I always thought I couldn't write short stories. Well, I wrote a lot when I was a kid, before Some Adult put some writing hex on me and caused me to stop. I've never really liked reading short stories, though, because they just didn't seem complete. DOH! Finally, a fellow writer told me that they weren't supposed to be complete, as long as the main character had some change, some realization, some epiphany. BOING! The old brain cells started to fire up, and within the last week, I've compiled notes for a short story and have a good start at it. Actually, it's more of a supernatural thing than mystery, but what the hell; I'll be happy if I finish it. Who cares what genre it's in. And yes, there is a crime in it, so there.
Of course, I'm already wondering, where should I send this when it's done? Everybody wants to get published in the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, so I guess I'll start there. Or maybe one of the more indie online publishers.
Talk about counting her chickens before they're hatched! LOL
Over and out,