Fiction

Available Now

  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “But Each Night,” a tiny gothic ghost romance
    • NEW: Published by Trembling With Fear (Sept. 27, 2020)
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “The Cowboy’s Curse,” a twisty and thrilling weird western
    • Reprinted by Speculate This (July 27, 2020 – story starts on page 30)
    • Originally published by SERIAL Magazine (see below)
  • First-date Territory,” an out-of-this-world meet-cute
    • NEW: Published by The Daily Drunk (July 28, 2020)
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “Gestation in Recess,” a big scandal in a little setting
    • Shortlisted in the Australian Writers’ Centre’s Furious Fiction competition (Dec. 24, 2019)
  • Hard Five,” a warning about the trouble that comes with being a comic who cares
    • Published by The Drabble (Nov. 27, 2019)
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “Holding,” a ghost-story drama about a young mechanic finding the right answers to her questions
    • NEW: Published by Metaphorosis Magazine (Oct. 23, 2020)
    • Audio recording available — see below
  • Impostor Syndrome,” a teenage melodrama with a twist
    • Published by The Drabble (Nov. 6, 2019)
  • Out With the Old,” a tense nighttime confrontation
    • Published by Suddenly and Without Warning (July 3, 2020)
  • Professional Boundaries,” an unexpected tale of an unexpected friendship
    • NEW: Published by Intrinsick (Sept. 6, 2020)
  • Pronounced,” a reminder that same-sex marriage begat the apocalypse
    • Published by 101 Words (Oct. 7, 2019)
  • Snow Friend of Mine,” a holiday tale of a young girl and her fluffy white friend
    • Honorable mention in the 2019 Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest (Dec. 14. 2019)
    • Audio recording available — see below
  • Something in His ‘i’s,” a sci-fi drama about love and loss
    • Winner of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library Imagine Your Story Writing Contest (July 12, 2020)
  • Unscouted Territory,” a cautionary tale about children in the woods
    • Published by Speculate This (July 27, 2020)
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “Up the Last Hill,” a deathbed confession, many years in the making
    • NEW: Published as Runner-Up in The Story Engine/The Shortest Story 100-word Microfiction Contest (Sept. 30, 2020)
  • Wedlock,” a bite-sized piece of modern-gothic horror
    • Published by Trembling With Fear (Feb. 14, 2020)
  • What That’s Not,” a quick look at a busybody friend
    • Published by 101 Words (Oct. 26, 2019)
  • 10-word stories

Audio Recordings

  • From Pepper Valley,” a long-simmering romance, finally resolved via letters
    • NEW: Read by Michael Stevens on A Story Most Queer podcast (Sept. 16, 2020)
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “Holding,” a ghost-story drama about a young mechanic finding the right answers to her questions
    • NEW: Read by Matt Gomez on the Metaphorosis podcast (Oct. 23, 2020)
  • Snow Friend of Mine,” a holiday tale of a young girl and her fluffy white friend
    • Read by the author on the Weird Christmas podcast (Dec. 14, 2019 — story starts around the 14:45 mark)

Available Now for Purchase

  • All I Want for Christmas Is Kyle McDaniels’ Heart,” a holiday tale of crushes and covens
    • NEW: Published in Macabre Ladies Publishing’s Dark Celebration: Holiday Horror Book Four (Sept. 15, 2020) – Available for purchase in print or digital
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “The Cowboy’s Curse,” a twisty and thrilling weird western
    • Published in SERIAL Magazine (March 7, 2020) – Available for purchase in print or digital
  • Frizzyland Fracas,” a theme-park drama
    • Published in Triangle Writers Magazine (April 1, 2020) – Available for purchase in print and digital
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “Holding,” a ghost-story drama about a young mechanic finding the right answers to her questions
    • NEW: Published in Metaphorosis Magazine (Oct. 1, 2020) – Available for purchase in print and digital
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw,” a young-adult bromance
    • Published in Triangle Writers Magazine (March 1, 2020) – Available for purchase in print or digital
  • Mother’s Warning,” a creepy short horror story
    • NEW: Published in Dream of Shadows (Aug. 29, 2020) – Available for purchase in print and digital
  • Wedlock,” a bite-sized piece of modern-gothic horror
    • NEW: Reprint in Archer Publishing’s Darker Than Night: An Anthology of Horror (Sept. 25, 2020) – Available for purchase in print and digital

Coming Soon

  • Journey or Retreat?,” a role-playing game about the roles we play
    • Publishing soon from Outcast Magazine
  • Something Innocent and Benign,” a fantasy bedtime story
    • Publishing soon by The Weird and Whatnot
  • The Well-trained Thing in Constance’s Dress,” a Lovecraftian comedy with tentacles and frocks
    • Reprint publishing soon by peculiar
    • Audio recording coming soon on the Gallery of Curiosities podcast
  • When You Climb Toward, You Also Climb Away,” a 42-word eulogy to a relationship
    • Publishing soon from 42 Stories Anthology
  • You Peli-can’t Hurry Love,” a tender romance between a woman and a pelican-person
    • Publishing soon by peculiar

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