Short Stories


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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.

Anthology is available on  $3.99.  Kindle best seller in horror anthologies!



Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine    Fall 2014

Magic of the Loons      Magazine available on  This story is a little sexy, a little mysterious, and a dash of magic.



Between the Darkness and the Dawn  (historical ghost story at the Old Manse, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s home in Concord, Massachusetts) Purchase:  .99 cents on

October 2013.  Published by Whistling Shade Literary Journal, St. Paul, MN.

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FREE READ: Abasteron House published at Every Day Fiction (flash horror).   Abasteron House is the prequel to my novel Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural. Listen to the PODCAST, narrated by Folly Blaine:  Abasteron House PODCAST





FREE READ  Hildie at the Ghost Shore   published at Fiction365   (historical supernatural) FREE READ. Hildie is mistress of the Runes. When a mysterious visitor comes to her attic where she weaves lace, she discovers the ghost shore where the past and present meet.




The Haunting of Jezebeth  published  at Twilight Times (supernatural). Witches and the power of the past haunt Deborah when she returns to her homestead among the Jezebeth Hills. Purchase:  .99 cents on



Bird, White, and Running published at SmokeLong Quarterly (flash fiction, romance).

 The Nature of Sisters  published at Every Day Fiction (flash fiction, literary).

Previously Published Shorts

“Sip of the Moon,” was published in anthology, Human Writes Literary Journal, South Carolina.

“Street Crimes”  was published in Mystery Time Anthology, Idaho.

“Christmas Day with the Jays, 1815” (historical fiction) appeared in The Record Review, New York.



6 responses to “Short Stories

  1. Jan Guerin

    I would like to subscribe to your blog


  2. Wowza! As a budding young writer your work, even your site alone amazes me! If you get the chance please check out my short story and poetry blog:

    I’m still in the re-drafting proccess of my first gothic/horror story, but I aim to get it up in the next few days.

    Thank you and again you’re amazing!
    LJVGrr x

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    • Hi LJ, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comment. You blog is very well done. Great little art you’ve got going too. All the best to you. Keep reading and writing!


  3. Hi Edgar. I think short stories are coming back. 2013 was declared the Year of the Short Story. I see more collections and anthologies out there. I’ve always read short stories and love to write them. Capturing a snapshot of a character in a short form is challenging writing and it’s really good practice. People are reading flash fiction on their lunch hours! Kindle promotes this and it’s a great way to get people to read again. Thanks for your comments!


  4. edgarrider

    Just got done reading ABASTERON HOUSE short story on Everyday Fiction
    Enjoyed it vivid description of Duma. Also like the repetition of the word ABASTERON very eerie. Also your piece on O Henry was fascinating. What brought about your interest in short story writing. Some of us are glad to see authors such as yourself putting it out there. They do seem to be coming back but also short stories sometimes don’t get the respect they deserve


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