Charlie has been writing fiction since he retired a few years ago. He has sold occasionally, and won a few minor contests, but not hit the mainstream yet.
When he started he hadn't had an English class for over fifty years, and knew only business English, which is in no way akin to fiction.
He lives alone in Northern Ohio, in a rural area, his best friend a virtual rat named Oscar, which says a lot about the guy. At least he has gotten Oscar Rat into writing, the two working together. Not surprisingly, Oscar has sold more stories than poor Charlie. Maybe, with practice here, Charlie might pass up that rat?
From Chaos to Recovery
An experimental weapon misfires, killing all but 1 person out of every 10,000. At random and worldwide. This is the story of three survivors in the US, and how they eventually aid in a local recovery effort. In the telling, logic is used more than violence.
Vacation with the Lesters
A family in rural W. Virginia ignore emancipation and still use slaves in a zinc mine. They prefer Northerners over Negros and kidnap them when available. The POV alternates between that of a captured wife and the family.
A shy masochistic fetishist wins a State Lottery. About the same time, but before the money comes in, he invites two out-of-work girls up to his room.
One turns out to be a closet sadist. Perfect match? Hardly.
Some but not a lot of graphic BDSM. Mostly about relationships.
Samaya and I
An old man picks up a lonely girl late at night at a pizza joint.
Elation at his good luck soon turns to apprehension as she gradually shrugs off that "nice girl" image to show her true colors.
Sammy Travis was born in a small town in W. Virginia. Lack of work forced him into the US Army in 1938, before WWII. The story is about his experiences from then through most of that war.
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