Have a Halloween Story

Just in time for Halloween, I’m pleased to offer my short story, Playground of a Lesser God, online for free! Alone in her abandoned neighborhood on Halloween night, 10-year-old Elena is surrounded by ghost memories of her past. On the ruined playground where she used to go with her little sister, she solves a puzzle, uncovers a unique invention and… Read more →

Compostela

About the title of this anthology: For more than 1,000 years, Santiago de Compostela (Compostela means “field of stars”) has attracted pilgrims to walk to the cathedral that holds St. James the apostle’s relics. The stories in this anthology in their own way tell the tale of futuristic travelers who journey into the dark outer (or inner) reaches of space,… Read more →

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I’m Back

This site has been down for months, but I am back. It’s been a year of health issues, surgeries, recoveries and distressing world events that kept me from prioritizing online visibility. But with the second surgery now behind me and the advent of spring, I am happy to report having the energy and motivation once again to be here. All… Read more →

“Bedroom Community” in FSM!

I woke up to this lovely review of one of my favourite stories this morning. I’m delighted that it’s just been published in Issue 13 of Fantasy Scroll Magazine—my second story with this magazine. Charles Payseur wrote in his blog, Quick Sip Reviews: This story marks the most serious the issue gets (as far as original fiction is concerned) and… Read more →

Futuristica Vol 1

It’s out! Futuristica: Vol 1 by Metasagas Press is available online in print and ebook versions. This 359 page anthology of science fiction has nineteen stories chosen from over 650 submissions. There are authors from or living in Canada, the UK, Italy, Ukraine, Nigeria, Netherlands and Israel as well as the US. My story, “Hu.man and Best,” is set in… Read more →

Fallow

For a field to be fallow means that it’s already been plowed. To be plowed, means to have been prepared. So, prepared, but not seeded. Some definitions say “unseeded.” And—getting at what I like—this: …left unsown for a period, in order to restore fertility… Because of REASONS, I haven’t been writing for weeks. I did some revisions and a couple… Read more →

Tesseracts Twenty!

Super-happy to have a story in Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela, edited by Spider Robinson and James Alan Gardner. This promises to be a wonderful addition to this all-Canadian series that’s been on-going for more than twenty years. It doesn’t come out for almost a year, but I hope to have lots of updates. Can’t wait to see the cover! Here’s the… Read more →