Short Stories

Self-explanatory, I think.

Hell Hath No Fury

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Short Stories | 0 comments

The vampire virus was running rampant. Several hundred people had fallen ill in Greenbrier alone, and while the afflicted weren’t technically vampires, they did have an unhealthy appetite for human blood. Thus the name. Unfortunately, there was no cure, and the gestation period for the virus was extremely short—just a brief exposure was sufficient to cause someone to fall ill, and in short order, that person would have a single-minded desire to kill. I was one of several scientists working on a cure, assisting my soon-to-be ex-husband, who led the team. My husband and my divorce was not yet...

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Patricide

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Short Stories | 0 comments

(Below is the first chapter of a YA novel I am working on.) ___ Kat was livid. Her fool of a client wanted to storm the prison at Larendell to release what he called “political prisoners.” Ha. More like rebels. Not that the distinction mattered to Kat. She glared at Colonel Terrence James as he stood looking over a map of Avendon. “The defenses are formidable, but not insurmountable,” Colonel James said pedantically to his men. Kat rolled her eyes. What an idiot. “If we move quickly enough, we can catch the soldiers off guard and get to the prison before they’re able to bring in...

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The Bug (Full Version)

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Short Stories | 2 comments

(Originally published May 6, 2015) Martin was freaking out. On a good day, he was an intense person, but he had achieved a new high, and he suddenly looked every bit of his forty-five years. He stood and strode purposefully to the Tibetan prayer wheel on the far side of the yard, where he first cut off a piece of bamboo, then started collecting wildflowers. I slowly walked toward him. He was tense, but I wasn’t concerned. We’d been having sex regularly for three weeks now, and I had him pegged. I knew what he would do; he would give me the crappy piece of bamboo along with a threat to keep...

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