Sometimes, I’ll get a short section of dialogue stuck in my head, with only a vague idea where it will lead, or even who is speaking.
My latest short story, Ties Of Love, started this way. I had the first few lines, and I had a sense that not everything was as it appeared. Is was only as I wrote that I discovered the whole back-story, with the warring families and the various underhand dealings.
I’m pleased with how Ties Of Love ended up, and it’s been fun to write another story purely in dialogue. I hope you enjoy reading it—and, as always, I’m open to any comments.
You can read Ties Of Love here.