Easy Peasy


Common Deer Press, publishes both novels and short fiction. My story, “Easy Peasy”, came out in their Short Tails segment last month. The story originated from my memories of a rather unique dish that my mother used to serve for dinner. The recipe is included in the piece.

Geri loves two things: computational linguistics and her best friend back on the Moon. When she gets assigned sociology homework on Earth, she finds she has a lot to learn about heritage, diversity, and the basis of language itself.

Find “Easy Peasy” at the handy link here and find the ingredients for the dish at your local grocery store. Enjoy!

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Constellary Tales now out!


I’m chuffed to have a story in the inaugural issue of Constellary Tales, a new pro SF venture for short fiction.

Reaching Up, Reaching Back” is a flash piece about a relationship that’s not between parent/child, siblings, lovers, enemies, or friends–an experiment on my part. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outside the Box!

What do you get when you cross Canadian downhome humor with wannabe superheroes in an alternate universe? You get my latest story, “Thinking Inside the Box”!

Fantasia Divinity’s Out of your Shadow anthology focuses on the “heroes behind the heroes” and is available in print and ebook.

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Worlds Await!

I’m pleased to have a story in the next volume of Dreaming Robot’s Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. This anthology series offers vividly futuristic adventures featuring diverse characters. Its stories will appeal to middle grade readers, teens, and grown-ups who dream of future worlds.

The fourth volume in this series, which contains my story, “Fluffy Pets are Best”, got a starred review from Kirkus. Get it from Dreaming Robot today — it makes a great Christmas gift!

The upcoming volume, the fifth in the series, contains my story, “Woomie Saves the Day”. Follow a young girl as she has an adventure with her annoying little brother on a spaceship. When things get dangerous, Kayla has to learn not to freak out. Can the cute little aliens help her find a solution?

Please help fund the 2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide anthology – 24 amazing science fiction stories for girls, boys and robots of all ages – send a copy to your local library today. The Kickstarter is now on: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/815743020/young-explorers-adventure-guide-volume-five-sf-ant

Thanks!

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Lost in Spaaace!

In 2015, I was requested to write a story for the China-based SFComet contest. It became a tale of twins who learn to harness quantum entanglement enabling them to travel through interstellar space, only to find themselves enslaved by aliens.

After the story was translated, it was voted on by the large Chinese readership and it came in second, due to one single solitary vote.

“Connecting through the Cosmos” was recently reprinted in the 5th volume of the exciting Insignia series of Asian SFF and is in good company, sharing the anthology with eight other science fiction stories, all of which have Asian characters or settings.

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A Dangerous Thing

How much is a “little” knowledge? And how dangerous is it? That usually depends on the situation. In my latest story, now out in The Dark City Crime and Mystery Magazine, a young woman heads out on an adventurous road trip through the Rockies in the dead of winter. When trouble occurs, she has to dig deep into her knowledge banks.

You can find “A Little Knowledge”, along with four other fine stories, here.

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You never know who you’ll meet in the mountains…

A very long time ago, in a previous life, I worked for the provincial Forest Service. One day, my colleague and I had driven to a remote logged-over area after the tree planters had left, in order to do some inspections. Due to his error, we were stranded there until we came up with an old-school solution.

My latest story, “Uphill All the Way”, is loosely based on that incident plus, naturally, a certain fantastical addition. It appears in Schreyer Ink’s Canadian Creatures, an anthology of eight “monster” themed stories, each with a uniquely northern twist. Order in Canada here and the US here.

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