Selected Tales of Strange Short Fiction: Gods, Ogres & Other Creatures.
These are my most recent stories - please read and enjoy!
Wash With Like Colours
A laundromat owner watches the downfall of a once confident man whose social skills he used to envy.
This story is the product of another Gamers With Jobs writer's throw down. We had to begin with the line "S/He had something I'd always coveted" and the initial setting had to be a laundromat. Bonus words were: Dwarf, peanut butter, contretemps, embrocation, and zeitgeist. I didn't manage to find space for dwarves or peanut butter. More's the pity.
An interview with the god Morpheus, Shaper of Dreams, and CEO of Oneiros Inc., on the past, present, and future of dreaming.
This story came about after viewing a photo on the blog, "Your Monkey Called". The post is entitled, "Nightmare tomato from our nightmare garden" and was published on September 8, 2012.
The Finer Things
Albert, a poor fungus farmer, has married the daughter of the richest ogre in Surly Moon township, but he struggles to provide her with the finer things in life.
This story was a Gamers With Jobs (GWJ) writing challenge for October of 2012. The challenge was to write a story about how your average monster puts food on the table, and to work in the words 'hornswoggle', 'savoury', and 'pareidolia'. I managed the first two (and two out of three ain't bad).
Welcome to my little corner of the Internet! I’ve got some blog posts here (not as many as I should, but I am working on that) and some short stories for your entertainment. I write about weird and unlikely things like lobsters holding Fight Club in restaurant tanks, ogres and gods just trying to make a living, and odd people in laundromats….so far. There’s more weirdness where that came from, I just have to get into publishable shape.
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