Saturday Stories: Memories of the Breakers

Smith erases memories, he’s one of the best. He can remove your traumatic or dangerous memories and and lighten your spirit. But the Order of Mnemosyne requires that the Eraser then erases their own memory of the encounter, leaving Smith with very little left of himself. Now’s he’s met a client whose memories put her in danger. Can Smith erase her memories, protect her, and somehow keep something of her for himself? Memories of the …

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Stories I Love: August 2018

Last month I said I was going to take a break from reading short stories, and boy did I. I did’t read any. Not one. And this is a good thing. My wife and I desperately needed to get out of town, so we did just that, rambling through beautiful locations in Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. For some of this time, I didn’t read any fiction, didn’t watch any TV, or really consume stories beyond …

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Saturday Stories: Jack Who Works the Beanstalk

Jack is just another orphaned kid working the tourists, except Jack lives on Mars and works the Pavonis Mons Beanstalk Terminal guiding visitors through the delights and dangers of New Chicago City. But his new client is a mysterious man named Aldan who wants to go into the Maze and take on one of New Chicago City’s most dangerous men. There is something different about Aldan, but Jack needs money to save Mary and can’t …

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Stories I Love: July 2018

Time has a way of changing the game on you. My initial goal for this challenge was not to read a story every day, but to read 365 short stories this year (subtle difference). But, through July, I managed to not miss any days and to read at least one story a day (I can be a bit of an overachiever). But, that goal, was carefully worded to give me wiggle room that I am …

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Saturday Stories: Connor Bright and the Case of the Purple Unicorn

Connor Bright dresses and talks just like Crocodile Dundee, but that’s just his way of hiding from his past. He’s a private detective in Phoenix, Arizona and his next case involves a man slain by what appears to be a purple unicorn. He doesn’t think unicorns are real, but Irene, his new eight-year-old client, saw her great-uncle run down by one. Now Connor has to solve the murder, keep his own demons at bay, and …

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Saturday Stories: A Brief Introduction

I write a lot of short stories (I’ll be hitting 100 finished short stories and novelettes later this year) and I am looking for a way to both get them out and share them with all of you. So I’m going to post some of them here, on this website, for free. This whole free thing is a “thank you” to all of you that follow along here or on facebook or twitter. I’m coming …

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Stories I Love: June 2018

So, the 2018 is halfway over, how did that happen? Somehow spring always seems to be that way, gone in a flash of lengthening days, a warming sun, and fresh air. I’m well over half way to my goal of reading 365 stories this year and haven’t missed a day yet (thanks to the abundant supply of very short stories being published). I’ve been thinking about beginnings a lot. Short stories in particular. When a …

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Of Things Not Seen Stands Alone

I made a mistake last year when I released Of Things Not Seen: A Ghost’s Memoir, Book 3. It’s the subtitle and the “Book 3” part that is misleading. Kind of. It is Book 3 in the series and features Jesus, the secondary character from Shuffled Off and To Be a Fool. It also overlaps with the events of To Be a Fool and follows Jesus from the time he leaves at the end of …

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Stories I Love: May 2018

Artists should get paid. Woops, I probably just lost a bunch of people there, but bear with me. A lot of the short stories I list in this series are “free,” but I encourage you to find a way to support the publications you love. I put free in quotes on purpose up there, because all the publications I list here pay their authors, most all of them pay professional rates, so the stories are …

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Followup #2: Short Story Marathon, One Year Later

The Short Version (TL;DR) Time flies when you’re writing like mad… I started this whole thing a year ago today, which is so hard to believe. The stories have done well in the market, “The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes” found a home with The Saturday Evening Post, several earned Honorable Mentions from Writers of the Future Contest, plus more good news I can’t talk about yet. I’m still living with these stories (in some good …

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