Like many, I’m a wife, mother of a toddler, writer, reader, paranormal and sci-fi fan, cook, laundry lady, cleaner, amazing singer of Elmo songs…the list goes on! My time is precious. There are never enough hours in the day and far too often, when I watch my little boy sleeping, I wish I could have spent more time with him or made him smile more during the day.
I’m also someone who loves a great story – whether I’m reading it, writing it or watching it on the television. Unfortunately the time I have to read isn’t quite as much as it used to be. I might wish I had the ability to stop time (like Bay in Time Thief) but instead I found another solution – short stories.
For me, short stories are like that first nip of a strong drink. A quick, intense, one-two punch to the system. I can fit them into an evening of reading , sometimes during a rare bubble bath or when my little man is napping.
Better still, I love writing them. Distilling a story down to the essentials – action, adventure, sexy characters and an emotion-packed happily ever after. Some people say short stories don’t work, that they’re too short, that the story isn’t long enough and leaves you wanting more. Well, I believe a good story is never long enough, whatever its length.
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