PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS
Regarding Mr. Bulkington - As the Pequod plunges into the hunt for Moby Dick, Ishmael discovers the power behind Captain Ahab’s mastery of the sea lies within the mysterious skills possessed by Mr. Bulkington. Are some secrets worth keeping to the grave? A The Masters Reimagined novelette. Purchase for .99 at Amazon.
From Amazon review: 5.0 out of 5 stars Reflective and mysterious
By E. J.on July 15, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
This story offers a reflective and mysterious twist on beloved characters from Moby Dick. Patt brings the classic back to life with an incredible match to the story's tone.
Prelude To A Murder Conviction - 2017 Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist- Writers Of The Future Honorable Mention. Published by DarkFuse magazine. South Carolina State Trooper Kenny Saunders finds only lightning bugs in his search for the missing. But there's something not quite right about these particular fireflies... Subscribe to Darkfuse for lots of online dark fiction content and contests.
Someday Loyal - 2017 Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist- Alien invaders are lobbing fireballs at Peoria, but Grandmama is holding tea. When the military arrives, unassuming Alice discovers her Grandmama and neighbor Mrs. Suniol have a shared past she never could have imagined. A Return To Earth novelette. Purchase for .99 at Amazon. From Amazon review: 5.0 out of 5 stars I am a Loyal fan!
ByKindle Customer on September 1, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"I loved the relationships between the three women characters- strong, intelligent and loving. The storyline was fascinating and very fresh. I wanted to keep reading and I hope that there are many more sequels to this story!!!"
All ten Return To Earth stories by award-winning authors in ONE print volume, including Someday Loyal. Available from Amazon for $14.99
Manteo - 1587. Roanoke becomes ground zero in the cultural clash between English colonists and Native Americans. The alien probe, Prometheus, watches as native Manteo’s love and loyalty is shredded between them. A Prometheus Saga novelette. 2015. Purchase for .99 at Amazon. From review by psychofilly at Amazon: ...the format of the book is about an outside observer, but this is Manteo's story through and through, and the author really shows the hope and heartbreak that underscore the choices he makes. She has a way with her descriptions that really pull you into the lush wild new world... From Bruce W.- Though at first it seems little more than a well-written historical account, you begin to realize the impact of the 'probe' on the others, and as has been stated, your appetite has only been partially sated. This is the hallmark of a gifted writer, one who bears watching. On the writing of Manteo. 2015 WINNER- Third Place Published Novella category, Royal Palm Literary Award, Florida Writers Association National Contest
All thirteen Prometheus Saga stories by twelve award-winning authors in ONE volume, including Manteo. Kindle e-edition for 2.99 or PRINT for $14.99.
Karl's Last Night – Petty criminal Karl does a loan shark wrong. Lit - Published in THE RAG LITERARY MAGAZINE, Issue #5 – 2013 -
From review by Stuart P. Keating on Amazon: "Karl's Last Night" is modern noir at its best, a quick violent tumble that ends just as abruptly as it starts and contains enough well-crafted imagery and strangeness for a story thrice as long. Download from Amazon. WINNER First place 2014 PUBLISHED SHORT FICTION Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association National Contest.
Becky's Story – Left behind to fend for her younger siblings, Becky experiences an unexpected turn of events that re-shapes her perception of both herself and the future. SF/Post-Apocalyptic - Published in SAW PALM: Florida Literature And Art, Issue #5 – 2011 - Read here on site or download the entire issue FREE from Saw Palm. WINNER First place 2013 PUBLISHED SHORT FICTION Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association National Contest.
The Legend of Johnny Bell – Johnny Bell has a pack of flesh-eating Pomeranians on his tail, what's he going to do, going to do when Poppa Bell finds out? - SF -Published as a featured story of the month on Solarcide – 2013. Now available in the short-story anthology, SOLARCIDAL TENDENCIES - Review from UK writer Jonny Gibbings: "The quality of writing and writer is again exceptional. Within are names I know with talents I love already, surrounded by names I’ve never read and all with such ridiculous talent. The mixture of genre excites and each with superb delivery, it is like a lucky dip of brilliance, I felt so excited to see what the next short would bring I finished the volume at 4am. Solarcidal Tendencies is a wonderful, bleak, hilarious, beautiful, insightful, dark, bizarre, and tense volume of exceptional talent. There isn’t one weak link.” Download from Amazon.
The Legend Of Johnny Bell reprint: IN SHADOWS WRITTEN, a modern horror anthology from twelve award-winning writers. Explore the wide reach of horror fiction of the early 21st century. Download from Amazon.
Coming Of Age - A horse in need carves the last remaining shreds of childhood from Kara's core in an instant. Lit. Published as one of sixty winning stories in a Florida Writers Association themed anthology collection - 2014 - FWA Collection #6 - FIRST STEPS - Download from The Florida Writer's Association store.
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