Join Free! | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: George Cunningham, iCarol Fowler, iDarden North, iZ McClure, iStacey Chillemi, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), iRobert Orfali, i
  Home > Humor > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Odin Roark

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 1,110 titles
· 4,235 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Jul, 2008

   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Perceptions


· Prosetry at Work

· Said and Unsaid - Vol 1


Short Stories
· Bubble Choices

· Surreal Dummy--Still Here

· IT

· Faux Companion

· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)

· Beer Neck Flower

· Closed

· What Do You Do?

· Dream-Blisters

· The Nap

· Discipline of the artist

· The Dogs of Sochi

· A Crow With Super Smarts

· Targets Be Warned

· Simple Times (an observation)

· Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)

· Ghost Town Ghosts

· Note to Self

· Essay on Poetic Theory

· Big Boy's Wading Pool

· Recess Bell Revisited

· Untethered Bliss

· Light Never Dimming

· Sentience Renewing

· The Weigh-In

· Dixie Cup Memorial (redux)

· Sublime It Is

· Fear and Aging

· Playacting Myself

         More poetry...

Odin Roark, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Should'a Stayed a Writer
By Odin Roark
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Last edited: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Share    Print   Save   Become a Fan
Recent stories by Odin Roark
· Bubble Choices
· Like No Other
· Surreal Dummy--Still Here
· IT
· Faux Companion
· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)
· Beer Neck Flower
           >> View all 48
An old short-short story written on a napkin during a New Year's Eve ball-dropping countdown. Ah, the "other life" we thought we longed for.

"So, why'd you pick this life?"

"Bein' a writer was a bitch."

"Worse than this?"

"Wasn't bad ‘til I got caught."

"Well, your next life's comin' up, pal.  That red head's been eyein' you for ten minutes."

"New Year's Eve.  You'd think Gladstone's could afford a bigger lobster tank to make it fair for us, eh?"

"Nothin' fair in Hollywood."

"Myrtle, never gets picked?  What's her secret?"

"Over forty, fool.  Body's gone and those eyes.   Not black left."




"She's alive, ain't she?"

"Damn.  Red head's movin' our way."

"Boyfriend too."

"Pointin' at us"

"Happy New Year!"

"What're you, sick?"


Reader Reviews for "Should'a Stayed a Writer"

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Membership?
Click here to Join!

Reviewed by Carolyn Dye 7/10/2012
once again love it!!!!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/12/2012
Don't they say thats hollywood.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/12/2012
Must've been something he wrote. I sense a fight coming. My girlfriend and I were hosting my divorced twin brother at a local club that was lavishly decorated but nearly deserted on New Year's Eve. A young Hispanic couple at a nearby table were having some kind of disagreement. At midnight, she jumped up and gave my brother a big kiss. No fight ensued.


Books by
Odin Roark


Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..


Prosetry at Work

Buy Options
Amazon, more..

Said and Unsaid - Vol 1

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..


Buy Options
Amazon, more..

Humor Stories
1. Better Late Than Never. ...
2. Amber, the cat who opposed stir-fried brea
3. Got Another Based On Truth Story for you
4. Nude-Night-Naughty 6
5. A Man and His Dog
6. The Elephant
7. Celestine, the cat who helped Galileo...
8. Indigo, the cat who encouraged Christopher
9. Frou-Frou, the cat who supported the Frenc
10. Nude-Night-Naughty 8
11. Pride
12. Him, Her, Us
13. Molly and The Beast
14. Armina, the cat who invented canned dog-fo
15. The Zip
16. Wrong Route
17. Last Fare of the Day
18. Age Retirement What it means to me
19. Thunder-and-Lightening, the cat who comple
20. Nude-Night-Naughty10&11

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.