Short Stories Published Over the Years

The following is a ist of short stories that were published in various print and on-line journals. Click the "+" next to the title for more details.

Accidental Lazarus
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Accidental Lazarus


October 1, 2002

Published in Fiction Inferno [Humorous Horror]

"Drip, drip....

The sound was coming from my best armchair, the one I liked to sit in to watch the game. I stood in front of it looking at Joe Murray, alias Giovanni di Mare, aka Stupid Joe (although you never called him so to his face). Stupid Joe was a mobster, well known in his neighborhood for the easy, nonchalant way in which he handled those who fell in disgrace with his family. He was not a bad sort and I had often had a beer with him when fishing for information. But as his nickname suggested, he was not an eagle."

Ranked #8 in the Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll in the Horror Short Story Category



Fresh Out of Blueberries
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Fresh Out of Blueberries



December 1, 2002



Published in The Harrow, December 2002 [Dark Fantasy/Horror]

Strangers are not allowed at the feast—we are very strict on that—but you are one of us...."

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Going to Marlborough
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Going to Marlborough



June, 2004

Published in "All Hallows #36", the journal of The Ghost Story Society



“Can you help me, please, sir?”

“How?” I asked, confused by his sudden plea. “I don’t live here. I am only visiting. If you need a lawyer I could recommend one to you…”

“With advice,” he interrupted me. “I need sound advice from a person of knowledge and experience. It will cost you only ten minutes of your time. Can you spare ten minutes?”



Holy Roundness
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Holy Roundness





September, 2003

Published in the “Wyrd Wravings” collection [Humorous Science Fiction]



"The Holy Sphere, "he explained, "is a perfectly round ball of metallic aspect...It follows the Reverend Father, wherever he goes..."



Look Alike
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Look Alike





July, 2003

Published in Dark Tales Magazine, Issue 2, (Summer/Autumn issue) [Humorous Science Fiction]


"Do you want your pet to remind you of a loved one? Of a celebrity (subject to availability)? Or just someone you know? Look-Alike Clinic will do it for you. Bring in a sample of tissue of the person you love, and your pet will return to you within the week, looking just like him or her. The dog in the model's arms stared out of the page, and it looked very much like Wonda Woo. The same sensuous expression, the same deep look."



May I Watch the Game, Daddy?
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May I Watch the Game, Daddy?



November, 2005

Published in "Nocturne Issue 4" [Horror Story]



“I know, I know. But you have been missing school a lot, lately,” he started.

“But that’s not my fault! You agreed to let me watch the game last month, and that was late too. And I stayed home the next day…”

“That was because your Aunt Larissa died,” Sandy retorted impatiently. “We didn’t plan that. We wanted to keep your mind off it, that’s all. We can’t arrange for somebody to die every time there is a game you want to see,” she added acidly.



Maximum Entropy
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Maximum Entropy



June 8, 2004

Published in Apocalypse Fiction Magazine [Science Fiction]


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August, 2007

Published in the RUINS: Terra collection (Hadley Rille Books)


He watched his field with pride. This year, he knew, the harvest would be much bigger. He had learnt from the mistakes of the previous year. He was contented and at peace with himself – too smug, one might have thought, for a person who had wiped out ninety-five percent of the population of Earth.



The Blue Sirens
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The Blue Sirens





June, 2003

Published in Aoife's Kiss [Young Adults Fantasy].


Dan misses his mother--so when something incredible happens in the tool shed of his house, he is excited to think all his wishes could come true. But he soon discovers that the wonderful little creatures hiding in the sink might not be all good. Will their evil cost him the people he loves or can he be a real hero?



The Corrupted Necrofile
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The Corrupted Necrofile





December, 2007

Published in Tales of The Talisman volume 3, issue 3 [Humorous Sci-Fi/horror]


With a substantial investment that he had been able to make, thanks to a generous uncle of his who had passed away at a convenient time, Jacob had established the “Stay-in-Touch Resting Place and Funeral Home”, a place where (as his attractive advertisement said) you didn’t only visit the grave of your loved ones – you were able to Come and Spend Time (TM) with them.



The Decisioneer
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The Decisioneer





July, 2003

Published in Echelon Press Digital Diversion [Romantic Comedy]


What to do, what to do! Every day Herbert Gray is faced with a multitude of decisions, each one more impossible than the last to make. But when Herbert's life takes a horrible turn for the worse, it's time for the professionals to step in. Soon, his hopeless indecisiveness becomes an issue of life and death--and not just his own!



The Volunteer
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The Volunteer





February 1, 2004

Published in Thirteen Magazine, Issue 2 [Dark Fantasy]


“I didn’t say that you shouldn’t volunteer, but this has become an obsession; three-four times a week is too much.”



Together Forever After
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Together Forever After





October, 2003

Published in Dark Tales magazine, Issue 3, Autumn/Winter 2003 [Dark Fantasy]


“I always trust the word of those who are about to die. A dying man tells no lies. And Marwan wasn’t lying to me. Hear it all and judge for yourself…"



Weird Vibrations
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Weird Vibrations





March, 2004

Published in Defenestration Magazine, March 2004 issue [Humorous Science Fiction]


"Commander! Commander!"

The soldier ran into the room where Commander Burpf was standing in front of a large control board. He was obviously worked up, since his ganglions were vibrating uncontrollably.



Wild Hormones
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Wild Hormones





December, 2005

Published in the “Animal Magnetism” anthology [Animal Fantasy]


The sun was low over the horizon and the hot summer day had cooled down a little. Elvis sat on the wooden porch, outside the barber’s shop, watching the dust that swirled lazily in the middle of the empty street. He was on the lookout for Bella. He knew that she would come, and he waited. He waited patiently.