“Baby Food” published by Teleport Magazine

My horror story Baby Food has been published in Teleport Magazine. It’s about a man who convinces his wife to overcome her fear of bears to go camping with him, only to discover that what awaits them in the woods is much, much worse.

I looked around the area where we stood. There were no signs of trouble, no other indication that anyone had been there. But obviously, someone had been. Something must have happened. And whatever it was, it couldn’t have been good. Scratched into the side of the water bottle were two words, just six letters, in all caps:

HELP ME

“Make It a Double” published by Fiction on the Web

Another day, another reprint of Make It a Double is live. I’ve been very fortunate to have this novelette reprinted three times in the last few months. This time, it appears on Fiction on the Web, a popular destination for short fiction for over 25 years. And at least one reader (who is definitely not me) seemed to like it, already posting an awesome review:

“Make It a Double” published by the Short Story Substack newsletter

My novelette Make It a Double has been published in the Short Story Substack newsletter. It’s an email newsletter that selects one short story per month to send to its subscribers. The Theodore Roosevelt quote they chose for the newsletter perfectly sums up the theme of the story: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

Listen to “Breathtaking” on the Thirteen Podcast

The audio production of my horror story Breathtaking is now available for free from the Thirteen Podcast. Set in 1930s Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, it tells the story of a young girl and her brother who see a mysterious woman in white screaming outside their house during a dust storm.

Listen to “They Say Crows Can Remember Faces” on Scare You To Sleep

The audio production of my short horror story They Say Crows Can Remember Faces is now available for free from Scare You To Sleep. Shelby Scott is the absolute best in the horror podcasting business, and she proves it once again with her incredible narration and brilliant sound design. This is one of my favorite stories, so I am beyond thrilled to hear it performed and produced so perfectly.

Read “One Last Step” for free in The Sirens Call

My sci-fi horror story One Last Step has been published in the Summer 2022 issue of The Sirens Call. You’ll find it on page 226 of the downloadable PDF.

It’s a story about a little girl stalked by an unseen shadow-thing across a post-apocalyptic landscape. The key to her survival? Following the instructions her dead father tattooed on her arm.

Read “Blame” for free on The Dread Machine

My techno-horror story Blame is now available to read for free on The Dread Machine.

It’s a “found footage” story consisting of emails, Slack conversations, Reddit threads, phone transcripts, and more unusual artifacts like git commits, JIRA tickets, door entry logs … even a Walmart receipt.

Also, like many found footage tales, the story is ultimately pieced together based on incomplete information. Multiple reads of the story should reveal new hidden details that may change your interpretation of the ending.