I have a Halloween short story out this month in the November True Confessions magazine. It's titled "His Dark Fantasy : My Date Thought He Was a Vampire." This hot story was so much fun to write. What if, during an intimate moment, your date bit you on the neck? Not a little nibble, but a serious bite that drew blood. Turns out he has a good reason for acting like a vampire. He has a form of Celiac disease, a heredity digestive condition that allows him to eat little besides blood and raw meat, and he also has many food allergies. But why would he bite his date? Hmm. Good question. If you read this story, I hope you enjoy it.
Writing contemporary short stories in between longer works or those set in historical time periods is a great outlet for me. It helps me come back to the longer works feeling refreshed, as if I've had a break. Writing variety is definitely the best for me.