I feel like I’ve come full circle with my writing in this atmospheric short story. I actually began my writing career by writing short stories for Woman’s Way magazine, and it was seeing my words in print that spurred me on to write full-length novels.
I once heard someone say that writing short stories is like using a different muscle and it certainly does have a very different feel to writing a novel. The scope that you can luxuriate in with a novel isn’t available in a short story. Every scene, every word must be laced with a depth of intent that reveals so much more than your limited word-count can say. I have to say, I really do enjoy it. Not everything has to be explained so much in a short story. It’s like a lightening strike – it just happens and all your left with is the afterglow, which should be bright and stunning.
I will be making this story available for download shortly, but until then, you can read it in full on Wattpad here.