Over the years I’ve written a bit of short fiction. I have to say that is has been on the back burner as the effort/reward ratio isn’t great these days: it takes lots of work and a fair amount of money to submit work that winds up in small circulation journals for which you get paid in copies.
I’ve thought that short stories would make something of a comeback given the decreasing attention span of the reading public but perhaps no one quite knows how to bring them forward. A collection asks for almost the same commitment as a novel, magazines are much more interested in “service features” about seven ways to a flat belly, and online channels have had a flirtation with even shorter pieces — micro-fiction — that I’ve yet to try. The Kindle app for the iPhone seems to have a lot of fans although I don’t know how easy it is to buy an individual story.
Here’s one of mine that I hope you’ll enjoy: THE MONEY CAT. It is available for publication and there are many others. I’ll post them from time to time in hopes of rekindling the short fiction audience. I welcome your comments.
P.S. I know that the cat in the photo isn’t technically a “money cat” but I love this shot of my cat, Bailey.