Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to the Revenge of “A Dish Best Served”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to the Revenge of “A Dish Best Served”

“A Dish Best Served” started simply with a desire to use a multi-course meal as the vehicle for a story. I started writing with the critic vs. chef theme, and the rest of the story came out of the pen on its own (or with the help of my favorite Poe story, “A Cask of … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to “A Dish Best Served”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to “A Dish Best Served”

As Halloween creeps up on us, all of October’s Fractured Fragment Fridays will promote stories from my themed collection WEIRD, But not TOO Scary Tales. This Fractured Fragment Friday, I offer an Edgar Alan Poe inspired tale. “A Dish Best Served” started simply with a desire to use an x-course meal as the vehicle for … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Being Jettisoned Into Space Is Bad Enough, But “Breathing Is Overrated”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Being Jettisoned Into Space Is Bad Enough, But “Breathing Is Overrated”

As Halloween creeps up on us, all of October’s Fractured Fragment Fridays will promote stories from my themed collection WEIRD, But not TOO Scary Tales. “Breathing is Overrated” earned me my second of four Honorable Mentions in the Writers of the Future contest. It started when someone I know was having breathing problems, and the … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: No Matter What You’ve Smoked, “Cannabis Alienus ‘alien dope’” May Be Too Much For You
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Fractured Fragment Friday: No Matter What You’ve Smoked, “Cannabis Alienus ‘alien dope’” May Be Too Much For You

“Cannabis alienus ‘alien dope’” originated from something that really happened to me (no, not the alien slug.) My family moved out of state before my junior year of high school, and two years later (after graduation) I made a trip back to what used to be home, to try reconnecting with people I knew. Aside … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Conversations with Crab-Like Aliens Documented in “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Conversations with Crab-Like Aliens Documented in “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”

“The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions” is NOT about problems with space crabs. I just wanted to play with the mistake we make about assuming that other life (and people) have to be the same as us, looking and behaving like something familiar to us instead of something alien. And if we can have tools and … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Close Encounters of the Weird Kind and “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Close Encounters of the Weird Kind and “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”

My next collection is set up and ready for preorders. Close Encounters of the Weird Kind is a collection of twenty-one speculative fictions. Within thesepages are twenty-one short fictions involving meetings between beings who refer to each other as alien. What were they thinking? Whether you’ve suffered through your own invasion, or experienced a probing … Continue reading