A mysterious, evolving artificial intelligence analyzes a hacked recording of a human mind in an attempt to penetrate the secrets of consciousness and freedom.
A teenager obsessed with becoming enlightened, becomes disillusioned.
Two bandmates get into a pornosophical kerfuffle at a bagel shop during a post-show breakfast while on tour. Warning: intermixed sex and violence.
An unnamed narrator's recounting of one of many forthcoming post-apocalyptic experiences. In this tale he meets Kline who traps rats to sell as food, and Dumb Inette who meets a gruesome end.
Chapter 3 of my COVID-era novel... the pandemic is becoming clear
When a now-elderly participant in a notorious killing spree is unexpectedly granted parole fifty years after the crime, she goes on the road to tie up loose ends.
A boy survives a moment in history and learns who his real friends are.
The author recalls a memory he has of his mother crafting a tribute work of art for an artist's memorial.
This is Chapter 2 in a COVID-era novel where a webbed collection of New Yorkers face the consequences of their life choices under the tensions of 2020.
A short story, 'Day in the life' piece. Life, love and loss.
First chapter in an idea I have for a character-driven COVID slice of life novel.
A 17-year-old girl runs away to the dunes in hopes of finding her true nature.
A former school teacher and her daughter are pulled into the underbelly of a magazine subscription scam.
A young man is stuck on a roof during a roofing gig and witnesses something awful.
A man sits in traffic while his house burns down.
Ava is happily married and excited to start a family. That is until starts to realise that she might be more in love with the idea of marriage, than with her husband.
It's a story about gratitude for being helped when help was needed. It switches narrators and moves through time (it is NOT a time travel story).
An Australian Gothic story of a woman who attempts to leave her monster of a husband in the middle of the night, and is subsumed by his power and eventually goes back to him.
Two young men face off in a doorway.
Set in Ireland, a young man with a dissociative mental health disorder gets desperate in his efforts to keep his family together.
A great painter can't replicate the beauty and tranquility of Grand Tetons by his painting. The painter's fame contrasts with his inability to paint the scene. He admits defeat and admires nature.
I wish to be buried in the Grand Canyon when I die, because I would be surrounded by the beautiful scenery and endless visitors
Grappling with sexual identity in rural North Carolina.
On a cold Sunday morning, a man makes a tough situation. And he calls the person who will care the most.
Today is Ellen's eighty-eighth birthday. But the phone hasn't rung all morning. She wonders why. This is a tale of love, selfishness, and loss.