Drowning August 16, 2016

One woman’s unfortunate evening at a local motel goes from bad to far worse as the hour grows later, the night longer, and the darkness ever closer! Click on the links below to download a free e-zine (PDF), read Drowning on WattPad, or help support my work buy purchasing a copy of the e-book on […]

Danny April 13, 2016

Another work-in-progress that exceeded a contest’s word count. And, again, until I get around to revising it, here’s the original text, warts and all. Enjoy. *          *          * 01 The wide, empty stretch of Pacific Coast Highway is nestled between the rolling foothills of the Santa Ynez […]

Puppet Show April 9, 2016

The following short story is another work-in-progress that I originally started writing on my Twitch channel for a contest with a highly restrictive word count. The story took on a life of its own and exceeded the word count. Until I get around to revising, here it is in its original form, warts and all. Enjoy. […]

Unopened Letter April 7, 2016

The following short story is a work in progress that I originally wrote up over on my Twitch channel. It was intended to be submitted to a contest on writing.com, but I completely overshot the 1500 word count required of entries. So rather than butcher what I had or rewrite it all from scratch, I’m […]

The Pale One June 20, 2015

I originally wrote this story back in 2011, just a little more than four years ago now. It didn’t get much attention when I originally set it up for sale on Smashwords.com for about a buck. I’m not sure what I was expecting, really. I’d just left a job at a hotel that nearly got me […]

Little Monsters September 25, 2014

The following is the first draft of a short-story inspired by this prompt from r/WritingPrompts. Be sure to checkout the other submissions and be sure to upvote what you like there (especially this story, of course). As for what follows here, I’m not quite sure how I feel about it on the whole. I think […]

Running, Running September 18, 2014

The following is a flash fiction piece based on a writing prompt provided by @RyKinder. I’ll readily admit to never being the biggest fan of flash fiction, at least when it comes to writing it. Far too often I find word count restriction doesn’t gel well with the associated prompt. And almost as often I […]

Whisper in the Dark July 8, 2014

The following was originally published on r/WritingPrompts. The prompt (by u/talkingdolphin) was, “A short scary story, but no adjectives.” Whisper in the Dark It was November of 1955. The children were playing hide and seek at the city dump. A boy, Thomas, thought to hide in a refrigerator resting atop a pile of cans and […]