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 […]

Leaving the Fold

I’m sorry for the fiction hiatus. It’s been a long month, full of ups and downs. Most weeks I’ve just been too drained. I’ve started a few stories, but finished none. And this week, I’m cheating. Sort of. I’m dusting […]

Fuck Mary Kill

I heard someone reference the game “Fuck, Marry, Kill” this past week, and it immediately struck me as the basis of a story. After all, there’s a name in there. If you tease it out. When I started this, that’s […]

The Restless Spirit

This is the first draft of my first attempt to write a fable. It’s largely inspired by a series of books I’m reading, The Fairyland Series. They’re fantastic. Better than what follows, frankly, though I’m pleased with how this came […]

Devil’s Kiss

I get on these kicks sometimes. I’ll find a fictional device and I want to play with it, exploring it from different angles. If you read last week’s story, you’ll get it. This one uses a similar structure. Some of […]

Basically the Same

This story is simple. There’s no deeper meaning. No commentary on society or human nature. No treatise on how people should behave, or the consequences of careless action, or even an ode to beauty or love. It’s just a 400-word […]

The Price Is the Price

The last several weeks have been pure chaos, though I admit that shouldn’t stop me from writing. I’ll try to be better. I promise. Thank you for waiting so politely in my absence. You didn’t complain or pitch a fit […]


I’ve written several variations of this scene. Not the same characters, the same situation, or the same outcome. Just the set up. An immortal and a human coming to some kind of arrangement in an environment of mock civility. I […]


I’m not sure why, but three of my last four flash fiction stories have prominently featured guns. I’m not particularly into guns. I don’t own one. I don’t even know much about them. But few things deliver savage violence like […]