I wrote this story straight through with very few edits and then posted it on Patreon . After that I made a few edits that were suggested by Pro Writing Aid and I'm reposting it here. I waited for Anne outside the bank. She would not wonder why I was there. It was normal for us to run into each other from time to time in such a small town. In fact, I had seen her just the day before. As I was heading into the grocery store, she was just leaving. She was a good friend, and we always had plenty to talk about — kids, family, the weather, that sort of thing. She emerged from the bank carrying a stuffed envelope and some bags from shopping in town. “Hello Anne.” “Joanie, it seems we see each other everywhere these days.” “I was just saying that to your brother at the grocery store the other day.” “How is he liking his job as manager? He never talks to me anymore, now that we don’t see each other at mom and dad’s.” “He seems to like it just fine. Lots of work, but the money is
It has been a while since I posted here. Since last time I have posted several other things on Patreon . I have been continuing to work on my first short story. The final draft is almost complete. When that is complete I will probably post it here. The notes and earlier drafts will be on Patreon. It has been interesting. The story was originally planned as kind of an introduction to the story that I will write for my novel. That has changed. I am going to keep the short story as is, but many of the details of the world will be different in the novel. I am starting on a second short story that will take place in the same world as the larger story, unless things change again. I have just gotten started on that one, so it will be a while. As I get stuck on that story I will continue to do other writing. Some of that will be posted here and some on Patreon. Writing is still new to me, so I will continue to learn and practice as much as I can.