Aaron had a good post of what his favorite stories are. I like the idea and am going to blatantly steal if from him.
Here they are, in no particular order:
1. Nine (52 Stitches)- I don't know why, but this story speaks to me.
2. The Locker (still out in submission land)- this is actually an older story that hasn't found a home. It would have had one at Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine, but the editor said he just flat out couldn't afford any more shorter stories at the time so it is still looking for a home.
3. Wine For Two (Ruthless Peoples magazine)- One of my very favorite stories and so far from what I normally write- you will have to read it for yourself when it comes out in issue #3.
4. The Passenger (on hold at Midnight Echo)- A simple ghost story. Fun to write.
5. The Glass Jar (still in submission land)- A story I wrote the first draft of more than 10 years ago. Probably on its last leg, but that doesn't mean I can't love it.
6. Open Graves (Still in submission land)- A hardboiled story with a nice ending for a tough character.
7. Lullaby (Macabre Cadaver #3)- This story came to me in a flurry. the ending took me by surprise.
8. Life in Vignettes (Literary Chaos print issue #1)- Another story written in a very quick succession and submitted the same day. It is probably the closest thing to poetry I have ever written and the title is exactly what it sounds like. When my contract with Chaos is up I may post it here.
9. Beneath the Willows (Bards and Sages)- Another piece that is pretty far removed from what I normally write. It involves a creepy old man and a young boy.
10. Play Date (Sand #5)- Very fun to write. This one was probably the most vivid in my mind as I was writing it. It was like watching a movie and putting what I saw on paper.
I have to say I love all of my 'children', but I am ready for many of them to move out of the house and get a job, or at least run away and join the circus.
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