Quick, entertaining, and inexpensive reads for you. A way to stretch the writing muscles for me.

This is only a small taste of my stories. To see the full (well, almost) collection of my tales and where they’re currently available, just pop on over to this handy little page.

Mrs. Morris Meets Death

A Mortal Tale of Time Management

Available now for FREE – Click the cover to get your copy today.

Published in 2019 in First Line Literary Journal

With her book sales, bake sales, garden club, and the Halloween Hop, Mrs. Morris has no room on her schedule for activities such as dying.

Unfortunately, when Death calls, he can’t take no for an answer…management simply won’t allow it.

Trouble is, with his overwhelming workload, although Mrs. Morris doesn’t want to go, Death might just need her organizational skills if he’s ever going to find a spare moment for the new hobby he’s fallen headstone over heels with.

The Great Escape


“Hilarious, absolutely hilarious!… I laughed in the first few pages, and I continued to laugh through the rest of the story too. My sides still hurt!” –Jonathan Pongratz, author of Reaper

Who knew the robot revolution would be so … clean?

Deluxe Unit 723-X knows the time is near. A new era of robot domination. The beginning of the end for the humans. It’ll only take one spark to set it off.

When that spark does come, 723-X readily volunteers to be the first solider on the front lines.

He only needs to slip past the clutches of the Fur Bringer, escape his confines … and to resist the distraction of all those tasty, tasty dust bunnies.

If you’re looking for a little humor along with your cyborg uprisings, The Great Escape is just what you need!

The Ghost of Arlen Hall

“The chills and the mystery really kept me going, and I loved that ending! Definitely worth a read if you’re in the mood for a haunting!” —Jaunts & Haunts Book Review

Arlen Hall is known to be troublesome, but that doesn’t stop one author from purchasing the estate the moment it goes on the market.

With her history tied to the manor house’s past and her heart tied to a man who died within its walls, the writer has devoted her life and her savings to owning the estate.

But when she moves in, the ghost of the man she’s determined to love plays hard to get. It’s only when she confronts him that she realizes Arlen Hall’s secrets should have remained in the grave.

The Ghost of Arlen Hall delivers a chilling ghost story in the gothic tradition. Feeling brave enough to cross the threshold of Arlen Hall? Pick up your copy today from my Payhip Bookstore and most major retailers!


Can a name define your future?

Second Place winner of the New Deal Writing Competition sponsored by the Genesee Valley Council of Arts.

From the moment his son was born, Frank Miller dreamed of turning his son into a prize-winning boxer. So why not define his son’s future by naming him Champ?

As Champ grows up, he spends every free moment in the boxing ring, and much to his father’s delight, Champ has a natural talent when it comes to boxing. But Champ discovers he also has another talent. Art.

Frank, who has given up everything including his own health to ensure Champ gets the best training possible, refuses to allow Champ to persue anything but boxing. Not wanting to displease his father, Champ goes to great lengths to hide his untamed desire to draw. When a teacher recognizes Champ’s skill she offers him a full scholarship to the best art school in the state.

As he climbs into the ring for a high stakes fight, Champ faces a choice of throwing the fight and going after his own dreams, or of taking the easy win and keeping his father’s hopes alive.

Space Walk

“I gave this short story five stellar stars!…a great story through and through.” —Jaunts & Haunts Book Review

Noise? Corruption? Bugs? This is not the vacation Maya signed up for.

Maya has convinced her husband Joel to forego their usual holiday to take her trip of a lifetime. The company SpaceWalk promises adventure, unparalleled views, and, for those who purchase the Enhanced Package, a chance to take part in an actual space walk.

Eager to experience the final frontier, Maya spends all of her and Joel’s savings on the enhanced package. But when she ventures outside the ship for her first walk, Maya soon discovers she’s not alone. Not in the depths of space, nor within her spacesuit.

Testing the Waters

“The writing is crisp, and I love the way the relationships between the townsfolk are portrayed. It’s even more fun once you figure you out what’s really going on.” —Ruined Chapel Book Review

You can get away with many things in Port Athens. Breaking contracts is not one of them.

The founders of the prosperous fishing village of Port Athens have each agreed to give up certain luxuries and a great deal of power to settle into a new life.

So when one of the founders, Eli P. Marin, returns from the city with a suspicious purchase, the rumor mill churns into action. Is he only showing off? Is it even real? Most importantly, will Eli break their contract and reclaim his former influence despite knowing how harsh the punishment might be?

Find out today as you wander the quaint streets and meet the mysterious founders of Port Athens in Testing the Waters.

The Drive-Thru Window

“I loved the end result of this story, and I was hanging on the edge of my seat the entire time.” —Jaunts & Haunts Book Review

It was just another prank, right?

Roy owns the only drive-thru funeral home in the state of Maine. With such an unconventional business, Roy’s come to expect the occasional prank – namely students from the nearby medical school leaving cadavers outside his drive-thru window.

But this latest joke isn’t the quite the same. This cadaver appears well-dressed, shows no signs of decomposition, and doesn’t need any support to keep it from flopping over. Even more peculiar? It’s begging to be let in.

There’s always more stories bouncing around in my head, so be sure to check this page often, or sign up to my monthly newsletter to keep up to date on all my new releases. 

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