What kind of writer am I, and what sort of stories do I write? Primarily speculative fiction, including fantasy, science fiction and occasionally horror, and once in a while a crime or mystery story. The thread that stitches them together is Character; the people in my stories are my main interest, as people are what most people are concerned with, most of the time.

My stories seldom follow “the Hero’s Journey” because I don’t view my characters as heroes and villains. As Otto Preminger said of his films, “They are all one’s children; none of them to be loved any less because they have a clubbed foot or a cleft palate.”


Short Fiction



FREE Samples

Below are 3 samples of recent short stories by Manny Frishberg. Read and enjoy!