Free short stories
Updated: Sep 30
Several years ago, I wrote a few scenes just for fun, and I recently set to work on them to see if they could be expanded.
Long story short: they could not.
Nope, not even maybe.
I had added a few things, fixed the point of view problems, made a few things funnier, but they were never going to be what I wanted them to be. These were not going to be the basis of anything big and exciting, a full-length novel.
So, what to do with a few very short Pride and Prejudice-related stories? They're not even stories so much as a chapter-long scene. They're not from the point of view of my usual main characters, and they never fit into any other story I wrote. Should I consign then to the recycle bin?
I couldn't bring myself to do that, so I decided to make pdf versions of them available on my website. If you're looking for something to make you smile or want a hint of what my writing style is like, check them out. Who knows, I might add to them someday. And now, I have a place to put other scenes and shorts that never really belonged anywhere else.
One is set in 1837. Twenty-five years after the events of Pride and Prejudice, Wickham passes some time with a stranger in a coaching inn. But is it really a stranger after all? Maybe he should wear his glasses.
The other is from the point of view of Mr. Bennet. Before Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding, Mr. Bennet tries to rile up Darcy for his own amusement, because that's just the kind of person he is.
You can also read the unpublished epilogue to Two More Days at Netherfield.
Visit my website here to download or read a few fun short stories. Let me know what you think!