Susan’s Short Stories

Writing a short story is an art, one I was terrible at during my college and graduate school years. That’s not good when you’re in a creative writing program and the work you are graded on is short stories.

However, at some point after graduate school, the art of the story clicked. Maybe the format changed. (Probably the latter) And now, I have a variety of short stories in a variety of publications. From the charity-based With Love anthology to the juried Pink Snowbunnies in Hell anthology to some standalone shorts that remain dear to my heart.

Stay tuned; I’m sure more are to come.

Broken but Undaunted: Collected Stories

Broken but Undaunted: Collected Stories

A short collection of short stories that were all previously published and now gathered together in one spot./p>

Showing off a versatility with subject matter, this collection contains a nice number of rock fiction stories, including more than one from the Trevolution series, a fantasy, and the story of a young widow who is broken, but undaunted by what life is throwing at her.

Permission to Enter

Permission to Enter

Women feature in this collection of short stories and one novella. Women regaining their power, moving forward through life, learning to face and deal with their pasts. These women have lived, loved, and lost. They have optimism for the future and darkness in their pasts. They have been granted permission to enter, they have seized it, or else they stand ready to do so.

Really, they're just like us.

Anthology of Stories Vol.2


My short story, Undaunted was chosen by Running Wild Press Lisa Kastner for inclusion in this 2018 anthology. It’s the story of a young widow who lost the love of her life but finds the inner strength to go on.

Also Available from Mysterious Galaxy and Powells.



A departure from the Trevolution, this 99c download was released for Rocktober 2014. What starts out as a normal night backstage becomes a night where mysteries are revealed and relationships altered. But is that a bad thing?

Bestseller Bound Anthology Vol.2

Make a Wish

Make a Wish is the Trevolution-based story in this one. Lots of comments were made to me personally about it being a heart-string-tugger. Check it out and let me know if you agree.

Bestseller Bound Anthology Vol.4

The Ghost of The Dresser

Author Sharon Cathcart’s review at GoodReads said: "One of the things I love about the Bestseller Bound anthologies (and I have read all of them) is that they are consistently high-quality. Across all genres, from hard sci-fi to fantasy to historical fiction to literary fiction: you name it. This group of independent authors puts out some of the finest writing you’ll ever see. Susan Helene Gottfried's poignant The Ghost of The Dresser was a story of dreams and life changes."



My standalone short story. I had to unpublish this at the major retailers, but you can read it at Wattpad!

Pink Snowbunnies in Hell: A Flash-Fiction Anthology

The Taste of Pink Snow

This juried anthology featured my non-Trevolution-based short story, The Taste of Pink Snow. Proceeds from the 99c download were donated to various animal-based charities.

With Love...Indie Writers United

Guitar God Numero Uno

I was invited to participate in the first With Love anthology, with proceeds headed to Doctors Without Borders. My story, Guitar God Numero Uno, is a story of the Trevolution. All you Mitchell lovers, be sure you don't miss this one.