Category Archives: free fiction

Story: Red in Tooth and Cog

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It is the story referenced here. It is approximately 7100 words in length. Red in Tooth and Cog A phone can be so much. Your memory, … Continue reading

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Patreon Post: The Mage’s Gift

The is the fourth Serendib story I’ve done. The others are: “The Subtler Art,” also featuring The Dark and Tericatus, which appeared in Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries and Thieves; “Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest,” which should appear in … Continue reading

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Patreon Post: Seven Clockwork Angels

If a clock has ticked, it must tock, and thus time moves along. And in every tick and tock, there’s a story, and sometimes more than one.

Once upon a tick and tock, there was a great Lord and a greater Lady, who were Patrons of the Arts and Sciences. They endowed libraries and laboratories, and commissioned portraits and poems and marvelous machines that could play chess or spin a silk thread so fine you could barely see it or that could even build their own, tinier machines to make tinier machines in turn, and so on and so on, until they produced the head of a pin inhabited by seven clockwork angels, all dancing.
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Patreon Post: California Ghosts

There are other dangers in the hills, but you know if you keep walking towards the sunset, eventually you will find the ocean – perhaps cliffs dropping down, perhaps sand and rock sloping. There are more ghosts in the ocean than anywhere else, but that is because it is so very large, and most of them are fish and gulls, whose ghosts pay no attention to humans.
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Two Stories Free on the Kindle Through Friday (12/5/2014)

I didn’t track my scheduling closely enough and ended up with two KDP deals available this week, so if you would like two free stories, one from the Tales of Tabat series and the other from the Farther Than Tomorrow … Continue reading

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A Couple of Flash Fiction Recommendations for 3/19/2013

I really like this flash piece. It’s lovely and sweet. “Beholder” by Sarah Grey on Flash Fiction Online. Another flash piece, this time from the inimitable Folly Blaine, Scattered.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of the occasion, here’s links to several of my love stories online. They might be a little dark at times…
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Five Ways to Fall In Love on Planet Porcelain

Here’s my holiday gift to you. This story was original to the collection that came out in September, Near + Far. It’s one of my favorites. Here’s the print version as well as a link to the audio version, read by me and edited by the wonderful Lauren Harris.
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Free Fritz Leiber

In prepping for the WFC panel, I found there’s a bunch of Fritz Leiber stuff available free on the Kindle. Here’s some links for fellow Kindlers. The Big Time Bread Overhead The Creature From Cleveland Depths The Moon is Green … Continue reading

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Free Flash Fiction – Up The Chimney

It’s Friday and the Clarion West Write-a-thon is about to start. So in its honor, here’s a flash piece that appeared in my collection, Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight. The piece is called “Up The Chimney” and it’s a brief riff on an old fairy tale. Enjoy.
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