Three Cups of Thrilling Tea
A set of horror and weird fiction short stories that take you on a harrowing journey across time. First, to a horrific late night in a modern-day suburban home. Then, to the ancient era of freelance book hunters helping to fill the Great Library of Alexandria. And finally, to an isolated, rat plagued island in a mythical age swept away by history.
eBook. Weird Fiction/Horror. About 5300 words.
The Bone Stealer
A work of interactive horror fiction, you play the protagonist of this twisted tale, as you discover and refine your unique ability: The power to steal bones in an instant, cleanly, with no invasive procedures. Great for you, not so great for the victims of your special brand of thievery.
Interactive Fiction. Horror. About 12,500 words.
This playable short story was built using Twine and uploaded to the itch.io platform.
The Cult of the Red Lotus
David Foster, an alcoholic reporter suffering from withdrawal, pursues his son’s abductors to a condemned school with a notorious past, and now, to rescue his son, he must fight to stop a vicious cult’s wicked plans.
Short story. Horror. About 4300 words.
I Am Karma’s Gun
Something must of went very wrong with Rainbow’s reincarnation, because she’s just been adopted from the animal shelter by the best friend of the Neo-Nazi who murdered her!
Short story. Weird Fiction/Dark Comedy. About 4200 words.
This story was written for a contest. The rules were to write a fifty paragraph story with no paragraph being less than three sentences. The contest sponsor provided the first and twentieth paragraphs. The rest are mine.
Late Morning Tea
Peggy and Phil return to the tropical hotel, where they spent their honeymoon sixty years ago, to reconnect with each other, reminisce, and finally set things right.
Flash Fiction. Drama/Suspense. About 900 words.
Twelve-year-old Buck wants nothing more than to be a knight and live in the castle, protecting the kingdom from the Horned, monsters who kidnap children in the night and are hated and feared by everyone—especially Buck’s father. So, it’s understandable then that Buck’s more than a little worried when he wakes up with a pair of small green horns sticking out of the sides of his head. What will his parents say? Or the townsfolk? Most importantly, how will Buck ever become a knight now?
Short story. Children’s Fantasy. About 4900 words.
For some folks fear of the number 666 can be a real devil.
Flash Fiction. Weird Fiction/Horror. About 666 words.
Charlotte, a young hoarder, wants to ask her neighbor, Mina, out on a date, but when Charlotte’s abusive ex-girlfriend shows up to cause trouble, Charlotte must confront her past if she hopes to ever have a future.
Short script. Drama/Suspense. 10 pages.
A Joyful Couple
Joy must make a life-changing decision for her entire family, but her religious convictions require her to get her husband Phil to give his permission because, despite suffering from a debilitating brain disease, he is still scripturally considered the head of the household.
Short script. Drama/Suspense. 6 pages.
A modern-day expectant father named Michael is anxious about him and his wife, Denise, losing another child during the birthing process. Unfortunately, his anxiety is about to manifest in horrific fashion.
Short script. Horror/Suspense. 6 pages.
Based on a short story in my eBook, Three Cups of Thrilling Tea.
C.L. Ruby, an overconfident misogynistic serial killer, picks up a female drifter to be his 100th victim, but when she flips her role from victim to hunter, Ruby must confront what he fears most — a powerful woman.
Short script. Dark Comedy/Suspense. 10 pages.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine — “Home Security”
Jake and Amy are forced to detain a notorious perp at their apartment while waiting for the U.S. Marshalls to retrieve him, but when the man’s cohorts arrive, Jake and Amy must fight to protect their home…alone. Meanwhile, Terry and Rosa team up, as do Scully and Captain Holt, for a bumper pool tournament at Shaw’s bar. And Charles and Hitchcock investigate the disappearance of a provocative online cooking show host, but with few leads to go on, they might have to serve this case cold.
Sitcom spec script. Comedy. 34 pages.