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FRESH! Short Stories Read by the Author

FRESH! Short Stories Read by the Author

By Chris Mills
I am in the process of expanding my podcast to include stories in several different genres. I started out with horror. As my audience grows, I'd like to present other aspects of my work. These will include works of drama, suspense, fantasy, science fiction, and more. The stories range from about three minutes to eleven minutes. Don't let the short ones fool you.
The Purse (Drama/Suspense)
He's never done anything like this before. He is stalking an old lady who is carrying a black leather purse. He waits for her to leave it unattended. He waits and follows, waits and follows until he has his chance. Then he strikes.
March 28, 2020
Whiskey and Water, (Drama...powerful drama)
He sits on a barstool while his girlfriend goes to her clinic appointment. She's pregnant with the child he did not want. Here is the struggle. Here is the pain. What will he do?
March 27, 2020
An Unsettled Estate, 4/4 (Horror)
Nola escapes Philip's grasp and runs through the trees for her car, but she must pass through the sculpture garden first.  Philip catches her and they both halt before an impossible scene.
March 25, 2020
An Unsettled Estate, 3/4 (Horror)
Philip has caught Nola in the forest at night.  They argue about whether the statues of Sebastien and Keera are alive and about Philip's plan to keep Nola as his secret mistress on St. Pierre estate.
March 25, 2020
An Unsettled Estate, 2/4 (Horror)
Nola spends the day researching the sculptures of the man and woman in the sculpture garden. She learns their identity and discovers that their love affair closely resembles her relationship with Philip. When he reveals the details of his life, she flees to the garden where the sculptures again show the way forward.
March 23, 2020
An Unsettled Estate, 1/4 (Horror)
Nola McGowan's life is looking up. She had just landed a new, exciting journalism job and was involved with the dashing owner of St. Pierre Estate. At first, it seemed like a fairy tale existence until she uncovered an unsettling secret. Author's Note: I'll add the other parts over the next few days. I hope you come back to hear the rest of the story.   cm
March 23, 2020
An Inside Connection (Horror)
Psychiatrist, Dr. Ann Price and her patient, Paul, had a fine relationship until Paul suddenly learned something about Dr. Price he should not have known. She was consumed with discovering how he had discovered the damning information, but when she found out, Dr. Price was sorry she had ever asked.
March 21, 2020
Mommy-Girl (Horror)
A couple adopts a baby, but after only a few weeks, the biological mother shows up and demands the return of her child.  But there's a tragic twist at the end of this story that already has a tragic beginning.
March 13, 2020
A Witch's Revenge (Horror)
Tim is a young husband and father who is on a errand in a strange city to get dinner for his wife and daughter. While they wait for him in the hotel room, Tim encounters a strange little girl who does much more than simply change his life when she tells him how they first met in a previous life.
March 12, 2020
Madcap and Marlin (Horror)
I first wrote this story a couple of years ago. I love the concept, but the story would not flow. So I dropped it in a file and left it alone. Recently, I opened that file and took a peek. I liked what I saw. The result is what you will  hear on this podcast. As always, I thank you for your patience as I learn, "On the job", how to read for my audience. It is not easy, as you can imagine. But I hope that podcast after podcast, I improve so that this becomes an enjoyable experience for everyone. 
March 08, 2020
Adriana on the Slide (Horror)
Adriana was on the run.  From what and to where she didn't know, but waiting around for the next round of physical and psychological assaults by an evil, invisible specter was out of the question.
March 01, 2020