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The Wicker Basket
by RS Potter

A short story (less than 3,000 words) about an aspiring writer who utilizes an unlikely source to become published within one year, or get a real job. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

They leered at each other like a standoff between two gunslingers waiting for the other to make the first move — Edwin knew he’d have to pull the trigger first. He brooded behind his 1950s Hermes Baby typewriter with the clattering of dishes in the next room. The blank paper was a frequent visitor in their quaint apartment. Then like a flash, an idea sparked — his fingers twitched on the keyboard. “Ed, a little help might be nice,” barked Elizabeth from the kitchen.


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