Short Stories by Robyn Bradley
Love quick, satisfying reads? Me, too! In addition to writing novels, I also pen short stories.
(And they only cost a buck!) Check ’em out below.
Anne is convinced her dead twin daughter, Charlotte, has reached out from beyond the grave. Will Anne do anything to make Charlotte happy, even if it means killing her surviving little girl?
This piece won a short story award in from The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN).
Living a quiet life as a single parent, Louise Gunther is proud to have successfully raised her only child, Teddy, to adulthood. But all that changes one summer afternoon when Teddy dies in a freak accident on a Cape Cod beach.
Moved beyond ordinary grief, Louise becomes obsessed with the manner in which Teddy died, determined to recreate his final moments—even if it means dying herself.
When Koty’s husband volunteers her to visit Jamie, a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs while serving in Iraq, neither Koty nor Jamie is happy.
Jamie resents being “babysat” every day. Koty resents her lot in life: almost 30, mother of four, married to an abusive alcoholic. But in one pivotal moment that brings Koty and Jamie together in a sexually-charged situation, all that changes.
BIG NOTE: This short story inspired my novel, What Happened in Granite Creek. The short story is essentially the first chapter of the novel. (So if you read the short story and want to know what happens next, get the novel.)