Below are abstracts from short stories that I have written. To read a story, click on the story's heading. They are listed in date order, with the most recent story that I've written shown first. At this point, I think the most recent two are my best and I recommend reading them.
A simple story about a man living alone and coming to a new level of existence.
Word Count: 2460 ; Readers: 193 ; Posted: August 2007
A story about a man living alone in Berlin as an English teacher and a translator. He is asked to translate a letter from someone in France that hits home with him. This is another experimental story in that it deals with a bit with a neurosis.
Word Count: 4798 ; Readers: 80 ; Posted: July 2007
This is an experimental story for me in writing about very adult themes. It's a very sexual story--not graphically detailed, but clearly sexual--about a man's sexual abilities and how they play out with a woman he meets. Please don't read it if you're offended by sexual content.
Word Count: 2478 ; Readers: 41 ; Posted: June 2007
A simple short story about a fellow who normally is energetic and in control of his life, but finds himself sad and reflective. In the midst of this down period, it occurs to him that no woman ever loved him enough to give him flowers.
Word Count: 5358 ; Readers: 173 ; Posted: May 2007
A single, divorced, lonely man has a dilema: his therapist won't return his calls. Being mentally stable and having no serious emotional problems at the time, the situation is tolerable. However, he feels a bit insecure being adrift in this way and seeks alternative methods.
Word Count: 6403 ; Readers: 114 ; Posted: April 2007
This short story is written in the style of a diary, but is interlaced with some dialog but only when the diary is open and present, dialog within the hearing of the diary. It tells pieces of the story of a young Italian American girl living in a small town near Boston.
Word Count: 3262 ; Readers: 35 ; Posted: December 2003
Commento poetico e narrativa sui barbone negli Stati Uniti, si cambio in una storia per un tocco personale.
Word Count: 1380 ; Readers: 109 ; Posted: September 2003
A dark piece set in New Orleans, its about a character who is temporarily working the night shift at a government facility installing Microsoft Windows on computers. The protagonist believes he is condemned to this work for his blaspheme against Microsoft and Bill Gates.
Word Count: 2816 ; Readers: 45 ; Posted: July 2003
As a writing exercise, I wrote this piece in which I attemptted to reproduce Italo Calvino's writing style by writing a few paragraphs to mingle with his paragraphs. If you read these paragraphs, see if you can figure out which ones are mine.
Word Count: 2229 ; Readers: 45 ; Posted: November 2003