Though the main focus of this blog is my rambling on about whatever needs rambling on about on a given day, occasionally I get a little bit more focused. When I do, sometimes a solid short story comes of it. This is just a little page to help you find them.
Forty stories now, and going strong. Here’s hoping you find something here that you like…
300 Years a Thief: What happens when you cross a hard drive full of secrets with a time machine? You flash forward in time and meet the architect of a war against murderous robots…
Borrowed Time: It’s the future, where the years of your life can be bought and sold. What happens when you try to fight the system?
The First Wave: Abandoned and losing faith in his mission, a man must kill to protect his identity. But is he really who he thinks he is, or has he deluded himself into killing over trifles?
One Award: A man’s childhood hiding place calls to him as an adult.
The Acid Orphan: Meet the newest recruit at the League of Heroes. Play rough if you like, just don’t draw blood.
You’re Hired: The job market sucks these days. Seems like the only place you’ll ever find a job is in hell.
Ornithoscillation: Birds are dropping dead for no reason. Maybe I’ve just been watching too much Alfred Hitchcock.
The Potioneer’s Ploy: The prisoner is missing. Luckily, some guy is on the case.
Decommission: A strange runaway robot haunts Installation 17.
Seeds of Insurgence: Don’t cross this woman, or her watermelon.
Shorn: A lightning fiction. How do you show your child it’s all going to be all right when it isn’t?
Betrayer’s Helix: What if lying were in your DNA?
This Time I’ll Drown: Every time she lives, she burns to death. This time will be different.
Gin Rickey: Papa was a rolling stone. I’ll have a scotch on the rocks.
Bound Howler: A grimdark shapeshifter tale with a twist. Werewolves are perhaps not as reckless as they might seem.
Just a Sec, Ty: Imagination is this kid’s best friend. Maybe his only friend.
Powdered Chaos: Today is the luckiest day of his life, or maybe the worst.
Rejected: 5 Ultra-short stories sharing one title. 100 words each. Share and enjoy!
The Equal Amateur: There’s a new cowboy in town, and it’s time to teach her the way things run around here.
Neon Carrots: A tale of vindication for any child who’s been a little leery of eating his vegetables.
Bull Rush: He’s like the Hulk, but not.
The Dressmaker’s Last Call: If you can’t see them, they can’t see you. Right?
A Recipe for Disaster: Psychic snipers and telekinetic uberwomen. Sometimes a bullet just won’t get the job done. Part 3 of an anonymous author collaboration.
Merlin in Midtown: It’s not all swords and stones and sorcery. Occasionally, to save the world, you have to travel to the seedy parts of town.
You’ll Join Eventually, Anyway: Resistance is futile, but the Horde has perks for new members if you act now.
Self-Inflicted: Everybody has an evil twin. Everybody is this guy’s evil twin.
Lettuce Be: There’s something strange about the sentient plants walking around. And it’s not that they’re walking, or sentient.
All in One Night: Did you ever want to know, as a kid, how Santa’s sleigh works? You might be sorry you asked.
The Screaming Comet: Every few months, the Screaming Comet takes the Elders on a great journey. But where do they really go? A little boy is determined to find out.
Smoke Rings: Some adventures are greater than others. Then again, some young ones find that adventure is in their blood.
Cold Fury: An alternate viewpoint on a well-known cold-weather tale.
Page Turner: Apocalypses come and go, but there’s really no substitute for a good book.
The Crater Devil: Strange creatures roam the hills, but science will find out their secrets.
Some Stories You Should Read, Vol. 2: A small collection of stories co-authored by yours truly.
The Immutable Mr. Jenkers: They say that cats have nine lives, but history seems to suggest that Mr. Jenkers has more, many more.
Collector’s Item: Mr. G is not a man you want to owe money to, and his collectors are not the kind of men you want at your soiree.
Search History Stories: Some lightning fiction, created out of the search histories of some unfortunate individuals.
Dead Obvious: There’s a murderer in our midst. Luckily, the dead can speak for themselves, so identifying the killer should be no problem.
The Bag Man: Somebody’s been making unwelcome deliveries in Rufus’s turf for too long. Today’s the day Rufus gets even.