Posts Tagged ‘experiment’

I want to try something new.  Short stories aren’t new, but they’re new to me.

I’ve never written in this format before, so I’m a little nervous to do it in public on my first try.  I love writing the opinion essays.  I’ve tons of opinions about all manner of things, so I don’t expect that will stop.  Meanwhile, I thought that this might be a way to break it up a bit and use my fiction voice.  To give credit where it’s due, many of you have suggested short stories to me already.  Some of your views on the subject have been stronger than others – yes I’m talking to you Debi!

I thought I would start with a Christmas story since that is upon us in so many ways.  I’m going to put it up in several parts.  I’m not sure how many parts or even how the story will end.  I figure that way I can terrify myself even more.

I’ve also got an idea for something special that will begin the first of the year, more on that later.  And, with any luck at all, we’ll have a super special event here next week so keep checking back for details as they develop or for the angry recriminations in some thinly veiled opinion essay on the my disappointment at not being able to pull it off.  Either way, it should be fun for you.

So here, to get things started, my first short story, pretty much ever:  The Perfect Party.

Enjoy —


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