Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Box of Chocolates (147)

Beware of wolves begging tricks and treats this Halloween. You might want to give generously but not so generously as to lose your life. 

Published in the Halloween Issue of PSYCHOPOMP

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fish Stories (151)

In a future world where icecaps have melted and seas have risen, mankind has left the land for underwater domes. The first miner to enter college discovers a way to become the demi-god Poseidon. 

I published this on my website.  The link is in the side bar

Saturday, October 05, 2013

(158) Circus of Horrors

A boy goes wandering at the start of the 1930's Depression and discovers magic in the circus.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Village of the Fifth Lion (WT 86)

Two men, searching for The Fountain of Youth in the mid 1930's, find Ponce De Leon and discover that "youth" is not entirely what it seems.

Published on my website
June 2014

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Blacksmith's Gift (WT 74)

Christmas Fear - Spooky Stories for the Holidays
Sometimes a gift is more than it seems to be at first glance. In this case, all that glitters is not gold but steel.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

By the Devil That's Bad Luck (137)

A quartet of men decide to become immortal demons to rule the world but a pair of hungover demons have other plans for their "blood sacrifice." 
Hungover? Seriously Dude, 
can two hungover demons damn four men to hell? 
And WHAT is "good luck" in Hell? 

Published in Blood and Guts, an anthology edited by Brianna Stoddard
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Murder in a Sleazy Nightclub (131)

And how dreadful would it be if anthropomorphic wolves entered the world and nothing changed? Is that all there is?
(A tip o'the hat to Peggy Lee, Lieber and Stoller along with Arlen and Stoller, )

Published in WOLFCRAFT, an anthology of short stories edited by Ron Kopppelberger

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kathmandu Raga (WT 106)

He slept fitfully. The way soldiers always sleep on rock mattresses cradled against the surviving wall of a burnt out building. Spotlights of the enemy couldn't reach this flop-spot. There was a name for this war, Rattenkrieg. An old name from a century before when soldiers were flesh and blood, when guns shot lead bullets and not energy bursts. There was a name for real men who shot real enemies not these faceless searchers that fell from the skies, Sniper. He became one with the stone and the dirt, hidden, unseen.

Published in A-Z CITIES OF DEATH, an anthology edited by Dean M. Drinkel
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Rememberance of Spring With Flowers in Bloom (WT 109)

Nothing is so memorable as a day in spring with cool breezes, the smell of cherry blossoms and flowers, puffy white clouds in the sky and an alien abduction.

Published in SPRING FEVER, an anthology of horror stories

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Meditations On a Dead World (112)

A legend claims that the planet Earth has a twin in opposite orbit around the sun. What if R'lyeh rested at the bottom of the ocean on that world? What will happen when man explores the stars and discovers that dead world? Will mankind survive or will the Ancient Ones rule the universe with mankind as its slaves?

an anthology edited by Mark Crittendon at  Red Skies Press 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Private Island (124)

In the year 2045, a rich college brat destroys a University and its Chancellor by posting a video so vile that it gets him declared an enemy of the state. His punishment is exile from the planet.

Published in A JOURNEY YOU SAY
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Night Dickie Ward's Tongue Stuck To The Flagpole (WT 81)

Three teenage brothers confront an alien threat at their family Ice Hockey Rink that wants to turn them into mechanical monsters with living parts.

Published in DIESELPUNK an anthology edited by Sean Monaghan (Venus Vulture) and published on CREATE SPACE in print AMAZON in print.

All the Days of Our Lives (133)

An abandoned child rises through the crime syndicates to run the brothels and speakeasies in Capital City. when a robbery goes bad, he is sent to prison for murder. There are punishments that crush the spirit, destroy the body, and inspire revolution. A prison story in Steampunk with diesels, war machines, locomotives, cyborgs, and finally fireworks.

Published in STEAMPUNK, an anthology of metal and machines edited by Sean Monaghan (Venus Vulture) and available from CREATE SPACE in print and AMAZON in print.

A Meteorite Struck Lance Last Week (WT 77)

A tiny chunk of meteor hits the star player of a world-championship Rugby team. It starts to turn his body into living metal and that causes all sorts of grief at airport security. But does our star player simply roll over and play dead, tragically whimpering in self-doubt or does our star player take the bull by the horns and create a new life? That is the question.

Published  in A BUTTERFLY IN CHINA an anthology edited by Sean Monaghan (Venus Vulture News) available on AMAZON in print, and CREATE SPACE in print.

Cyborg Harrow Genesis (WT 54)

What would happen if micromachines, nannites, could turn human soldiers into metal and silicone weapons of war. Would humanity survive the war or would the nannites simply take over everything and declare peace with the other nannites?  Only one man can save the world of flesh and blood humanity from destruction. What is the price he must pay?

Published in NOIR, an anthology in memory of Chuck Turner edited by Chris Bartholomew of Static Movement. Available from AMAZON in print and CREATE SPACE in print.

The Campeche Aquarium (128)

If a butterfly flaps its wings in China... too abstract a thought.

If a doctoral student deflowers the University President's Daughter in a viral video, what sort of job can he expect to get after graduation? Would even a drug lord hire him?
Maybe... There are fish in Campeche Bay -- Man-made fish paying for their sins and the sins of the father. What strange quirk of fate brought them to this point?

Published in A BUTTERFLY IN CHINA, an anthology by Sean Monaghan available on print from AMAZON, or CREATE SPACE

Monday, March 11, 2013

Space Cadets of the Apocalypse (141)

The world didn't end on Mayan year zero but it tried real hard. The Genetic Plagues nearly ended mankind. Women nearly disappeared. Civilization descended into savagery. I snagged a preferred spot, running one of the military's freeholds, a series of caves, teaching the survivors, abandoned orphaned teens, all boys. It was either teach or be sent into outer space as a robot.

Published online by Perihelion Science Fiction in their March 2013 issue. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Adventures of Sheriff Billy Shane (WT 94)

The Sheriff and Deputy of Chadron Nebraska discover a Magus trying to become a living god and it is up to the two men to stop the Magus. But they aren't alone. The sheriff is related to not one but two Greek gods and in the end, it's party time.


Published on CREATE SPACE in print.

Published on AMAZON in print

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Blood of Patriots and Tyrants (144)

An insurgent memory-wipes the enemy soldier’s mind controlling a cyborg warrior and replaces it with his own. What happens when this new mind becomes the weapon that can take over all defenses and conquer the world? 

Accepted in Blood, an anthology by Fantastic Horror ( or which is restoring and revising its website.