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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tomlichtenberg tomlichtenberg Dec 31, 2021 07:03PM
Hello. It's been a while. I wouldn't recommend stage 4 melanoma to anyone. While I'm still around, though, I thought I would dabble in some character sketches, hit or miss improvisations. All are fic...
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