‘Of Comedies and Tragedies’

Return once more to the place where folklore and imagination combine. These pages will take you on a genre-spanning ride through collected myth; wild chases and daring quests, heroes small and large, with fur and horns, cunning and artifice. Fantastic tales of days long gone and those yet to happen, stories of hope, mystery, adventure, and danger.

Part of Fox Spirit Press’ ‘Tales of the Mouse and Minotaur’ anthology

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Grandfather and the Storm

National Grandparents Day — in the US and around the world — is a day to acknowledge, recognize and honor the generations that came before us; to share their stories and create lasting memories. Without the older generations, the younger generations would not exist.

The final anthology in The Family Murders Trilogy.

Published as part of Family Memories: An Anthology of Murder and Malice

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Endsong

The term ‘fatherly instincts’ isn’t easily defined as a specific set of characteristics. Every father is different and so are his natural instincts. But when those instincts kick in, nothing can stop them, not even death.

Published as part of the Fatherly Instincts: Anthology of Murder and Malice Anthology

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‘Hustler’

The tale tale of a young man’s journey to manhood, and the magazines that his shocked parents find him hiding under his bed…

Part of SHIFT Lit Issue 5

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‘Shave’

The tale tale of a young man’s journey to redemption, and from hate to peace, in the strangest of places as he finds both a physical and spiritual freedom.

Part of the Indiana Voice Journal ‘Freedom’  July Issue (Issue 24) 

‘Lifesong’

Deep in the woods where wild things lurk you’ll find foxes and rarer creatures, the fae.

Part of Fox Spirit Press’ ‘Tales of the Fox and Fae’ anthology

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‘System Error’

Crime, rehabilitation and punishment in the year 3012!

Part of Seventh Star Press’ dystopian-themed anthology, ‘Perfect Flaw’

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‘En Pointe’

A young girl dances as if no-one else is looking.

Part of Sleeping Cats Books ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ Anthology

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Benedic Mihi, Pater

A coming of age story where faith and legend collide.

Part of Fox Spirit Press’ ‘Tales of the Nun & Dragon’ anthology

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Wizard’s Tower Books

Scratch

A new look at the seven year itch that is a little dark and a bit twisted.

Part of Ink Babes Press ‘Bleeding Ink – A Collection of Dark Tales’ anthology

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Destiny’s Voyage

Mankind’s voyage beyond the stars leads to two worlds destinys.

Free story on 35th anniversay of Voyager’s launch

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Catoptrophobia

The shortest of short stories, told in exactly 100 words, of fear!

Part of KnightWatch Press’ “Tales For The Smallest Room” anthology

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Tarnish

Turbulent emotions go awry as love, betrayal and revenge burst through these pages like a gunshot to the chest. Tension and tragedy combined as a love story turns deadly.

Part of Rainstorm Press’ anthology, ‘With This Ring, I Bleed, DEAD!’

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Rain

Rain is a short story showcasing the struggle of humanity against nature, and the ever present fragility of life.

Winter 2011 edition of the quarterly literary journal, ‘From the Depths’, from Haunted Waters Press.

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Anomaly

A story involving time travel, and wherever you find time travel, a paradox isn’t far behind- or is it the other way around?

Part of Jake’s Monthly Anthology – Science Fiction

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‘Short but Sweet

My newest collection of work is now available featuring fourteen hint, nano, micro and flash fiction stories, including ‘Rainbow’, ‘The Good Boy’, ‘Both’, ‘To Delight in Mahler’, and ‘The Way Not To Wish’. 

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Just like Daedalus

Part of Voice of the Bards anthology: Contemporary Verse of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends.

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Powers: A Superhero Anthology

They are many and varied. Some fly high above us, soaring on Eagle’s wings; they leave us standing as they run with the speed of Mercury; we watch in awe as they move mountains. They wear costumes of a myriad colors, they answer to names that sound like a clarion call and they hear our cries for help when there is no-one else to save us. Some say that their abilities come from mutations, others from the Gods themselves. Is it technology that gives them wings and science that lets them fly? Is it genetics or miracles? Are they even from Earth or somewhere far beyond? No-one knows. The one thing that we do know – the one thing that brings them all together is simple. They all have powers!

Edited by Jay Faulkner

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The Amazing Spider, Man

An arachnaphobe discovers that even a man’s ‘sanctum santorum’ is no safe haven from an eight-legged freak!

Part of ‘Creepy Things: An Anthology of the Creepy-Crawly, Spooky & Silly ‘

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Always and Forever

A story of eternal love in a nightmare world.

Part of the zombie anthology ‘Rigor Armortis’

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Eyes Wide Open

An elderly lady’s birthday surprise leads to a final journey and discovery.

Full Armor Magazine Fall 2010 Issue

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Epitaph

Winner of the 2011 Dragon Poems for Smiletrain poetry competition.

 

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Heaven Can Wait

DAILY FLASH 2011: 365 DAYS OF FLASH FICTION is a 2011 flash fiction calendar anthology, with a 500 word or less short story featured for every day of the calendar year. Filled with 365 short stories, this is a fun and practical anthology designed for busy readers.

Published by Daily Flash Publications, an imprint of Pill Hill Press

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Blind Faith

DAILY FLASH 2011: 365 DAYS OF FLASH FICTION is a 2011 flash fiction calendar anthology, with a 500 word or less short story featured for every day of the calendar year. Filled with 365 short stories, this is a fun and practical anthology designed for busy readers.

Published by Daily Flash Publications, an imprint of Pill Hill Press

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Bloom

DAILY FLASH 2011: 365 DAYS OF FLASH FICTION is a 2011 flash fiction calendar anthology, with a 500 word or less short story featured for every day of the calendar year. Filled with 365 short stories, this is a fun and practical anthology designed for busy readers.

Published by Daily Flash Publications, an imprint of Pill Hill Press

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The Crimson Blade – a novella

Nathaniel Karlennon, youngest son of Nicholas, King of Erlan, always dreamt of being a hero. Finding himself dragged out of his seminary school, as the Chosen – first wielder of the God Omlia’s Chalice in nearly two hundred years – and chased half-way across his father’s Country by a rampaging horde of Orcs has turned those dreams into a nightmare.

Part of ‘By Mind or Metal: A Fantasy Anthology’

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Contrary

A young girl, lost, alone and on the run, finds out just how deep magic grows.

Part of ‘Caught by Darkness: An Anthology of Dark Tales’

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Stranger than Fiction

A journalist’s discovery that the truth very often is stranger than fiction.

Originally published May 2010 at ‘Twisted Tongue Magazine’

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Wings

Sometimes life is just full of ups and downs.

Originally published June 2010 at ‘Trapeze Magazine’

The Way Not To Wish

A tale of the relationship between a young boy and his father as they deal with loss.

Originally published January 2010 at ‘Every Day Fiction’

To Delight in Mahler

A look into the depths of human emotion at play.

Originally published in December 2009’s edition of ‘Long Story Short’

Both

A couple’s life falls apart in one hundred and forty characters.

Originally published in 16th November 2009’s edition of ‘Nanoism’

The Good Boy

What befalls you when you don’t listen to your parent’s warnings?

Originally published in October 2009’s edition of ‘Apollo’s Lyre’

The Amazing Spider, Man

A comic book fan comes face to face with fear.

Originally published in October 2009’s edition of ‘Campfire Pages’

Rainbow

A young man tempts fate to prove that his is more than his father’s son.

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