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Nobody noticed...

  Now that I've committed to posting a new short story each month for my Tales and Wanders patrons, I need to write a page or so of short story each day in addition to working on two novel manuscripts. That insures that I manage a little fun writing every day along with all the supposedly serious stuff. Today, I've been writing a little tale about a preacher who turns into a frog just as he is about to begin his homily on Sunday morning. Tentative title, Nobody Noticed.   If you would like Drovers Gap blog delivered directly to your email inbox, subscribe here . You can also sign up on my Tales and Wanders Patreon page to receive a new short story every month, not available anywhere else. New patrons who join before January 1st will also receive a signed copy of my new novel, Among the Fallen , when it comes out in February. henrymitchellbooks.com  

Telling the Dark...

"The thing that makes novels different is that practically anybody who sets their mind to it can write one." -Haruki Murakami

Having written a half-dozen novels with varying degrees of success, I think I must agree with Murakami. Short stories, however, are something else. Not every good novelist can write a good short story. The difference is like that between crossing a mountain on a hiking trail and crossing a river on a tight rope.

I've written scores of short stories, and been marginally pleased with maybe two or three of them. Short stories are hard to get right. Still, I think I might be able to squeeze in one more collection of stories before I go. So far, I only have two stories ready, but I have a pretty-good title.

 

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