List of published stories

Current list of published work

The  7 Hills Technology Group (21,000 words) is the sequel to The Da Vinci  Diamond.  It was originally published in The Best of Cafe Stories.

30  Minutes of Hell (820 words) is a metaphorical look at a slice of Hell,  through social injustice and the meaning of home.  It was originally  published by The Scarlet Sound.

30  Seconds of Hell (985 words) is another look at Hell on Earth, this time  a man is victimized by an ironic twist of medical privacy laws and the  DMV bureaucracy.  It was originally published by Litsnack.

All  Things End (1200 words) is a flash science fiction about a man's end of  life memories.  It was originally published in the United States by  Farther Stars than These.

An On and On (480 words) is about sons paying for the sins of the father.  It was originally published by The Legendary.

The  Angry Vegetarian (950 words) is another quirky love story.  It was  originally published by Larks Fiction Magazine and reprinted by Writing  Raw.

Anything  But Indian Food (965 words) is about an Indian man who hates the taste  of his cultural food.  It was originally published in the U.S. by The  Piker Press and reprinted by Larks Fiction Magazine.

Apple Juice (1230 words) is a flash fiction story set in Broadway, NYC.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

Apple Sauce (740 words) is a flash fiction love story set in Cambridge, MA.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

Babybump.com  (1565 words) is a political satire about strollers in Park Slope,  Brooklyn.  It was originally published by Hobo Pancakes and reprinted in  Motley Press.

The  Bank Teller (1300 words) is a satire about corporate consolidation.  It  was originally published by Farther Stars than These.

Bird  on a Camera (250 words) is a micro fiction story about the evil of  traffic cameras.  It was originally published by Postcard Shorts.

The  Black Hole (955 words) is a story of justice triumph over evil, of one  man's revenge against a corporate bully.  It was originally published by  The Piker Press and reprinted by Watch Me Bounce and Troubadour 21.

Boxes and Ladders (1520 words) is about finding love in Silicon Valley.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

The  Bridge Game (1965 words) is a love story about a woman who wants to use  her friend to bridge a relationship with another man.  It was  originally published by The Rusty Nail.

The  Chess Table (1065 words) is a wheel of fortune story of fate and  destiny.  It was originally published by Twenty of Less Press.

Coq  a Doodle Do (970 words) is a quirky story about a couple who are  tormented by a rooster.  It was originally published by Bewildering  Stories.

Computers  and Jet Travel (460 words) was written for everyone who has had to  endure modern travel on a jet.  Article originally published as Computer  and Jet Travel: The Big Crunch on Blogcritics, an online forum for  writers.

Conflicted  (1180 words) is a story about a man caught between his thoughts and his  actions.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

The  Devil's Orchestra (5485 words) is my signature story.  It explores the  life of a man who mistakes evil for happiness and the way it affects the  lives around him.  It was originally published  and printed in The  Chaffey Review Literary Magazine, in June, 2011 and reprinted in Writing  Raw.

The  DJ (1370 words) is about a college radio host who has a dream night  which almost becomes a nightmare.  It was originally published by Daily  Love.

Double  Sting (1500 words) is a love story between a con man/actor and a  beautiful girl working in a bookstore.  It was originally published in  Australia by The Fringe Magazine and in the United States by Shadow  Fiction.

Dream  a Little Dream (980 words) is a love story about a man longing for his  high school sweetheart.  It was originally published in the United  States by Bewildering Stories and in Canada by The Scarlet Leaf Review.

Drone Fishing (800 words) is a satirical glimpse of the presidential election.   It was originally published by The Piker Press.

The  Duke of Yelp (1000 words) is a love story in today's age of virtual  living.  It was originally published by Daily Love and reprinted by  Eskimo Pie.

First  Love (2680 words) is a coming of age story set in the 1970s.  It was  originally published in Canada by The Glass Coin and in the United  States by Wherever It Pleases.

Fresh Contacts (1145 words) is a quirky college love story.  It was originally published by The Piker Press.

Girls  Selling Fireworks (1115 words) is about a teenage romantic date ruined.   It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

A Good Marriage (1200 words) is about what we love.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

Good Weather (  words) is a glimpse into the world of the writer.  It was originally published by Yesteryear Fiction.

​The  Grand Poobah (995 words) is the story of a gambler who worships luck  over faith.  It was originally published in the United States by  Weirdyear and in Australia by The Fringe Magazine.

I  am the Writer; I speak for the programmers (with apologies to Dr.  Seuss) 615 words - is the story of pop ups and their plot to take over  the virtual world.  It was originally published by The Stream Press.

In  the Mood (1245 words) is the story of a romantic date ruined by a  series of unfortunate events.  It was originally published by The Piker  Press.

In and Out (860 words) is the story of rising and falling stars.  It was originally published by Writing Raw.

It's a Lot of Work Being a Girl (800 words) is a coming of age story.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

Jury  Duty (2340 words) is a quirky love story written from a man's point of  view.  It was originally published by The Piker Press.

Kneel  and Pray (595 words) is the story of one man's attempt to prevent a  violent crime.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

The  Lighthouse (1870 words) is another quirky story about the 1960s.  It  was originally published in Great Britain by Alfie Dog Fiction and in  the United States by The Rusty Nail.

Like Father, Like Son (865 words) is a prequel to Unfaithful.  It was originally published by The Rusty Nail.

Love  Choices (950 words) is the story of two men trying to decide who to  marry.  It was originally published by Smashed Cat Magazine.

Love, Luck and Fate (1690 words) is the story of teenage love interrupted by life.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

The  Love Beads (925 words) is a story of teenage angst in the 1960s.  It  was originally published by The Blotter Magazine and was reprinted by  The Stream Press.

Mama Mia (1370 words) is another story about technology and our lives.  It was originally published by The Piker Press.

Mashed  Potatoes and Marinara Sauce (760 words) is another quirky love story  between an unlikely couple.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

The  Music Man (2110 words) is the first story in The Rooster Trilogy  (Trilogies: 18 sets of short fiction).  It was originally published in  40 Slices of Pizza and reprinted in The Piker Press.

Now  I Understand (635 words) is the sequel to It's a Lot of Work Being a  Girl.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

The  Old Man and the Sea (9800 words) is a love story about two people  redefining their lives.  It was originally published in the United  States by The Piker Press and in Canada by The Scarlet Leaf.

One  Prius, Two Prius, Pink Prius, Blue Prius (1000 words) is the story  about a young couple starting their new life.  It was originally  published by Daily Love.

Operation  ICU (830 words) is my first science fiction story, about a law  enforcement technology not too far off in the future.  It was originally  published by The Scarlet Sound and reprinted by State of Imagination.

Overdue  (1000 words) is the story about an affair gone awry.  It was originally  reviewed by Flashquake and published by Eskimo Pie.

Phone  Booths and Mailboxes (810 words) is a story about a man living in the  past.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

Pie  or Die (1000 words) explores the concept that evil can follow a person  from one stage in their life to another.  It was originally published by  Writing Raw.

Poached  (760 words) is a cooking mystery set on the North Shore of Boston.  It  was originally published by Larks Fiction Magazine.

Practical  Goldberg Part 1 (375 words) is a humor story about an enterprising  college student using his education for practical purposes; it is a  slice of the longer story below.  It was originally published by Eskimo  Pie and reprinted by Ray's Road Review.

Practical  Goldberg (A love story in 3 parts) - 1175 words is the longer, O. Henry  version of the story about an enterprising college student using his  education for practical purposes.  It was originally published in The  United States by The Scarlet Sound and in Australia by The Fringe  Magazine.  It was reprinted by Daily Love, Larks Fiction Magazine and  MediaVirus.  It also appeared in Daily Flash Fiction 2012.

Preheat  the Microwave.com (965 words) is an affectionate look at the elderly  and some of the things they do.  Everyone with a funny story about their  grandparents will like this story.  It was originally published by  Leaning House Press and was reprinted by Scissors and Spackle.

Public  Radio (245 words)  was written for everyone who has had to endure fund  raising pledge drives.  Article originally published as Public Radio  Fundraising Could Use an Update on Blogcritics, an online forum for  writers in Blogcritics.

Respectable  Sinners (2320 words) is the story of a very wealthy town with sins to  match.  It was originally published by The Feathered Flounder.

The  Rich are Going to Hell (700 words) is the story of a preacher and his  congregation.  It was originally published by Weirdyear.

The  Road (995 words) is a story about a veteran returning from war and  trying to find his way.  It was originally published by The Piker Press  and reprinted in Great Britain by Alfie Dog Fiction.

Rooster  Redux (1025 words) revenge of the birds is a sequel to the much loved  Coq a Doodle Do.  It was originally published by The Feathered Flounder.

Starbanks  (425 words) is a story about a new business combining two traditional  favorites.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

The  Social Justice Experiment (1350 words) is another back from the war  story that will be in the new book Trilogies.  It was originally  published by The Piker Press.

Software Bugs (1500 words) is a conscience story of love and passion.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

The  Sonoma Murder Mystery (6500 words) is a murder mystery combining  traditional elements with high technology.  It was originally published  by Thadd Presley Presents: Murder and Mystery and has also been adapted  as a screenplay.

The  State versus Robert Citadel (360 words) is a rant against public radio  broadcasting.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

The  Stop Signs (1240 words) is a story about a teacher who learns some  harsh lessons.  It was originally published by Eskimo Pie.

Tastykakes versus Dunkin Donuts is the rant that just had to be written.  It was originally published by Postcard Shorts.

Tea Time (1015 words) is about a teacher on summer vacation.  It was originally published by Linguistic Erosion.

The  Thief (790 words) is the story of a girl whose life was stolen.  It was  originally published in Great Britain by Hackwriter's Magazine.

The  Tightrope (2790 words) is a story of two people experiencing very  different lives in the same place.  One measures their life by faith and  the other by material wealth and reputation.  It is considered my best  story.  It was originally published in the United States by Writing Raw,  in Canada by Zouch Magazine and Miscellany and in Australia by The  Fringe Magazine.  It was reprinted by 6 Tales, The Piker Press, The  Legendary and Larks Fiction Magazine.  It has also been adapted as a  screenplay.

Traffic  Stop with Annie Kim (830 words) is a quirky look at L.A. traffic.  It  was originally published by Weirdyear and reprinted by Stanley the  Whale.  

TV All the Time (1000 words) is a college love story.  It was originally published by Daily Love.

Trick  or Treat (1545 words) is a tale of love, deception and murder.  It was  originally published in Australia by The Fringe Magazine.

UFO  (480 words) is a story about how much times have changed by science and  technology.  It was originally published in Australia by The Fringe  Magazine, in Canada by Zouch Magazine and Miscellany and reprinted in  Mouseprose.  It also appears in Daily Flash Fiction 2012.

Under  the Apple Tree (550 words) is about the dangers of going off line.  It  was originally published by The Scarlet Sound and reprinted by  Troubadour 21.

Unfaithful  (715 words) is the story of a woman who turns a man's character flaws  against him.  Ari is an undercover SEC agent who captures a corrupt  financial services broker.  It was originally published by The Scarlet  Sound.

The  Waiting Room (500 words) is the story of a woman in a waiting room.   Read carefully or you'll miss the point of this absurdist flash  fiction.  It was originally published in the United States by Apocrypha  and Abstraction, in Australia by The Fringe Magazine and in Great  Britain by The Short Humour Site.  It also appears in Daily Flash  Fiction 2012.

What's  in a Name? (900 words) is a sequel to Unfaithful, the final chapter for  Clayton Rook.  It was originally published by The Piker Press.

Who  Stole Asbury Park? (1180 words) is a coming of age story from the  mid-1960s.  It was originally published by The Piker Press.

You  Don't Have to be High to Crave White Castles (830 words) is the story  of junk food differences between the East and West coasts.  It was  originally published by The Legendary.