Category Archives: Short Fiction

The Hard Life

My interview with famed monster killer, Gepard Baptiste, proved quite bizarre. Often, he paused to shoot out the cafe window, killing slobbering beasts with too many mouths, tentacles, and bat wings. “It’s a hard life,” said Baptiste, devouring a spoonful … Continue reading

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The Strangest Case

FBI agents Dunbar and McKinney stood on the dock near the boat in question. The pizza deliveryman had long since fled his bicycle in terror. After the deliveryman’s outrageous claims, the two X-File cases agents had been dispatched . Both … Continue reading

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The Workaround

Beside the door, a string of garlic hung. An older woman answered the door. “Yes?” “Good evening!” said Bill. “I’m Bill. This is Joseph. Can we interest you in home security?” “It’s nighttime!” “Never too late for security, madame. May … Continue reading

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Necessary Things

Randy sat beside a blanket with assorted objects he hoped to sell. The small business supported him pretty well through his homelessness. He’d been drug-free for five years, but now he wondered if those years eating magic mushrooms was coming … Continue reading

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The Obvious Faux-pas

Elaine loved shopping at Down Island Traders. Despite the rustic exterior, everyone in the “in-crowd” shopped there. As she entered, she stopped, shocked by what she saw. The woman sitting at a table with a latte obviously had antennae, and … Continue reading

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Tourists

Tourists “I think his communication skills were poor,” said Pol’Hy’Stin. His antennae flit back and forth, tasting the air. “It must be,” agreed Gol’Na’Shul. “We’ve had no trouble at all.” Pol’Hy’Stin returned from taking yet another picture with fellow tourists. … Continue reading

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The True Muse

Brenna found the strange paints in a curio store. She thought it her muse encouraging her to paint a horrific demon. Then the creature stepped out of the canvas. Weeks later, Ankhpethylax demanded she create another minion for it. Exhausted, … Continue reading

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Seize The High Ground

Hey everyone. My new short story, Seize The High Ground, is now available for less than a cup of coffee! A mere 99 cents. Here’s a brief description. Commander Uriel Boyd has a problem. He needs to rescue the ship’s … Continue reading

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Know Your Eggs

Police warning tape encircled the small park. Detective Prine and Police Sergeant Hadwell looked over the grisly scene. “According to witnesses,” said Hadwell, flipping through his notebook. “Monsieur Penoit was making an exotic omelette for a party.” Prine placed hands … Continue reading

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Hot Air

Stephen, the balloon pilot, stepped out and kissed the ground. The balloon’s burners*, providing hot air, had failed and they began crashing to the ground. Yet, they landed safely after all. Susie, the chief ground handler, rushed up. “I thought … Continue reading

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