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New Mother

By |2019-05-12T13:45:18+00:00May 12th, 2019|Short Stories|

As seen in the May 2019 Demented Mother’s Day issue from Tales from the Moonlit Path. There was a nice financial prize to be had in winning first place, but as always it’s just nice to get published.

“Is it possible to crave something you’ve never tasted before?”

My pregnancy support group seemed baffled by my question, as if I had asked the proper temperature to bake a souffle in Denver or the spark plug gap for a 1982 Toyota.

After a pregnant pause, our group host picked up the gauntlet. “Well, yes. I would think so. Do you mean like caviar? Foie gras? Fancy stuff?”

They discussed it at length. The women in the room went down a path where they ended up naming the weirdest food they had eaten, or—in the case of a vocal few—the most disgusting thing they had ever put in their mouth.

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Nothing is Free

By |2019-05-02T15:26:05+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Short Stories|

As seen in the May/June 2019 issue of Kyanite.

Welcome to another amazing issue packed full of a variety of social science fiction tales for your eager minds to process. One of the remarkable things about the sub-genre is that it isn’t limited to just one style of story. In fact, any kind of science fiction tale can include elements of social science fiction. In this issue, you’ll be treated to tales of mystery, mayhem, and murder from some of our favorite speculative fiction authors. Many social questions will be posed, examined, and answered before you’ve finished reading.

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After Forever

By |2019-05-02T15:25:29+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Short Stories|

As seen in the February 22, 2019 issue of Theme of Absence.

The console in front of me was brighter than any star in the void around me. Bored, I scanned the images from my camera logs. Small scout crafts, large cruisers, war vessels, all leaving the event horizon. All destroyed. I flipped through the images like a man might flip through an old magazine. My mission…

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Twilight of the Long Road Come

By |2019-02-03T16:49:02+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Short Stories|

As seen in the February 2019 issue of Aurora Wolf.

I had first seen those words, those letters, flickering on a tiny window I held in my hand. Some sort of ancient device from centuries past that still contrived to function, as I eventually discovered. A small block made of materials I had never once seen in the hands of our few forgers and artisans. I had found it in a cave next to a lonely set of old bones and bits of leather and rust.

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