A list of recent short stories, for your dining and dancing pleasure. They still need a little work, but they will all likely appear in volume 2 of When the Mirror Breaks.
1. Faith – 4,200 words
Two people of different faiths face death very differently.
2. The Alien – 5,680 words
An alien visitor meets a human.
3. The Intruder – 3,210 words
The former owner of a house returns looking for something he left behind.
4. The Conference – 3,090 words
A controversial brainstorming session is taking place inside a psychiatric facility.
5. The Present – 3,150 words
A man and his daughter search for a safe place on a winter’s night.
6. Hungry – 4,220 words
A little into the future, poverty takes its toll on three generations of women.
7. Devil’s Creek – 5,800 words
Detectives turn to a quirky, young psychic to help with a cold case.
8. The Victim – 4,000 words
A man abducts and tortures homeless people, until he picks the wrong man.
9. The Patient – 6,900 words
A psychologist treats an elderly man who claims to see a ghost.
10. The Deal – 5,800 words
A woman on the brink of death makes a deal with “Death” for 24 more hours.
11. Working Girl – 4,600 words
It seemed like a simple fender bender, but it didn’t turn out that way.
12. Dreaming – 5,700 words
A woman has trouble differentiating between dreams and reality.
13. Stan and Joe – 5,600 words
Two men with troubled minds, one more than the other, are down on their luck.
14. Brock – 4,500 words
A homophobic young man can’t deal with the idea of being approached by an older man.