Wednesday, February 12, 2020



In addition to hosting multiple stories and poems by me, this Australian site has a wide selection of stories and poems and is a great resource for parents and teachers.

This wonderful site contains all sorts of original children's poetry. The captain of the balloon is Jonathan Humble, himself an accomplished poet.

Some early attempts at writing my own fairy tales. Not my best work, but you might find them interesting.

For those interested in Westerns, here's my attempt at writing one which ran on Frontier Tales in May of 2019. (Not suitable for kids, violence)

An unconventional love story which originally ran on Daily Science Fiction. (Not suitable for kids, sexual content)

Another site devoted to stories for young readers, Short Kids Stories, took a chance on this tale with a somewhat...unexpected ending.

A slightly chilling poem from Tales From the Moonlit Path.

My humorous (but still, I feel, heartfelt) take on the Shakespearan sonnet was part of this edition of the Minison Project's Sonnet Collection.

A sort of sequel to The Untimely Death...(see above) which also ran on Frontier Tales.

And, if you like what you've read so far, here's where you can BUY my various writings:


"Number Three"
In this take on the wish-granting genie story, a man gets exactly what he wants...unfortunately.

"The Most Important Day Ever"
Our hero goes about his day, keenly aware that it is, in reality, the Most Important Day Ever, even if no one else seems to have noticed.
"No Story"
A writer struggles to explain why he hasn't had time to come up with an idea for a story (Semi-autobiographical).

"Pair O' Dons"
What would you do if you met yourself from the future? That's the question this story seeks to answer.

"Alma's Race"
A young pilot has bet her whole future on a race across the galaxy, but something happens along the way that will change everything.

"The Danny Jacobs Program" (Grand Prize Winner!)
My story about staying true to yourself, set against the backdrop of the Golden Age of Radio Comedy, won first prize back in 2019 and is the first story in this collection.

"My First Love(s)"
Can you remember your first love? How about your second? Third? Fourth? And how well do you remember them? 

An entirely fictional account of my life was included in the first collection from Bullshit Lit.

"Gray Christmas"
It's a genuine honor to be in this collection which also features classic holiday-themed stories from Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and many others.

"Nicole the Time Traveling Parakeet"
Nicole is the beloved pet of boy genius Hugo Wells. When she accidentally takes a trip in her owner's new time machine, there's no telling what will happen.

These are books 100% written by me!

A novella that tells the story of Daphne, growing up with the help of her "imaginary friend," Uncle Charlie.

When Shelly Hobbes was a kid, she wanted to be just like Sherlock Holmes when she grew up. Now she is grownup and she thinks her days of sleuthing are behind her. Until a baffling crime wave gets her back in the game.

Plenty of Thread is meant for grownups, but your kids can enjoy this collection of Shelly's early adventures. Includes kid-friendly mysteries suggested by A Study in Scarlet, The Redheaded League and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

This is a fantasy/noir mashup novella. Your standard hard-bitten, world-weary detective, only he lives in an enchanted kingdom with knights, goblins and, of course, beautiful but dangerous women.

A collection of short fiction (and a few poems). Mainly consisting of works that have already been published, but with a few original stories making their world debut.

In this Teen Fantasy Adventure novel, Rapunzel "Zel" Ramirez follows her childhood teddy bear, Melville, into a magic kingdom where she must help to restore the rightful queens to the throne.



A silly, whimsical collection of nonsensical poems and funny verse for kids of all ages (except 83 1/2).


Another collection of poems, but this one is more for grownups than kids.