Found 18 stories tagged 'Romance'.
Mar 24, 2019 · 14,523 words (53 minutes) · 1 like · 12 views
Last week, I posted "Thin Man," a dark fantasy set in Victorian London about a climbing boy named Dodd. Decades later, I was invited to submit a story to THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY steampunk anthology, and it occurred to me that Dodd's story wasn't finished yet. So I wrote "The Soul Jar." Out of all my short stories, this one is my favorite. See if you agree. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY is still in print at Book View Cafe: https://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/book/the-shadow-conspiracy/
Mar 22, 2019 · 46 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 27 views
Herewith follows a rare description longer than the story, the tale itself being a mere 46 words: One summer Saturday, a man goes to the library, where--uncertain what he is looking for, browsing aimlessly, in no hurry to return home to the mortification awaiting him there--he wanders until he stumbles across something which he very much needs, and it is at this moment we begin our story, which never needed this preamble and, you can be assured, will not have been spoiled by it.
Mar 21, 2019 · 9,529 words (35 minutes) · 53 views
The Great Lord of the Mayan city Copan is dying and his only child The Lady will do anything to save the city. Humble jade carver Two Frog makes magical amulets, but he is so far beneath The Lady he cannot even look at her face. Make me a man! I want to live forever! The Lady demands . . . but fate has another plan for Two Frog and The Lady.
Mar 15, 2019 · 4,473 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 38 views
Baseball is a game of unlikely stories, of fortunes turned on a wild pitch or a bad hop or a miracle play. A lot has changed in the game from the early 1900s, but in 2051, its nature is still the same. As said in the movie, Bull Durham: "This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains."
Mar 15, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 37 views
A story of family. Maybe a bit creepy (this is me getting defensive but I do write occasionally creepy themes.) Originally published in Every Day Fiction for the Saint Patrick's Day special on March 17, 2013.
Mar 12, 2019 · 4,991 words (19 minutes) · 131 views
A stowaway and thief, Enkid, doesn't know what to make of the caring Triloneans who find her after a shipwreck at sea. Has she escaped the claws of a sea monster only to stumble into a more insidious trap?