If Wattpad, “the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories,” is good enough for Margaret Atwood, then it’s good enough for me. So, I’m giving it a whirl, beginning with three pieces that are either no longer available online or never were online in the first place.
Here’s a link and a synopsis for all three:
- “All the Roads, Well Traveled or Not.” Michael Silver and his girlfriend Jenna Worthing are on the way back from a camping trip in New Hampshire when it strikes him that this, right here, is the moment he’s been waiting for. But which of the couples he’s thinking of right now will they turn out like? Which path will they choose as their own?
- “Too Much Fabric, Too Much Color.” Rory’s father sits in her old room, contemplating a bikini bottom he’s found and wondering if it belonged to Rory or one of the dozens of girlfriends she brought up there over the years. What he does with it next will depend on the answer.
- “How to Make the Pieces Fit.” A man on a subway train in Boston, Massachusetts is dreaming the dreams of others, the words “mentally emaciated” repeating in his head as he watches a conversation between a dentist and a girl who may or may not be lovers.
I am fully aware that Wattpad is probably not meant for someone my age writing the stuff that I’m writing, but it looks interesting and these orphaned stories need a home. So, why not?