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“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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 touch the bark. It had to … Continue reading