Short Stories from Story of My Life Installment # 01

We four finish dinner.

The waiter asks if Jack would like a refill for his Pepsi.

Jack says yes.

I indicate the opposite.

The waiter walks away from our table.

Jack’s head falls. His chin drops to his chest.

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I laugh.








I mention dessert to Shane and Gene. Duke’s Restaurant is famous for Hula Pie.


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Jack turns, he looks around the room.

No waiter in sight, but Jack smiles, anticipating dessert.









These short stories

are assignments in my Writer’s Boot Camp, a six month class from which will emerge a ready to publish novel.

I am aiming for the novel becoming my autobiography.


We just started. I hope you enjoy!

April 2

Diane Neill Jensen Exercise 2

Describe a scene with no adverbs:

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