There are a couple of unpublished short stories not yet submitted. A few short stories were published in the Invisible Strings publication while the collaboration with a glass blower led to a very creative piece.
The Spin is a short piece which is better categorized as short fiction. It was inspired by the art of glass blowing and was written to be engraved into a unique glass sphere made by the British glass blower Ben Walters. When watching glass blower and student crafting the glass in a smooth but swift rhythm, it resembled a sexual acquaintance. This transformed into the written piece and resulted in two characters, being brutally separated and individually expressing their longing for each other while undergoing a painful transition, ending in the inevitable break-up.
This short story is part of the e-book anthology Invisible Strings and was simultaneously written for a short story competition about urban life. The story deals with an unlikely encounter in London during a film festival. Two former friends who haven’t seen each other in a long time take a memory trip into the past and ponder about the reason for their separation. As more and more memories collide, at least one of them realizes how this situation came to be.
Saltie on the Loose is a story set in Australia. A crocodile swallowed a mobile phone in a wildlife park and keeps ringing when being called. This idea derives from a newspaper article according to which said story actually happened. In the story, the crocodile escapes from the park and causes a real uproar. The main characters, a ranger and two German travellers, rapidly find themselves in a dramatic comedy scene with a mild sense of confusion.
This is a semi-fictional story about two teenagers having to deal with their secret relationship. During a trip to Jesse’s grandma, he and Lucas are forced through a shameful incident to reveal their emotional state to the conservative grandma. This puts an extreme burden on their relationship, at a time when they had just come out of a jealousy crisis.
Joe on a New Wave is a hypertext story, available online here. Hypertext stories make the reader an active part in the reading process. Through hyperlinks and cross-references, sometimes also including other media such as audio, video and visual art, the reader chooses the path and thus the reading experience. In this hypertext story, the reader has three options every time he reaches a new page: going back (lila), following the current main path (…) and changing the path and thus getting to a new storyline (red). This means that a reader can actively decide which story to read and change the path when he dislikes a story.
Have a look at the hypertext story.