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Mable On the Road

I wrote this bit of flash fiction this week as part of an exercise. I really like expanding Mable’s journey and I might try my hand at writing her a novella when I get the chance. The howler let out a high pitched wail and slashed at the trunk of Mable’s car. Its long lobster-like […]

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The Corpse Talker

This piece of flash fiction is recently featured in my storytelling podcast, Marvelous Miscellany. You can listen to it and other stories here, or on your favorite podcast app. Rain pattered on the courtroom window, the sound echoing through the great hall despite the heavy black curtains that had been drawn over them. The jury […]

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Bubonic Babe

“We live in the best of all worlds. We drink cleaner water, eat more nutritious foods, live more fulfilling lives when compared to any other age of humanity before us. War is a forgotten thing, narrowed down to a mild entertainment. Why, then should not pestilence be fashion? Why can’t disease become an expression of […]

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The Ghost of Howard McDougal

I knew for certain that my house was haunted when I noticed that somebody had written GO AWAY in blood on the bathroom mirror the day I moved in.  I suppose I really ought to have known when I saw the listing for the house. It did mention that there were multiple horrific murders here, […]

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Neutron Purge

Here is a bit of flash fiction inspired by a playthrough of the game Stellaris… and recent events. It took thirty days for the world to end.  They first spotted it in Russia, and despite the best efforts of the government, images of the second moon in the sky spread across the internet. A passing […]