My Online Prose Portfolio

"Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money."
Louis Untermeyer

Latest News

May 27, 2006 - Yes, it's been a while since my last update, so here goes.

To begin with a bit of bad news from the last update, Dawn Sky magazine has gone kaput. Editor decided to close and informed me of that via email in early November 2005. So "Mosquito Patrol" still needs a published home. This  may turn out to be good news, because since then I've expanded the story and made it much better.

Now for good news. My short story "The Jack-O-Lantern" was published in issue 8 of Shadowed Realms. SR is a great magazine of dark flash fiction and, best of all, pays professional rates. So this was my first professional sale. Issue 8 was published in November 2005, right around the time I got the bad news about "Mosquito Patrol." That's just the way life is, I suppose.

Anyway, those who run Shadowed Realms are good folks, a pleasure to work with, and pay on time. What more can you ask for?

More recently, another short story, "Rodeo Day," appeared on the online magazine with a very cool name, Nocturnal Ooze. It was published on April 10, 2006. This was my first non-flash sale, so I was very pleased, to say the least.

September 14, 2005 - My short story "Mosquito Patrol" has been accepted at Dawn Sky magazine. The story should appear on the site in January. This is my second paid publication.

August 17, 2005 - My flash piece, "The Ghost," all of 100 words, will be appearing in the charity e-anthology Shadow Box, available Halloween 2005. Please buy a copy!

January 2, 2005 - My first paid publication! "The Mirror" was bought and published by the good folks at Read it here.

A Deep Thinker
Probably the weirdest story I've written, and that's saying something. Judge for yourself.

Crime in the City
My only decent poem. I'm no poet, and believe me, I know it.

On Passing Gas
I wrote this for a college creative writing class. It made something of an impression, since, on the day the stories were returned to us, the teacher instructed us on the meaning of flatulence.

The First Werewolf
My first published short story!

Trick or Treat
Don't like passing out candy to cutesy little kids on Halloween? Neither did Bricker - but he still does. So should you. My third published short story.

What She did for Love
Bad things can happen on those old dating shows. Very bad things.