Listen to my new flash story “Essie’s Chain” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The Halloween episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! This time, the story prompt was a very evocative photo of trees in fall. Listen to the new episode. My mind went off to monsters and creatures and horrors lurking beneath the surface of our everyday lives. The result… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Essie’s Chain” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read my flash story “Becca and the River” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The photo prompt for the latest episode of The Word Count Podcast was this gorgeous image below. Listen to the episode. I knew almost right away that I wanted to write a love story for this prompt, but I wasn't quite sure what KIND of love story it would be. And this is what happened.… Continue reading Read my flash story “Becca and the River” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “Becca and the River” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The latest episode of The Word Count Podcast is now available, and it includes my story "Becca and the River". Listen to the latest episode. This month's story prompt was the gorgeous fall photo below: This time, I almost missed the deadline. Well, I did miss the deadline, but R.B. Wood kindly waited for my… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Becca and the River” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “For Old Times’ Sake” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

I have a new flash story on the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. Listen to the latest episode of The Word Count Podcast. The story is called "For Old Times' Sake" and it was inspired by the photo story prompt below: The other stories in this episode: Bill Kirton – “The Card” W.… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “For Old Times’ Sake” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my story “Hare’s Breath” at CAST OF WONDERS (also a Hugo Awards spotlight for SHIMMER & E. Catherine Tobler)

My story Hare's Breath was originally published in Shimmer in 2017. It is now available in audio format, brilliantly narrated by Katrin Kania, at Cast of Wonders. HUGE thanks to the team at Cast of Wonders for giving this story a wonderful second home. It's a story that was inspired by some very real and… Continue reading Listen to my story “Hare’s Breath” at CAST OF WONDERS (also a Hugo Awards spotlight for SHIMMER & E. Catherine Tobler)

Read my flash story “When the Dragons Came” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

My latest story for the Word Count Podcast was based on the picture story prompt below. I started writing a very different story than this one, but the news headlines about children in cages were on my mind, and eventually, another story came to me. Listen to the latest episode of the Word Count Podcast.… Continue reading Read my flash story “When the Dragons Came” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “When the Dragons Came” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

I have new flash story on the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast, and the story prompt this time was the beautiful picture below. Listen to the episode. I was actually writing a different story for this episode, but ended up changing it because of the headlines I've been reading lately about children… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “When the Dragons Came” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read my story “After the Fall” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

This month, our story prompt for The Word Count Podcast was the following image: Listen to the episode. My thoughts wandered a bit when it came to story ideas for this, but in the end, I wrote a story that is somewhat connected to another story I wrote for the podcast: Nemesis, from 2016. After… Continue reading Read my story “After the Fall” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my new flash story “After the Fall” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

My new flash story "After the Fall" is part of the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. This time around, our photo story-prompt as a beautiful, springtime photo: My story this time is a sort of quiet character piece, I guess, and somewhat related to another flash story I wrote for the Word… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “After the Fall” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read my new flash story “Knock Knock” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

The story prompt for this episode of the Word Count Podcast was the gorgeous photo below. Listen to episode 85 "Pretty as a picture" was my first thought when I saw this photo, and that thought made my mind veer off into some dark, strange places... Knock Knock "Knock knock, who’s there?" I flinch when… Continue reading Read my new flash story “Knock Knock” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Story day! Listen to my story “Mother’s Love” at CAST OF WONDERS

My flash fiction story "Mother's Love" is now available at Cast of Wonders and it is wonderfully narrated by Tanja Milojevic. This story was one of the runners-up in CoW's Flash Fiction Contest last year, and even though it didn't win, I am so thrilled it still found a home there. Listen to the episode.… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “Mother’s Love” at CAST OF WONDERS

Listen to my new story “Knock Knock” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Episode 85 of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. It includes my flash story "Knock Knock", a take on the haunted house story. Our story prompt this month was this beautiful photo: Listen to the episode. Episode 85 also includes these stories: Bill Kirton – “A Matter of Love and… Continue reading Listen to my new story “Knock Knock” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Read my new flash story “The Body” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Our story prompt for this episode of The Word Count Podcast was the photo below. Listen to this episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. This story sure took a turn. Usually when I write flash, I have a good idea of what I want to do, how I want to twist the story at… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Body” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my new flash story “The Body” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

There's a brand new episode of The Word Count Podcast available for your listening pleasure, and this time, the story prompt was this picture: Listen to the new episode. This time around, I came upon a story idea and thought I knew how I wanted it to end, but when I was writing it, actually… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “The Body” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Read my flash fiction story “In the Grove” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

My story for the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is called "In the Grove", and it was inspired by the photo story prompt: My imagination took off in a different direction this time, and I ended up with a story that is rather more horror than fantasy. Listen to my story on… Continue reading Read my flash fiction story “In the Grove” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new story “In the Grove” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

My story "In the Grove" is now available for your listening pleasure at R.B. Wood's The Word Count Podcast. This time around, the story prompt was "The Long Walk" and the photo below: This month, I almost didn't get a story finished for the podcast. Life and other work got in the way, and hey,… Continue reading Listen to my new story “In the Grove” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read my new flash story “Catching the Train” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

This is my first flash fiction story of 2019, and it was written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was this wintery image: Listen to my story on the Word Count Podcast I had a LOT of ideas for where to go with this story, but in the end, I… Continue reading Read my new flash story “Catching the Train” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “Catching the Train” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST!

Season 9 of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast just kicked off with episode #82. This time, our story prompt was this chilling photograph: My story is called "Catching the Train". Listen to episode #82 The episode is hosted by R.B. Wood, and includes stories by a group of fantastic authours. Bill Kirton – “The Void” Karl Dandenell – “Burial… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Catching the Train” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST!

Story day! Listen to my story “Tunguska, 1987” at CAST OF WONDERS

My story "Tunguska, 1987", originally published in the excellent anthology Tales From Alternate Earths (Inklings Press, 2016) is now available as a podcast at Cast of Wonders! It's read by Ville Meriläinen who also wrote one of my favourite stories this year, "Ava Paints the Horses" (also at Cast of Wonders). Listen to "Tunguska, 1987".… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “Tunguska, 1987” at CAST OF WONDERS

Story day! Listen to “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” at PSEUDOPOD

I've been busy with travel and enjoying the west coast forests these last few days, so somehow I kind of slipped up because I thought this story debut was still a week away. (*slaps forehead*) BUT! Here is my flash story "Ten Things I Didn't Do" at Pseudopod. It is possibly the darkest story I've… Continue reading Story day! Listen to “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” at PSEUDOPOD