Sunday, April 19, 2009

This is Aaron's Idea

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.


Cate Gardner said...

Ha! He hooked you in too. I love that you've loved a story for 10 years and refuse to let it go. I feel a lot of mine are getting past their expiry date.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Yep Cate, I'm hooked. I have eleven out right now and if the were to all come back tomorrow only 6 would go back out.

Jameson T. Caine said...

I love hearing about other writers' ideas, titles and stories. It gets me in the mood to write.

Aaron Polson said...

Oooo...I like the title: "Open Graves". Perfect. I really enjoyed "Lullaby", too.

K.C. Shaw said...

It's weird, having just read Aaron's and then Cate's posts, seeing your list of titles too. I never really thought about it before, but everyone has a distinct style of titling their stories.

I tend to give up on stories that have had four or five rejections. I can't imagine sticking with a story that's more than a year or two old. I give up easily!

Danielle Birch said...

I don't know what you're worried about, you have some great titles as well.

Fox Lee said...

Aaron got me, too! Its fun seeing how other writers view their own stories : )