You’ll hear a lot of reasons why addicts can’t stop doing drugs and why alcoholics can’t stop drinking, but the main reason they can’t stop is because they literally cannot stop—their brains won’t allow it. If they would, and they truly wanted to, I promise you that they could (some don’t want to stop, and […]
Short Stories in English
Thank you for reading my short stories. In English classes going back as far as I can remember, short stories were something we read with the same vigor and critical thought as novels — perhaps even more so.
As a genre, the short story forces the author to be concise yet thorough, to let characters shift and change as realistically as possible in the time allotted. This is a difficult task — in a novel, you have pages and pages in which to move a character along their evolution. Not so much in the short story. In English especially, the short story is often seen as somehow less than a novel, but I argue that it is a much more difficult genre in which to write — very short fiction tends to be even more so.
On this page, you'll find all the short stories, in English, that I've written. This encompasses a broad range of short fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the genres that slip between meanings. There's even some literary short stories for good measure.
If you enjoy what you read here, please feel free to leave a comment. And as always, thank you for reading.
I’ve written a sad short story or two, but this is probably the saddest. We’re Not OK, Are We? is the story of a woman, a man, their diseases, and their miserable life in modern America. This story originally appeared in Borrowed Solace. You can purchase the full issue here — mine is not the […]
I’ve written several drug addiction stories — this is the first to be published. What follows is the full text of A Beautiful Death, which was originally published on The Courtship of Winds. You can find links to the original publication at the end of the story. Drug Addiction Stories by Adam Fout — A Beautiful Death “Is […]