Tag Archives: short stories

The Stories to Come

Hey, everyone, I’d like to take a moment to let you know where I am with my various writing projects. I’ve completed first edits on a novella and it’s now in the hands of beta readers. I expect to publish … Continue reading

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A Good Year Ahead

I’ve been writing steadily, and I’m hopeful next year will be a good year for publishing. I just finished a draft of a novel about a middle-aged daughter who goes to live with her mother after the mother breaks her … Continue reading

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A Very Short Story (Ornaments)

He packed away the ornaments and wrote a note to place in the last box: “You found the best tree ever this year.” Excerpted from Kites and Weddings: Very Short Stories

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A Very Short Story (Shower)

Desperate for answers, he got naked and took a shower. Excerpted from Falling in Love While Meditating

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A Very Short Story (Coffee)

When Steven came back to the kitchenette to get his coffee, Darla was standing over his cup, blowing it cool. Excerpted from Falling in Love While Meditating

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A Very Short Story (Whistle)

“Tell your brother thanks a lot for teaching Junior to whistle. Now I’m afraid to take our family to church.”   Excerpted from Kites and Weddings: Very Short Stories

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A Very Short Story (Kite)

My brother once let go of his own kite to help me with mine. That’s why I wouldn’t let go of him now.

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A Very Short Story (Wizard)

  And the Wizard Erskellian arose and did see that, verily, it was the Pizza Delivery Man, and strode forth to open the Door to the Keep.   Excerpted from Falling in Love While Meditating

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New book cover for “Childish Things”

Check out the new cover for my book Childish Things: Stories of Growing Up. What do you think?     Thanks again to Dane Low at http://www.ebooklaunch.com for another fine cover.

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New Book: Before the Ripcord Broke

I am pleased to announce that Before the Ripcord Broke: Stories is now published. Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo In his new collection of short stories, Charlie Close gives us people who try, succeed, and sometimes fail to connect with … Continue reading

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