Polished Messes: Short Stories

Polished Messes: Short Stories

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Sidney Brooks By SidneyBrooksBooks Updated Jun 23

Some are dark, some are light, some are both, but all are 500 words or less.

"A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film." ~Lorrie Moore

These are my brief love affairs, my quickly-taken photographs, my breaks from novel works in progress or writing exercises that turned out to be rather fun! (If they are from a writing exercise, I will include the prompt.) Why the name Polished Messes? Because these stories are not perfected, they're just polished up a bit to be presentable before sending them into Wattpad world. Because sometimes as writers, we obsess WAY too much about being perfect.

Happy reading and writing, I hope you enjoy them!

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