Over the years, I’ve received my share of compliments and good reviews for my short stories. On the few occasions when someone has recognized my name as an author, I’ve even received a perplexed expression or two to go along with his or her question, “You’re Sharon Daynard… the writer?” But I must admit the best reaction I’ve ever received to one of my stories was “How could you?”
The answer of course is simple—a vivid imagination and years of writing, writing and more writing. It’s not like I set out to be shocking or offensive when I start a short story. It’s just where my dark sense of humor often takes me.