Stories

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

 

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.

– Buy it on Amazon under the banner of The Society Of Misfit Stories

 

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

“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.

– Arriving in the April, 2017 issue of Bete Noire

 

“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 in 2017 in The Chronos Chronicles: a SF Anthology from Indie Authors Press

 

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  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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