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.

–  Buy it on Amazon in Issue 24 of Bete Noire Magazine


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.

Buy it on Amazon in the December 2016 issue of Phantaxis Magazine


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 crooked Sheriff cum outlaw hunter. (Winner the 2017 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Short Fiction)

Read it at The Missing Slate


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.

– Buy it on Amazon in the Autumn, 2016 issue of The Colored Lens


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.

Get it for free on Smashwords in The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Vol II


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

Read it in the July, 2016 issue of Fabula Argentea



Coming Soon

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.

–  Arriving Fall 2017 in The Society of Misfit Stories, Volume 1


“Fashion Emergency”
In a botched effort to duplicate herself, an engineer accidentally travels back in time to 13th century Scotland, where she proceeds to irrevocably alter her future present.

– Arriving  October 2017 in The Chronos Chronicles: a SF Anthology from Indie Authors Press


One thought to “Stories”

  1. Brian’s prose, full of humor, devastation and tenderness, achieves with swift clarity and elegance what most writers only dream of achieving. His vivid stories leave an indelible mark on the reader, transporting them into worlds both familiar and bizarre, subtly raising uncomfortable questions about human nature while providing such great entertainment that we’re more than willing to squirm. Getting sneak previews of his work has been one of my greatest reading pleasures, and I can’t wait for more!

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