Category Archives: Fiction

Read my latest story in this collection of Texas horror

“The Back Forty” appears in this anthology of Texas-based horror. Everything’s scarier in Texas, and not only is it the setting, but all of the authors are either Texas natives or folks who got here as soon as they could. … Continue reading

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Litany for the Departed

  My most recent story, “Litany for the Departed” is available in See the Elephant.  “A dark and beautifully told tale of grief and loss and how people who had a hold on us in life, can still haunt us … Continue reading

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Inhuman Resources

A short story. After a year working at home—alone save for three cats, two dogs, and my spouse—I had a bad case of cabin fever. I’d always talked to the cats, but I had moved on to holding long conversations … Continue reading

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The One Whole Thing

The small appliance had been abandoned in 1996, tossed into the “might fix it later” box, then exiled to the abyss of the attic. Lonely and bored, it escaped the box and amused itself by absorbing other discarded gadgets and … Continue reading

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Hey! Buy this magazine. My words are inside.

Pick up a copy of Wicked Words Quarterly, Volume 2. $2.99 for 12 short stories written by authors from all over the globe. My story, “Pit Stop” found a home there and I’m as pleased as I can be about … Continue reading

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Still Water

I needed a little jump-start to my prefrontal cortex, so I wandered over to Chuck Wendig’s Blog and found a theme: “We’re all human, even when we’re not.”   I also tried something that makes me uncomfortable–writing in present tense.

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My name! In Print! (kinda)

Here it is. My first short fiction publication in 15 years. The Rogues Gallery: The Ilustrated Police News This is what I was doing earlier today:  Running around like The Jerk

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Rift: The Nightmare

Alani didn’t think to question what the blond human man was doing in the center of Overwatch Keep. If he were here, he must be a guest of the Prince.

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Rift: The Birth of Sorrow

She was in a dream. The mist curled around the roots of the tree. She looked up to see the boughs strung with spiderwebs, lit with dewdrops that gleamed in the darkness. The tree groaned when she reached up to … Continue reading

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Rift: Hunger

Down. Moving slowly, smooth stone on her hands and knees, she crept through the darkness without a mage light to guide her. There was no need for light in this place. Dark. Close. The air didn’t move here. Her tiny … Continue reading

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