A first meeting of neighbors holds the promise of more…
Home for Christmas: Danni and Joseph meet unexpectedly, both recalling a brief, hot liasion during another holiday that killed their casual college friendship. Can they begin again and forget the past, or is ‘home’ right in front of them?
Mr. Dependable: Should friends risk a perfectly good thing for the possibility of more?
So, that’s it. Six short stories totalling over 10K. Does it sound even remotely like something you might buy if priced low, like at $1.99?