Wayne C. Long


Wayne C. Long is an unusually gifted electronic short story teller. His love for and mastery of this delicious and powerful art form puts him right up there with the best!

Having written all his life, whether as a copy writer in the business world or as a writer of edgy short fiction in the digital world, he does one thing particularly well: he mines the edges of human experience for those powerful ideas that no one is tapping into. He visualizes onto the page what other writers overlook, using his cinematically-trained mind’s eye. He distills down the creative essence of the short story, to where less is more.

Wayne’s work has appeared in QST magazine where its international readership voted to honor him with the coveted QST Cover Plaque Award two years in a row. He has also written for the Wisconsin Writers’ Journal and is known throughout the blogosphere.

For over six years now, his website LongShortStories has been his writing home. There, he offers two free sample stories. On the pages of his blog at www.LongShortStories.com/wayne/, he teaches and engages readers in the art of short story writing.

Wayne C. Long is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and his wife, Diane is also an N.I.U. graduate. They recently built a home on a hill overlooking the headwaters of the Milwaukee River as it meanders into a charming century-old millpond occupied by hundreds of Canada geese. Wayne and Diane are proud of their two married children (a daughter and a son), one very special granddaughter and a brand-new grandson.

Where to find Wayne C. Long online


DX A Gift Like No Other
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,020. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Amateur Radio operators the world over know that DX means long-distance communications. These state-of-the-art operators will do anything to work that next New One for the bragging rights and personal satisfaction. But what of their interpersonal relationships, especially around the Christmas holidays?
Bad Bayou
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Suzanne LeBlanc was back! With legs as long as any seen in these parts in a long, long time, the nearly six-foot-tall Cajun goddess had come back to collect. Only she knew the secrets that Bad Bayou held. Accompanied by her Swamp Ops team, she was about to reopen old wounds, settle old scores, and forever stir the old backwater haunts of southern Louisiana’s men and beasts.
Where Less Is More
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Flash fiction reigns supreme in this wonderful fifth ebook in the vast LongShortStories Collection by the prolific and delightful short story master, Wayne C. Long. Where Less Is More comprises thirty of his best flash pieces. From the stately one-hundred-word title piece to the creepy “Brown” that weighs in at just under 1000 words, this anthology is a winner.
Eye Candy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,920. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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American short story writer Wayne C. Long proudly presents his fourth ebook containing fourteen short stories for your reading pleasure.
Slow Dancing - A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Set in late-50s heartland America, "Slow Dancing" is a Rock 'n' Roll tale of enduring teenage friendship, feuding families, and the finality of death.
Flash In The Hand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A delicious dozen for your hand-held device. Fabulous Flash Fiction (short stories under a thousand words) from the writer of the breakout "Stories from the Edges."
Stories from the Edges - A LongShortStories Collection
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,520. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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In this 2011 ebook debut collection of Wayne C. Long’s 34 miniature masterpieces, discerning adult short story readers will thrill to a rollicking roller coaster ride of fiction genres: literary, sci-fi, romance, dark humor, fantasy, Native American, and military. Add in cutting-edge stories that aggressively resist straitjacketing and you have the breakout Stories from the Edges.

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