Monday, December 31, 2012

Tachyon Level Rising (140)

It's a con game -- replace Michelangelo's David with a marble copy that can walk and talk. Astonish the world and historians everywhere. Think of the fame and fortune involved. Would you be tempted to look that good? Scott was and he isn't standing in the Louvre but in Hell.

Published by KALKION online

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Skydiving into Oblivion (136)

Bad Boys, bad boys, whatcha going to do when you land on an island that's a sovereign country? 

Accepted in POWERS, an anthology about those with superpowers.
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Friday, November 09, 2012

Durango Agonistes Died Yesterday (123)

A banned and interdicted neighbor predicts events leading to the return of the Old Gods -- the One who Sleeps in the Sunken City, the Shambler, and the Gargoyle of the Sea. Who is this neighborly Delphic Oracle, this unkempt Cassandra who troubles your orderly life? Do you dismiss a series of murders when a comet appears and meteors fall to earth? Do you run to him when the moon turns blood red? Do you seek him out when the streets run red with blood and Death walks the earth? The fate of the world is in your hands.


Kindle Edition - FH website or Amazon
Print Edition - FH website or Amazon

Monday, September 24, 2012


A knock on the door provides new insights into the relationship of a "not so nice" friendship between two men and the girl they think they love.

Published in WRITINGS ON THE WALL, an anthology from Seven Archons

Available at AMAZON

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Demon Invasion from Hell (WT 121)

By a strange quirk of fate when the city of Pittsburgh opened the a subway tunnel from "dahntahn" to the North Shore, they also opened a portal to hell. Now it falls to the military, specifically Lieutenant Colonel McFaddis to find a way to stop the demons from feasting on the humans at their own tailgate parties. Yuns better like this story, the demon says!

Published in Fantastic Horror #4. Available as a Kindle book
Available in PRINT at AMAZON (click here)
Available for NOOK at BARNES AND NOBLE  (click here)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

City of Blood (WT 111)

There is always something interesting happening in Central City on weekends -- Jazz bands, funky flash mobs, symphony concerts, the midnight screening of Rocky Horror in drag, fancy dinners, dancing at the Waldorf Ballroom for the rich and sophisticated, and even ... the end of the world.
Professional trainer and magician Domenic Gedigold and his buddy from the distant past must deal with a madman who wishes to establish an empire of werewolves. If he fails then Central City will become a City of Blood.

Publilshed WEIRD CITY 3, an anthology edited by George Whilhite
Available at AMAZON 

The Man in the Moon Became My Grandfather (WT 99)

When a child is born, every parent dreams of a future for that child so glorious it is written in golden letters across a sky so vast, it is meaningless to describe. But no child ever lives up to those dreams and thus, every parent's dream dies a little each day. No child born of man could live up to the dreams of that birth. But what happens when a parent gets a second chance? Something truly Mysterious and Wonderful happened in Warehouse Three of Moonbase Alpha. One day our children will step between the stars and write history in bold actions and wondrous deeds.

Published in THE COLONIES, an anthology edited by Shane Collins
Available at AMAZON

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sinopia (127)

Three men on a first contact mission to an Earth-like world crash on a barren limestone landscape. They find refuge in a cave that seems to be a monastery. It is filled with sinopia-colored statues made from limestone and illuminated by a perpetual fire.

Accepted in COLORS, an anthology of flash fiction and poetry edited by Jake Johnson

Friday, June 01, 2012

Snowbound, With Wolves (WT 114)

A camping Expedition on an alien world goes wrong when wolves attack. However, all is not lost, our campers do not become lumps of digested food in the snow, not on this alien world.

Published in in Synaptic Void, an anthology edited by Joe Jablonski
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Haunted House (WT 73)

Alms for the poor, alms for the poor. Blood for the Inquisition.
This Halloween, there is a haunted house on a haunted hill with a dungeon haunted by a real demon -- Tomas de Torquemada. I wouldn't suggest you visit that Haunted House unless you like pain. Remember, you only have one life to give, over and over and over.

Available for AMAZON Kindle: FH #3 - Welcome to Hell
Available in PRINT - FH #3 - Welcome to Hell

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The First Vampire's Curse (WT 119)

During a drug raid on a steamship, a young policeman discovers vampires and embraces the First Vampire's Curse by becoming one of the undead to take control of organized crime in a steampunk-like city.


Available in MOBI, EPUB and PDF formats through FANTASTIC HORROR via PAY PAL.
ALSO available in electronic form at AMAZON 

Now Available in PRINT from AMAZON 

Friday, April 27, 2012

The New Frankenstein (WT 98)

_ _ Jonah Carnahan, a detective inspector with the Atlantipolis City Police Force and a bicycling enthusiast, is involved in a car accident that leads to revelations of murder, ghosts, abominations of nature and cyborgs at All Souls Charity Hospital. There is no hope for the living to survive a fate worse than dying in this hospital.
_ _ In the words of Mary Shelley: "I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion."
_ _ And this cyborg does not fear Death.

Published in "HOSPITAL" an anthology edited by Sean Monaghan
Available at AMAZON

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Caterwauling Kitties of Castle O'Rourke (WT 49)

There's the tooth fairy. There's your fairy godmother. And there's Rory, the Cat Fairy who haunts Castle O'Rourke. He made the mistake of disturbing the peace and hating cats. Hey you cat lovers, here's one for you.

Published in Short Sips, Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection Volume 2, edited by Jessica A. Weiss.
Available from AMAZON

Short Sips is a collection of short stories for you to read over a cup of coffee.

And With a Sigh Winter Says Goodbye (WT 110)

The cold night of winter overstayed. It was thus in Jules Anson's heart, if not Central city as a whole until a theft could be discovered, wrongs brought to justice and curses lifted. Anson knew that once magic was invoked in the name of Fire, Earth, Air or Water, that magic must run its course.

Published in COBWEBS AND ANTIQUITIES, an anthology of cursed and/or magic objects

Available on AMAZON 

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Shrovetide Affair (WT 52)

After Mardi Gras, a man returns to his friends as a zombie, dead as a doornail, heart ripped from his chest  and asks them to help him get his heart back by finding the voodoo master who took it. This is a deal made with the devil and no good can come of it.

Published in Deals With The Devil, an anthology edited by Stephanie Morrell
Available at AMAZON

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

In the Dark, by an Icy Ocean (WT 89)

Two astronauts on a terraforming mission in the Oort Cloud find artifacts that are more than merely a rock or a piece of metal. There are memories of lives from a billion years before that insist on being remembered.

Published in "Shadows Within Shadows 2" and available at AMAZON

The Neighbors Are Almost Dead (WT 112)

Jared Gade, rookie detective and highborn, uber-rich socialite has a problem. His rich "uncles" are vampires. When three murdered crooks turn up at their townhouse, Jared must come clean to his detective boss, a banned magician and the ghosts who witnessed the murder. Worse yet, his "uncles" and the Magician are two thousand years old and hate each other. Can Jared resist the lure of being eternally undead or will he be a good patrician and open a vein for his "uncles" to suck?

Published in URBAN NIGHTMARES, an anthology edited by Dorothy Davies
available at AMAZON 

Friday, March 09, 2012

Circus Extravagansis (WT 87)

Mankind dashes out into the galaxy after aliens give them long distance spaceflight but all is not fortune, glory and adventure. The alien races resent Earthlings for their chaotic and anarchic practices. When four young men from broken homes start sneaking into Circus Extravagansis and stealing the publicity, the leaders of the Circus involve them in a conspiracy of three ring proportions. But Earthlings are not loved and cherished. When the curtain falls on our little drama, four young men find new roles in the Circus; roles that they never expected.

Published in LEGENDS UNSPOKEN, an anthology from Fantastic Horror in electronic formats.
Also, an Amazon kindle edition
And on print at AMAZON

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Perdition Found in a Railcar (WT 95)

A thief and scoundrel who once rode with Quantrill's raiders in the Civil War wants the secret of eternal life. He confronts a seeming rich man traveling in a private railcar and finds more than he bargained for.
Published in MIDNIGHT TRAIN, an anthology edited by Dorothy Davies.

This is the third story about Cain (of the biblical Cain and Abel) and Death as a character. It is set in a RR car in 1876.
The first story was "Dogs at Midnight" set circa 2010.
The second story was "Bodies at the Buoy" set in 2020.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dragons and Sprites and Other Delights (WT 116)

Aye Mateys. There be pirate treasure out there on a tiny island west of the Florida Keys. More doubloons than a dozen men can carry and all but one of them guard the secret of that treasure with their bones. Beware, the twelfth man is name Robin and he definitely isn't a good fellow. He wants revenge.

Accepted in BENEATH THE WAVES an Anthology

Friday, February 03, 2012

On Passing Through a Graveyard on a Warm Summer Night (WT 88)

A graveyard, a murder and a ghost -- In the dark of night, the dead speak a dead language of their own and keep company with the dead. The dead do not keep company with the living, unless...

Published in SUMMER THRILLS an anthology edited by Dorothy Davies.

Here's the Amazon Link

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Bo's Simian Winter (WT 75)

How far would you go for a friend? Would you change your species? If you had complete a government contract, how far would you go?
Bo just can't say NO to Rory.

Published in WINTER CHILLS, and anthology edited by Dorothy Davies.
Here's the Amazon Link.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Skirmish at the Devereux Hot Springs (WT101)

In a Victorian world of city-states where steam carriages drive through cities lit by gas lamps and enchanted mechanicals guard the estates of the rich, how do diplomats and politicians settle disputes? They devise Rules of Engagement, hire small armies and stage skirmishes between brigades of clockworks, steam power war machines, helium airships. They invoke ghosts, raise the dead and listen to consultants.
A Steampunk story of the dead rising and making war with clockwork gargoyles.

Published in "What New is Old Again - a Steampunk Anthology dedicated to C.D. Turner