A few years ago I decided to try writing a story entirely in dialogue. I can’t say I got entirely there, but it’s close.

I added another wrinkle to the experiment. Every few hundred words, I picked a word from the dictionary that I had to include. The result is Deviation, a 16,000 word short story. What I call a long short story.

It’s a little odd. Two brothers in their 20s sitting in a diner like they always do on a Friday evening. They’re stuck in a rut and the ensuing conversation and the weekend’s events blow away that rut. Challenges are thrown down. Family secrets revealed. F-bombs are thrown about as casually as salt sprinkled on french fries. Or in this story, poured out as a metaphor for life.

Here’s the link on Amazon. It’s only available as an e-book on Kindle. 99 cents. Show me some love. Download it. Review it. Deviate with me?

About kingmidget

About the name. I was the youngest of four. Until I got to kindergarten, I didn't have much to say. All I had to do to get what I wanted was to point, and a sibling, or loving parent, would fulfill my request. As a result, my father coined the nickname -- King Midget. At least that's the way the story goes. I am a father, husband, friend, and lover, writer, runner, pizza maker, baker, and many other things. What I am not is my occupation. It is my job that pays the bills and provides for my family. But, it does not define me.
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4 Responses to Deviation

  1. I haven’t read it yet. I recall you mentioning it. My editor yells at me in red ink whenever I have more than three or four statements of unbroken dialog. It sounds like an interesting project…off to Amazon I go.

  2. That is so interesting and must have been so much fun to do!

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