SHORT STORIES
While arguably short stories can be the simplest and least time consuming to write, I sometimes they are more difficult to write and sometimes just as time consuming as (if only a tiny bit less than) novels. Despite the fact that short stories have fewer characters, less action and are, as they are called, short, I often have a hard time deciding when a short story should end. It's a matter of how much I should explain, how much I should leave up to the imagination and just where the perfect ending point is. Not to mention the fact that sometimes I love a character so much that I just don't want to say goodbye. Yet at the same time, mostly thanks to high school writing assignments, I find myself with a nice, albeit small, collection of short stories.

All of my stories are posted in my writing community on LiveJournal. I have it so that only members of the community can view them because they are my original work and not fanfiction.
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2004
A CHILD'S DREAM BABYSITTER
Rating: PG-13
Length: 1,038 words
Summary: Two parents are going out for a night on the town. They've hired a babysitter they think they can trust with their kids. But is she as responsible as she seems?
MAYHEM AT MCDONALD'S
Rating: PG-13
Length: 637 words
Summary: It's closing time at McDonald's and their last employee is getting ready to close up. But, it's time for one last customer to come in. With a gun.
NO LETTING UP
Rating: G
Length: 884 words
Summary: A high school student is having difficulty going to school and nothing is helping her get back there.
THE MAGIC LAMP
Rating: G
Length: 584 words
Summary: What happens when a high school class receives a magic lamp? Will they all cooperate or will things be ruined forever?
UNDERWEAR FACTORY WORKER KIDNAPPED
Rating: G
Length: 442 words
Summary: The hardest working employee at an underwear factory is kidnapped by aliens. With a ransom involved, the owner has a difficult decision to make, give his factory to the aliens or his employee will be killed.
VILLAIN IN THE VALLEY
Rating: PG
Length: 1,046 words
Summary: A quiet suburb is turned upside down when a new student arrives.
WHOSE DOG?
Rating: PG-13
Length: 447 words
Summary: A boy makes an error while reading from The Hound of the Baskervilles that gets him sent to the principal's office.
2005
I'M NOT EVERYBODY, I'M ME
Rating: G
Length: 302 words
Summary: A girl wakes up one morning and realizes her life isn't one she wants.
2006
THE KEYS
Rating: PG-13
Length: 1,361 words
Summary: A man goes to a bank to get money out of his personal account. Only problem is, he has no supervision when he goes into the back room.
2007
NO HELPING ME
Rating: PG
Length: 103 words
Summary: Help can't come when you don't call for it.
2008
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