Stories

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Song of a Flightless Bird

Amelia has been taking care of her disabled husband for years, her resentment growing apace with his infirmity. When an opportunity arises to run from her circumstances, she must decide what sort of person she truly is.

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Museum Piece

Aging outlaw Silje Rash rides into civilized Reno to retire, but struggles with the choice, instead throwing in with a double amputee and his half-Chinese niece against a sadistic Sheriff looking to make a name for himself. (Winner the 2017 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Short Fiction)

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Pie in the Sky

An elderly performer must come to terms with both his increasing debilitation and a string of murders in his nursing home, exclusive to clowns.

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Circling the Brain

Moscow is a severed head in a jar, 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 a dangerous road of introspection and intrigue.

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Propinquity

Exiled to Earth for the mental illness of empathy, an insectoid alien refugee must wage an internal war between morality and a hunger for human souls.

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Regeneration Gap


Fritz is an elderly mortal sidelined by a culture of ubiquitous immortality. When the milk for his porridge spoils, he must endure the company of a new robot caretaker and the hostility of the outside world in order to replace the milk and regain his self-respect.

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Executive Pressure

Peder Danyels, a low-level executive sent to investigate an accident on a high-gravity mining planet, quickly learns that claustrophobia and life on a heavy don’t mix.

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Record album cover of Roy Eldridge's After You've Gone. A black-and-white photo, with Roy's head tipped forward as he blows on his trumpet, his eyes glancing up beneath his slicked-back hair.

Tarnished Silver

A tale of life and death and familial greed—in a retirement community.

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