But make no mistake. Shorts are not easy to write. I believe it was Oscar Wilde who said "I would have written a short letter, but I didn't have time." (or something like that). And it's true. Short stories have to be packed with information, where not a single word is wasted. The plots have to be tight and focused, without any tangents or digressions. The truth is: writing short stories if fucking hard. But I try to write them regularly. I admit, I think there are lots of people who write short stories much better than I do. But just like anything else, I keep at it. And hopefully, I'm getting better. And some are better than others. I'm fully willing to acknowledge that.
But I'm going to keep going. I'm going to keep writing these short little ditties. Historically they have taken on a somewhat melancholy tone, which is something I'm trying to work on. I'd like to write stories that are funnier, or more lighthearted, or even silly. I may even try my hand at some ghost stories. Either way, I plan to keep writing them, and keep sharing them with everyone. If you're so inclined to check any of them out, you can visit my author page on Amazon. There's a collection of shorts, along with a few standalone stories. And if you like them, I'd love to hear about it. And if you don't, I'm happy to hear constructive criticism.
And I'll keep writing them.