A few words on fiction: Fiction is my first love. I was raised on Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, and the Chronicles of Narnia, and it was the dream of writing fiction that made me realize I wanted to be a writer. The stories we tell ourselves are powerful in shaping our views, feelings, and our world, and the narrative of fiction—while it may be miles away from fact—is one of the best ways we can access fundamental human truths.
Fiction awards and publications: My story “Nameless” received an Honorable Mention in the 2004 International Re:Write Competition. “The Story of a Leaf” was published in the Fall 2011 edition of Touchstones. “Dream Girl” was published in the Spring 2012 edition of Touchstones. “The Old Friend” was published in the Spring 2013 edition of Warp & Weave.
Fiction Samples from Rob D Young
Breathing Fire: This piece of flash fiction tells the story of an arsonist, attempting to illuminate the terrible beauty of his obsession and motivations.
Dream Girl: This dramatic scene attempts to combine humor and just a hint of romance as it moves through a realistically disjointed two-person dialogue.
Spitt & Moxy (Part 1, Section 1): This story is a first-person narrative that tells a broken, transgressional love story. This sample provides the first section of Part One of the story.
The Story of a Leaf: This short short story tells the story of an artist through a series of conversation-based vignettes.
Whisper: Whisper is a first-person narrative that tells the story of forbidden love and falling for the girl who lives life through her fingertips.
If you have any questions or feedback, or if you want to see additional samples of my work, feel free to contact me.