Category: Short

Moon behind clouds at night.

Short story (2700 words) – Jabberwocky is not just a poem, it’s a monster. And basements are not all they seem to be.

Light pink peony after a rainfall.

Short story (780 words), contemporary dark fantasy – Birth does not always call attention to itself. It is not necessarily a thing of beauty. There is not always screaming, although sometimes that simply comes later.

Sandy beach with a cluster of large limestone rocks.

Flash fiction (250 words) – The west end of the beach was a picture of chaos framed by the orange of the sinking sun.

Short story (900 words), contemporary dark fiction/urban fantasy – Bee was a vampire teddy bear. While his plush siblings clamored to frolic with children in the sun, he preferred the shadows and shady areas. It wasn’t that he was in danger of bursting into flames or abruptly deteriorating, because that’s one of those vampire myths that just isn’t true. He was simply of a darker nature and preferred a habitat to match.

Arboretum woods with yellow-turned trees.

Short story (2100 words), light and fluffy fantasy – It was quiet in the big woods these days. From atop her great pine, Zenza could see over most of her neighboring trees. Holding two branches for support, she leaned out, closed her eyes, and took a deep breath.

Short story (2700 words) – I’m Pushkin, keeper of the chronicles. I will teach you young ones just as I remind the older ones. It’s my responsibility to keep the records accurate, untainted by fear, unclear memory, or nostalgia. I recount the saga as it was taught to me, and add to it in my turn.