S. A. Williams
S. A. Williams (born 1981) has always had a passion for writing, but only recently began to share his work with the public. Born in the Midwest, Williams now lives on the East Coast with his wife, where he works as an administrator at a small college.
Williams' has always enjoyed dystopian works and writing that explores heavier topics to evoke strong but unexpected emotion from the reader. His favorite authors include Dan Chaon, J.D. Salinger, Nick Hornby, Wally Lamb, Jon Hassler and Barbara Kingslover. (Though William's wider literary tastes include a deep appreciation for Mark Twain, Richard Bachman and George Orwell as well.)
Williams has published two short stories to date and is working on additional pieces.
Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story
At present Laura is speeding to the hospital to discover the truth of several phone messages indicating her once-estranged mother is in trouble. But in the past, Laura has visited her mother in another hospital for very different reasons. As Laura begins to probe how well she and her mother really know one another, her reaction to the present situation disturbs her.
Fiction, Literary, Fiction, Short Story
S.A. Williams' second short story introduces us to Sam, a teenager burdened by problems at home. As he weighs his options, a close friend tries to convince him that he's headed down a dangerous path, one they've both seen play out before.