I like to write short stories. I guess you can tell since I write quite a few of them, perhaps an average of two a week, if we count the 100 word Friday Fictioneers stories. Sure, 90% of the stories I write and post here are very 1-dimensional “flash fiction” stories. They are quickly written, very short and have very little meat as far as characterization, plot depth, sub-plots, etc. That doesn’t mean I can’t take them and flesh them out.
Back at the beginning of the year I self-published my first book, Seasons of Imagination. It is a collection of short stories. All but 4 had been “published” in some form on my blog, but they were all also greatly revised before making it to print. That is, what I posted on my blog was little more than a first/rough draft while I went through at least five more drafts in the nine months between the time I made the final decision on which stories to include in the book and when I clicked “publish”. (FYI – After deciding on the stories, I deleted them off of my blog)
Since the cutoff date back for stories to include in Seasons of Imagination at the beginning of April in 2016, I have written some of my favorite works of short fiction. I think my writing has grown. I hope so, at any rate! Continue reading