I currently have two standalone Kindle stories up on Amazon. Because they refuse to let independent publishers offer these things for less than 99 cents, I am giving both stories away here, on this page, along with a story from my collection, The Book of Right and Wrong. Just right-click the title (for you Mac people, that’s Control-click) to download!
New short fiction! It’s 1986 and 16-year-old Miles LaPine has a new body, a new girlfriend, and a new resistance to roleplaying games. But when his 14-year-old girlfriend takes him up to the woods to smoke pot for the first time, his inner loser comes a-calling. And then there’s that inexplicable object stuck in the tree….
NEW! CHALLENGER audio, read by the author. (Also on iTunes!)
Think you’d do anything for your child? Meet Mimi Acker, a mother who will take on any crusade, whether or not her child actually wants her to. Is Mimi her unusual daughter’s best advocate or her heaviest albatross? Finalist in Narrative Magazine‘s Fall 2011 Story Contest.
BEARD OF BEES (from The Book of Right and Wrong)
When elementary-school teacher John Baron’s marriage was at its neediest point, he did what any right-thinking person would do: he brought home several boxes of bees. Now a single dad with a troubled young son, John’s taking tentative steps toward getting things back to normal. If only he hadn’t invited his pretty colleague over to watch him perform the trick he’s never actually done before….