The January edition of The Writer magazine (on sale now) has a feature on writing flasher stories and there’s an entire story on the cover with a familiar byline. Turns out I can write short stories and three years of newspaper columns with little recognition, and a quickie story I wrote for the heck of it for BirdandMoon.com’s 55-word challenge gets me the cover. Gotta love it.
Here’s the whole thing (but you should buy a copy anyway, for more comments from me and a nice long article on short, short stories). 55 words, not counting the title.
He Met Her
He met her at the club, lights flashing, music battering.
“So, you heard about my job.”
“But you know, I’ve learned something. With your love, I can go on even without the big bucks.”
“I’ve learned something, too.”
“Yes. I’m much more shallow than I thought.”
And she smiled, sadly, and walked away.