Fiction


"Slow and Quiet, Drift Away": Philly Talk, June/July 1970

"The Audiophile Murder Case" serialized in Stereophile, Vol. 5, Nos. 8-10; Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, 1982-1983

"Rock Around the Flock": Z Miscellaneous, Vol. 2, No. 2, March 1988

"The Vole Eater": Resnick at Zineth: The Mike Resnick Fan Magazine, serialized in Issues 4-6, 1992

"Rock Around the Flock" (reprint): Maelstrom, Vol. I, Issue 3, 1998

"Funeral For a Flightless Phoenix": Laughing Lions, Fall 1998

"Infernal Paradise": Maelstrom, Vol. III, Issue 4, 2001

"Global Warning": QPB Presents the World's Best Shortest Stories (Quality Paperback Book Club ISBN 0-965-01161-5)

"Moaning Lisa": Nefarious, November 2001 (click link, scroll to story)

"Final Judgement": Nefarious, December 2001 (click link, scroll to story)

"Ambition": Mysterical-E, 2004

"Slow and Quiet, Drift Away" (reprint): Whispering Spirits, January-March 2004

"Rock Around the Flock" (reprint): Mindfire Renewed, Issue 1, Spring 2004

"Met(er)ing Out Devotion": Flashquake, Spring 2004 (An Editor's Pick)

"The Play of Light and Shadow": Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, Autumn 2004 (Issue 35)

"Global Warning" (reprint): Flashshot, February 9, 2005                               

"Infernal Paradise" (reprint): Flashshot, February 22, 2005

"Auto-Neurotic": Flashshot, May 5, 2005

"Mother's Day Present": Flashshot, May 9, 2005 (co-winner of Flashshot's Mother's Day contest)

"Moaning Lisa" (reprint) Flashshot, May 22, 2005

"Flush-Out in Flatbush": Flashshot, June 9, 2005

"Everybody's a Critic!": Flashshot, July 14, 2005

"The Treasure of the Sierra Padre": Flashshot, July 25, 2005

"Jewel of Denial": Mysterical-E, June 2005

"Gratitude": Mystery Island's Ghosts Inside the Machine e-book anthology

"The Merchant of Vanish": Flashshot, August 24, 2005

"Hardened Artery": The Writers Post Journal, September 2005

"The Pitch": Flashshot, November 12, 2005

"Spring Idyll" and "Final Judgement" (the latter a reprint): Short Attention Span Mysteries anthology from Kerlak Publishing Company

                                                                                                                                               

"No Such Thing": Flashshot, December 3, 2005

"Stuffed Shirt": Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006

                                                                                                                   

"Parental Guidance": Litbits, January 29, 2006

"Sin, You Singers!": Flashshot, February 10, 2006

Interview about flash fiction. "My Father--My Brother?" "Irregular--Priced to Sell," "Blind Ted By the Light," and "Truant or False": Coffee Cramp eZine, January 2006

"Reciprocity": Flashing in the Gutters, April 1, 2006

"Scrap Mettle": Flashshot, April 7, 2006

"The Play of Light and Shadow" (reprint): serialized in Apollo's Lyre, April 22, 2006. The story was subsequently selected as the best Serial Ink story of 2006 and included in the Winter 2006 issue.

"A Suitable Profession": Flashing in the Gutters, June 3, 2006

"Cornfinger": Flashing in the Gutters, June 6, 2006

"A Fair Yell to Arms": Flashshot, June 16, 2006

"The Wagers of Sin": Apollo's Lyre, Summer 2006

"The Mall Tea's Fall Kin": Mysterical-E, Summer 2006

"Vigilante": Mysterical-E, Summer 2006. Winner of the 2007 Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society in the Flash Fiction Category

                                                        


                

"Brogue Cop" Flashing in the Gutters, August 27, 2006

"Ambition" (reprint): Mouth Full of Bullets, Autumn 2006, Issue 1

"Not For the Quaint of Heart" (collaboration with Chick Lang): Flashing in the Gutters, September 20, 2006

"Gullible's Travails": Litbits, October 1, 2006

"Science Affliction": Flashing in the Gutters, October 2, 2006

"Mother's Day Present" (reprint): Micro Horror, October 15, 2006

"No Such Thing" (reprint): Micro Horror, October 19, 2006

"The Loom of Doom Galls Mainly in the Tomb": Crime and Suspense, Vol. 2, No. 11, November 2006

"Funeral For a Flightless Phoenix" (reprint): Apollo's Lyre, February 2007

"A Meating of Minds": Flashshot, February 10, 2007

"Without Foundation": Flashshot, April 27, 2007

"Business Trip, or A Meating of Minds Redux": Flashshot, May 21, 2007

"A Suitable Profession" and "Science Affliction" (reprints): Swimming Kangaroo Books Newsletter, June 2007 (scroll to Page 5)

"Brogue Cop" (reprint): Mouth Full of Bullets, June 2007

"All in the Holster": The Thrilling Detective, Spring 2007

"Not For the Quaint of Heart" (collaboration with Chick Lang) reprinted as "Identity Cwisis" in Coffee Cramp eZine, June 2007

"Sibyl Disobedience": Apollo's Lyre, Summer 2007

"The Petrified Florist": Litbits, December 2, 2007

"Gravidational Force": Mouth Full of Bullets, Winter 2007

"No Candles for Antiochus": Apollo's Lyre, December 2007 Special Edition

"Ambition" (reprint): Isku, Issue #7, December 2007. Isku is a Finnish crime magazine, and "isku" means "punch" in English. At his blog (in Finnish), writer/translator/publisher Juri Nummelin describes the story thusly: "American writer's short-short about political decision-making in which the guns speak." The cover art is by Henry Joela.

                                                                                 

"Feedway": One-Screen Stories, March 15, 2008

"Jewel of Denial" (audio version) at Sniplits, which launched April 16, 2008

"All in the Holster" (audio version) at Sniplits

"Gunfight at the So-So Corral": Mysterical-E, Summer 2008

"Auto-Neurotic," Gratitude," "The Pitch," Sin, You Singers," The Treasure of the Sierra Padre" (reprint): The Short Humour Site, December 28, 2008

"Scrap Mettle," "A Meating of Minds," "Business Trip, or A Meating of Minds Redux," "Without Foundation," "The Petrified Florist," "Feedway" (reprints): The Short Humour Site, December 28, 2008

"Hardened Artery," "Flush-Out in Flatbush," "Parental Guidance," "Reciprocity," "Science Affliction" (reprints): The Short Humour Site, December 29, 2008

"Global Warning," "Infernal Paradise," "Everybody's A Critic!" "A Fair Yell to Arms," "A Suitable Profession" (reprints): The Short Humour Site

"Sing Ho For the Open Road": Flashshot, May 21, 2009

"Auto-Neurotic," "Gratitude," "The Pitch," "Sin, You Singers," and "The Treasure of the Sierra Padre" reprinted in the anthology People of Few Words, Volume 2.

"Sew What?": Flashshot, July 3, 2010 

A Flash of Fear: Six Very Short Stories at Smashwords (reprints of "Ambition," "Final Judgment," "The Merchant of Vanish," "Moaning Lisa," "Mother's Day Present," and "No Such Thing")

"Slow and Quiet, Drift Away" (reprint): Smashwords

"The Play of Light and Shadow" (reprint): Smashwords

                                                                                                

"Stuffed Shirt" (reprint): Smashwords

                                                                                                 

                                                                                               

PUN-ishing Tales: The Stuff That Groans Are Made On (reprints): Smashwords

                                                                                                   

"No Candles for Antiochus" (reprint): Smashwords

                                                                                                   

 

"The Play of Light and Shadow" and "A Flash of Fear" reviewed by Xavier Lechard on the At the Villa Rose blog, September 27, 2010                                                                                                                      

"Classic Conflict": Flashshot, March 21, 2011

"Mother's Day Present" (reprint): King's River Life Magazine, May 7, 2011

"Sing Ho For the Open Road," "Sew What?" and "Classic Conflict" (reprints): The Short Humour Site  

"The Play of Light and Shadow" reviewed by Patrick Ohl on the At the Scene of the Crime blog, July 29, 2011

"The Play of Light and Shadow" & "Writing 'The Play of Light and Shadow'" published in a Kindle edition August 4, 2011

PUN-ishing Tales: The Stuff That Groans Are Made On published in a Kindle edition August 6, 2011

"Stuffed Shirt" published in a Kindle edition August 8, 2011

"No Candles for Antiochus" published in a Kindle edition August 10, 2011

"The Mall Tea's Fall Kin" (reprint): King's River Life Magazine, September 3, 2011

"The Loom of Doom Galls Mainly in the Tomb" (reprint) published April 1, 2012 in the anthology Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction, available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble


Flush Fiction reviewed by Kevin Tipple, April 22, 2012

Flush Fiction reviewed by Earl Staggs, April 30, 2012

 "Jewel of Denial" (reprint): Kings River Life Magazine, January 12, 2012 

"Spring Idyll" (reprint): Kings River Life Magazine, April 20, 2012

"The Play of Light and Shadow" reviewed in Kings River Life Magazine, April 20, 2013

"The Loom of Doom Galls Mainly in the Tomb" (reprint): Kings River Life Magazine, August 1, 2015 

"Brianna's Way": Flash Bang Mysteries, Fall 2015, Issue 1

The Boy Who Ate Rainbows at Smashwords and Amazon



"The Vole Eater" at Smashwords and Amazon

Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay at Smashwords

Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay reviewed by Kevin Tipple
 
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