This first story I've rewritten a few times. I submitted this to a local writing contest - it did not place. I'm not surprised. It takes a lot of practice to understand the timing, characters and their dynamics and scene development. I still like the story though.
The Nine Day War
I wrote this next story in 2004. As it turns out, it was somewhat prescient. I was looking into the future a bit, extrapolating on some good ideas and some bad. Note that the iPod was first released in 2003 and the iPhone in 2007.
I'm always happy to get comments, let me know what you think.