Dulcet Dyspepsia (These stanzas did not indent correctly. There should be four lines, then four more lines, and then the final six lines. Thank you.)
Poetry: General, K, English, Poetry, words: 117, 11/18/2020
1Black Rose This is a short story within the genre of "grotesque". Grotesque stories need not necessarily be horror, but it is the use of irony, ambiguous tone, unreliable narrators, psychological unrest, and confusion inspired in the reader that make stories of the "grotesque" unnerving to read. This is a very depressing tale of a young man suffering from a pandemic with an unexpected ending.
Fiction: Horror, K+, English, Horror & Fantasy, words: 2k+, 6/15/2020
A Latchkey Kid's Tale A desire to run totally wild coupled with the necessity to maintain control walk a tight rope. Don't let yourself fall off that rope...!
Fiction: Young Adult, K+, English, Suspense, words: 2k+, 9/9/2019
A Rather Tender Subject A shady cab driver gets mixed up in some illegal activity he does not really understand. He discovers only too late what he is truly involved in...
Fiction: Thriller, M, English, Crime & Suspense, words: 1k+, 7/15/2019
Sinbad The Shy This is a Lovecraftian tale inspired by the very short, unfinished Lovecraft piece, "Azathoth". A young man gazes longingly into the sky and is soon confronted by an answer to his secret wishes.
Fiction: Fantasy, M, English, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, words: 3k+, 7/14/2019
1Afternoon Outing An unusual second person piece I wrote long ago that I chose to touch up and post.
Fiction: General, K, English, words: 1k+, 9/6/2017
Trapezohedron The All Seeing Eye is always watching...if you're looking for "god", look within!
Poetry: Religion, K, English, Poetry, words: 288, 5/23/2017
Lending A Friendly Ear An angry young man working as a phone operator for a Suicide Prevention Hotline loses his patience with incoming calls and then soon finds himself working at an unorthodox job. But he eventually discovers he is not as "mean" as he thinks he is and is suggested a practical way to put his natural talents to good use!
Fiction: General, M, English, Crime, words: 2k+, 5/23/2017
The King of the Audience This is an old story from years past I touched up. It's about a gifted musician who chooses his art over reality. Be careful what you wish for...
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Drama, words: 3k+, follows: 1, 11/17/2015
Praying To Mr Bingle Our speaker is on a crowded downtown street, amused by what he sees and at his relation to it...
Poetry: Humor, K, English, Poetry & Humor, words: 100, 5/11/2015
That Celestial Feeling As a brand new user here, this is my first story on fictionpress. Although this piece is about a man being brought back to life in the future after being preserved with cryonics, I do not really intend this to be science fiction. I hope readers will take my meaning. If I have placed this story in the wrong category, I apologize as I am still a newbie here. Thanks in advance!
Fiction: General, K+, English, words: 1k+, 5/8/2015