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  •    Afterlife -- Published in the Be Their Voice: An Anthology for Rescue anthology (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016).
  •     A Barrier to Us appears in Ten-Legged Tales from The Anthology Club (Matt Jameson, editor, 2015).
  •     The Boat -- An encounter at sea? Published in the Potter's Field 5 anthology (Alban Lake Publishing) (Robert J. Krog, editor, 2015).  
  •     Broken -- Minds, like dolls, can be broken. Appeared in the final issue of Midnight Screaming Magazine (Kara Myrick Ferguson, editor). 
  •     Camouflage -- How do you convince anyone that what you see is real when you live in an asylum? Published in serial form at Alternate Realities (1999). 
  •     Chasing the Key -- Is the way out of hell that easy? Appearing in the Rogues in Hell anthology from Perseid Publishing (Janet Morris, editor, 2012).
  •     Eclipse over Elmwood -- Was it a natural eclipse, or something else? Appearing in the Southern Haunts anthology from Seventh Star Press (Alexander S. Brown and J. L. Mulvihill, editors, 2013). Finalist for the 2014 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth SF/F Short Story.
  •     End Game -- They had to meet eventually. Appearing in the Infradead anthology from Sam's Dot Publishing (Tyree Campbell, editor, 2011).
  •     Evidence for the Eternal -- An epiphany concerning one's true place in the skein of eternity can often lead to unexpected consequences. Published in The Harrow (November 1999) and in parABnormal Digest #3 (March 2012).
  •      The Face of the Enemy -- Faced with the end of humanity, Commander Tren has to deal with the face of the true enemy. Published in Aphelion Webzine Issue #26.
  •     A Favor -- The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King was more than it seemed. Published in Titan Webzine (defunct) and Aphelion Webzine Issue #25. Winner of the Memphis Science Fiction Association 2000 Darrell Award for Electronic Fiction.
  •     Fifty -- The countdown he didn't expect. Appears in Legends of New Pulp Fiction (Ron Fortier, editor, 2015)
  •     Granny Wise -- Not everything ugly is evil. Appearing in Southern Haunts: Magick Beneath the Moonlight from Seventh Star Press (Alexander S Brown and Louise Myers, editors, 2015).
  •     Grudge Match -- Return of the pulp era detective. Appearing in The New Adventures of Foster Fade from Pro Se Press (Tommy Hancock, editor).
  •     Guardian -- A soldier of the establishment or rebel? Appearing in the Perfect Flaw anthology from Seventh Star Press (Robin Blankenship, editor, 2013).
  •     He Who Hesitates -- Decisions must be made, and quickly. Published in The Idolaters of Cthulhu anthology (Alban Lake Publishing (2015).
  •     Here There be Dragons -- Exploration leads to some very unpleasant surprises. Published in the Dragons Composed anthology (Kerlak Publishing (James Ferris, editor, 2009).
  •     Identity Crisis -- A man discovers his true identity. Appearing in the Big Bad Anthology from Dark Oak Press (John Hartness and Emily Lavin Leverett, editors, 2013).
  •     Inner Enemies -- Contact with the other side leaves an indelible impression on the mind. Published in Monsters from Memphis (Zapizdat Press, D. Beecher Smith, editor, 1997) and Raven ElecTrick webzine.
  •     Jack in the Box -- The swamps of Louisiana conceal more than just gators and snakes. Appearing in Southern Haunts 2: Devils in the Darkness from Seventh Star Press (Alexander S Brown and Louise Myers, editors, 2014).
  •     Jim -- Who are those people, really? Published at Quantum Muse (September 1999).
  •     Kelly's Beast -- Detective vs demon. Published in Pro Se Presents #13 (August 2012)
  •     The Last Frontier -- James Mayberry finds himself the unwilling subject of an ambitious black project. Appearing in Dreams of Steam III: Gadgets from Kerlak Publishing (Kimberly Richardson, editor, 2013).
  •     The Last Pilgrimage -- They came to a dead world to start a new life. Published in The Illustrated Spiral Sea (August 2001) and Gateway S-F Magazine.
  •     A Last Riddle and No More Running appear in Rat-A-Tat: Short Blasts of Pulp from Pro Se Press (2014).
  •     Manners Lives -- Death in deep space. What does it mean? Appears in The Fifth Di magazine.
  •     Mellow Thoughts -- The last acts of an old man facing the end of the world... Appeared in Alban Lake Publishing's End of the World Potluck anthology (Robert J. Krog, editor, 2018).
  •      The Moment Frozen -- Call them gremlins. Published at ShadowKeep Webzine (September 1999)(defunct).
  •     The Morality Clause -- Deals with the Devil are, after all, legal contracts... Appeared in Speculation Press' Heaven and Hell anthology.
  •     Ned and the Tomatoes -- An unusual allergy with nasty consequences... Appeared in Amoeba Ink's Tomato Slices anthology (Kay Iscah, editor, 2017).
  •     Ninjabot -- What is a ninjabot? Appearing in the upcoming Blink! anthology from Ink Monkey Press (Mandi M. Lynch, editor).
  •     No Pay, No Pass -- A day in the life of your average troll-booth attendant. Published at Writer's Hood (April 2000) and Fool's Motley (defunct). Runner up for 2000 Fantasy Story of the Year at Writer's Hood.
  •     Objection! -- The murder case took a most unexpected turn. Appeared in the Fundamentally Challenged anthology by Jeff Turner Fiction. Received an Honorable Mention from the Memphis Science Fiction Association for Best Short Story (Other) Category 2005.
  •     On the Edge -- Once encountered, some things are unstoppable. Appears in NovoPulp.
  •     Person to Person -- Who really defines reality? Appears in Midnight Screaming magazine.
  •     Phoenix -- Some dreams are meant to come true. Published in the Dreams of Steam anthology from Kerlak Publishing (Kimberly Richardson, editor, 2010).
  •     Pretender-Proof, or How Arthur Really Became King -- Written for Eclectic Dreams, appeared at Silence Speaks International Artist Association's Intrigue webzine.
  •     The Price of Immortality -- Immortality comes with a price often too terrible to pay. Written for Eclectic Dreams, appeared at Silence Speaks International Artist Association's Intrigue webzine.
  •     The Real Magic -- Sometimes the real magic comes from within. Published in Dreams of Steam 2: Brass and Bolts from Kerlak Publishing (Kimberly Richardson, editor, 2011). Nominated for 2012 PulpArk Best Short Story.
  •     Remembering Krempla -- Striking a deal with a dragon is tough. Renegotiations can be downright nervewracking. Published in DragonsLair (September 1997)(defunct), Aphelion Webzine Issue #23, Steel Caves, and Fool's Motley. First Runner Up for the Memphis Science Fiction Association 2000 Darrell Award for Electronic Fiction.
  •     Reparations -- They woke to find themselves the last survivors with an impossible task ahead. Published at Aphelion Webzine Issue #42. Reprinted in Books from the Asylum Press.
  •     Revenge -- If you summon someone back from the dead, best know their loyalties. Published at Dark Moon Rising (November 1999) and Writer's Hood.
  •     Sands of the Marid -- A regular soldier encounters more than he bargained for when he signed up. Appeared in the October 2011 issue of Shelter of Daylight.
  •     Shed -- A country shed hides a dreadful secret. Appears in the Call of Lovecraft anthology by Evil Jester Press. (Greg Norris, editor, 2012).
  •     Sparks -- Lifeforms come in various sizes, types, and places. Appeared in the 2012 issue of The Martian Wave.
  •     Stolen Thunder -- Never steal from a god. Published at Biff's Boards (now Cold Glass). Originally titled Hac Tao, was written for an anthology to be called Denizens of the Dark. Unfortunately, after the story was accepted the anthology folded before publication. The editor of Denizens had asked for the story to be retitled. My younger daughter suggested Stolen Thunder.
  •     A Tale of Two Kings -- One gave his life for his people, one gave His life for all. Published at Gateway S-F Magazine.
  •     To Touch a Dragon -- What would you be willing to do to touch a real dragon? Published in the Tales of Fantasy anthology (Kerlak Publishing, Mark Fitzgerald, editor, 2008).
  •     To Our Brothers -- A letter from the end of humanity. Published in The Three-Lobed Burning Eye Issue #7. Appears in the Three Lobed Burning Eye Annual, Volume 2 from Legion Press.
  •     Uncle Bill's Boys -- Rural America is no longer immune. Published in Britain in the February 2003 issue of Alternate Species Magazine.
  •     Up in the Air -- Why can lighter than air craft go where heavier than air can't on Centauri? Published at Aphelion Webzine Issue #41. Originally titled Aerostat.
  •     The Urn -- Disrespect for the dead is dangerous. Published in Morbid Musings (defunct)
  •     A Walk in the Dark -- A country road is no place to break down on a moonless night. Published in More Monsters from Memphis (Zapizdat Press, D. Beecher Smith, editor, 1998).

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