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Swan Dive!

April 27, 2022

Spread your wings and get ready to fly. Swan Dive! begins serialization Wednesday, May 18, at website with a new chapter of my latest genre-defying novel appearing each Wednesday. I’ll post each chapter on my Facebook page as well. Disheveled senior citizen beach bum poet Sam Bennett serves as chief protagonist in this offbeat […]

Forever Fab: A Short Story

April 26, 2022

The Mathew Street pub near the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, looked like it always did. From where Lucy Campbell sat at the bar she could see the door, warming herself in the glow of youthful memories that showcased John, Paul, Ringo and George racing in from the rain on any number of cold Saturday […]

A Nuclear State of Mind: A Short Story

April 19, 2022

Two Russian combat veterans wearing full dress uniforms, gold medals and bright red campaign ribbons walk into the plush bar of the private officers’ club in Moscow. Their leader’s state funeral has just ended. ”Vodka,” says Lev. “Vodka,” says Boris. Lev’s humming a tune. Stone-faced, Boris questions his comrade. “What’s that song?” “Billy Joel,” Lev […]

War Drones: A Short Story

April 14, 2022

Selected amid cheers by colleagues who respected Max Shuler immensely, the government chosen one prepared for a big day the assembled experts agreed was anything but another day at the office. “You get to push the button, Dr. Shuler,” a normally stern female physicist said. “Please,” he said. “Call me Max.” After an elite group […]

Don’t Talk Back to Your Mother: A Short Story

April 5, 2022

Cold words blew in one ear and out the other, benumbing Kim’s brain like a forgotten bag of peas stuck in the ice at the back of the freezer. “I’m Becky,” the voice said. “We need to relax, Kim,” the voice said. “I’ll meet you at RayRay’s Elbow Room for Happy Hour.” Sure enough, Becky […]

The Outlaw Steve Corbett ink splotch