Fiction and I have been together for a very long time, although we took a long break from each other once. At the moment, I am finalizing my first novel, and occasionally publishing short stories.
Most of the below short stories were custom-ordered by my wonderful readers/viewers.
Thanks to them, I’m now consistently making money writing fiction, which is nice because except for making movies (which takes several years each time), it’s the thing I’m best at (according to my wife and mother and grandmother and some other nice people as well).
While I will continue to write the short stories anyway, to be honest it’s very helpful when people pay even a few dollars for one.
If you like what you see and want to support my ongoing efforts, consider sending me any amount via Venmo or PayPal, along with any requests you have for your story. I’ll deliver an original 500 word or more piece within 24 hrs, that you’re free to share as you please.
Alternatively, you can read any of the below stories for free, after which donations of any amount are appreciated if you enjoy them. If you hate them, send me even more money and I’ll consider stopping.
All the work appearing on this page and site is the original work of the author (Michael DiBiasio) who owns all copyrights, along with complete responsibility for the content itself.
SHOCK FROM THE PROD
Dark Humor, Science Fiction
Three men in dark suits watched four men and women in bright server uniforms on a live holographic feed, itself produced by the latest and greatest Holo-Vid unit yet available on the market.
The unit, a groundbreaking device, boasted the most photorealistic flesh yet produced by science, other than actual flesh, the artificial synthesis of which was definitely part of the Holo-Vid manufacturer’s long-term business plan.
Commissioned by Martin Bykowsky.
Micheline performed her heroism under cover of night, and without drawing attention to herself, either then or during the subsequent daylight hours.
This made it easier to focus on the real work of living a just life, more than pursuing any specific definition of justice, which she had found to be an at best amorphous, at worst corroded term.
Commissioned by Rebecca De Ornelas, and gifted to Micheline Auger.
Paige had three days left to live before she had to lock her screenplay, and she intended to burn every one of them.
Commissioned by Liz Manashil.
Humor, Science Fiction
Bartholomew was, as far as he knew, the first and only undead octogenarian cyborg-shark sentience in all of human (and shark) history.
Commissioned by Sean Mannion.
Literary, Dark Humor
Jim didn’t have it today. He had lost it, as he had been losing it for a fair string of days, before he had even finished his wake-up poop.
Written on spec by Michael DiBiasio.
HOME IN THE COLD
Aisling declined to flinch at either the cold or the challenge.
Made possible by advance payment from Kathleen Pulito.
It had recently been Gloria’s experience that the simplest of tasks could require of us the most monumental of efforts.
Made possible by advance payment from Sarah Schuster.