“We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — ”Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.””
– John Steinbeck.
“Shine Now, Fiercely, Forever”
The Bees Are Dead, Great Britain
Published on January 31st, 2017
Two married scientists break the barrier of infinity itself – only to discover a mind-destroying fate that is both a hellish end and endless hell.
“At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal”
Dagda Publishing, Great Britain
“All Hail the New Flesh” Short Story Anthology
Published on January 25, 2014
An astonishing medical breakthrough spells the end of humanity. And its first victim is the object of a father’s love.
“The Disappearance of Little Tommy Drummond”
Dead Beats Literary Blog, Great Britain
Published on November 5, 2013
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After a local boy is apparently abducted, hardware store owner Kira Manning reflects that a single incident of violence and loss can change a small town forever.
“Iridescent Green Sharks” (dedicated to Audrey Hanson)
Published on October 6, 2013
“Iridescent Green Sharks” is the story of Sean and Maryanne, lifelong friends, storytellers, and lovers of words, who inevitably come to love each other. Yet divergent paths in life can make love, art and even life itself suffer – or ultimately be destroyed.
“The Siege of Fort Buzzard”
Tales of the Zombie War, United States
Published December 16, 2013
In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, Rodney thinks he’s found an ideal refuge from the undead — his childhood treehouse in the forests of Upstate New York. He’s forced nevertheless to defend “Fort Buzzard” against some grotesque and unexpected adversaries.
“The Song of the Wheat”
Under the Bed, United States
Published May 5th, 2014
Under a limitless black firmament of summer night, an isolated Kansas farm holds secrets for two young children. Because when there are stories to tell and strange new friends to discover, little boys and girls need never be lonely.
“The Silver Leaf”
Every Day Fiction, United States
Published October 2013
Just before a midnight mission, two lost souls in The Irish Republican Army ponder the perils of being “real.”
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