Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

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There's a brand new episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast available today, and it includes my flash story "Fräulein Maria". The story prompt for this episode was the photo below, and it was inspired by Todd Keisling's book The Smile Factory. Todd Keisling also contributed a story to this episode, and that is pretty… Continue reading Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

There's a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast, and it includes my new flash fiction story "Sunlit Surface, Depths Below". Our story prompt this time was this evocative beach-photo: I was inspired to write a story about the beach, swimming, hunger, and longing. Listen to the episode. This episode also includes stories by… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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

A brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast is available for your listening pleasure right now. My story for this episode is called "The Troll Bridge", and not surprisingly, it involves a troll and a bridge... The picture prompt for this month's podcast was this photo: Listen to the episode. Also on this podcast:… Continue reading Listen to my new story “The Troll Bridge” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Read “Mabel’s Pack”, written for the Word Count Podcast

The Word Count Podcast is back in action for 2018, and this month the story-prompt was a rather frozen picture from Boston harbour: What happens inside my writer brain when I see that photo? I'm not really sure, actually. I had a couple of story ideas trot through my head after I saw it (they… Continue reading Read “Mabel’s Pack”, written for the Word Count Podcast

Listen to my new flash fiction story ‘Goodnight, Mr. President’ at THE CENTROPIC ORACLE

My flash fiction story 'Goodnight, Mr. President' is now live at The Centropic Oracle. It is beautifully narrated by Rob Gillespie, and I am just thrilled that this little story found such a great home. A possibly related gif: It's science fiction, there's a president, there's a golden robot, and... well, give it a listen!… Continue reading Listen to my new flash fiction story ‘Goodnight, Mr. President’ at THE CENTROPIC ORACLE

Story-notes for my new story ‘The Wayfinder & His Sister’ at CAST OF WONDERS

My story 'The Wayfinder & His Sister' is now live at Cast of Wonders! It is part of Banned Books Week, and I wrote it specifically for this year's theme, Text Against Tyranny: "the stories some would silence, and the power of literature, in all its forms, to enlighten humanity’s darkest hours." I was so… Continue reading Story-notes for my new story ‘The Wayfinder & His Sister’ at CAST OF WONDERS

Listen to R.B. Wood’s (Poe-ish) Word Count Podcast #70 & my new story ‘Buried’

Podcast master R.B. Wood has just published a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast. This is episode #70 and the theme this month was very, very Poe-ish. The story prompts were the month of September, and this photo of Poe and his raven. Listen to episode 70 My story 'Buried' is inspired by… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s (Poe-ish) Word Count Podcast #70 & my new story ‘Buried’

Read ‘Hidden’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #69 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. Listen to the episode. The prompts for this episode were “August”, and this photo: The tent in my story might be a bit different than the tent in the photo, but, you know, poetic licence and all that... I… Continue reading Read ‘Hidden’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #69 & my new story ‘Hidden’

The new episode of The Word Count Podcast just went live, and that means you can now listen to my new flash fiction story 'Hidden' Listen to the episode. The story prompt this month was this photo and the month of August.   I confess I might have cheated somewhat when writing this story, because… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #69 & my new story ‘Hidden’

Read ‘Deathlight’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

July's story prompt for the ever-wonderful Word Count Podcast was a wonderful picture taken by our podcast-master R.B. Wood himself. This is a photo I took while hiking in Zion National Park in Utah. This is the beginning of the Narrows hike, previous hikers sometimes leave their walking sticks for future hikers. Listen to the… Continue reading Read ‘Deathlight’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #68 & my new story ‘Deathlight’

After some trials and tribulations for our glorious podcaster R.B. Wood, the latest episode of the Word Count Podcast is now live! This episode, episode #68, includes my story ‘Deathlight’. Listen to the episode. The story prompt this month was this fantastic photo taken by R.B. Wood, and “July”! From R.B. Wood: This is a… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #68 & my new story ‘Deathlight’

Read ‘A Song For Hugo’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

June's story prompt for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast was the month of June, and this photo: As usual, I'm not sure how my brain ended up thinking of Mars, and robots, and a space-opera-ish setting for my flash fiction for the episode based on that photo-prompt... but that's what happened. I was also inspired… Continue reading Read ‘A Song For Hugo’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my story ‘Long As I Can See The Light’ on The Overcast

This is so exciting: my science fiction story 'Long As I Can See The Light' (first published in the anthology 'People Are Strange'), is featured on the podcast The Overcast! Huge thanks to J.S. Arquin at The Overcast for giving this story a great second home! Listen to the podcast. Support The Overcast on Patreon.… Continue reading Listen to my story ‘Long As I Can See The Light’ on The Overcast

Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘A Song For Hugo’

The latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is live! You can listen to me read my y story 'A Song For Hugo' on episode #67. The story prompt this month was a photo of a stage (below) and "June"! My story is sort of an attempt at space opera in flash fiction form...… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘A Song For Hugo’

Read ‘Hungry Beasts’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #66 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were “May”, and this gorgeous photo by R.B. Wood himself: Though this photo was taken in Boston Harbor, I set my story on the Pacific coast, just outside Vancouver. Hungry Beasts “Where are we… Continue reading Read ‘Hungry Beasts’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

April / May recap: stories, sales & reviews

What the heck, May? I had three stories appear in three different publications this past month. Not that I'm complaining or anything... quite the opposite! The lovely threesome: The Machine of the Devil in Flash Fiction Online. (Read for free, subscribe, buy the issue.) Metal, Sex, Monsters in Gamut. (Subscribe, or buy the issue.) Firstborn… Continue reading April / May recap: stories, sales & reviews

Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Hungry Beasts’

My story for the Word Count Podcast episode #66 is called ‘Hungry Beasts'. The story prompt this month was a photo taken in Boston Harbor by R.B. Wood himself! The other participating authors are: Bill Kirton – “The Island” Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “The Power and the Glory” C. Thomas Smith – “Darlings”… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Hungry Beasts’

Second reprint sale this month!

What a month May is turning out to be! I'm doing my second happy writer's dance this month: the podcast The Overcast just picked up my story 'Long As I Can See The Light' for a future episode! This short story originally appeared in the anthology 'People Are Strange', and I can't wait to hear… Continue reading Second reprint sale this month!

Reprint story sale!

The contract is signed, so now I can spill the beans: I just sold a story to the wonderful people at Cast of Wonders! It's a reprint sale, and the story is 'Tunguska, 1987', originally published last year in the anthology 'Tales From Alternate Earths' (Inklings Press). I am so happy and excited about this,… Continue reading Reprint story sale!