After a bit of scrambling and hasty editing, the first draft of my fifth short story is now available for you to read at this location. Click the link and take a look. As always, I would love to hear what you have to say once you’ve read it. Thoughts, opinions, rants, criticisms – all are welcome.
Reader is rather unique, I think, among the stories I’ve written so far. For one thing, it’s not quite as creepily bizarre. It’s still strange, don’t get me wrong… just not as strange. For another thing, it was a harder story to write. I don’t know why, it just was. And lastly, I’m still not sure what I think of it. I’m rather ambivilant about it at the moment. But that may be simply because I’ve exhausted so many brain cells in staying up late to work on it. I think I need some serious R and R. That, or I should just stick my finger in an outlet.
13 thoughts on “Reader (Short Story)”
For some reason, some stories are just like that, they just won’t come out onto the screen! Know what you’re talking about there. Take some time to recharge, that was a good story. I don’t recommend the outlet option however. (Unless you’re secretly a robot who was sent here to spy out our literary habits to develop a plan of covert invasion, that is, then you might need one.)
Thanks, Mike! My Mom recommended against the outlet option, too. I’ll just drink a RedBull instead. ;)
I think the guy was illiterate! He ought to make his house into a library, anyway so other folks can read his books. :)
(you can tell I’m not fond of stories without endings. lol)
Only ever so slightly… ;)
Thanks for commenting, CG!
Nice story, bro. And don’t drink Red Bull, they’re nasty ;)
So if I shouldn’t stick my finger in an outlet and I shouldn’t drink a Red Bull, how shall I reenergize? Oh, that’s right: sleep. ;)
Banging your finger with a hammer always works too, if you get desperate.
Great idea! What would I do without you, CG! ;)
Great story with that unexpected sinister twist. Your stories leave the reader wanting to know more.
Thank you, Persis. And I guess it’s a good thing I leave the reader wanting to know more… it’s better than them wanting to know less. :D
Wow.. that was definitely interesting! I can’t decide if I like it or not. It was definitely a good story, and very well written. I guess it just feels more like something that ought to be longer. Kind of ended like a chapter might end. but then, I guess that is kind of how short stories end a lot of times. :) It was very well written, though, so how you could have done that withOUT sticking your finger in an outlet to stay awake amazes me.. I need to know your secret! lol!
“… it just feels more like something that ought to be longer.”
Yeah, that’s exactly what I was going for. The purpose of these stories I’m writing is to leave the reader on edge, without a resolution. It’s not everybody’s cup o’ tea, but I think it’s fun to mess around with. :)
“I need to know your secret!”
A strong desire to finish something that should’ve been finished earlier. ;)