Before the Novel, An Appetizer: “Smashing Pumpkins”

Smashing Pumpkins: A Short Story

In case you’re wondering if you would enjoy my fictional writing, I’ve decided to post a short story I wrote a little while back as a little appetizer of my writing style and my upcoming novel. This story is unrelated to the novel, and while it isn’t more of a romance like the one I’ve written and am about to publish, it is about a young girl whose mother has left her and her dad. She is angry, and she wants to get back at her mother.

The original story had a sweet resolution to it, but my friend, Amy Nelson, convinced me to leave all the “happy, happy” stuff out of it. (This is not an easy endeavor for a hopeless romantic who wishes for love to conquer all.) After mulling it over for a while, I decided to do as she said, and so the story ends in a somewhat untidy fashion. However, with short stories, we can do that. We can leave readers hanging and wondering about the characters a little more than we can when we write a novel.

If you have a few moments, check it out, and let me know what you think. Would you have liked to have learned what happened to Janie and her mother, and even her father?

CLICK HERE TO READ “SMASHING PUMPKINS.”

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