Mar 24, 2019 · 14,523 words (53 minutes) · 1 like · 6 views
Last week, I posted "Thin Man," a dark fantasy set in Victorian London about a climbing boy named Dodd. Decades later, I was invited to submit a story to THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY steampunk anthology, and it occurred to me that Dodd's story wasn't finished yet. So I wrote "The Soul Jar." Out of all my short stories, this one is my favorite. See if you agree. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY is still in print at Book View Cafe: https://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/book/the-shadow-conspiracy/
Mar 22, 2019 · 965 words (4 minutes) · 9 views
I performed the role of Gertrude in a college production of Hamlet and always felt there was more to her than is generally assumed. Once I'd had children of my own and once they had survived until early adulthood, I was even more sympathetic. On the other hand, I raised my daughters to be strong, independent women and then it was too late to change my mind.
Mar 22, 2019 · 46 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 25 views
Herewith follows a rare description longer than the story, the tale itself being a mere 46 words: One summer Saturday, a man goes to the library, where--uncertain what he is looking for, browsing aimlessly, in no hurry to return home to the mortification awaiting him there--he wanders until he stumbles across something which he very much needs, and it is at this moment we begin our story, which never needed this preamble and, you can be assured, will not have been spoiled by it.
Mar 22, 2019 · 8,867 words (33 minutes) · 24 views
Epic athletic achievements are the stuff of legend, starting with Pheidippides running from the Battle of Marathon to announce the Greek victory over the Persians. Since then, athletes have pushed harder and harder to break records and stand on top the awards podium. In the future, with technology's help, the records will become breathtaking, but the contest will still be within, and the athletes will still compete for themselves.
Mar 21, 2019 · 6,107 words (23 minutes) · 11 views
When the Destroyer comes, worlds fall. Trauma gave Lieve the ability to fly and manipulate energy fields and she joined the Wardens in protecting her world. Now the Destroyer of Worlds has come down from the sky, and to save her world she must confront her past and the nature of her powers themselves.