- Coup de Tart – The true story of the Knave of Hearts
- One Fine Day in Asgard – What the gods do before twilight
- Metaphorosis – Never change, sweetheart. Not into that.
- House of Hope – Stone and timber make a house, and much, much more.
- At Stake – Condemned as a witch, a woman searches for one last sign of love.
- Parabolic – One man, one cave, an audience.
- All’s Fair – On the day before the last battle, the old powers rally for a final effort.
- Palimpsest – Change is for the better. Isn’t it?
- Spring and the Arachnodactylist – It’s a warm, sunny day. Why not stay inside and read?
After the war, four people survive in a cavern – two adults, two children. But when young Jim learns the truth about his dead father, his small world begins to fall apart.
This is a 7,300 word SHORT STORY.
ISBN: 978-0-9856091-5-3 (EPUB)
Note: this story is not related to the novella The Speed of Winter by the same author.
We danced in the darkness, my mother and I, stepping lightly from note to note. If we sometimes missed our footing, we caught each other before we fell. We could have turned on the lights, I suppose. The portable reactor on the lower level would last longer than either of…
Between a rock and some very sharp objects – you’ve been captured by the Alliance, you’re mostly paralyzed, and there are some nasty tools hanging on the wall. What’s a simple signals analyst to do? And where’s your tough soldier brother when you need him?
This is a 6,300 word SHORT STORY.
WARNING:This is a graphic, literally visceral story about torture (albeit somewhat lighthearted). Definitely not suitable for children.
The bed was too short. Or, as my brother Archie would have said, I was too long. Archie was always ready with a joke. It seemed incongruous in a soldier built like a tank, but the members of his elite battalion said it took the stress away, helped them concentrate…
The house stands foursquare on the corner of Thurman, a stolid, enduring presence of granite and slate. It has been there ‘forever’, the neighbours say, and the earliest photographs of the town back them up. Before that … the Atfalati and Wappato tribes scattered long ago, and I’ve never found…
Anjica is a human scout searching for resources and mapping the edge of Mechanic space – the systems occupied by the mysterious, implacable foes that wiped out Frexi colony for no reason. All that mankind has in its favor is the faster than light Duncaster drive. But then Anjica finds a secret that explains the Mechanics’ enmity and may give humans an edge. If she can survive to bring it home.
This book contains two linked SHORT STORIES (about 11,000 words).
She is a flash of yellow when she drops out of FTL, going .9 c in a sleek ship marred by a tracery of energy-weapon scars. She is a spray of actinic blue when she crashes through the Engsson barrier at the edge of Norbeq system. And she is a…