Three Stories & the Endless Hour Short Fiction Contest
I thought it would be interesting, even though the rules only allow one entry per person, to at least note the fact here that these three stories were all written in response to this contest, and inspired by the same photograph. So I've posted all three stories, and am listing them here, with links, in the order of my own personal preference.
Before I list the stories, though, let me note that I am posting my entry here, since several other entrants have posted theirs on their own blogs, and the rules don't seem to forbid it, but I strongly urge you to go over and read all the entries. There are some very good stories there, including some much better than my own.
Normally, I would wait until the contest ended to post my entry, but I did, since it seems to be permitted, make an exception in this case so I could post the three stories together. So by all means, read my stories, but please also visit The Clarity of Night and read the other very entertaining entries. Show some respect and share the love, in other words!
My submission and personal favourite: Unkind Truth
The first story I wrote, A Long, Long Time
And the story I like the least, The Best Revenge
I actually had an idea for a fourth story, involving a vampire, but it is very late and so that story may never be written. I did think it might be interesting to read and compare these stories, all by the same author, all written on the same day, and all inspired by the same photo, and yet all so different. I hope you enjoy them!