The Last Trump: Part 3 of 3 (A Farce Of Politics)

FREE ebook edition of the COMPLETE story available on Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play Books, and Amazon (99 cents there, because I can NEVER get them to price match my free books for some reason). Coming soon to Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Haven't read the previous installments? Click here to go to Part 1! And now... Part... Continue Reading →

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Thirteen Word Story: Back To The Trees

    Wars, famines, politicians casting every disagreement as life-or-death division, the screw-the-future shortsightedness of deregulated banks and businesses, the ever-deepening US suspicion of neighbors as enemies and basic social behavior as the demon-Stalinist-bugaboo of Cold War Soviet communism, the push deeper into religious extremism in the Middle East (copied, in rehtoric if not action... Continue Reading →

Reach For The Stars

(Short-short story short-shorter: birds not leaving the nest die there.) Reach For The Stars Skyscrapers, rockets drowned in withering leaves: their masters, in the end, too timid.

Ooh, Round Numbers Are Exciting

With this latest, I have published 40 titles through Smashwords.  Generally, one number is as exciting as another... at least in absolute terms.  But this is a round number, and people love round numbers.  We all freaked out for the year 2,000.  When people own cars they tend to notice when they hit 10,000 or... Continue Reading →

My Name Is Gerald

No, it's not.  My name isn't Gerald, of course.  But my newest short story, My Name Is Gerald, is now available. Here's the blurb: Gerald is a lonely man, a shut-in who spends his time dreaming and watching the skies over his rural Nebraska hometown on the eve of the quincentennial. What he observes in... Continue Reading →

It’s Easier to Write Aliens

So, I've been tinkering with this Flowers of Dawn story.  So far, a diplomat on leave following the death of her spouse has been befriended by an alien she's previously only interacted with professionally.  The alien accompanies her to the graveyard.  She leaves a stone.  The alien leaves a... well, a green bean-thing.  I won't... Continue Reading →

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