Category Archives: Short Stories

Christmas Story

I have this idea for a time travel Christmas story. It is still in the concept formation stages, but I have an opening I’d like to share with you …. Gabriel, the lead character, is obsessed with going back in … Continue reading

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Nickel

I was once challenged … either by a teacher or a contest, I can’t remember which … to write a three wishes story. This is what I came up with. I think it still needs a little work, but is … Continue reading

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Human Fax

I read this quote in Time magazine and was inspired: Konstantin Feoktistov, a former Soviet cosmonaut, … pointed out that it might be possible someday soon to “download” the entire contents of a human brain into a computer, the way … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker

Back in the early 1990s, I got an idea for a ghost story in which a serial killer gets his come-uppance from a haunted semi. I even took a class on the psychology of serial killers to research the story. … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within

I tend to write a lot about fear. The following snippet or very short story was written in October 1984 and explores how our own mind can be our worst enemy. The young lad sat on a tree stump, sniffling. … Continue reading

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Reg & the Dancer

I’ve been working on this idea of an angelic dancer who appears to the survivors of an apocalypse to help bring them together and save the human race. Here is a short snippet from one of my drafts. Reg took … Continue reading

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Prelude: Clarissa & Zorin Series

Way back when Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel were still airing, I came up with an idea that I never pitched. I’m kind of glad I didn’t as the story has really evolved its own mythos and I think … Continue reading

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Continuum

This is one of my favorite short stories. I’m still looking for a good market for it. But in the meantime, I’m sharing it with you here. Word count: 533 The last orange rays sparkle serenely upon the ocean. The … Continue reading

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Footsteps in the Mist

This short story, written while I was in High School was inspired by Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” My Dad would drop me off at school around 7am on the way to his work. I would wonder the corridors, all alone, … Continue reading

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The Effect of Mitochondria Being Passed Down the Generations by Women on the Biblical Account of Adam and Eve

This little piece first came to me while I was working at SCO in Santa Cruz. Later, while working at City of Hope, I expanded and tweaked it into this faux science abstract. Enjoy! ABSTRACT Mitochondria, the powerhouses of the … Continue reading

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