Category: Published flash fiction

Selected Stories

Would you like to read something I wrote but aren’t sure where to start?

I want to help. For this reason, I have created a new page, Selected Stories, where I have collected some of my favourites stories that I think you will enjoy that are also currently free to read online. It also includes small excerpts as well as reviews where applicable.

For a complete list of my stories, check out Published Short Fiction.


“We Are The Moor” Published in Flash Fiction Online

It’s February, and I have a story in Flash Fiction Online! I am beyond thrilled. I’ve loved the magazine almost as long as I’ve been writing. This is my first story published with them and my 2nd pro sale. I also really love this story. It’s probably one of the best things I’ve written to date.

The theme of the February issue is LOVE. “We Are The Moor” is a story of undying love told from the collective point of view of the moor.

Check out the other great stories in this issue as well:
An Oasis of Amends by Floris Kleijne
Love and Assimilation by Bryce Heckman
A Tobacco Plant by Punch Magazine, Nov 11, 1914
And a new writing column from Jason S. Ridler

The magazine is free to read online, but please consider supporting Flash Fiction Online by purchasing a copy on Amazon. Also, here’s a link to their Patreon.

Read and enjoy!


“The Bones and Their Girl” Out Now In Syntax&Salt

My flash fiction story, “The Bones and Their Girl,” is in the Spring issue of Syntax & Salt that came out today.

Stories featured in this issue:

Outfield by Hal Y. Zhang
Those Fantastic Lives by Bradley Sides
Fallow by Erin K. Wagner
Maid-of-Many-Skins by G.V. Anderson
Objective: Understanding by Alyssa N. Vaughn
The Bones and Their Girl by Sylvia Heike
Goldengrove Unleaving by Dafydd McKimm
He Thinks He Knows Me by Rich Ives
Timelines by L’Erin Ogle

My little story is in great company!

One of the reasons I’m so happy to get published by this magazine is not only the fabulous authors and stories they publish, but also the staff behind the scenes. Always friendly and professional plus supportive on social media. I know my story’s in good hands.


New stories in Lit Up and The Mad River

First a small update:

My website’s redesign is done now, and the site is back up. I also changed hosting companies from Webfaction to Dreamhost. I decided to make this a fresh start which means old posts did not get imported. But not to worry, they were mostly brief news on short story publications, and you can find links to my stories on the Published Short Fiction page.

Speaking of publications, I’ve had a few new stories come out:

“Merry Christmas With A Little Celestial Help” was published in Lit Up in mid-December and “Beneath Her Sweet Roots” came out in The Mad River this month.

You can read both stories on Medium.

What I like about Medium is how much feedback the writer gets from readers. Readers can highlight, comment, and clap on stories. I also see some behind-the-scenes stats: how many times a story has been viewed or read, and how many people have clapped on it.

The numbers themselves don’t matter that much, but it’s nice to know that even older stories still get viewed/read. For example, “Mother?”, which was published as a reprint a year ago, in January 2018, is still getting almost daily views plus regular reads.


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