Ryan Souter
Short Stories
Dating Made Difficult
March 3, 2024

Georgie Johnson promised himself he’d be a non-singleton by age forty; he was a few months shy of that birthday, and long-term relationship success still eluded him. (A comedic story about a dating experience gone wrong!)

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Fame Game
August 22, 2022

Many people saw her as a "down and outer." Nothing more. It had been the story of her life. Money and riches had never been her reality; had never flowed her way. Others knew it. Many times she forced herself to forget the truth. Peoples’ perceptions of her didn’t matter. She didn’t have time to care. She was bigger than this town and the people who lived here. (A psychological drama story about a young woman's obsession with online fame gone wrong.)

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August 11, 2022

DARLING, we’re standing at the edge of the precipice. I can see it now. I understand. We step back and we succumb; if we step forward together maybe we’ll survive. (A dramatic story about two lovers trying to find their way back to what they once were.)

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Gutter King
May 16, 2022

I make myself think of how a loving mother will bleed for her daughter, how a father will fight for his son. It’s that same fire that rages within me. It’s what I hold onto to destroy my fear. (A dramatic story about a young man fighting in the boxing ring trying to make something of himself.)

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Customer Service Cal
January 27, 2022

My name is Cal Kelvin, and I hate my life. (A comedic story about a young man who is trying to make peace with working his non-dream job.)

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