Category Archive: Short Stories

Nov 20 2013

Upgrade to Level Three

Once upon a time, a boy decided he would learn everything there was to know. He heard about people reading the encyclopedia from beginning to end, and he became sure that would be the way to acquaint himself with every established fact. The trouble was, he didn’t have an encyclopedia, but he did have wikipedia, …

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Apr 14 2012

Bathtub Whaler Girl

The salty sea meets the scrubbing bubbles in this week’s io9 writing prompt. Here’s the picture they supplied, followed by the story I wrote in response. Tiphannie claimed the most kills of any living female transdimensional whaler, and she did it all from the comfort of her own home. She had built herself a house …

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Mar 03 2012

Floor Monster

This short piece was inspired by today’s io9 writing prompt, and I’m really pleased with it, so I thought I would share it here too. Angela’s house slippers made a whooshing sound as she crossed the linoleum kitchen floor with the tray of finger sandwiches. Her new friend Lois sat on the far side of …

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