Short Stories

One

I am an avid smoker. When I wake up in the morning, I feel this inexplicable urge to smoke a cigarette. I have to do it. After a good meal, I light myself a cigarette. I can’t drink coffee without two or three cigarettes – as a side dish, I suppose.

So one day I made myself a promise. For every cigarette I smoke I have to write one page of literature. [READ FOR FREE]

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Mr. Nobody

A cliche love story between a writer and the most beautiful woman in the world. [READ FOR FREE]

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Memento Mori

There is only one great tragedy in life. And it happens to all of us. Sooner or later, whether we want it or not, we understand, in our own different way and at our own pace, that we are temporary. We are going to die, it’s our ineffable destiny. There’s nothing more frightening than realizing that one day you are going to die.  After that life feels like an absurd struggle, some kind of stupid mime or insipid play carried on by bad actors. [READ FOR FREE]

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Crossroads

Robert is staggering his way down a dirt road late at night. He’s dazed and confused, he doesn’t know if he’s dreaming or not. He just knows he has to reach the crossroad. [READ FOR FREE]

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29 comments on “Short Stories

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Nice that you offer this collection. Will be back to read when time allows.

  2. apsolut says:

    didnt kno about this site for books, looks great and collection is somehow just what i need

  3. meltingcrayons says:

    Thank you for sharing your collection of free reads. I look forward to enjoying your writing!

  4. Just read "Mr. Nobody" and all I can say is Brilliant. I love it when writers forget the fake happy ending everyone else wants. It's reality that counts, the unattractive, wanting a piece of something that exists in someone else's world. I was drawn in, imagination at hand, immediately.

    • Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      The idea is that I write this sort of… how do I explain it… mundane stories… something like that. Maybe I write this epic story about perfection, art, the artist's desire to become immortal, and then I make something stupid happen to that artist. I find that real life is kind of ironic like that.

      And, yes, I don't really like/write happy endings.

  5. I haven't read any fiction in such a long time and reading "Mr. Nobody" was extremely refreshing. Reminds me of why I fell in love with stories and words.

  6. mhardy51 says:

    Great writing. Will read it and check back. Thanks for sharing.

  7. zigsputnik says:

    You have a gift, thanks for sharing!

  8. Wonderful when an artist is generous with others wanting- searching- reaching – to be artists too…Thank you.

  9. Mr. Nobody. I love it! You have amazing writing vision. What a gift! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Ace Arcanum says:

    I read Mr. Nobody, and I liked it. It was short, but good. It reminds me of love stories I've read which were like that.

  11. Very engaging writing style! I can almost see the faces and smell the lattes in Mr. Nobody!

  12. Noble Sophie says:

    One….oh, how I've been there a million times and will probably be a million more. I like your style, Mr. Mihai.

  13. Anastasios says:

    Thanks for the share of free reads. Much appreciated

  14. reminds me of me…I'll have to read some of your stuff after Christmas.

  15. You have a very interesting style of writing. Thanks for sharing.

  16. palomino72 says:

    I just read 'ONE' brilliant, I like your style !

  17. Awesome, Inspirational Writing! Loved every word I have read on this blog so far! :) I will be back! x

  18. pcallen says:

    Thanks for the visit Cristian, and for your interest/actions for wildlife.

  19. charlypriest says:

    I read `ONE´,very nice plus I can see my self in it. Thanks for sharing the stories.

  20. I really enjoyed “One”. Every word in the story seemed so deliberate. The piece was very well-crafted and left me feeling that empty hole that a person gets when he is addicted to something but resists the urge to take it. Thanks for posting it, Christian.

  21. janemoh86 says:

    I read ‘one’ and I enjoyed it.

  22. saratu says:

    I just read ‘One’. It was lovely

  23. sashamazaya says:

    I will definitely read all of this!

  24. skd says:

    Nice idea !! A very nice collection which I will have to read in leisure..

  25. Just read “One” and I can totally relate to it. Sometimes, I even think that my writing muse is hiding somewhere in those cigarette packs….

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