Well Chosen Words
A calming Manhattan Cocktail
Damn and blast, that’s all I said. Just three small words uttered in about three seconds. A mild profanity, a conjunction and a noun, nothing else, so what’s the big problem with that? Everyone knows it can get a little heated in my job. I am the most powerful woman in the world; the President of the United States of America. How dare my husband reprimand me for cursing! I guess it must have been me shouting “blast” that he found disturbing. OK it did burst out of my mouth sharply, before I authorised the biggest decision I’ve ever made.
About the Author
Alan has been writing short stories for seven years. Before that, he was the editor of a civic society newsletter for the same period. When he first started writing fiction, his published work was rewarded with complimentary copies from magazines. His first cheque arrived on Christmas Eve 2009.
In 2011 he made the short list for one story and became a prize winner for flash fiction. Alan also won first prize, of £100, in a poetry competition in 2013. The last three accolades were awarded by the same best-selling UK magazine for writers. Alan’s work has been read out on Internet radio and his stories are now published in hard copy magazines and e-zines.