Short Stories All the Time

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I write a few of my thoughts about the short stories I read. There are over 650 short stories here.

I write short stories and am super excited that my story, "Going Postal," is published in DIGGING THROUGH THE FAT | ripping out the heart.. There are many great stories there!!

I also have a creative writing prompt book, READY, SET, GO WRITE! 1st edition at iBookstore and 2nd edition at Amazon for the Kindle.

Links to 3 of my short video fiction pieces, "Lemon Cookies," "Stories," and "When."

Feb 8, 2013

Mary Gaitskill, "The Other Place"

"The Other Place" is told in 1st person point-of-view. The story is about the potential for evil in people. The narrator / father recalls his experiences as a young man when he had very dark thoughts; he wanted to hurt women. The story moves back and forth in time in many space separated scenes.

The story was first published in The New Yorker and subsequently selected for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories, 2012. 

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