The Playwright's Woman by R. J. Creaney
Approx. 5,570 words.
Published on January 21, 2012.
Playwright Kevin F. Darley struggles with both poor reviews and writer’s block. He begins a dalliance with the spirit absinthe and meets – and falls immediately in love with – an enigmatic young woman from his homeland. She inspires and enlivens him, but the man who knows Kevin better than any other cannot help but be wary of the profound and disturbing change that he sees in his friend.