Short Stories

Coming Soon!

Published


The Faery’s Choice

The Faery’s Choice

An exciting description coming soon!

This short story is in the Faerie Summer bundle. Visit the bundle’s Facebook page!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The Next Dance

The Next Dance

Nelle is a saloon girl in a mining town in Colorado in the Old West. Her job is to get the men who come in to spend their earnings on drinks and dancing. The ‘respectable’ women in town consider Nelle and her co-workers to be only one step above prostitutes, but there aren’t many ways for a woman to make a living.

So Nelle spends her nights dancing and laughing, getting her feet stomped on by poor dance partners, and drinking colored sugar water while the men drink whiskey and beer.

Then one night she meets a different sort of man – and he can actually dance.

This short story is in the Tavern Tales issue of Fiction River.


The Scent of Roses

The Scent of Roses coverThe Scent of Roses

Lori recently moved into an old Victorian which, as is often the case with old houses, makes creaks and hisses and all kinds of noises. One night she hears three knocks in a row, as if someone were knocking on a door, and she swears she can smell the scent of roses.

A few weeks later, on a windy night, Lori’s brother teases her about the knocking sound – so Lori calls his bluff and tells whatever is knocking to come in.

And so it does…

This short story is in the Haunted bundle. Visit the bundle’s Facebook page!


The Least Merry Elf

The Least Merry Elf

The Least Merry Elf

Jolper used to like working at Santa’s Workshop with the other elves, but over time he became frustrated with the lack of efficiency and the tedium of making the same toys over and over and over.

He’s tired of his job, annoyed at being forced to wear red and green all year long, and frustrated at having to continually fend off the co-worker who’s decided Jolper is perfect marriage material.

One night he goes for a walk wearing a pair of boots that he, in a moment of anger, cut the jingle bells off of. He runs into a young woman who’s reading a book about the history of Christmas – a history Jolper has never heard of before.

This short story is in the Very Merry Christmas bundle.

Visit the bundle’s Facebook page!


The Lesson of the Love Spell

The Lesson of the Love Spell cover

The Lesson of the Love Spell

Anna’s new neighbor is a witch.

Anna tells her parents, but they don’t believe her – as if any grown-up would believe a ten-year-old girl who said that type of thing.

Besides, her parents are so busy fighting with each other that they barely seem to remember Anna even exists. If only they’d stop fighting and be nice to one another!

But perhaps the witch could help…by casting a love spell on Anna’s parents…

This short story is in the Witches’ Brew bundle.

Visit the bundle’s Facebook page!


The Cat’s Meow

"The Cat's Meow" cover

The Cat’s Meow

Clifford, a xenolinguist, loves his job. He works with the alien counterpart, Virruni, to learn each other’s languages and culture.

Clifford’s personal life is a bit more complicated, as his girlfriend has recently begun discussing marriage and – as if that weren’t bad enough – children.

At least work is going well…or it was until Virruni decided to show his affection for Clifford by giving him not one but two alien pets.

“The Cat’s Meow” is in the Out of This World bundle.

This short story is in the Out of This World bundle.

Visit the bundle’s Facebook page!


The City Trees

The City Trees

Giulia moved to the city after her husband’s death, but the city trees won’t talk with her – even though she’s a dryad.

One evening, while attempting to speak with the trees in a park, she finds herself caught in the middle between a thief and his pursuer. The thief stole something magical and dangerous, but what? And will Giulia choose escape, or fight to help foil the crime?

Available in the The Fantasy in the City Bundle.

Visit the bundle’s Facebook page!


The Apology

Wormhole Books Fall 2003

The Apology

Wormhole Books catalog, Fall 2003

 

 

 

 

 


Good Neighbors

weird_tales_200

Good Neighbors

Weird Tales Issue #333, Sept/Oct 2003