The Bruised Banana

a short story by David Douglas


November 17, 20151000 words

Description: Feeling dejected about his poor performance on a college exam, a paraplegic man races across campus toward his vehicle. He yearns to hurry home and seclude himself in peace and quiet, but instead, he's hindered by one impeding stranger after another. Rapidly becoming overwhelmed with anger and resentment, he sees something that will change his life forever. He sees a bruised banana.


Awards and Recognition

  • 1st Place Fiction – 2016 Pen 2 Paper creative writing contest [October 30, 2016]
  • 2nd Place – 2015 Writers Guild of Texas flash fiction contest [December 21, 2015]