TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLDby Paul Worthington Jr. on December 31, 2014 Permalink
(Photo and story by shortstoriesshort.com)
When I started this site, I had high hopes. But I must admit, there were many doubts too. Over the months I have seen this site grow beyond my wildest dreams. And I have each and every visitor that comes to Paul Worthington Books, or shares this site with others, to thank for its huge success. Read More…
The Best Christmas Short Story I’ve Ever Read (The Gold Wrapping Paper)by Paul Worthington Jr. on December 17, 2014 Permalink
(Photo and Story by: Fred Burks for PEERS and WantToKnow.info )
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. I pray you all have a safe holiday, while spending time with loved ones. Speaking of loved ones, here’s a story I’m sure will make you appreciate those you love even more. A word of warning: get some Kleenex; you’re going to need it. Read More…
The Making of Flash Fictionby Paul Worthington Jr. on December 3, 2014 Permalink
When writing flash fiction, it’s pretty much looking at an iceberg in the reverse. You have to see the big unseen picture, so you can be able to appreciate the smaller one. Case in point: when I was inspired to write the story “Hands Off” I pictured how life would be for a family if all but one, woke without their hands. The mother would be the only one with hands. Read More…
HANDS OFFby Paul Worthington Jr. on November 19, 2014 Permalink
I just have to say it – I appreciate every reader that finds his or her way to our blog. Thank you – you are the best, hands down.
Speaking of hands, do you like yours? I like mine’s. I wash my hands a lot, even when they are clean.
Have you ever thought how different your life would be without hands? Let’s write a fifty word or less story living without hands. Read More…
TO THY OWN SELF BE TRUEby Paul Worthington Jr. on September 11, 2014 Permalink
(Photo credit: www.underwatersculpture.com)
Has anyone ever told you to be authentic? Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I real?”
Well, are you? Do you prefer your connections – be it a friendship, a significant other, or even a family member – to be as deep as they can be?
Or do you like living on the surface? Smiles, small talk, nothing ever too close. Read More…
WHO ARE YOU?by Paul Worthington Jr. on August 14, 2014 Permalink
My heart goes out to the Williams’ family. May they find peace in their sorrow.
In honor of Robin Williams, introduce yourself in twenty-five words or less. Pretend you are a space alien.
“Hello, my name is Leahcim, from planet Geobo. I was sent here to observe human life. This blog is the best disguise I could find.”
Now, it’s your turn. Read More…