My flash horror story, “Pie in the Sky,” is now available in Issue 24 of Bete Noire Magazine. It follows an elderly performer who must come to terms with both his increasing debilitation and a string of murders in his nursing home, exclusive to clowns. I’m fascinated with the psychological struggle set off when an […]
And the winner of the Western Fictioneers 2017 Peacemaker Award for Best Short Story is… “Museum Piece”! Much love to my fellow nominees, along with the judges and all who make these awards possible. Most of all, I’d like to thank all the readers out there who keep this fantastic genre alive, especially those in […]
“Museum Piece,” my novelette about an aging gunslinger coming to terms with her increasing debilitation, has been announced as one of five nominees for the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Short Fiction. Winners will be announced on June 15, 2017. See the full list of nominees here.
“Circling the Brain” is now available in the December 2016 issue of Phantaxis Magazine on Amazon. The story follows Moscow, a severed head in a jar, who is totally dependent on both his wife and electricity for survival. When she goes missing and their power gets cut off for nonpayment, his struggle for survival takes him down […]
“Propinquity,” a new weird/slipstream story, and “Museum Piece,” a feminist Western, are now available. The former will cost you a buck at Amazon, but the latter is free at The Missing Slate.
“Museum Piece,” a feminist Western that I really enjoyed writing, just got picked up for publication by The Missing Slate, an international literary journal. So excited! The story follows an aging, debilitated outlaw who rides into civilized Reno to retire, but struggles with the choice, instead throwing in with a double amputee and his half-Chinese […]
Today, I received word from Indie Authors Press that “Fashion Emergency” will appear in their 2017 SF Anthology, The Chronos Chronicles. Told through a somewhat feminist lens, it follows an engineer who inadvertently travels back in time to 13th-century Scotland after a botched attempt to duplicate herself. It’s a breezy read that was just as […]
My typical experience with submissions to possible publishers involves month after month of impersonal, gut-wrenching rejections, so it’s a rare treat for me to get two acceptances in the same week. Yet here we are. Look for “Regeneration Gap” in the Autumn, 2016 issue of The Colored Lens. The plot follows an elderly mortal sidelined […]
Just got word that “Propinquity” will be released November 11 under the banner of The Society of Misfit Stories on Amazon. It’s a slipstream/new weird piece that follows an insectoid alien refugee, exiled to Earth for the mental illness of empathy, who faces an internal war between morality and a hunger for human souls. Bring […]
“Tarnished Silver” is now up on Fabula Argentea! Here’s what the publisher had to say on why they choose it for their July 2016 issue: We enjoy good character-driven fiction, and this one is certainly rife with interesting characters. This one tells two stories of a family: one of the selfless past and the good […]