Author Archives: Charlie Close

New story, “Small Talk” is now on Amazon

I’m delighted to announce that Small Talk: A Novella, is now available on Amazon. http://amzn.com/B074DM19PF Happy reading. Charlie Ethan was about to be the drummer for a heavy and famous rock band, now that he was done with college and … Continue reading

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New story “Small Talk” available for pre-order

My new story, Small Talk: A Novella, is now available on Amazon. Publication date is September 12, 2017. http://amzn.com/B074DM19PF Happy reading. Charlie Ethan was about to be the drummer for a heavy and famous rock band, now that he was … Continue reading

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A Very Short Story (Tape Recorder)

They each got a tape recorder for Christmas. Joe lost his before New Year’s and Jane used hers to tell the truth about their mother.

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A Very Short Story (Slam)

Mara met Ezekiel at a poetry slam. She didn’t understand a single thing he said, but she knew she wanted his crazy arms around her.

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A Very Short Story (Phones)

We pushed all the chairs together at one end of the floor and stacked the phones on a desk. We hoped someone would want them.

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A Very Short Story (Chanting)

“I’m sorry, I really can’t listen to what you’re saying right now. All I know is, what we did was bad karma and I’ve got a lot of chanting to do.”

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A Very Short Story (Undress)

She was shy to undress in front of the full moon.

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Every Chicken, Cow, Fish, and Frog: Animal rights haiku anthology

Hi, everyone, I’d like to tell you about a new haiku anthology, all on the theme of animal rights. It’s called Every Chicken, Cow, Fish and Frog: Animal Rights Haiku, edited by Robert Epstein and Miriam Wald. Here are the opening … Continue reading

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A Very Short Story (Knees)

She read a book. He studied her bare knees.

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A Very Short Story (Underestimate)

“And the next thing you know, you’re just looking into their eyes. Cows are very easy to underestimate, Mr. Wilcox.”

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