Short Stories

Where the title of a story is linked, a full-text version of that story is available for download under under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. Click on the CC image for details about the license.

CC license

Many of those titles without links are in my collection, Horror Story and Other Horror Stories, which has a CC download link on it’s own page.
If you enjoyed any of these stories, consider bribing me to write more:

Falling”,  On Spec, Spring 1993
Reprinted in Respond in Writing, Nelson Thomson Learning, 2002 (ISBN 0-17-616855-9)
Recorded as an MP3, read by Matt Moore

Distant Seas”, On Spec, Fall 1993
Reprinted in On Spec: The First Five Years, Tesseract Books, 1995 (ISBN 1-895836-12-3, 1-895836-08-5)

Jazz Fantasia”,  On Spec, Winter 1993

Assassination and the New World Order”, Prairie Fire, Summer 1995

Home,” Transversions, Fall, 1995

Doing Time”, Erotica Vampirica, Circlet Press, 1996  (ISBN 1-885865-08-2)
Reprinted in Northern Suns, Tor, 1999 (ISBN 0-312-86461-2)

Horror Story”, Northern Frights 4,  Mosaic Press, 1997 (ISBN 0-88962-639-1)
Reprinted in Wild Things Live There, Mosaic Press, 2001, (ISBN 0-88962-765-7)

The Reality War”, On Spec, Winter 1997
Reprinted in Casserole Diplomacy and Other Stories – An On Spec 25th Anniversary Retrospective, 2014 (ISBN 978-1-928025-05-4, Ebook ISBN 978-1-928025-06-1)

Query”, Tesseracts 7, Tesseract Press, 1998, (ISBN 1-895836-58-1, 1-895836-59-X)

Shika“, On Spec, Winter 1998

Object of Desire“, Dark Planet, Summer 1999 (Webzine)

Singing the Fat Man“, Dark Planet, Summer 1999 (Webzine)

The Back Shed“, On Spec , Winter, 1999

Tabula Rasa“, Queer Fear, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2000 (ISBN 1-55152-084-2)

Bar Hopping“, Algonquin Roundtable Review, #3, Summer 2001 (ISBN 1488-691X)

Gaytown“, Queer Fear II, Arsenal Pulp Press, November, 2002 (ISBN 1-55152-122-9)

Pirates“, Descant, Spring 2003 (ISBN 0328-909-X)

Cure For Cancer“, Chiaroscuro, Spring, 2004 (Webzine)

When Fat Men Love Thin Women,” “The Death Artist,” “The Uncertainty Principle,” “Monster,” Horror Story and Other Horror Stories, Chizine Publications, 2008 (see above for a link to collection)

The Tale of the Princess and her Hero”, Chiaroscuro, Toronto, Summer 2011 (Webzine)

The Garden of Eating“, Interzone, November-December, 2017