Short Story: 10 Years by Sarah W.

Another story about my character Warren Cowell. This one is set in 1994 when he’s celebrating his tenth birthday with his crazy family, awaiting that arrival of classmates that don’t really seem to like him or understand his offbeat behavior. If you want more stories about this character there are dozens on this blog, but two of the more recent ones are here and here.

Trigger Warning(s): Domestic abuse, child abuse


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Another Vignette: Parker (Age 13)

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This is another scene from one of my manuscripts, the project is a epistolary novel made up of emails exchanged between Libby, a college dropout, and a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s named Parker (for a scene focusing on Libby, click here.) I myself have Asperger’s and I put some of my own experiences into the character.

First Parker Vignette here


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Short Story: Weirdo by Sarah W.

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Like my story With Families Like These…, this about a character from one of my manuscripts when he was younger. The character in this story, Danny, is in his early 20’s in the manuscript but here he’s 14-year-old outsider suffering from undiagnosed mental issues. I know this is a little on a long side but feedback and comments would be much appreciated. 🙂


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On Self-Doubt

My mother spent about a year writing a romance novel and was planning to self-publish it in September. The other day she came downstairs, very depressed, and announced that she was giving up on publishing the book. “It’s shit,” she announced. When asked why it was shit she couldn’t say exactly why, she had just suddenly come to the conclusion that her novel wasn’t worth publishing.

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Excerpt From Writing, Henry #3

I’ve decided to start making these shorter, I noticed the pieces of writing were getting to be between 1,000 of 4,000 words and people have limited attention spans, I know I did. This is a short sample from the manuscript I’m currently working on about an abusive husband and father through the eyes of his eight-year-old son.–


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