Short Story 1- Inspiration

New York City Short Story Challenge had a contest. It was broken down into heats. From each heat a person was given a genre and a subject. 

My genre was open and my subject was identity theft.

This story has already been written and completed but I’ve decided to use this as my first short story posting.

I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this particular story. I didn’t want to do a usual, true stolen identity story in the crime genre. The visual image of a face came to me as I was brushing my teeth. It was the face of a man, with thick rimmed glasses and a sweaty comb-over. Then the name Gunther came to my head. Gunther, Gunther, Gunther McWilliams.

Here is the first paragraph:

Gunther McWilliams woke with a dreadful headache. Last night was his 32nd birthday, and he and the guys from work had quite a row. Now it was time to pay the piper, and Gunther had to struggle through yet another dull workday worsened by a nauseating hangover.


2 responses to “Short Story 1- Inspiration

  1. Hi there. Thought you might be interested in this: . Cheers, JK

    • Thanks for linking me to your work. That was great. I loved the sentences structure- love weaving sentences punctuated with three or four word sentences. I really enjoyed the read, thanks again for linking.

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