Back in 2015, I had the privilege of participating in Bonnie Stufflebeam’s Arts & Words Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
I wrote a story based on the awesome painting shown above by Maria Ruiz. Both story and painting are titled “Alambre”. The word means “wire” in Spanish and also refers to a grilled beef dish–the double meaning becomes clear when you read my story.
“Alambre” is now up at Every Day Fiction. You can read it for free, vote on it, make a comment, and browse lots of other terrific flash fiction. It’s almost as much fun as a barbeque!
…that police procedurals are a popular subgenre.
I wanted to write one set in a skiffy universe, and, for fun, I made it a world where surveillance is so pervasive that it’s almost impossible to commit a crime unseen.
The result is “Hat and Stick”, now out at Evil Girlfriend Media’s Speculate!
I’m really pleased to have a new story out in the YA podcast Cast of Wonders. Wonderfully narrated by Amy Sturgis, the dinosaurs really come to life.
…Wait, did I just say “dinosaurs”?
Listen to the podcast (or read the text) of “The Jungle Between” here.
There’s no question that railroads, and the construction of them, have laid tracks throughout Canada’s cultural heritage.
When I wrote “Blanche’s Last Spike” I wanted to recreate the complex and brutal situations made famous by Pierre Berton’s book. I also wanted to put a unique spin on it, bringing to light the hardships suffered by many marginalized people of the time. It’s probably the most horrific story I’ve ever written.
Issue #27 of Neo-Opsis contains this tale of misery, deprivation, and triumph against evil. Full steam ahead!
Photo from The Canadian Encyclopedia archives
I don’t write much magical realism. Hard SF is more my style. But this little story wandered into my head one day and left rather large footprints.
It’s about self-actualization and overcoming one’s past. With citrus notes.
“The Scent of Hay and Oranges” is now up at Slink Chunk Press.
Everyone has one ghost story in them, and this humorous one turns out to be mine. It takes place in a busy airport and is a monologue from an “average joe” type of guy. Why? Because TSA agents are people too. 🙂
“Half-Baked” is now up at Theme of Absence.
A while ago, there was a youtube video making the social media rounds. It was taken by strapping a tiny camera to an eagle’s head as it flew over a river valley. A real bird’s eye view!
Recent advances in “mind melding”, such as this article in Nature were also very intriguing.
I knew I had to write a story combining both concepts.
“Limit of the Sky” in this month’s Perihelion SF was the result.
Hop on, take a ride!!