This story of mine was published earlier this year with The Junction, a Medium publication. It ended up getting very little exposure and was one of my last times to publish on that platform. Medium was an interesting experiment in the democratizing of publishing, for a while. Then, it seemed to become like every other algorithm-driven story platform where controversy, prolific posting, and glomming onto trends became the only means to achieve visibility. I'm terrible at all that. And as this story shows, following trends of any kind might not always be the best policy...


This was one of my earliest publications with another disappeared venue, Writer’s Haven. I haven't saved the best for last, more an indicator of how far I've come on this journey. This was a story inspired by a comment from my wife's grandfather. Brief, slightly mysterious, it goes for a slow revelation I have yet to master. And if you squint real close, you'll see Hurricane and Hound...

The Precarious Perch of Lookout County

This story first appeared on the Wily Writers' Podcast. It was an early story to see publication and had the added bonus of being read by a voice actor for the podcast! The theme, Weird Western, wasn't a genre I'd ever read much of, but my fantasy/wild west mash up apparently met the editor's expectations. Happy to share it here again on my site!

Forge of the Jadugar: Chapter One

Sidge woke inside the vardo. The drafty enclosed wagon had been his and Izhar’s home for weeks, but he’d been unable to grow accustomed to it. Izhar’s hoarded relics clamored for attention with each bump while incense and oils fought to overwhelm his sensitive antennae. So unlike his sparse, clean quarters at the Stormblade Temple. … Continue reading Forge of the Jadugar: Chapter One