Words will keep us together

Fiction, musings and all things writing by Gregory T. Janetka

Fiction

Short stories (>1,000 words)

Quakers and Energy Drinks (May 2017) – Published by Storgy
A train trip from San Diego to LA. Unstable relationships. Longing for what isn’t. Delicious fruit-flavored candy. (3,792 words)

Juror #6 (December 2016) – Published by Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal
A man with extreme anxiety, a burn over his eye and an irritable bowel reports for jury duty. (3,200 words)

The Blackest Lungs of Virginia (December 2016) – Published by Gravel
Two men on the run find themselves trapped in a bar. (1,952 words)

The Hour (October 2016) – Published by Heartwood Literary Magazine
Tim is about to find out there’s something magical in the hour between four and five AM.  (2,414 words)

Doing Shots with Fitzgerald on the Last Night of the World (March 2016) – Published by Birch Gang Review
Ben and Thomas take a drive on their last night together in DC after failing to graduate from college with the rest of their friends. (2,383 words)

The Coffee Hour (January 2016) – Published by Scarlet Leaf Review
Edward Celery Peddlebottom III recently moved to the city from the countryside. The day after his 30th birthday he goes on an epic quest to find a cup of coffee. (4,048 words)

Ten at the Trio (December 2015) – A love letter to music, friendship and Chicago in 12 parts. Ten story lines that converge at an Alkaline Trio show at the Fireside Bowl. (7,892 words)

♦ The Accidental Cat Sitter (February 2014)
An undated manuscript. An escaped convict. Refuge in an abandoned house. Two felines. (2,316 words)

 

Flash Fiction (<1,000 words)

Plays

Childhood stories

She was across an ocean, not very wide, but on all other accounts, an ocean.
I saw her, ran into the ocean and started to swim,
but no matter how fast I swam, I couldn’t get to her.

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