"The Glass Forest and the Gilded Sky"
"Pandora's Box Anthology," Pill Hill Press 2010
"The Four Horsemen Anthology," Pill Hill Press 2010
"Press "1" to Begin"
The "Futures" column of Nature, December 2009
Abyss & Apex, August 2008
The "Futures" column of NATURE, Feb 2008
Sold to BLACK GATE in September 2006
And published as "Nye Marnach":
Criminal megalomaniac finds God. You either love or hate this story.
Most hated it. Published Fall 2003 in the clever ‘zine Full Unit Hookup.
This was my response to T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock.”
It almost sold to a lot of magazines, including Omni, but it ended up in David
Switzer’s beautiful print version of Challenging Destiny in January 2002
“Demon in the Sea”
When I was a kid, I wanted to work at Sea World. This is a natural
extrapolation, with terraforming. Challenging Destiny, July 2000
Remember Scavenger’s Newsletters? For those of us desperate
to break into print, it was the gateway drug. This little fantasy poem was
tucked into the November 1998 issue.
“Persephone & Hades”
Another poem, published in 1997 for the last issue of the great
horror magazine, Stygian Articles.
Author James Maxey used to have a hot print zine called Pursuit.
This Navajo vampire (I know, I know, it’s creative license!) tale was
in the Fall 1997 issue. He also published the…
“The Straw Man”
A story where good and evil draw straws, in Pursuit’s May 1997 issue.
Written a few years before high school shootings came into vogue.
Published by NUTHOUSE. Autumn 1997.
My first big sale, about a dolphin-brain implanted in a human. Seriously, I didn’t
think any editor would go for it, but Warren Lapine of Absolute Magnitudedid.
Then it made Locus’s “100 Best Science Fiction Stories of 1996.”
“Last Train to Clarksville”
A psychedelic short-short published by Pirate Writings in 1995, under the pen name