It was a dark and stormy night . . .
A good short story is harder to write than a novel. It doesn’t take as long, but it’s less forgiving. Everything in a short story has to be perfect or nothing is. Jerrie’s short stories have appeared in a variety of literary magazines and been performed in the Denver area by Colorado Homegrown Tales, a theatrical group associated with West Side Books. They have not yet been collected into a book. Want to try a sample? Click to the ones listed here. Happy reading.
The Family Snake Oil
In this story, Sari figures there is a little snake oil behind every exchange of money. In that sense, her family business is as respectable as any. Only she couldn’t get her son, William, to understand. He hasn’t developed good snake sense.
Made for Television
In this story, Rueban knows how to save the settlement, but the script writers haven’t supplied him with enough motivation. He’s supposed to be the hero, but he feels like a loser.Read Story
In this story, a lawyer imagines peeling off his clothes without finding anything naked underneath. He’s losing himself. The solution is to get back in touch with nature–raise chickens in the old barn. When a coyote raids his coop, he decides he needs a better, bader chicken.Read Story
In this story, Allison learns that it doesn’t matter where you go–east, west, round the world–women carry the same baggage.