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.