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7 Places To Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

 Since a bunch of scientists researched where you should go if you’re in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and agreed with my analysis (it’s number five), I thought I would post my original article that I wrote in 2011. Enjoy!   7 Places to Go to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse You know it’s coming. […]

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. […]

Life and Everything2

 There’s a website that was Wikipedia before Wikipedia was Wikipedia. That site is Everything2.com. A friend of mine, James Younger, pulled me into the website, and I ended up writing enough stuff over ten years that I put out a book. It’s still there, and recently I drifted back because of the death of a […]

Mouse Wars: The Mickey Mouse

 I never minded field mice. They kept out of my house and I left them alone. That is, until I got married. My wife absolutely hated mice. So, one day she discovered we had a mouse scurrying around in our bedroom. For the next two days, all I heard was, “Did you kill IT yet?” […]

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 […]

Iron Writer – Summer Solstice Edition

 Yeah, I admit it. I love writing flash fiction. It’s a tough thing to do. One has to fit the right words together and make it drop into a box that can hold exactly 500 words—no more, no less—with the standard story elements present. Over at the Iron Writer website, my short 500-word story is […]

KillerCon 4 Story Competition

 KillerCon, one of the premiere author conventions, holds several competitions for authors to show off their mad skillz. For 2012, they had the Gross-Out Contest, a horror-themed erotica contest, plus a 15-minute competition where authors had to write a story with several key words or phrases. Note: Bad words coming, continue only if you’re comfortable […]

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 […]

Busy busy busy little bees…

My goodness, I need to get to the point where I can write full-time. I get emails 24 hours a day for my day job in IT, which makes it difficult to get large block of writing completed. I end up getting 4-6 hours of sleep between writing and fixing computers. Here’s what I’m working […]