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Flash Fiction Notes

A Flash Fiction Story: Milk They finally cornered him, his creamy mustache still visible. “You owe us for twelve bottles!” The thief’s eyes surveyed the dank alleyway looking for an escape route. “I didn’t take them, I’m lactose intolerant!” The oldest sister, breathless from running while carrying a lead pipe, said, “We know. We tracked […]

Stuff Migrates

 Just a few minutes ago I was eating a late lunch. I set my spoon down and reached for my coffee when my hand hit something that was not my coffee cup. I looked up, and in front of me was a ceramic penguin. I puzzled over why it was on my kitchen table, and […]

The First Day of Christmas (Free Flash Fiction Story)

Christmas Diary Entry, Christmas Morning, 1878 Much ado about Reginald. I know he is handsome and smart, not to mention immensely wealthy due to his crafting of intricate watches and toys, but my heart belongs to Humbert. My family would be scandalized if they knew my wild and free Humbert visited me nightly in my bedchambers. […]

Mouse Wars: Oh, Rats!

 This is part two of a four part post. Enjoy! Oh, Rats! After the fuzzy little mouse, my wife was not too scared of mice. We moved a few years later, and we were renovating the bathroom of our new house. I threw the old tile and wood in large dog food bags and kept […]

Submitted: The Strangelet to Apokrupha

 Sent in a 418-word short story to Apokrupha’s Vignettes from the End of the World anthology. They’re looking for stories about the end of the world happening, all in 500 words or less. I was doing a bit of research on the Large Hadron Collider, and I ended up on Wikipedia. The page was about […]

EDF Podcasting Two of My Stories

 Every Day Fiction will be podcasting two of my stories. Folly Blaine will be reading the stories, so make sure you snag them to hear her talented voice read Steaks and Member of the Herd, both of which originally appeared in Every Day Fiction. Steaks, which came out in January 2009, ended up being their […]

Speaking Without Dialogue

 One of the Facebook Groups I hang out on posts writing exercises. Sometimes they’re geared towards Bizarro, but most of the time they’re just fun practice to improve your craft. One was to generate a scene that had the characters conveying their thoughts and emotions without any dialogue. In ten minutes, I popped something out […]

Free Flash Fiction: Seeds

 Melinda peered through the cracked outer window, watching the dazzling fires dance as the atmosphere burned away. “My God, nature is amazingly beautiful, even when it’s trying to kill you. At least it makes a gorgeous final Christmas display.” Hearing a sob, she turned from the deadly fairy lights to look at the grizzled veteran […]

Free Flash Fiction!

I submitted a story for the Lascaux (pronounced Las-coo) flash fiction contest. If you have the time, please stop on by and give it a read. Since this is a contest entry, I’d appreciate you posting a comment on my apocalyptic 250-word entry! Thank you in advance! The link: http://www.lascauxflash.com/2012/09/42-seeds.html