Pull up a chair. This is a library of stories you are welcome to read at your leisure. Please enjoy.
MANWORDS (THOUGHTS ABOUT A GAS-BALL) – They’re just words – manwords – believe as many or as few of them as you wish, but don’t forget they are just manwords.
Also published in Etre Literary Magazine September 2016
JOB – Oh, we’re all the same really aren’t we? Don’t get carried way.
Also published in The Craik Review June 2016
BIG GLASS BOWL – It’s just an idea. Might things be better like this?
JESSICA BURGESS – I’ve only met her once – briefly. But I think I know her well.
HIS NEW GLASSES – He’s very proud of his new glasses.
Also published at Platform For Prose August 2016
BUTTER – You know, you try to do a good thing.
Also published at The Craik Review May 2016
NO HARM DONE – It takes great dedication to do a job well.
VERTICAL – The first of two stories from the pen of sic-fi writer B.T. Stanwitz
SYNCOPATION – And here’s the second. I think they are part of a trilogy.
SPILL (some stories)
Four stories from the 2015 collection:
SHELF LIFE READ IT HERE
THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN READ IT HERE
SMALL ROOMS READ IT HERE
DIAGNOSIS READ IT HERE
“Spill was a unique collection of funny, dark and twisted stories that aren’t like any others I’ve come across before.”
Format: eBook (amazon / Kindle / itunes / iBookstore / Kobo)
Here are a list of tales, short and long that haven’t yet found themselves an order or structure yet. Some titles include:
1 Big Glass Bowl
2 His New Glasses
3 Last of the Fool
5 ManWords (Thoughts About a Gas-Ball)
6 Larry is NOT at His Best
8 Vertical (by B.T. Stanwitz)
10 Thank You For The Lovely Stay
11 No Harm Done
13 Jessica Burgess
14 Syncubation (by B.T. Stanwitz)
15 Surely (by B.T. Stanwitz)
16 Before He Was Drunk
17 The Lunchtime Poet
18 I Make Myself Smile
19 The Look-Outers
20 EXIT (by B.T. Stanwitz)
21 Three Minutes That Have Passed Are Still Three Minutes That Have Existed
Up (by B.T. Stanwitz)
On the subs bench:
1 Good for the Garden
3 Love. Lasts
The short story collection ‘About Time’ has been resigned to the ‘thought-it-was-a-good-idea-at-the-time-but-now-realise-maybe-it-wasn’t’ pile of dead ideas in the literary sky. So long, farewell aborted brain-baby©. If you are really interested, below is the original outline.
About Time by Giles Ward
Currently a work in progress About Time is a series of short tales that at first appear disconnected yet over time reveal themselves to link together a wonderful cast of neurotic, playful, miserable, yearning characters.
Stitched together by the unrelenting passing of time, these tales weave together the lives of various characters and their stories one after another, month by month. Starting with the tale of George and his neighbours’ impending sun-stealing extension, we follow the frustrations, passions and longings in people’s lives that spin through time.
The working titles for the stories so far are:
- Last of the Fool
- Love. Lasts
- Thank You For The Lovely Stay
- Good for the Garden
- Larry Is NOT at His Best
- One Night in July
to be completed
About Time by Giles Ward