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November 25, 2013


Espresso Stories has been online for about ten years. They publish short stories limited to 25 words or less. When I took a look a couple of days ago, they had nearly 9,000 short-shorts on file, representing just about every genre and every style.

About six years ago I submitted a few stories to the site. I'd forgotten all about them, until something I was reading last night reminded me of one. When I looked them up I was amused by the discovery that, long before I ever imagined I'd be blogging about married life, I had given one little story the same name that I eventually chose for my blog.

Just for fun, here are four of my ministories, written in 2007, on the subject of relationships.

It Sounded Like Fun
He thought sexual variety meant another girl. She thought it meant another location. Boy, were they surprised.

It's Not Me
"I can't live with someone who only wants to change me."
"But I love you."
"You love what you imagine I will be."

Just Another Blind Date
"So what do you do?" he asked.
"I suffer."
He looked surprised.
"For my art," she explained.
He laughed. She didn't.
No second date.

For Better or - What?
Belching at the dinner table. Shoes on the bedspread. Weird bathroom noises. Really, really dirty laundry. Newlywed Laura began to rethink marriage.

©  2007-2013  Rosemary K. West.  All rights reserved.

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3 fabulous comments:

  1. Ha!!! These are such such fun, Rosemary West. Perhaps you felt like I do when I leaf through an old manuscript notebook full of pieces and tid-bits that I composed years ago, in some cases 25 years ago. The blind date and second date ones are especially amusing.

  2. Rosemary, I love them all but especially the first two. It's like Twitter for the short story!

    I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


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