Category Archives: Short Story

Story Addict: A Collection of 27 Short Stories

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Hi, my name is TZ Barry, and I’m a story addict…

Story Addict is a collection of 27 short stories written between 2010 and 2018, spanning a variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, thriller, literary, magical realism, dark humor, and satire. There’s time travel, telepathy, parallel universes, aliens, robots, artificial intelligence, hackers, spies, invisibility, dinosaurs, wizards, talking jellyfish, and more. The lengths of the stories vary from 300 words to over 6,000 (60,000 words in total). Eight of the stories have been previously published while nineteen are new to this collection. The stories are not connected and can be read in any order. Continue reading

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I am Invisible: A Short Story

 

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I am Invisible is a surreal slipstream short story about a young man who wakes up one day to discover he is invisible.  Inspired by Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, the story touches on themes of social anxiety, alienation, and depression. I am Invisible is currently available on Amazon. Read below for a preview of the story.

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Henchmen Wanted: A Short Story

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Have you ever wondered about those henchmen who work for evil mastermind villains in action movies? Where did they come from? What do they do all day? How did they get their jobs?

Find out in the darkly comic short story, “Henchmen Wanted,” about a group of mercenaries who are guarding a secret mountain base when an unexpected visitor shows up.

Available now on Amazon. Read a free sample of the story below. Continue reading

Under Space: A Short Story

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“Under Space” is a science fiction short story that I originally published on this website a couple of years ago. I had only written screenplays back then, and “Under Space” was my first attempt at prose. Looking back, it was a little rough, so I re-edited the story and created a new cover. The updated version of the 6,500-word short story is now available on Amazon and other online retailers. You can still read a free sample of the story at the original link here. Continue reading