That’s what I call the short story section on my website. I suppose referring to my stories as tales is more accurate. They are for the most part snippets. Perhaps glimpses through windows, pieces of conversations overheard on a train or in a café. Something witnessed in passing.
Later you may wonder if you remember correctly what you heard, if you really saw what your eyes showed you.
I use my tales as a way to experiment with voice, point of view, pace, tense, grammar. Throwing around random ideas that crossed my path yesterday or perhaps ten years ago, maybe the day after tomorrow. I can never be certain.
Some of it is influenced by my mood. Surprisingly, none of it is auto-biographical. Though, I mix in things I know here and there. You kinda can’t get out of your skin (unless you’re one of the lizard people, who, I presume, shed theirs periodically).
I explore. I want to find answers. I believe anything is possible, but most people only seem to write about what’s probable. So I choose the improbable. It’s much more interesting. The possibilities are endless, which means I’ll never run out of material.
Now, a few tales already live on my site. I have three more ready to publish. But perhaps I post them one at a time.
I’ve moved from writing just for myself to wanting to put my stuff out there. It’s been a long time coming. Although at times I thought it would never happen.
I don’t know the first thing about web design. Since I’m using a template based platform for my site, there are limitations to what I can do as opposed to what I find that I want to do. The result is a compromise and subject to change.
But for now it works well enough. If you come here regularly there won’t be much on my site that you don’t know yet, but there are stories to read that you won’t find anywhere else. So there, free reading.
And you are welcome to share your thoughts.