Category Archives: short stories

Swingers

Perspective, the point-of-view, the slant created by choice of narrator is one of my favorite tools to manipulate in writing a story. Here, I took a first-personish narrative about a swinger couple prowling a bar and shifted the perspective twenty … Continue reading

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In the Cards

I love to see my narrators challenged by ideas and insights that come from an unexpected direction – enjoy – Malinov In The Cards by Lord Malinov I am a scientist and a skeptic. I take logic and reason seriously. … Continue reading

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Change

A recognition story where the past and the present are disconnected and the changes are powerful – enjoy – Malinov Change by Lord Malinov I ran into Mia at a bar. It was one of those moments of cognitive dissonance, … Continue reading

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Insomnia

From a series of guitar-based stories, this one addresses the late-night hook-up, a visitation of the warmest kind – enjoy – Malinov Insomnia by Lord Malinov Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I get up and play scales on my guitar. … Continue reading

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Nana’s Bed

Another in the haunted artifacts series, using a literary allusion to provide a foundation for our frame characters’ developing relationship = enjoy – Malinov Nana’s Bed by Lord Malinov “You said everything’s haunted. What about the bed? Did he sleep … Continue reading

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Return of the Witch

Second in the series of witch model stories, this story turns the witch in a classical direction – enjoy – Malinov Return of the Witch by Lord Malinov I eventually ran into the model who had portrayed the witch in … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Mirror

Another in the haunted artifact’s series, with one of my favorite objects for reflection, the mirror. enjoy – Malinov Casanova’s Mirror by Lord Malinov “Is this haunted?” “Yes, Ma’am. We could quibble about definitions but the reality is that pretty … Continue reading

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