Lurking, Squabbling Vampires

Originally posted on cosistories:
Author’s Note: This is my second story for Didi Oviatt’s March WIP Writing Challenge about Lurking Vampires. “The Wolfman is clearly overrated, as monsters go.” Hildreth readjusted his Bossman 550 on his back. “Well.” Jeff said. “You can’t pick Dracula. That’s too obvious.” Hildreth thought it over as they walked down the…

Vlad’s Vampire Diary: Last Call

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Dear Diary, When one is a Vampire one is not as fragile as those who walk the Earth with fragile hearts pumping hot blood and thoughts of love.  I attempt to be poetic but even that alludes me today. My Vampire love Gillian is traveling and will not be home…

Tic Tac Oh

Originally posted on Evil Squirrel's Nest:
Pity the poor siren and her horde of courters… Don’t want to leave the house and are stuck with using fig leaves and twigs for toilet tissue?  That’s no way to start a Monday!  The Nest is ready to put you in the full throes of an earworm…

Short Story Sunday: Old Bones

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
From Dr. Shawna Green February, 2020 Wales Many believe Neanderthals believed in a spiritual world. Their graves are found with pollen, which is seen as proof of flowers put in with the buried dead. In Wales, while on a dig for a 5th Century princess, we found a cave containing…

Just One Kiss

Originally posted on Dysfictional:
Free Kindle download Feb 16-20. Always free for Amazon Prime members. The day her brother tore his own head off and didn’t die was the day Johanna first suspected that all was not right with the world. Charlie seemed to be experiencing some sort of inner struggle: muttering to himself and…

giveaway: an imperfect dozen

Originally posted on rarasaur:
I have a dozen copies of Flowers and Stars that are ever-so-slightly imperfect. If you’d like one, fill out the form and I’ll put the names through a raffle program, and email winners on Sunday, January 12th, for their address.

Blind Trust

Originally posted on Dysfictional:
What good is a romantic story without secrets and lies? (and death, because that’s how I roll) No marriage is perfect… This story was published in Creepies 3 by WPaD and also in my Dysfictional 3 collection. Photo by?K Zoltan?from?Pexels This year, Gina’s gift to her husband would be extra special.…


Originally posted on Dysfictional:
As promised, here’s the sequel to the previous story, Battle of the Bean. This one will be published in WPaD’s upcoming anthology, Goin’ Extinct Too, scheduled for release in the first half of 2020. “Are we there yet?” “No.” “How much farther?” “I don’t know.” “I’m bored. Can’t we stop somewhere?”…

The Immigrant

Originally posted on Dysfictional:
Might as well start at the beginning, with one of the first short stories I wrote, back in the 90s, before I knew the first thing about writing fiction. Since then, this story has evolved and undergone some major rewrites. ? ? Here is the latest edition, most recently published by…

A Tree Decorating Party

Originally posted on cosistories:
Ambrose sat all huddled up in an empty horse stall. The barn was abandoned so it wasn’t likely anyone was going to put a horse in Ambrose’s hiding place any time soon. He shivered and rubbed his arms. There were too many close calls tonight. Too many dances with death. Ambrose…