Wednesday, December 14, 2011

And Death Will Never Take Me (WT 108)

A simple drunk and disorderly police call reveals the secret sins of the Angel of Death.

Published in: DARK SECRETS Anthology edited by Dorothy Davies

Kakashi (WT 000)

Not all heroes have powers and muscles and capes. Some heroes live lonely, solitary lives and care for the ordinary things, lest the ordinary things become unique.  Some watch the fields and forests and keep them safe.

A reprint from years ago, republished in print in LOCAL HEROES an anthology edited by Brandon Rucker.

Two Boys At Play (WT 29)

Two boys playing in their back yard meet their counterparts from the past through a rift in time.

Published in Daily Flash Fiction 2012: 366 Days of Flash from Pill Hill Press

Death Visits Oktoberfest (WT 80)

An actor playing the character of Death in a morality at an Oktoberfest Renaissance Faire decides to party-hearty in costume and pays for his actions.

Published in: Fall Shudders an anthology of spooky tales edited by Dorothy Davies

The Birthday Boy's Last Christmas (WT 103)

Christmas is always bright and cheery, with silver tinsel and red and gold balls and lots of twinkling fairy lights with Cthulhu and a vampire. A time of joy, a time of giving till it hurts, blood that is and human sacrifice.

Published in: CHRISTMAS FEAR 2: UNHOLY NIGHT - an anthology of short horror stories edited by Chris Bartholomew.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Outer Limits of the Pizza Twilight Zone (WT107)

Ever get the wrong number late at night and they the temerity to order pizza from you?

Published in Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction by Pill Hill Press

Young Sherlock Holmes' Big Crime Spree (WT 105)

Is it possible that the great detective was once a common wrongdoer? Is it possible that there is someone more brilliant than Sherlock?

Published in DAILY FLASH 2012 LEAP YEAR

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Who Wants To Date An Alien (WT 65)

Can a dating show be a weapon of mass destruction? In a bizarre twist of events, an anthropoid lizard and a Tentacle with a big mouth rudely interrupt a man's morning shower. Are they Impresarios from another planet or terrorists unleashing the most dread weapon in the galaxy? Before you can say "Inquiring Minds Want to Know" a mountain is teleported above a capital city and starts to fall...

"FIRST CONTACT IMMINENT" an anthology edited by Joe Jablonksi
published by RED SKIES PRESS

Also at Amazon

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Oh Drat! It's From the In-Laws (WT 104)

A satire on the most famous Christmas Poem - The Night Before Christmas.

Published in  CHRISTMAS FEAR 2, UNHOLY NIGHT  an anthology from Static Movement

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Thunderstorms and Thaumaturgy (WT 85)

A car wrecks and the driver is dead but the accident is not an accident, it's worse than murder. A portal has been opened and an ancient evil is invading the earth. Is this the end of civilization? Only one man can prevent it. Is it the bright young patrolman? The Luddite detective? Or the strange blog editor with the funny name and the hidden past?

This is Volume 2 of a three volume set.
AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT: Static Movement Store

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rannoch Abbey and the Night Visitor (WT 41)

On the Vigil of Easter in Rannoch, Scotland in 1155 AD, a flying saucer crashed into the bog near a church and and monks must fight the alien invasion.

Published in MONK PUNK, an anthology edited by AJ French and available at the Static Movement Book Store.
For slightly more at AMAZON
Also on the KINDLE and the NOOK

A review at HELLNOTES

A review at Ginger Nuts of Horror.
Another Review at The Future Fire

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Who Let The Dogs Out (WT 63)

Charlie Crampon, a college student returning from his father's memorial service, meets up with two strange dogs that turn out to be anthromorphs and when they return to human form, they involved Charlie in a strange and life altering affair. Or so we think because nothing is as it appears to be.

published in ROAD TRIP, edited by Chris Bartholomew at Static Movement Book Store

Monday, August 29, 2011

Avenging Angel (WT 93)

A single woman is found by her stalker and tonight, there will be murder... in an urban, dark and demonic way.
A short story collaboration with Dorothy Davies.

Published in "COMES THE NIGHT" an anthology of dark stories edited by Dorothy Davies.
Available at the Static Movement Store.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bodies at the Buoy (WT 64)

Policemen Aidan Cainne and Silvio Ranaldo find a dead body in an old-style diving suit under an abandoned diving platform and before they can summon help, a pirate adds them to his scorecard of bad deeds. As the Bible says, the wages of sin is death; not Miltonian death in some fiery Hades or a Dante-like Inferno, but the Angel of Death incarnate come to deliver judgment. When the entire world holds it breath and Death looks deep into the murderer's heart, what does a man see reflected in Death's eyes?

Published in Tales of Salt and Sorrow an anthology edited by Dorothy Davies.
Available at the Static Movement Shop

Monday, August 15, 2011

Witch Queen of the Dragons (WT 91)

Susie, Witch Queen of the Dragons and keeper of the Tablets of Destiny, needs a champion swordsman and Domenic Gedigold the Wizard, to help her gargoyle friends close a portal to hell. Once married to Susie, Domenic and the swordsman must destroy an evil warlock threatening to overwhelm the world with nightmarish dreams and enslaving humanity.

Published in Weird City 2
Companion to Weird City (scroll down)
both anthologies edited by George Wilhite.
My story "Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum" appeared in Weird City and is the first story that Domenic appears

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Like a Deer in the Headlights (WT 83)

Ever wonder what the deer thinks about? Well Brant Black and Skeeter Crust find out when their hunting trip is hijacked to another planet. They become the hunted. Do they end up as trophies on the wall or do they survive?

Published in "Like Frozen Statues of Flesh, a Bizarro Anthology" edited by Joe Jablonski
Available a the Static Movement Shop

Roll Another Joint For Me, Baby (WT 71)

Four good friends watching a fifth participate in a parade and witness his murder. Yes, the unbelievable has happened, Lady Sylvia's cheese cavalier is killed before everyone eyes by an invisible killer. Who can solve such a crime? The obsequious detective? The perceptive Patrolman? The banned Blog Editor with the unsavory past?
No one is what they seem to be in this dystopic world.

published in an upcoming anthology: "Like Frozen Statues of Flesh," edited by Joe Jablonski.
Available at the Static Movement Shop.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Hot Tub Murder (WT 92)

On a world populated by Human-Animal hybrids, a vacationing human is found dead in a hot tub. It is up to seasoned detective, Elias Carson incarnated as a satyr, a green rookie incarnated as a wolf and a prosecutor incarnated as an anteater to solve the world's first murder. What they find is not a Royal conspiracy to cheat death, taxes and society but a cold-blooded, heartless murderer, willing to do anything to keep up appearances.

Accepted in "WILL IT GO FASTER IF I PUSH THIS" an anthology edited by C.D. Turner and published by Static Movement.

Or Amazon for slightly more: WIGFIIP

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Toads Croaked at Midnight (WT 66)

A movie stuntman who is a touch too greedy and too clueless for his own good and makes a deal with a pair of demons for a big movie contract that has implications for the rest of his life.

Published 26 June 2011 here on The WiFiles.
Or after 3 July 2011 at this link: The WiFiles.

(WT 97) Waste Not, Want Not

A zombie story with an airborne plague virus

(WT 96) Never Again Fear the Dark

Apocalyptic tale of alien satellites isolating the earth.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Poems: "Morning Glen" and "Festive Rapping"

Two poems: "Morning Glen" and "Festive Rapping"

Published in Poems from the Dark Side, George Wilhite editor.

At Static Movement Shop: Poems From the Dark Side
At Amazon: Poems From the Dark Side

Monday, May 16, 2011

Astronomers on the Beach (WT 57)

The Anthology COSMIC CATASTROPHES, edited by Chris Bartholomew

Purchase it at the Static Movement Shop
Or Amazon for slightly more: Cosmic Catastrophes

My story, Astronomers on the Beach, appears in it:

What do you do with the crew of a spaceship when you colonize a world? Twelve Cities abandons them on the planet with the rest of the colonists. What kind of jobs do abandoned astronomers try to find? Would you believe internet videos of a stone man in large caverns? That works out well for two of the crew.
However, something is up there, in the sky.
A meteor is falling toward the planet like the Sword of Damocles and when it strikes, it will thwart the best laid plans of astronomers and colonists alike.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum (WT 90)

An ex-marine turned Detective who finds the man he is looking for in a gym, punching a speed bag. But remember, the gateway to hell will not open tonight, not on this detective's watch. An Urban Fantasy.

This story appears in George Wilhite's Anthology "Weird City."
It is available at the Static Movement Store.
And at Amazon for a slightly higher price: Weird City 1

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sasquatch and Cyborg, LLC (WT 79)

One hundred seventy years in the future, a serial killer comes to the Yukon Territory and an alien bounty hunter (a Sasquatch with telepathic fleas) and a human detective (no fleas, no telepathy, just a college degree) must join forces to find the killer before he kills again.

Published in BOUNTY HUNTER, an anthology edited by Chris Bartholomew. Available at Static Movement's Store
Or full price on AMAZON: BOUNTY HUNTER

New title: Sasquatch and Cyborg, LLC,
Second Title: We're Having a Little Trouble With Sasquatch,
Original title: Anthropomorphic Indulgences

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And the Life of the World to Come (WT 34)

"Et vitam venturi saeculi," a Latin phrase at the end of the profession of faith. But do we believe in "a life in the world to come"? Do we have faith? They believed. They devised a resurrection and then they died in the apocalypse. This is the story of their life and the world to come.

Published in "Adventures in Other Worlds" an anthology edited by Chris Bartholomew.
Available at Static Movement's Bookstore
And for slightly more at Amazon: Adventures in Other Worlds

The original title: Detective Stuff and the story started out life as a writing exercise for Evil Editors Blog in 2007. It was a biography of EE and it was biting, wicked satire. I wrote a flash fiction from it called it "Inspector Weannous of the Detective Squad" and had the basic plot of an old detective trains a rookie.
In December 2010, I used Willie Weannous as a character in an erotic story. But I didn't use any other part of this story. I changed the character's name for this story.
In March of 2011, I wrote "Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum (WT 90)" and that theme had more story to it. So this is the story I wrote from that phrase.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Alien's Bunghole (WT 21)

New Title: The Alien's Bunghole
Old Title: Ecstasy of Gold
Original Title: Mungo McNevin and the Priests Hole

Two college students encounter an alien device in a pub. The device does strange things to them. And in the end, "Slade ... shuffled the decks and daydreamed of two moons drifting over the ocean of dreams and herds of dreezik roaming the inner plains of his home world in the constellation of Ophiuchus. In a few hours, he would walk on his home world once again."

This story started out life way back in 2007 and I've been cannibalizing the chapters that never seemed to work together. The segments were:
1) On my website in February 2009's "I Fought The Spaceship and the Spaceship Won."
2) "Rannoch Abbey and the Night Visitor" in the anthology: MONK PUNK due out in May of 2011.
3) And the final part I can extract is this story - The Alien's Bunghole.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Penis Tree (WT 82D)

A vacation in Glencoe, Scotland becomes one of the creepiest experiences in life for a sales representative when he finds a tree with a latex marital aid growing out of it.

Ths story is on the May 11, 2011 page in The DAILY FLASHES OF EROTICA Quarterly is available at this link: DFE Quarterly Jan-Mar 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scarecrow (WT 42a)

Not all heroes have powers and muscles and capes. Some heroes live lonely, solitary lives and care for the ordinary things, lest the ordinary things become unique.
There's a big, black scarecrow in someone's future. If you leave the city life, the rat race and modernity to return to the greener, agricultural lifestyle, what becomes of those touches of modern isolation and loss of ancestral memories?

The original story was first published online in Golden Visions Magazine on March 31, 2009 in the online edition and after 120 days went away as Golden Vision does not maintain an archive of online stories.

A revised version of this story titled "KAKASHI" has been accepted for publication in LOCAL HEROES, an Anthology edited by Brandon Rucker and published by STATIC MOVEMENT late summer or early fall 2011. This will be a reprint.

Monday, January 17, 2011

(WT 82-A,B) The Penis Tree

An exercise between friends. Use the three word title to create a story.
In addition to the title, There were four themes: Impalement, Absorption, Satyrs/Nymphs, Zombies

The ZOMBIE theme became story 87D.
The SATYR/NYMPH/ mythical creature - succubus theme became a ghost story 87C. Why did it become a Succubus story? Because not all story ideas can have a same title and atmosphere or tone.

That leaves Impalement and Absorption for 87A and 87B. Both of those are merely ideas floating around the ether.

(WT 82-C) The Devil's Massif

Something happened up on the Devil's Massif. A man's reputation was ruined and his life turned to ashes. Once, She lived in a glade on the Devil's Massif and woe to the man who wandered into her glade.