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Belly up for some Alien Beer!

My science fiction / fantasy anthology of short stories, Alien Beer and Other Stories, is finally in ebook form, on the Kindle! You can buy it by itself, or… coming soon, when Amazon links the paperback and Kindle editions as … Continue reading

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Tips for the Total Solar Eclipse (August 21, 2017)

I am psyched about the eclipse. I’m traveling to see it properly, because in Indianapolis, the Sun will only be 91% eclipsed by the Moon. That’s as good as I’ve ever seen it before (in 1986 and 1994), but this … Continue reading

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Announcing Alien Beer and Other Stories

I am proud to present to you, my new short story anthology, Alien Beer and Other Stories! Many of these have appeared in other publications over the years, many others have been a part of the Iron Writer Challenge flash … Continue reading

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Remember

Guess what? My story “Remember” won the Iron Writer C196 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge! That means I’m advancing to the Tournament when it rolls around! Elements: Remember by Harry Nilsson (whatever you take from it), A scorched map, A white lace handkerchief, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Laundries

Here’s another 500 word flash fiction story for you! It is currently competing in the 2017 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Tournament against 20 other stories. The top 5 of us will advance to the final round. Wish me luck! Elements: A … Continue reading

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The Man at the Top of the Stair (flash story)

I wrote this story for The Iron Writer Challenge #190 (Spring Equinox Challenge #11) using the elements below. I didn’t really know what to do with them at first, then it came to me all at once. This is a … Continue reading

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Do You Stand for Transgender Rights? Step Up.

It hasn’t even been a whole year, but back in May, I cried happy tears. Not today. In May of 2016, the Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, told the transgender community, “But no matter how isolated or … Continue reading

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