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ALM Magazine #1 January 2018

My piece ‘When I Was A Boy’ appears in the first issue of ALM  Magazine. When I stayed at my grandmother’s house I heard all kinds of strange noises at night. I was convinced something lurked in the laundry chute that was in the first floor bathroom. This story is based on those long nights spent at grandma’s house.

Click the cover for details.

 

 

 

 

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The Haunted Traveler December 2017

The December issue of The Haunted Traveler is available now. It features my piece, ‘Something’s Wrong With Mother’. Two elderly sisters talk about their childhood and how their mother’s insanity tainted their every day lives.

Click the pic to the left for the free read.

 

 

 

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Summer 2017 Issue

‘Carson’s Crackers’ appears in the summer issue of The Color Lens. This piece follows an elderly security guard working in a local art museum. He notices things moving around the floor at night and stumbles upon something both fantastic and terrifying.

 

 

 

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Uprising Review

This edition of Uprising Review features my piece ‘Starter Apartment’.  In her first apartment, Taylor notices small flecks of paint falling from the ceiling. When she finally realizes what they are, it’s already too late.

 

 

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Depraved Desires – Volume 1

In my piece ‘Memoir to a Death  Maiden’, a young man courts death his entire life, writing her a love letter of sorts as his infatuation grows until he can’t bear to be without her any longer.

Available in paperback or Kindle.

 

 

 

 

 

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Storyteller  Vol 1    No 1

OUT OF PRINT – Due to the publisher going out of business

My piece ‘Orchid’ appears in the first issue of Storyteller. It follows a stoic farmer as he comes to grip with the sins of his past in a single,  terrifying moment.

Kindle copies are only $1.99 for a limited time!

Paperback copies available soon.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

 

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Gathering Storm Magazine Vol.1 Issue 1

My story ‘Upside of Logging’, a science fiction tale of revenge, is featured in the inaugural issue of Gathering Storm Magazine.

Click on the cover to the left for the e-book or the link below for the paperback version.

Paperback version

 

 

 

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Issue #3 December 2016

In the third issue of Double Feature Magazine, my piece ‘Scars’ is featured.  An old woman at a hospital for cancer treatment talks about how each scar is a story in and unto itself.  In doing so, she reveals a dark secret.

 

 

 

 

 

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Issue 1.3 October 2016

In this issue of The Violet Hour, two of my flash fiction pieces appear.  ‘Splintered Quill’ which follows a young man on an interview that turns out to be anything but ordinary and ‘Smile’ which details a struggling young man’s attempts to fit in to normal society.

 

 

 

 

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New Realm Vol. 05 No. 01

OUT OF PRINT – Due to the publisher going out of business

Two of my stories are featured in this issue of New Realm.  ‘Just a Hint of Red’ and ‘Reaping the Dream’ appear as does an interview about the things that inspired me to write them as well as some background information on what draws me to the darker side of things.

Due out early November.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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Under The Bed Vol 4 No 12

OUT OF PRINT – Due to the publisher going out of business

This issue includes my piece ‘Road Kill’ about two girls taking a late summer trip before heading off to separate colleges.  After waking up disoriented and unaware, Cathy is terrified to find out where she is.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

 

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Nebula Rift Vol 4 No 6

OUT OF PRINT – Due to the publisher going out of business

This issue features ‘Commuted’ about a man driving to the city every day in the early predawn hours.  He complains that his wife and children don’t keep the car clean.  While the garbage is rolling around under the seat and on the shadow filled passenger floor, he loses control on a icy road and faces a reality he’d rather forget.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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9 Tales Told in the Dark #15

In issue #15, my piece ‘Fries With That?’ is featured.  Who doesn’t hate going to the dentist?  When a young man’s visit doesn’t go quite as planned, he and his brother are immersed in a terrifying pocket of reality shifting chaos.

 

 

 

 

 

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Heater Magazine Vol 4 No 4

OUT OF PRINT – Due to the publisher going out of business

My piece ‘Rituals’ appears in this issue of Heater Magazine.  While working along the highway, a prisoner discovers something life changing behind the tree-line.  How can he keep it a secret?

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

 

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eFiction Vol 7 No 1

OUT OF PRINT – Due to the publisher going out of business

My piece ‘Mr Garret’s Interview’ which won the 2015 Story of the Year Award from FictionMagazines.com appears in this issue.  When a young man investigating odd occurrences at a local retirement home meets Gladys, he realizes he might very well have the interview of a lifetime.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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Massacre Magazine Issue 8

One of my favorite pieces ‘Something’s Wrong With Mother’ appears in this issue of Massacre Magazine.  It features two elderly sisters lamenting about their strange childhood when their mother started to lose her mind, trying to drag them down into the chasm of her insanity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nebula Rift Vol 3 No 12

One of my stories inspired by actress Lyn Shaye who has appeared in dozens of horror movies appears in this story.  ‘Listen Up’ features a young boy visiting the grandmother of one of his friends.  When things begin to unravel, he finds himself in a situation he can’t possible understand.

 

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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New Realm Vol 3 No 11

My story ‘Do You See The Leprechaun?’ was actually inspired by a local Cincinnati writing group that used to provide writing prompts.  This was the product of that writing prompt.  An elderly man’s serenity is broken when a local begins displaying a series of stereogram pictures around the atrium he enjoys while reading his newspaper.  He thinks the pictures are ridiculous and as he finally  has his fill, getting up to leave, his world is tilted on its head.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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Massacre Magazine #7

‘Sunlight’ is featured in this issue of Massacre Magazine and it’s very near and dear to my heart.  It’s based on my childhood experiences of going to Rock Fork Lake Sate Park in Hillsboro, Ohio.  Yes, believe it or not, that’s what they used to do when children went missing on the beach.  Creepy.

 

 

 

 

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Sanitarium Issue #35

I’d always wondered what nightwatchman do in the wee hours of the morning.  In ‘Passing The Time’ one such watchman, Harvey, finds all sorts of things to do.  Some good, some not so good.

 

 

 

 

 

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Under The Bed Vol 3 No 10

‘Sleep’s Gentle Wake’ is the product of an overactive imagination.  Have you ever felt like your dreams are real?  Almost like you’ve fallen into another life perhaps at another time?  Then this story is for you.

 

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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Nebula Rift Vol 3 No 5

In this issue my story ‘Finders, Keepers’ appears.  This story is about a young boy that finds a jar in an abandoned warehouse.  Despite not being able to see anything inside, it vibrates when he touches it.  After breaking the jar, he finds a message on the underside of the lid and realizes the gravity of what he’s done.

 

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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Nebula Rift Vol 3 No 4

The piece ‘Making the Grade’ appears in this issue and follows a test subject as they bumble their way through test after test, finally gaining success by guessing.  The results are nothing short of earth shattering.

 

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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New Realm Vol 3 No 7

Inspired by watching my kids playing on the family room floor on a Sunday  morning, ‘Light and Shadow’ whispers of the magic of childhood.  I watched my daughter continually move her toys through the moving squares of light made from the sun streaming through the windows.  One of the cats, Milo, also kept moving as the sun marched across the floor to warm  himself.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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Under The Bed Vol 3 No 8

The result of another writing prompt, this story came about from three simple words.  Sean.  Umbrella.  Boston.  In this story, a young man gets an offer he simply cannot refuse.

 

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

 

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New Realm Vol 3 No 5

One of my favorite covers by the way.  In this issue of New Realm, my piece ‘Flight or Fright’ finds a young boy ridiculed for being different.  After being confronted by the bullies that had terrified him for so long, he has no choice but fight back.

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

 

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Under The Bed Vol 2 No 9

This piece ‘Never Wet nor Moon Shine’ finds an elderly man buying a Native American artifact from an antiquities shop in turn of the century England.  When he shakes the item it rustles like dead leaves and ultimately unleashes something he’s hardly prepared to face.

 

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.

 

 

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Under The Bed Vol 2 No 5

My story ‘Familiar’ finds a woman and her two small children moving into her grandfather’s house.  Things she had long forgotten being to surface as she’s forced to face something that terrified her as a child.

 

Publisher went out of business this is now out of print.