This guide is a collection of tips, exercises, and advice I've come across throughout the years, along with some realizations of my own.
This is a short story I wrote for an online contest, that won 3rd prize. If you love stories with a hint of mystery, a lot of suspense, masks, owls and other spooky things, this is for you. This is a story both adults...
A Retrieved Reformation is the story of Jimmy Valentine, a safe cracker who turns his life around. This story is based on a real person O. Henry met while serving three years at the Ohio Penitentiary. The main...
When I first read Witches' Loaves, I was so stunned by the ending I had to read the entire story again. This is such a sweet story, and the characters portrayed are so vivid they appear clearly in the reader's mind. O....
Here is a collection of my very short stories, suitable for all ages. Each story has a maximum of 300 words and was written for a flash fiction contest.
O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) wrote over 600 stories in his short writing career. He is said to have popularized the "twist ending" and is sometimes called the American DeMaupassant. You may have read or heard about...
Interesting facts, bibliography, websites, recommended reading, and museum items about O. Henry.