“A Sampling of Our Workshop” (continued)

The first half of “A Sampling of Our Workshop” is also available.

You can find additional information about Workshop and about submitting to Workshop on our blog.

We have a final example from Workshop to share. This one comes from Michael Carter and was originally published on May 16, 2018. As with the other Workshop samples shared, this piece provides a great deal of detail and a twist in less than 280 characters.


He squirted a tube of roast beef concentrate in his mouth, followed by shots of potato. Freeze-dried peaches were dessert. He savored each as tears blurred his view of a shrinking blue-and-white dot. It was his last meal aboard Shuttle 9, drifting uncontrollably into space.

Michael Carter is a short fiction and creative nonfiction writer who grew up reading an odd combination of sci-fi and Louis L’Amour books. He’s also a ghostwriter in the legal profession and a Space Camp alum. He’s online at michaelcarter.ink and @mcmichaelcarter.


Artwork provided by Amanda Bergloff (@AmandaBergloff)

Introduction to July 2018 Performance

The Evening Theatre is pleased to present our July performance. This performance offers flash fiction and another entry in the very popular “Strom and Ash” series. Amanda Bergloff (@Amanda Bergloff) kindly returns to provide the artwork for this performance.

Workshop (@TETWorkshop), our “very short fiction” endeavor, has now existed for four months and has published some great pieces. A few of those pieces will be shared tonight, and we are grateful that Michael Carter (@mcmichaelcarter) and Dennis Mombauer (@DMombauer) were kind enough to allow their fine work to be included this evening. We really enjoy the blend of challenge and possibility that the world of tweet-length fiction offers to authors. Promotion of this form has become significant to our mission. 

Examples from Workshop will bookend “The Megalodon” – the fourth installment of the fantasy series from Damon Garn (@dmgwrites). Previous installments of this series can be accessed with the links below.

“The Misplaced Tower”

“One Slick Dragon”

“The Great Cherry Battle”

The lineup for our July performance:

Opening Act“A Sampling from our Workshop”

Headliner“The Megalodon” by Damon Garn

Encore“A Sampling from our Workshop” (continued)


Artwork provided by Amanda Bergloff (@AmandaBergloff).

“Two Months of Tales” (continued)

Workshop (@TETWorkshop) concludes a sampling of content published over the last two months with three final examples.

Biographical information for the author is shared beneath each piece.

The first half of “Two Months of Tales” is also available.


He likened his job to a beachcomber with a metal detector. Occasionally, he’d find jewelry, crowns, or medical devices. This time, he found only pins. When his haul was this minimal, he daydreamed he was at the beach instead of running the magnet in the cooling cremation chamber.

Michael Carter is a short fiction and creative nonfiction writer with a metal bar in his chest. He’s also a ghostwriter in the legal profession and a Space Camp alum. He’s online at michaelcarter.ink and @mcmichaelcarter. 


On their date she smiled, but never showed her teeth. Maybe she was coy—hard to say when you met on an app. 
When he leaned in for a kiss, he learned the truth. He saw them as she parted her lips. Glittering & razor sharp. 
He admired her teeth before they tore out his tongue.

Sarah Skiles is a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction. Her “#VSS365” microfiction and tweets about weird food cravings can be found @sarahskiles. 


After taking a fastball to the temple, he was fortunate to be able to stay in the game. 
He took his base, trotting down the first baseline. 
The afternoon had become wonderfully sunny. 
And was that Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb? 
Wow! Unreal!
He thought those guys were dead.

Joshua Scully is an American History teacher from Pennsylvania. His fiction can be found @jojascully.


Artwork courtesy of Amanda Bergloff (@AmandaBergloff).

June 11, 2018 Performance Introduction

The Evening Theatre is proud to present the first of two June performances. Selected pieces from Workshop (@TETWorkshop) will bookend the acts selected for this evening.

Workshop is an online journal that utilizes Twitter as a publishing platform. The Evening Theatre launched this new endeavor two months ago and has already published over twenty “very short fiction” pieces. The limitations of Twitter (280 characters or less) challenge authors to be concise and direct. 

“Two Months of Tales” is a sampling of the pieces published by Workshop and includes short fiction from Michael Carter (@mcmichaelcarter), Dennis Mombauer (@DMombauer), S.S. Sanderson (@SSSanderson2), Joshua Scully (@jojascully), and Sarah Skiles (@sarahskiles).

Between selections from Workshop, The Evening Theatre presents pieces from Frieda D. Taller (@foxyfridz), Joshua Scully (@jojascully), and Damon Garn (@dmgwrites). This performance includes poetry, prose, and the continuation of a wonderfully hilarious saga. Amanda Bergloff (@AmandaBergloff) was again kind enough to provide original artwork for this performance.

The lineup for our June 11, 2018 performance:

Opening Act: “Two Months of Tales

First Act: “Lost Girl” by Frieda D. Taller

Second Act: “Unearthly Hues of Cyan” by Joshua Scully

Headliner: “The Great Cherry Battle” by Damon Garn

Encore: “Two Months of Tales” (continued)


Artwork created by Amanda Bergloff (@AmandaBergloff)