Short Stories


Magic of the Loons  (magical realism)  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.” (Kindle Single) . Magic of the Loons was originally published by Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Fall Issue 2014.

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Between the Darkness and the Dawn  (historical  supernatural ghost story at the Old Manse, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s home in Concord, Massachusetts). Originally published by Whistling Shade Literary Journal.

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.

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Hildie at the Ghost Shore (historical supernatural). 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?



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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? 



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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.




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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:  Abasteron House PODCAST

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

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

Sip of the Moon, published in anthology, 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.




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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