Short Stories

Published Short Stories  (Listed from most recent to oldest, with links when available)

Solve for X, Linden Avenue Literary Journal (September, 2018)

The Black Forest, Chantwood Magazine (pp. 72-86, May, 2018)

The Initiate, Gargoyle 68 (pp. 373-376, 2018), Paycock Press

Laundry Day, Raising Her Voice: An Anthology of Women Writers, Rachel Holbrook, Ed. (pp. 141-143, 2018)

Laundry Day, the Same (November, 2017) - Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

Predator or Prey?, 101 words (June, 2016)

Deathwatch, Indiana Voice Journal (June, 2016)

Master Gardener, Mulberry Fork Review (April, 2016)

The Healer, Gargoyle 61 (pp. 303-305, 2014) Paycock Press

The Gate of Heaven, Gravity Dancers, Ed. Richard Peabody (pp. 139-152, 2009) Paycock Press

Time to Leave, Writers' Journal (August, 1999) - Third Place Winner in 1998 Writers' Journal Fiction Contest, now available for Kindle or Nook

My collection of short stories, "The Gate of Heaven and Other Story Worlds," is available for immediate download to Kindle or as a traditional paperback.

I have re-issued my essay about the importance of complex systems science in challenging times, "Life Lessons from the New Science" as an electronic publication. It is available for both Kindle and Nook for 99 cents.

Several of my short stories are also now available for Kindle and Nook for just 99 cents each. A complete selection is available via either the Amazon or Barnes and Noble sites.

An excerpt from "The Omega Upgrade": Elaine rummaged through the deep pocket of her jumper, searching for her perpetually lost debit card. The loose jumper had become her summer uniform that year. She had made it herself and added a long multi-colored ribbon around a large straw hat, a fashion necessity in Manhattan ever since the second ozone hole appeared back in 2015....

An excerpt from "Time to Leave": A great whoosh of wind, smoke and sparks explodes from the fireplace. I jump to my feet, my heart pounding wildly. Has a log blown up? The flurry becomes a frantic beating of wings, fire and fear, and then I see it: a bird, somehow, trapped behind the burning logs. Its wings beat crazily into the fire as it struggles to escape the flames that have already badly scorched its feathers...

An excerpt from "The Gate of Heaven": 'You looked just like a nun sitting there,' she said, walking up behind me. It surprised me, but only a little, to find myself pleased to be mistaken for a nun. And I might very well have looked like one, since Paul’s black jacket was long on me and my dark hair flowed out like a veil from under the white band encasing my ears. I waited for a few moments, hoping she would go away...
Kindle version...The Gate of Heaven