And then there were four.
Most of what I’ve published so far is short fiction. The longest is a three story series, coming in at about 24K words. The stories are roughly 7K, 8K and 9K, and they’re all about the same story but told from different points. The longest short story I’ve put out there so far is THE GHOST TRAIN, part of the DIE 6 collection. It comes in at something over 10K words.
But I’ve been working on longer stories. And I finished my fourth over the weekend. This is not to say it’s ready to publish. It isn’t. None of the four are. But the story is complete.
Here are the four:
- THE CAVE – a horror story about five eighth graders who find a cave in a forest preserve and the cave is something more than just a hole in the ground… (around 23K words)
- THE NEVER ENDING NIGHT – when the sun fails to come up for several days in a row, a girl’s familiar street becomes a frightening place to be. (Around 27K words)
- DEATH BY APPOINTMENT – a who-dun-it featuring a young dentist as the sleuth. (around 45K words)
- COLLEGE EVIL – a college kid researches the nature of good and evil, and starts seeing assaults which are happening on his campus in a very graphic way. How is that possible? And they are getting more and more personal… (about 45K words)
Those are all just working titles, obviously. I’m not great with my titles. But 45K is short-novel length, right? I’m thinking of combining THE CAVE and THE NEVER ENDING NIGHT into one novella-collection, then putting the other two out individually.
Look for them sometime after I get them edited…