I've written a lot of stories, and one thing I've learned is that stories have a life. They want to be read, and they're brought to life by readers. Readers give them meaning, give them substance and fulfill their destinies. Stories aren't picky about who reads them. They welcome everyone. Money means nothing to them - they don't care how much the reader paid and they equally don't care how much the author made. Stories want to live and they want to be a part of your life. I often think of them as like paper boats you place upon a stream. You never know where they'll end up!

As a reader, I tend to go for speculative fiction, sci-fi, satire, magical realism, post-modernism, eclectic lit, and generally stay away from horror, romance and paranormal unless there's some good humor in it. I like a light touch, with real ideas.

While a few of my stories are here on Wattpad, lots more can be found (and all for free) on Smashwords and the Apple iBookstore.
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  • JoinedJuly 1, 2010



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tomlichtenberg tomlichtenberg Jun 19, 2016 01:30AM
Lately I've found a bit of time to catch up and hunker down with some of my favorite writers on Wattpad.@DawnAdrie - Rules of Escape - is a journey into the linked minds of otherwise institutionali...
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Stories by Tom Lichtenberg
Sampler Heaven by tomlichtenberg
Sampler Heaven Random
Fragments from Books That Don't Exist (collected in the wild)
Satan's Dollar Store & other stories by tomlichtenberg
Satan's Dollar Store & other stories Short Story
a live collection of short stories "as they happen" here on Wattpad, beginning with the title track which owes its meager existence to @NicoleCandySLV
How My Brain Ended Up Inside This Box by tomlichtenberg
How My Brain Ended Up Inside This Box #839 in Science Fiction
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