Fiction

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  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “The Cowboy’s Curse,” a twisty and thrilling weird western
    • NEW: 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)

  • Impostor Syndrome,” a teenage melodrama with a twist
    • Published by The Drabble (Nov. 6, 2019)
  • Mother’s Warning,” a creepy short horror story
    • Published by Dream of Shadows (May 15, 2020) – Available free online for a limited time (print publication coming soon)
  • Out With the Old,” a tense nighttime confrontation
    • NEW: Published by Suddenly and Without Warning (July 3, 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)
    • Read by the author on the Weird Christmas podcast (Dec. 14, 2019 — story starts around the 14:45 mark)
  • Something in His ‘i’s,” a sci-fi drama about love and loss
    • NEW: 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
    • NEW: Publishing by Speculate This (July 27, 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

Available Now for Purchase

  • All I Want for Christmas Is Kyle McDaniels’ Heart,” a holiday tale of crushes and covens
    • Published in Macabre Ladies Publishing’s Dark Celebration: Holiday Horror Book Four (Sept. 15, 2020) – Available for purchase in paperback or digital
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “The Cowboy’s Curse,” a twisty and thrilling weird western
    • Published by SERIAL Magazine (March 7, 2020) – Available for purchase in hard copy or digital
  • Frizzyland Fracas,” a theme-park drama
    • Published by Triangle Writers Magazine (April 1, 2020) – Available for purchase in hard copy and digital
  • A ‘John’s Fave’ pick! – “Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw,” a young-adult bromance
    • Published by Triangle Writers Magazine (March 1, 2020) – Available for purchase in hard copy or digital

Coming Soon

  • A Friend from Childhood,” a mother’s long-buried horror resurfaces
    • Publishing September 2020 in Archer Publishing’s Darker Than Night anthology
  • Wedlock,” a bite-sized piece of modern-gothic horror
    • Reprint publishing September 2020 in Archer Publishing’s Darker Than Night anthology
  • The Well-trained Thing in Constance’s Dress,” a Lovecraftian comedy with tentacles and frocks
    • Reprint publishing September 2020 by peculiar
  • You Peli-can’t Hurry Love,” a tender romance between a woman and a pelican-person
    • Publishing September 2020 by peculiar
  • But Each Night,” a gothic ghost romance
    • Publishing Sept. 27, 2020 by Trembling With Fear
  • Up the Last Hill,” a deathbed confession, many years in the making
    • Publishing Sept. 29, 2020, as Runner-Up in The Story Engine/The Shortest Story 100-word Microfiction Contest
  • Holding,” a ghost-story drama about finding the right answers
    • Publishing October 2020 by Metaphorosis Magazine
  • Something Innocent and Benign,” a fantasy bedtime story
    • Publishing October 2020 by The Weird and Whatnot
  • Butter-drenched Fingers, Clasped Tightly in Prayer,” a historical misadventure
    • Publishing Nov. 1, 2020, by Paper Butterfly Flash Fiction
  • From Pepper Valley,” a long-simmering romance, finally resolved via letters
    • Audio recording coming soon in A Story Most Queer podcast
  • When You Climb Toward, You Also Climb Away,” a 42-word eulogy to a relationship
    • Publishing soon from 42 Stories Anthology

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