I’ve said more than once that short stories don’t come easily to me. Even though writing short works don’t take as much time and planning as writing a novel, that doesn’t make good short stories easy to write.

Despite the fact that short stories aren’t my forte, every now and then I get the urge to write one. One of the benefits of doing so is that they are short and won’t consume the months it takes me to create a novel-length work.

Plus every now and then, I’ll get an idea that grips me in terms of storytelling potential, but which I can’t image writing a whole novel about. Thus, I’ll try to capture it in short form.

Oddly enough, my first published fiction was a short story. Somewhat ironic, since I don’t routinely write them.

In any case, I’ve managed to write enough of them to create the anthology FIVE UNEASY PIECES, which originally consisted of five short stories. Now, there’s a sixth. Another idea that came out of nowhere: a parody of Alfred Hitchcock. Seems in keeping with the rest of the stories, which either refer to movies or in some way imitate them.

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