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 Jun 17, 2017 04:55PM
Random update: First I want to thank all the people who've said such nice things about "How My Brain Ended Up Inside this Box". It's much appreciated.Second, a shout out to @JWCMaher who is posting...
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Stories by Tom Lichtenberg
Really Bad Fan Fiction by tomlichtenberg
Really Bad Fan Fiction Humor
Do you like fan fiction? I don't. That's why I decided to trash the whole thing with some really bad takes. It's supposed to be funny, but like John from Cincinnati said, "some things I know, some things I don...
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
This and That by tomlichtenberg
This and That General Fiction
A novel in the form of a continuous stream of social media posts and texts
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