When They Come

When they found him, he was incoherent. “They come in the night,” he said. Evelyn knelt beside him. She scanned his face. His eyes wandering to the floor as he muttered, “That’s when they come.”

Tender Embrace

This week, another redo. I promise to bring you something fresh next week. But first, I’d like to revisit one of my favorite short stories. It’s simple and quick, with a nice little reveal at the end. I like the punchiness of it. I made only minor edits to the original. Enjoy. tender embrace “You’re […]

Weather Girl, Part Two

I’m doing something risky this week. I’m openly mocking last week’s story…to drive the point home. I’ve never toyed with this particular trick before. Turning one of my characters on the narrator. On myself, I guess. But it felt like it fit. Also, Vye was positively giddy with delight at the idea. She wouldn’t stop […]

Weather Girl, Part One

This story is really just an exploratory mission. I’m working through an idea for a character, and this is an experiment. The concept is odd, so I’m seeing what it will be like to flesh it out. As a result, there’s not much of a plot to this one. Spoiler alert. Sorry. I like the […]

Back in Black

Per Nimue’s request, a Black Friday story. This is actually my second Black Friday story. The first was published three years ago. It needs some editing, but is otherwise kind of fun. I’d like to think this story is really clever, but–back off Seven–the truth is it’s probably not as slick as I want it […]

All the Way Down

This week, I’m taking a break from The Dark Calling, my current, near-novel-length series, for two reasons: 1. I’m on my way out of town, even as this is being published. Nimue and I are headed to Fredericksburg, TX for their annual Oktoberfest. It’s our fifth year to go, and it’s a laid back weekend we […]

Brother’s Keeper

NaNoWriMo is in full swing and I’m happy to announce that I’ve written 36,456 words so far. At my current pace, I’ll easily finish on time, but my book is almost certainly going to exceed the 50,000 word minimum goal by a good bit. The story is growing as I write, and I know when I’m […]


It’s flash fiction time again, but I’m making a departure from the norm. This week I’m not using a prompt. Several of the sites I cruise for prompts weren’t updated when I sat down this morning, and the prompts over at the 500 Club, while good, were simply too much like the prompt I wrote […]

Righteous Kill

I’ll be the first to admit it: I may be trying to fit too much story into the following piece of flash fiction. I like leading a reader along, playing my cards close to the chest until the end so that you don’t know what’s really happening for a good chunk of the story, but reading […]