“Sleeping at the Rum Cherry Motel” Revisited

Todd McHugh has murdered his wife and is hoping to seek refuge in Mexico.

Sleeping at the Rum Cherry Motel” was one of the first flash fiction pieces that I ever sent out for publication, and I was fortunate enough to have Twisted Sister Lit Mag publish this 2016 product (2016 was a very productive year for me). Continue reading ““Sleeping at the Rum Cherry Motel” Revisited”

Speculative 66: Issues 17, 18, and 19

Flash fiction from issues 17, 18, and 19 of Speculative 66!

This post features my accepted submissions for issues seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen of Speculative Fiction. You can click on the title of each piece below to read that issue.  Continue reading “Speculative 66: Issues 17, 18, and 19”

Speculative 66: Issues 13, 14, 15, and 16

Very short fiction from Speculative 66!

This post features my accepted submissions for issues thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen of Speculative Fiction. You can click on the title of each piece below to read that issue.  Continue reading “Speculative 66: Issues 13, 14, 15, and 16”

“Blueberry Pancakes”

“They’re practically dead before coming off the skillet.”

The sounds of a Saturday morning breakfast crowd filled the small diner. Modeled to resemble the roadside dives of yesteryear, the place was certainly popular and maintained a loyal cohort of regulars.  Continue reading ““Blueberry Pancakes””

Inspiration from New Horizons: “An Eon-old, Icy Tomb”

Having heard their desperate shouts on her transmitter, Yamamoto quickly donned a suit and, with a specialized ice axe in hand, rushed out to save her crew. The fog was impossibly thick, and she could not see the front of the nitrogen wave. Chunks of ice and snow fell to the ground slowly but in such density that little was visible to her.

When the first images from New Horizons became available a few years ago, I was immediately smitten with the bizarre features of Pluto and Charon. The geography of these distant worlds was both familiar and strange, and I think that added a layer of wonder that continues to fuel any author in the midst of a science fiction brainstorm. Continue reading “Inspiration from New Horizons: “An Eon-old, Icy Tomb””