Short Fiction

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"Mary Mary Quite Contrary," It Was All a Dream 2: Another Anthology of Bad Horror Tropes Done Right

Available for preorder from Hungry Shadow Press (Release Date March 26, 2024)

When Amity is invited to a sleepover in a mirror filled mansion, she's forced to play the ultimate game of Bloody Mary.

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"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie," Hungry Shadow Press, Deadly Drabble Tuesday

Available to read free at from Hungry Shadow Press

In this 100 Halloween word horror story, a boy helps his mother play one last trick.

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"Build a Bare," Strange Machines: An Anthology of Dark User Manuals

Only available as an add on to Apex Magazine Kickstarter campaigns.

Learn why one might be the recipient of a Build a Bare, and why that is a very bad thing.

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"No More Meatloaf Monday," Hungry Shadow Press, First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse

Available from Hungry Shadow Press and Amazon

Betty hears the emergency siren and soon realizes this isn't just a duck and cover drill.

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"When Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given," No Trouble at All

Available from Cursed Morsels Press and Amazon

In this polite horror story, a sinister family tradition is passed down through generations, from grandmother to mother to daughter.

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"I Think I'm Paranoid," Dark Matter Magazine Issue 015

Available for purchase and free online at Dark Matter Magazine

After a car accident and subsequent brain surgery, Ana often wakes paralyzed and surrounded by masked figures. Is she experiencing sleep paralysis or something far more sinister?

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"The Wrong Kind of Attention," Scare Street, Night Terrors Vol. 26

Available for purchase on Amazon

In this modern retelling of the Bride of Frankenstein, Lilith escapes death only to find herself in the hands of a mad scientist.

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"Nice Day for a Carpool," Two Thousand Word Terrors

Available now for free at Rooster Republic Press

In this horror-comedy story, Laura, an unusual soccer mom, confronts her son's bully.

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"Carapace," Dreadstone Press, Dose of Dread

Read for free at Dreadstone Press

It started with a read heel...

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"Playing Tricks," It Was All A Dream: An Anthology of Horror Tropes Done Right

Available now from Hungry Shadow Press

Dina is given a doll as comfort when her dad leaves home, but she is anything but comforted when the doll begins to torment her nightly.

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"Rise Again," Deadly Drabble Tuesdays

This 100 word story explains what really makes the Times Square ball work.

Read at Hungry Shadow Press.

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"Ruined," Their Ghoulish Reputation: An Anthology of Folk Horror

Hardcover available from Dark Lake Publishing, kindle available from Amazon

Aleksandra enjoys a simple life in the woods near Krasnaya Lyaga with her beloved sister and mother, until the evil of men turns this daughter of nature into the most infamous witch in Russian folklore.


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"The Veiled Lady," Found: An Anthology of Found Footage Horror Stories

Available now from Amazon

Between April and August 2021 eighteen horror writers disappeared. These are the stories they were writing when they disappeared.

They say Angela wrote "The Veiled Lady," but her memory of those months is hazy. Read at your own risk.

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"Candy and Cockroaches," the Halloween issue of Southwest Review

Available now for purchase from Southwest Review

Available to read for free online here

A Halloween party gone bad is seen through the eyes of a family of cockroaches.




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"Candy Corn Kid," Campfire Macabre 2

Available now on Amazon

A little boy checks out a book on homemade Halloween costumes and makes an unlikely friend in the local librarian.

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"Blood is Thicker," a tale of twin sisters who seek to save their failing art gallery at any cost

Available now on the Tales to Terrify Podcast, Episode 545



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"Sweet Caroline," The Maul, Issue 0

Available for free at TheMaulMag or for purchase in paperback at Amazon

When Caroline takes her chosen boy to the abandoned St. Agnes Hotel, the night takes an unexpected turn.


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"Mr. Chew," It Calls from the Veil

Available now on Amazon

Mr. Chew isn’t real. He's a monster from an old nursery rhyme, a myth passed from the big kids to the little ones. So, why does Cammie see him creeping closer every day?

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"Cyclone Sister Traveling Circus of Wonders," on Season 18, Episode 1 of The NoSleep Podcast.

In town for one night only! Must be seen to be believed!

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"Edge of Decay," Dark Recesses Press, Vol 6: Issue 15.

Available at Dark Recesses Press

In this modern gothic story set in a North Dakota trailer park, a young woman deals with the tragic loss of her little brother. Is the organ music she hears real, or a hallucination of her grief-stricken mind?

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"Crimson Clover," May Apex Magazine Patreon Microfiction winner.

Available for free at Apex Magazine's Patreon

Inspired by the Apex theme of 'rain,' this tiny story will break your heart.

Apex Reader's Choice Award
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"Obsidian," This is Not a Horror Story.

Available on Amazon

A women's internalized pain accumulated over a lifetime begins to ricochet uncontrollably back at those who have harmed her.

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"Meat is Murder," The Theatre Phantasmagoria

Available for free at Night Terror Novels

A good roommate is just so hard to find.

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"The Cyclone Sisters Traveling Circus of Wonders," Welcome to the Funhouse.

Available for purchase on Amazon

In town for one night only, must be seen to be believed!

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"Blood is Thicker," What One Wouldn't Do.

Available on Amazon.

Two sisters experiment with the occult to save their failing art gallery.

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"The Beautiful People," Dark Moon Digest.

Available on Amazon.

Two young embalmers compete in a strange competition that will dictate the rest of their lives.



"Midnight Snack," Campfire Macabre.

Available on Amazon.

How does a typical teen girl and Froyo slinger like Gracie end up digging her way out of a shallow grave?


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"Antifreeze and Sweet Peas", Not All Monsters

Available for purchase (paperback only) on Amazon.

Delilah serves sweet treats from her family bakery, but something bitter is hidden within her saccharine charm.


"Here We Come A Caroling," Gothic Blue Book VI: A Krampus Carol.

Available for purchase on Amazon.

When little Annie discovers a forbidden book of Christmas Carols, will she raise the evil force that haunts Madison Point?

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"Mr. Chew," featured on The Dread Machine Podcast and WebsiteAvailable for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.- The Dread Machine, Episode 5 Mr. Chew.

Mr. Chew isn’t real. He's a monster from an old nursery rhyme, a myth passed from the big kids to the little ones. So, why does Cammie see him creeping closer every day?


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"Starved," Consumed: Tales Inspired by the Wendigo.

Available on Amazon.

When poor little Tessa meets the enthralling Neve, she discovers just how hungry love can be.


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"The Wrong Turn," Places We Fear to Tread.

Available on Amazon.

When Cassandra takes a wrong turn and comes face to face with a haunted local landmark, will she ever find her way out of the nightmare?

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"Night Terrors," Strange Girls- Women in Horror Anthology. 

Available on Amazon

A teenage girl wakes paralyzed and surrounded by masked figures. Is she experiencing sleep paralysis or something far more sinister?

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"Pruned," Wild: Uncivilized Tales.

Available on Amazon

After Flora's powers over nature go deathly wild, she struggles to learn control without losing herself.


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"We Don't Need Another Hero," Night Frights.

Available on Amazon and Perpetual Publishing.

Betsy and PJ are the only hope for their fellow drive in patrons in this Attack of the Killer Tomatoes meets Men in Black mash up.


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"The Dead Spot," Terror at 5280'

Fiction Anthology Winner- 2020 Best Book Awards from American Book Fest

Available on Amazon

When Clare becomes smitten with fellow coaster enthusiast, Mia, her birthday celebration at Lakeside Amusement park takes a dark turn.

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"Sweet Caroline," Rigor Morbid: Lest Ye Become

Available for purchase (digital only) on Amazon

When Caroline takes her chosen boy to the abandoned St. Agnes Hotel, the night takes an unexpected turn.

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"The Cyclone Sisters Traveling Circus of Wonders," Dark Moon Digest.

Available for purchase on Perpetual Publishing or Amazon

In town for one night only, must be seen to be believed!

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"The Ballad of Sorrow and Lila," My American Nightmare. Available for purchase (digital only) on Amazon.

When Lila moves in across the street, Sorrow finally finds a sliver of happiness. But who is Lila, and what do the mysterious marks on her body really mean?

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"The Bride," Supernatural Horror Short Stories. Purchase at Flame Tree Publishing and Amazon.

Even in death, lost love dooms some to forever covet the pure of heart.

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"The Joining", False Faces Anthology. Available for purchase on Amazon.

Meg expects her first day to be filled with normal high school drama, but the appearance of white, porcelain masks in every locker are anything but normal.

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"Be Mine," Tales from the Moonlit Path Valentines Issue. Available for free at Tales.

Sometimes love hurts.

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"The Beautiful People," Tales from the Moonlit Path Halloween Issue. Available for free at Tales.

Join little Emmeline as she and her sister fight for a better life in a post-apocalyptic world.

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