Novellas & Novelettes!
Daniel is apprenticed to a master tinker in the Kingdom of Chicagoland, a society built in the ruins of the old high-tech world. When he breaks a piece of precious ancient glass, Master Nieve commands him to journey to a landfill guarded by ancient war bots to secure more. From there, he will find that the ancient world isn’t as dead as everyone believes, and he’ll have to think fast to survive!
Caleb is a poverty-stricken child laborer in the Republic of Texas, a fragment of the former United States. The demands of simple existence mean his family has little time for togetherness, and he has little time to make friends. But perhaps with scraps stolen from his employer, he can *make* one…
Jonny lives with his mom on the hardscrabble coast of North Carolina. The old coast is underwater — Jonny’s dad makes a living diving to salvage valuables from drowned towns, rarely home. It’s a hard life. When Jonny rescues Kitty Itty he learns a bit about responsibility and caring, but the coming hurricane Xerxes may teach them both some harder lessons.
If you meet a man dressed as Elvis in a Las Vegas casino in the middle of the night, that’s not so strange. What is strange is when he tells you that he’s a priest, that Elvis is Lord, and he’s come from the future to find the truth of his scripture.
Stranger still is when his religious rivals show up to express their disapproval…violently.
Speed Glacier is a farce of ecoterrorism and the human urge to belong. It brings together a very unlikely and slightly misnamed weapon with a group of individuals that seem just as unlikely… unless you’ve been paying attention to popular culture and/or the news.
Find more novelette and novella-length work in my full length collections — all of them except the mini-collections Visions of Odd and Maladapt contain some longer-than-short-story work 🙂