I have always enjoyed writing short stories and was prolific in high school and the early days of college. Unfortunately, I have not written many fiction short stories lately. I have been trying to write a novel. I have a few unfinished novels — some that were just beginning and some that are fairly deep into the process — sitting around. I intend to shift back to short stories for a bit as they are less of a Herculean task than novels, although I still gamely attempt to start up a novel. I will. One day. Until then, maybe these will whet your appetite.