A Very Short Story (WILL)

WINNING A LOCKER SLAMMING CONTEST IS A MATTER OF WILL.

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A Very Short Story (Friends)

Michael saw his old college friends often. Amber, for one, worked in a nearby building and bought a latte from him every morning.

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A Very Short Story (Moors)

Emily looked out the window and imagined the moors were brimming with men in shirts and boots searching for a girl like her.

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A Very Short Story (Horse)

“I want a woman who can shoot from the back of a horse by day and please a man at night.” He perused Cynthia. “Maybe you’ll do.”

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New book: Boys Don’t Understand Lipstick

I’m happy to announce the publication of my new book, Boys Don’t Understand Lipstick: Very Short Stories. It was a lot of fun to write and I hope you have as much fun reading it.

Charlie Close’s new collection of very short stories is a sexy, sassy, silly romp through the worlds of love and work, childhood and family, wanting, losing, and getting.

It’s also a meditation on the human condition, explored through an artistic form akin to haiku that prizes brevity and mystery.

Yeah! But mostly it’s got boys and girls and men and women chasing each other around – bashing and crashing, honking and wheezing, crying and singing as they go.

The stories burst in your brain as they fly by. Read them quickly one by one…or slow down and look closely. Spend a little time with stories that can catch hold of something in your own life.

Boys Don't Understand Lipstick

Available now on Amazon.

 

 

 

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A Very Short Stories (Letter)

When Daddy died I wrote letters to all his old friends. But I didn’t send them. Maybe someone will read them, someday, after I’m gone.

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A Very Short Story (Other)

Other people will get in the elevator whether you get in or not.

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A Very Short Story (Water)

I chugged the last of my water and shoved the bottle in my pack. There would have to be more water at the end of the trail.

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A Very Short Story (Cheeseburgers)

They did for Sushma what they did for everyone who joined their team. They took her out to Lucky’s for the best cheeseburgers in town.

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A Very Short Story (Rewrite)

“Don’t worry, you can rewrite it.” she said.

“Yeah?”

“Yeah, all of it.”

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