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- Melody and Harmony: A Christmas Story
- A Very Short Story (Cherry Petals)
- A Very Short Story (Motel)
- A Very Short Story (Clowns)
- A Very Short Story (African Queen)
- New story, “Small Talk” is now on Amazon
- New story “Small Talk” available for pre-order
- A Very Short Story (Tape Recorder)
- A Very Short Story (Slam)
- A Very Short Story (Phones)
Author Archives: Charlie Close
As a special Christmas gift, I’m posting a recently-published short story, “Melody and Harmony”, from my collection Before the Ripcord Broke: Stories. Please note: this is a short-term post, which will expire at the end of January. Until then…happy reading, … Continue reading
Before she knew it her dress was covered in white cherry petals and her lips were covered with warm kisses.
“Honey, you’re going to need to get a motel somewhere. Nobody just ‘drives through’ Texas.”
He gave me a big smile. “Clowns like beer just fine. You just never asked.”
I could grade thirty essays or I could watch The African Queen again on the TV with my new boyfriend…
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 had … Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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.