Fiction By Alfred Thompson

Answering the Bells
Trip to the Beach
The Ride
Snow Day
The Old Man of Space
Kayak Attack

Fiction By Alfred Thompson

I recently decided to try my hand at writing fiction. While I want to write the great American novel I thought it might be a good idea to start with short stories. Here I will post some of them as I write them. Not that I expect anyone to read them but, hey, why not?

  • Answering the Bells A few hours in the life of firemen. A short story I wrote some time ago based on things I saw as a fire buff growing up in Brooklyn. 02 May 2004
  • Trip to the Beach An old man makes a melancholy trip to the beach to turns out to have an unexpected and pleasant surprise. 13 June 2004
  • The Ride A warm day, a hot red convertible and the first drive of spring.  A narrative account of an imaginary drive. 14 May 2004
  • Snow Day Teachers enjoy a surprise day off from school too. They just enjoy it differently from their students. 14 May 2004
  • The Old Man of Space A first attempt at science fiction. Set in the near future, a space pilot gets ready to retire. [I know this one needs work. I've decided to rest it a bit and come back to it later. If you have suggestions let me know.] 10 May 2004
  • Kayak Attack This is an idea that just came to me one day while paddling my kayak. I'm not sure where it goes. Is the man in the kayak a good guy or a bad guy? Who or what is in the house on the island? How does the man in the kayak get in and what does he do inside? How does he get a way? Or does he? When I figure out the answers to those questions I'll write some more. 01 October 2004
 

Copyright Alfred C Thompson II 2007