PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES
Magic of the Loons (magical realism)
Originally published by Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Fall Issue 2014.
Jackson doesn’t know the legends of the loons. When the mists fade, when the mighty loons zoom across Achilles Lake, when the male loon seeks its mate, the romance begins. Jackson has a secret rendezvous with Kai, his Loon Woman. She calls him her ‘birdman.’ Their heated lovemaking on the cabin floor is interrupted by an intruder. Jackson doesn’t believe the loons’ calls can evoke magical powers, or that their great wings might bring him beyond his ordinary world. Listen for the hot laughing song of the loon. What mysteries lie in loon magic? Believe. A short story of passion, mystery, and magic—“fabulism.”
Between the Darkness and the Dawn
Originally published by Whistling Shade Literary Journal.
(Historical supernatural ghost story at the Old Manse, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s home in Concord, Massachusetts).
Come visit the Old Manse. Does the ghost of the famous author Nathaniel Hawthorne stalk the front parlor of the Old Manse? Edward Fane, ley line hunter aims to find out. Armed with his EMF meters, Edward tests the Old Manse for ghosts that might be streaming the reported ley lines in historic Concord, Massachusetts. What Edward finds is more than just the ghost of Mr. Hawthorne. Edward finds a mysterious woman from Hawthorne’s yesterdays. In this supernatural mystery, more than just shadows exist between the darkness and the dawn.
Between the Darkness and the Dawn is available at
Hildie at the Ghost Shore (ghost story)
Originally published at Fiction365 .
We are in Old Belgium. Hildie the lace maker, mistress of Runecraft, knows the secret spells of the runes from the wind-god Odin. When a mysterious old sailor visits her attic workroom, he requests a reading. Hildie agrees. During the casting of the runes, Hildie conjures the Ship of the Dead, Loki the trickster, and flame-eyed ravens. Who will survive this adventure in a land beyond the ghost shore?
Hildie at the Ghost Shore is available at
The Haunting of Jezebeth (supernatural mystery).
Originally published at Twilight Times.
The power of witchcraft. The power of the Jezebeth Hills. Are there witches in your family? Deborah goes home to her family cottage by the Dunwich River and confronts the ghostly powers of the past who demand her surrender. What powers can she use to save herself?
The Haunting of Jezebeth is available at
Journals of Horror: Found Fiction (anthology released October 31, 2014)
My short story included in this anthology is Beyond Castle Frankenstein. This is a historical ghost story about Mary Shelley. Did you know that after Mary’s husband died (poet Percy Bysshe Shelley), she kept his heart in a silk handkerchief for years? Read about in Beyond Castle Frankenstein.
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Abasteron House (supernatural mystery) originally published at Every Day Fiction (flash horror) is the prequel to my novel Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural. Listen to the AUDIO FREE PODCAST, narrated by Folly Blaine. Click Link:
SHORT STORIES Published in Literary Magazines
Wild Darkness, ParAbnormal Magazine, March 2020.
Jasper Peacock, Coffin Bell Literary Magazine, September 2019.
A Terrible Beauty, Unfading Daydream, November 2019.
The Haunting of Jezebeth, Twilight Times, 2017.
Beyond Castle Frankenstein (historical fiction Mary Shelley), published in anthology Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, Mystery Time, Editor Terry M. West, Pleasant Storm Entertainment, 2014.
Magic of the Loons, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2014
Between the Darkness and the Dawn,(historical fiction Nathaniel Hawthorne) Whistling Shade Literary Journal, 2014
Abasteron House, Sirens Call Online Literary Magazine, reprint 2014.
Abasteron House, Every Day Fiction (flash fiction, literary) 2013.
Hildie at the Ghost Shore, Fiction365, 2013.
Bird White and Running, SmokeLong Quarterly (flash fiction), 2012.
The Nature of Sisters, Every Day Fiction (flash fiction, literary), 2011.
Sip of the Moon, Human Writes Literary Journal, South Carolina.
Street Crimes, Mystery Time Anthology, Idaho.
Christmas Day with the Jays, 1815 (historical fiction) appeared in The Record Review, New York.
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