My Own Writing
Some people do come here to learn more about me, or, better yet(!), read some of my stories! I couldn’t be happier than I am when I see someone’s read one of my short stories–except maybe when someone leaves a comment!
Also, this is where general site and life updates go, for now.
Anyway, read and enjoy!
Connor Rickett’s Stories
Folded Cloth and Other Small Magics A Stranger Roads Story The sound is what catches me first, a strange scuffing; hollow, musical in an accidental sort of way. I couldn’t see the source behind a wall of murmuring bodies. Silence ...Read More
In the space between one heartbeat and the next, I’m standing. I’m standing before I’m awake, the dry leaves that made my bed tumbling away in the pre-dawn breeze, barely seen in darkness, but speaking of their journey downward in ...Read More
“I ordered the soup,” I tell the waitress. “That is the soup,” she shoots back, with an eye roll for effect. “Oh,” I say, pausing for my own effect, “Any chance I can get a knife, then?” She gives me ...Read More
If you missed part one, this will be confusing. Flying is really, really, cool. I imagine it would be cooler if I could really feel the breeze, but ghosts don’t really interact with matter directly. Most people don’t realize that ...Read More
This is a very old post from another site, but it’s one of those things I think about and chuckle over every year about this time, so I’m reposting it here. Without further ado, the tale of the roller ghoster! ...Read More
Spillers at the Crescent Ballroom A bit over a month ago I submitted a sample to a local Phoenix event for writers called “Spillers”. The premise is pretty straightforward: Six writers get to read in front of the crowd at the ...Read More
The Human Game: Wilderness, Nature Casinos, Chimp Muscles, and Why Being Alone Matters I recently had the privilege of spending several days camping in Glacier National Park. The first couple nights I had company, but the third day I had ...Read More
http://citiesofthemind.com/podcast-player/9792/narrated-stories-coin-toss-in-a-diner.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 6:36 Hello there! This is the narrated version of one of my stories, Coin Toss in a Diner, and I hope there will be more. I’m doing this with a mind to ...Read More