Short Stories

This page contains stories I’ve written and recorded for the WORD COUNT Podcast, a show created by author, R. B. Wood.

Each piece is based on a specific prompt—word, words, or phrase—a terrific way to quickly tease out a story. Read them by hitting the title links, and listen to all the episodes via Direct feed or on iTunes.

Other stories I’ve written are also included with a brief descriptor.

*Contains erotic themes

Aug 10 , 2017 – Episode #68

Image and July: Stick and Stones

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July 5 , 2017 – Episode #67 co-written with Bill Kirton

Image and June: In Two Minds

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May 30, 2017 – Episode #66

Image and May: The Fury of Poseidon

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May 4, 2017 – Episode #65

Image and April: The Cottage Life

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Feb 23, 2017 – Episode #63

Image and February: Love and Death

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Jan 24, 2017 – Episode #62 co-written with Bill Kirton

Image and January: Selfie Love

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Sep 20, 2016 – Episode #60

Charming. Key. Computer: Scene from a Bar

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Aug 24, 2016 – Episode #59

Newspaper. Cigarette. Scotch: Comfortably Numb

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July 23, 2016 – Episode #58

Sizzlin’ Summer phrase: 95 Days

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Apr 19, 2016 – Episode #56

Cat. Dawn. Flower: Puppy Love

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Mar 15, 2016 – Episode #55

Dog. Wheelchair. Addiction: The Runner

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Feb 23, 2016 – Episode #54

Chocolate. Thorns. Lust: The Letter

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Feb 2, 2016 – Episode #53

Celebrity Death, a Fan’s Perspective: I Just Want to be your Everything

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Oct 28, 2015 – Episode #51

Halloween ghost story: Grandfather Knows Best

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Sept 16, 2015 – Episode #50

Fifty: 50 and Single

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June 2, 2015 – Episode #48

Train. Blink. Dark: Down on Luck

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May 5, 2015 – Episode #47

Theatre. Tourist. Savory: Morning Ritual

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Jan 18, 2015 – Episode #45 co-written with Bill Kirton

Frozen. Whisky. Time: The Wrong Shoes

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Nov 25, 2014 – Episode #44

Woman. Book. Fall: Bookmark

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Oct 31, 2014 – Episode #43

Knife. Cloak. Blood: Clowning Around

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May 14, 2014 – Episode #40

Glass. Bed. Bow: The Final Countdown

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Apr 8, 2014 – Episode #39

I was walking on the white sands at Magens Bay in St Thomas when: The Locket

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Feb 16, 2014 – Episode #37

I was out for an early morning stroll when: Wild World

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Jan 21, 2014 – Episode #36

The snow drifts covered the door and the windows of the cabin: The Last Refuge

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Sept 8, 2013 – Episode #34

The Oracle smiled and said – Ah, I have been waiting for you: Awaiting my Religion

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Aug 20, 2013 – Episode #33

You’ve discovered you have a superpower: The Power of Being Human

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July 24, 2013 – Episode #32

Being dead can be quite liberating: Blessings of Life and Death

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*May 27, 2013 – Episode #31

The Thief: One Stolen Night

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*Apr 6, 2013 – Episode #29

That’s when the cameras all turned toward me: From Every Angle

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Mar 3, 2013 – Episode #28

One. Two. Three. He caressed each bullet in the palm of his hand before slipping it into its chamber: Farewell My Love

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*Feb 4, 2013 – Part 1 of the Story Circle for author Cameron Garriepy

Serial killer. Female cop. Crime: The Candlestick Killer

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Feb 3, 2013 – Episode #27

Mistaken identity at the pub: Mistaken Double Identity

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Dec 9, 2012 – Episode #26 

Those last few steps seemed the most difficult I had ever made in my life: Last Steps

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Nov 21, 2012 – 100 Word Song for Lance Burson

Inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide

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*June 12, 2012: A short story for author Gabe Berman

Erotic. Satire. Wordplay: A Letter to My Perfect Petite Pussy

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*June 3, 2012 – Episode #25 

A scene between you and your favorite fictional character: Doing It With the King

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*Mar 7, 2012 – 100 Word Song for Lance Burson

Inspired by John Hiatt’s Have a Little Faith in Me

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Feb 25, 2012 – Episode #23

Beating the Odds: Cancer – My Story

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Feb18, 2012 – 100 Word Song for Lance Burson

Inspired by The Black Crowe’s Hotel Illness

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*Feb 14, 2012 – A story for Valentine’s Day

Love. Eternity. Vampire: An Eternal Love

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Feb 6, 2012 – 100 Word Song for Lance Burson

Inspired by Radiohead’s Idioteque

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*Jan 28, 2012 – Episode #22

I washed the blood from my hands: On the Heels of Submission

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Jan 24, 2012 – 100 Word Song for Lance Burson

Inspired by Elton John’s Take Me to the Pilot

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Dec 21, 2011 – A story for Christmas

Santa. Holidays. Christmas. An Adult Christmas Fairy Tale

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*Oct 2,  2011 – Episode #19

The only difference between a madman and me is that I’m not mad: I’m Not Mad, I’m Hysterical

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*Aug 27, 2011 – Episode #17

It happened so quickly I had no time to think, only react: Creative States. (poem)

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*Aug 8, 2011 – Episode #16

Your character suspects his/her husband is having an affair and decides to spy on him. What she/he discovers is not what he/she was expecting: Better Her, Than Me

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*July 31, 2011 – A 24-hour writing competition called Erotica in the Cage

Erotic. Threesome. Two women one man. A Good News Day

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July 5, 2011 – Episode #15

A taxi ride late one night in the city turns strange when: Taxi to India

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*June 2, 2011 – A short story for author Draven Ames

Horror. Erotic. Death: Summer Sizzler

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*May 21, 2011 – Episode #14

Interaction with a character of your creation with a famous fictional character: A Man of Wealth and Taste

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*May 10, 2011 – A short story for Fellow Writers Blog hop.

Voyeur. Summer. Flirtation. On the Prowl

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*Apr 8, 2011 – Episode #12

Pick  a line from a song you love and write a story: Slave to Love

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*Mar 25, 2011 – Episode #11

I’ve Got a Secret: The Confession

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*Mar 5, 2011 – Episode #10

A Conversation with Death: A Second Chance with Death

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