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!

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

You can hear me read this story on episode #65 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were “April”, and this wonderful photo by Bill Kirton, one of the regulars at the Word Count Podcast: I've contributed stories to the Word Count Podcast since January 2016, and without exaggerating, I can say that it's been a… Continue reading Read ‘Magpies & Moonshine’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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

My story for the new Word Count Podcast episode is called 'Magpies & Moonshine', and the story prompt this month was this photo, taken by fellow author Bill Kirton, and the month: April. The other participating authors are: Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “The Man Who Was Thursday” Eden Baylee - "The Cottage Life"… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Magpies & Moonshine’

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

You can hear me read this story on episode #64 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were “March”, and this awesome photo by Ms. Becca B. Jenkins (check out her website: Hunt, Gather, Brew). Something about that photo had my thoughts heading in a very particular genre-direction right away. I… Continue reading Read ‘Lost’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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

Watson Lake, AZ - Photo by Becca B. Jenkins

My story on The Word Count Podcast this month is called “Lost” and it's a...well, it's a dark story, I guess (do I write any other kind?). This month we got a gorgeous photographic story prompt. It's a photo by Ms. Becca B. Jenkins (check out her website: Hunt, Gather, Brew). The other participating authors are:… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Lost’

My scifi-story ‘Lost And Found’ is now up at StarShipSofa – give it a listen

This is so exciting: my science-fiction story 'Lost And Found' is now up on the scifi podcast / audio magazine StarShipSofa! It's read by Andrea Richardson, and I am just over the moon happy to be part of StarShipSofa's translation month. Listen to episode #477 here. This story was originally written and published in Swedish,… Continue reading My scifi-story ‘Lost And Found’ is now up at StarShipSofa – give it a listen

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

You can hear me read this story on episode #63 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were "February", and this image: I don't quite know what about that combo triggered thoughts about Little Red Riding Hood, but I've definitely had wolves on the brain lately. Anyway, as sometimes happens for… Continue reading Read ‘Wolves & Girls’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Wolves And Girls’

Episode #63 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast is now live! The story prompt was “February”, and this photograph: My story this month is called “Wolves And Girls” and is a bit of a riff on Little Red Riding Hood. The other participating authors are: Bill Kirton – “George” Eden Baylee – “Love And Death” C. Thomas Smith - "Fecking Direction"… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Wolves And Girls’

Read ‘The Weight of the Sea’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #62 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. One of the new tweaks to the show is the use of a photo as a story-prompt, together with the month of the podcast (January in this case). The podcast also has a new look, to quote R.B. Wood… Continue reading Read ‘The Weight of the Sea’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘The Weight of the Sea’

Episode #62 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast is now live! This year, the story prompts are a little different. The prompt was "January", and a photograph: My story is titled “The Weight of the Sea”. The other participating writers are: C. Thomas Smith - "The Wasteland" Cameron Garriepy - "By the Sea" John A. McCaffrey - "Clamming… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘The Weight of the Sea’

DARK FLASH – my anthology of flash fiction is now available for pre-order

Right now, you can head over to Amazon or Smashwords and pre-order a brand new little self-published book by me. It's called Dark Flash, and it's a slim volume containing the eight flash fiction stories I wrote this year for R.B. Wood's wonderful Word Count Podcast. It will be released on Tuesday, December 6th. The… Continue reading DARK FLASH – my anthology of flash fiction is now available for pre-order

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

You can hear me read this story on episode #61 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was quite simply to write something dark and twisted for the special Halloween edition of the podcast. This tale is pretty dark. It also starts off with a spiked drink and a date-rape scenario… Continue reading Read ‘The Demon’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Hear my new story ‘ The Demon’ and other twisted tales on the Word Count Podcast!

The Halloween edition of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now live! My contribution this time is a story called 'The Demon', written to fit in with the dark and twisted theme for this particular episode. Note: my story starts off with a spiked drink and a possible date-rape scenario, but IS a twisted tale,… Continue reading Hear my new story ‘ The Demon’ and other twisted tales on the Word Count Podcast!

‘OK Computer’ – a story for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #60 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was “charming, key, computer”. My inspiration came mostly from remembering the first computer I ever used: a big, boxy thing that I did indeed play Space Invaders on. As usual, HUGE thanks to R.B. Wood's… Continue reading ‘OK Computer’ – a story for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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

Episode #60 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast is now live! This time, the story prompt was “computer, key, charming”, and the podcast-master himself, R.B. Wood, has contributed a story, too. My story is titled "OK Computer", and the impressive TOC is further made up of: Bill Kirton “In an Alternative Dimension”, Cameron Garriepy "Blood Magic… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘OK Computer’

‘Chiaroscuro’ – a story for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #59 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was “newspaper, cigarette, scotch”. A note about the word “chiaroscuro”: I debated back and forth with myself whether I should use it as a title, or if I should go for the easier to pronounce, and… Continue reading ‘Chiaroscuro’ – a story for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast