Never Go to Bed Angry

I wrote this for the NYC Midnight flash fiction challenge the same weekend I was finishing “Haunted Mansions Are Never Wheelchair Accessible.” I almost gave up on this story because I wasn’t feeling the prompts (ghost story / walking trail / contact solution) and because of the Crippling Self-Doubt Monster, the terrifying, real-life antagonist inContinue reading “Never Go to Bed Angry”

Haunted Mansions Are Never Wheelchair Accessible – (My First Published Story!)

Read it here. I almost didn’t finish the story. I started writing it soon after The Arcanist (an online flash fiction literary magazine specializing in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror) announced their Ghost Stories contest. I’d already submitted a few stories to The Arcanist and received rejections for each, so I knew this was a longContinue reading “Haunted Mansions Are Never Wheelchair Accessible – (My First Published Story!)”

The Stories Lost in Flame

A score of people wandered the smoldering ruins, treaded carefully over scorched and splintered wood, searched for any words that remained. They wore their brown robes hiked up short over their ankles, their feet shod with sturdy-soled boots instead of sandals. They wore their faces long and solemn. The apprentice stooped amidst a pile ofContinue reading “The Stories Lost in Flame”