Available Short Stories
LIFE IN THE SHADOWS
A Sorceress finds the fabric of reality changing around her, but she is the only one who notices. Is it all a
result of an overactive imagination or is something more sinister trying to control her existence?

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"The Fractured Publisher" - Sept/Oct 2005

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Beyond Centauri" - July 2007

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MIDNIGHT SONG
Leathan has been forced to live for centuries as he sings of a deep painful loss. One night he is visited by a
priest and a ghost who change that existence forever.

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"Creature Fantastic" Anthology ed. by Denise Little - DAW Books - Sept 2001

Nowa Fantastyka - (Polish Fantasy Magazine) - August 2006

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THE FINAL BLESSING
Hope -- The most precious of all the gifts from the gods and the only one saved when Pandora lost the
others. But, how will the world cope when a major disaster strikes and it seems that hope is finally gone?

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"Stories of Strength Anthology" - proceeds to benefit the disaster relief charities.

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"Tales of the Talisman" - Mar 2007

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THE SWORD OF POWER
The Sword of Power - Excalibur - was given to Uther Pendragon to heal the land not divide it. Now with
Uther's death and no apparent heir to claim the throne and both the Christian Abbott of Glastonbury and the
High Priestess of Avalon claiming the sword as theirs how will it serve to heal when it appears to dividing
those who should seek to heal the land and their people.

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"Illuminated Manuscripts" Anthology ed by Lazette Gifford - Dragon Tooth Fantasy - August 2005

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"Tales of the Talisman" - Sept 2008

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THE GIFT OF ALL
A retelling of the Pandora legend from the POV of Pandora. A woman who may have only been a pawn in
the games played by the gods -- the true cause of what happened to mankind.

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"All About Eve" - Anthology - edited by Carol Hightshoe - WolfSinger Publications - April 2010

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PAWN'S GAMBIT
A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty legend told from the perspective of the "Evil Fairy" - a woman who should
have been the heir to the kingdom as the eldest, but was overlooked in favor of her brother. Is she out for
revenge or does she perhaps have the best interest of the kingdom at heart in casting her spell to make the
princess her pawn in this game of power?

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Baen's Universe -- Feb 2007

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DESCENT INTO CHAOS (A Chaos Reigns Story)
Torliana was an elf seeking something other than the frivolous life of most elves. She found herself as a
novice in the temple of Hellavar, the Lord of Fire and Order. However, her own fear of rejection and need to
control leads her to be seduced by Thynitic, The Lady of Chaos.

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"The Stygian Soul" Anthology ed. by Tina Morgan & Sheri McGathy - A Dream Realm Award Finalist -
Double Dragon Publishing - June 2006

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A GAME OF MARBLES
A look at the creation of the Asteroid Belt, and it all begins with a simple game of marbles.

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Beyond Centauri - April 2006

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LEGENDS REBORN
In a world that was destroyed by war over two centuries ago, humanity is losing the struggle to survive.
Gwendolyn Robbins - Senior Geneticist for the World Wildlife Foundation risks her own life to violate the
laws set forth by the World Council to find a way to return Balance and Hope to the world.

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Pangaia Magazine - Summer 2004

Dark Tales Anthology - SpecFic World - Nov 2005

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DAUGHTER OF CHAOS (A Chaos Reigns Story)
Arielle was an elf slave owned by the temple of Thynitic in Nydith. The priestesses would often use her
to practice the arts of pain and torture as well as an demonstration tool before those humans who still
had bitter feelings for the elves of Rhysia. Then during one of those demonstrations something strange
happens, the Goddess Thynitic speaks to her and grants her the power to rise to a high position in the
temple.

After a while, Arielle is directed to return to Kilenter and make contact with a group of elves there. But
first she must confront her past. Will she continue to follow the Goddess of Chaos and Pain or will she
return to the life she once had as a ranger of Frayrith, the Lady of the Forests? And will she be able to,
after she is responsible for the death of one of the Lady's dearest creatures - a unicorn?

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"The Stygian Soul" Anthology ed. by Tina Morgan & Sheri McGathy - A Dream Realm Award Finalist
- Double Dragon Publishing - June 2006

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ADRIFT
Dewi Fokke comes from a family with a long history of ties to the sea. However, instead of sailing oceans,
she now sails among the stars. She knows the legends of Bernard Fokke, the Captain of the Flying
Dutchman, but she never dreamed she would one day have to stand in his stead in facing the ghosts of that
ship.


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"Space Pirates" - Anthology ed. by David Lee Summers - Flying Pen Press - Aug 2008

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THE PRESIDENT'S MEOW
Being the most powerful country in the world will not necessarily protect you from a Goddess who has
decided its time for you to be treated as prey just as you have treated others.


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Aoife's Kiss - June 2009

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STOLEN FROM CHAOS (A Chaos Reigns Story)
Hendandra is a thief living in the town of Raspa. When she picks the pocket of a mage she ends up
getting more than she bargained for when he convinces her to help him recover some religious relics
taken from a temple of Rhyra by the followers of Ballan - the Goddess of Dark magic.


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HEART OF THE DRAGON (A Chaos Reigns Story)
Andrinor is a young warrior from the Dragon Flame Mountains. Ghainaess, The Great Mother of all dragons,
has called him to fulfill his destiny and prove he has the
Heart of a Dragon.

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The Fifth Di ... - July 2008

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THE SECOND HORSEMAN
James Smallman is a devote man of GOD, or so he thought before his sudden death during a Sunday
morning service. Everything Reverend Smallman thought he knew about GOD will be challenged when he is
chosen to be the Second Horseman. Some things must be believed before they can be known.


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The Fifth Di... - Dec 2008

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REBEL MOON
Branded a traitor during the war, Selaynia returns to the home she thought closed to her; only to learn the
truth of the old saying - "You can never go home again."


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"Space Sirens" - Anthology ed. by Carol Hightshoe - Flying Pen Press - Feb 2009

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THE BROKEN BLADE
Delavan is a young man who only wants a chance to join the town guard and defend his home against the evil
elves who regularly attack it. For ten years he has tried to hide the fact he was born with mage powers, but
an accident in the training arena results in his arcane powers killing a fellow recruit. His only hope is the
Arms Master of the guard who stands by him and a broken blade.


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Tales of the Talisman - Winter 2010/2011

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THE LAST DEFENDERS
During General Woll's invasion of Texas the phrase 'Remember the Alamo' is a powerful bond for some of
those who face him and his army at the Battle of Salado Creek.


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Six-Guns Straight From Hell - edited by David Riley and Laura Givens - September 2010

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THE CUP OF LIFE
The Holy Grail - The Cup of Christ - said to grant one who drinks from it immortality. But what is the cost
of immortality? Is there a higher price to be paid when the Grail is stolen and the guardians murdered? What
curse does the blood still in the Cup extract on those who do evil to obtain its blessings?


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"It Lives: What Hath Mother Wrought" - Anthology ed. by Christopher Ficco - RuneWright - July 2011

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ETERNAL ESCAPES
Cemetaries have always been consider places of eternal rest - but this cemetary offers those who need it an
Eternal Escape - just be careful that you actually look before you leap as what you are escaping to may be a
fate worse than the one you are escaping from.

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"Time Traveling Coffers" Anthology ed. by Dana Bell - WolfSinger Publications - October 2012

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MR. ZOMBIE GOES TO WASHINGTON
What happens when a small town, rural zombie ends up being sent to Washington DC as a member of
Congress?

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"Zombified" Anthology edited by Carol Hightshoe - Sky Warrior Books - September 2011

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OMEGA SHADOWS
A former covert operative finds herself dealing with an extra-planetary intelligence when she kidnapped by her former
employers.

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"A Kepler's Dozen" Anthology edited by David Lee Summers - Hydrosaur Press - June 2013

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BORN FROM CHAOS (A Chaos Reigns Story)
Myrith had never know any life but that of a bar wench. One day she is taken forcefully from the bar by
the troop commander of Lord Lavial, the elf tyrant who rules her land. While being interrogated by her
captor, he decides he must bring her to the attention of the elf lord personally. She is "rescued" by a
couple of rogues who are trying to spy out the defenses of the garrison, but will they try to use her for
their own purposes? And just why would the troop commander believe the tyrant Lord Lavial would be
interested in Myrith?


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A STORY OF INYUDO
A mischievous Kappa sets out to steal the Tidal Jewels from the Dragon King but it is others who will
suffer because of his actions.


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TIME OF THE MONTH
Looking forward to a little time alone before the full moon, a female warrior is called on to confront a dragon
that has been terrorizing a village for several years.

According to a wandering sage, the dragon will be at its most vulnerable during the two days prior to the full
moon.

Cursing the timing of the commission, she sets out to confront the dragon and finds out that for some
creatures certain times of the month are worse than others.


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"Different Dragons" - Anthology - edited by Dana Bell - WolfSinger Publications - April 2013

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TO LIVE
We all know the story of Adam and Eve and the 'Apple' - well it's time Eve told her side of the story.

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"All About Eve" - Anthology - edited by Carol Hightshoe - WolfSinger Publications - April 2010

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SNIPE HUNT
When a group of aliens land in the backwoods of Louisiana -- a trio of "country boys" take them on a snipe
hunt.

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WOLFSHADOWS
A black ops agent is using Athena Station 12 as a way to defect - but is everything as simple as it appears?

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"WolfSongs II" - Anthology - edited by M.H. Bonham - WolfSinger Publications - July 2011
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WOLVES OF THE COMANCHERIA
Wolf Shadow is a daughter of the People. One who is given a mission to avenge the wrongs done to those
who roam the Comancheria--but as a girl she is not raised to be a warrior. How can she serve the spirits who
have called her since birth?

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"Showdown at Midnight" - Anthology - edited by David B Riley - Science Fiction Trails - July 2011


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