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…

“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “

Originally posted on Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award:
Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005: Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible.…

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…