Short Fiction

I've written quite a lot of short fiction over the years. I've released three collections, which you can find in the Books section. I've also posted more than thirty stories (and growing) on Mainlining Christmas: you can find those here.

I'm trying to collect the others here. You'll find several posted below - I should be adding more soon.

The Worst Assassin in Kalbrin (From Tending the Fire)

This is a fantasy story I started writing, put down for a while, then completely forgot about. I came across it a few years later and had no idea where I was originally going to go with it. At the same time, I kind of loved the premise, which is precisely what the title implies. I have no idea if this was the story I originally intended to write or not, but I like how it ended up.

The Goblin Prince (From Tending the Fire)

Also available in the collection Tending the Fire
This one is sort of an alternate Grimm's fairy tale. I wrote a version of this back in 2003, forgot about it for four years, then stumbled across it a few years ago and completely rewrote it. This is one of my favorites, but it breaks just about every rule in modern fantasy.

Upgrade

Here's a little science fiction dealing with that ever blurring line between man and machine. In no way is this revolutionary, but I kind of like it regardless. This originally appeared in the Winter 05/06 issue of Canon Magazine.

Troll Killers (Hosted at The 22 Magazine)

Short, dark fantasy piece.

Beneath the Gate (Hosted at Threat Quality Press)

This is a short piece - less than two thousand words - which is hosted at Threat Quality Press, a blog you should check out regardless. "Beneath the Gate" is one of those stories that falls in the cracks between genres. I suppose it's more fantasy than anything else, but that's not saying much: "fantasy" is basically a synonym for "fiction." 

The Window (Hosted at Threat Quality Press)

Here's a short piece of irreverent science fiction that's being hosted by Threat Quality Press.

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