“Death and the Taxman”
Writers of the Future Winner (2nd Quarter 2022)
The original short story published in the Best-Selling anthology Writers of the Future Volume 39 – May 2023
Never trust a dying auditor…
The Grim Reaper, trapped in an IRS agent’s dying body, must regain his powers before he dies and faces Judgement for his original sin.
“Fantastic story! Cheeky characters and a rock solid ending!“
-Danny Hankner, Editor of Story Unlikely Magazine
“The Ghosts of Hart’s Gambit”
Published in There’s No Place anthology by Renaissance Press – Nov 2023
Human minds were never meant for an AI’s cybernetic life. They always broke.
“The Devil’s Foot Locker”
Published in Amazing Stories Magazine – October 2023
Phil could sell anything to anyone…except demons. Demons had little use for vacuums.
“What a great story. Loved it!! Fun, exciting, and terrific characters.”
-Award-Winning Author Elaine Midcoh
“Where the Lost Things Are”
Published in the Best-Selling anthology Lost Atlantis Short Stories by Flame Tree Press – September 2023
Ever wonder where lost things go? Socks? Cell Phones? People? Prepare to find out…
Published in DreamForge Magazine – September 2023
Okay, this is an article, not a short story, but you should give it a read.
Writing is hard. We hear ‘no’ a LOT. Resilience is key. But can a writer write themselves a hero’s dose of resilience?
“Inspires with a few choice words that will change your perspective!“
-Eric Stallsworth – Author
“The United Flamemakers of Ravalli”
Published in Rhapsody of the Spheres by Third Flatiron Anthologies – August 2023
Dragonkind must unionize against their oppressors! Flamemakers of Ravalli, UNITE!
“A humorous fantasy!“
“The Grim Reaper’s Game”
Published in Game On! by Zombies Need Brains – July 2023
Nobody likes dying, but when the Grim Reaper calls, you have no choice but to answer. Brenda Agonos refused to answer the call.
“Good fun” with “one revelation after another!“
–Amazing Stories Clubhouse Review
“Another Day on the Orbital Ranch”
Published in DreamForge Magazine – March 2023
Filling a dead man’s shoes is hard on the best of days, and today is definitely not Paul’s best day.
“A great deal of humor…from a wisecracking AI to pure slapstick.“
“Felix and the Flamingo”
Published in Murderbirds by Wonderbird Press – April 2023
Of all the birds to get quarantined with, why a flamingo? Flamingos were idiots…
Published in Unidentified Funny Objects 9 – November 2022
Surviving the modern workplace can be hell. Having a personally assigned demon doesn’t help.
“A witty twist on the demonic haunting trope.”
“A Properly Spiced Gingerbread”
2022 Critters Readers’ Choice Award
Published in DreamForge Magazine – March 2022
Reprinted in Zoetic Press (print and audio) – February 2023
Granny had warned that magic could kill, but Lucy hadn’t expected to die at the hands of a cookie…
“I’ll never look at gingerbread the same way again!“
“The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward”
Published in Factor Four Magazine – June 2022
Corbin never asked to be the gods’ favored champion…
“What a fun story!“
Published in After the Gold Rush by Third Flatiron Anthologies – July 2022
Liam wondered if tax assessors qualified as thieves. The law let him shoot thieves…
“Heartwarming” and “A good read.”
“Milo Piper’s Breakout Single That Ended the Rat War”
Coming soon to Troubadours and Space Princesses by Hemelein Press – February 2024
The title says it all. Music, rats, war. Chicago will never be the same.
“The Rise and Fall of Frankie’s Patisserie”
Coming to Murderbugs by Wonderbird Press in April 2024!
It was time to end the Bakery War. It was time for Danika to take Frankie down!
“Long Live the Queen”
Coming soon to Dog Save the King by Hemelein Press – February 2025
Sasha is an android canid guardian who failed to save the royal family from assassination. Now he has to save young Casandra, the sole survivor, so she can regain her throne. Problem is, Casandra never wanted to be queen.