The Serial Stories are stories written by the seat of my pants. There is usually a part every month of roughly 1000 words.
2018 – Devices of Desire
The island of Cillian is the technological and magical jewel of the world. It is the seat of the richest merchants, the most revered royal family, and the most dangerous fighting monks.
Artemis studied fighting with the greatest hero in the world but craved the knowledge that only the Fighting Monk order of Dumas could teach. Unfortunately they only teach men. That didn’t stop her and she disguised herself to get in.
Diana is the princess of Cillian and is ready to take over for her ailing father. She is loved by all her subjects but they don’t know that she’s also the inventor of half the new technomagic discoveries coming from Cillian. Unfortunately she has to disguise herself to do, and sell, her work.
Ezekiel is the heir to the Apollo Shipping Company fortunes. He hates everything to do with being a merchant and disguises himself to follow his true passion; Music.
Things get complicated when the Oracle of Espenson arrives and confuses Artemis in disguise for Ezekiel, Diana in disguise for Artemis, and Ezekiel in disguise for Diana’s long lost twin brother.
2017 – Database of the Ageless Kings
On a small emu farm in Northern-Ontario, Sophia, a twelve year old emu farmer, dreams of seeing the world. When she chases the escaped Hagrid (a particularly bad tempered emu) through a snowstorm, she gets lost and must seek shelter in a cave. However, this isn’t a normal cave but the crashed starship of the last Prince of the Galaxy.
She spends the next ten years visiting the ship, reading the royal fanfictions about the Prince, and slowly repairing the ship.
Things get interesting when, startled from finding the Prince in cryostasis, she accidentally launches the ship into hyperspace.
2016 – Wargrave Island
Trapped on an island in the middle of Lake Ontario, this ten-year high school reunion will have more than just drunken antics, it’ll have murder. An homage to And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
2015 – Only Human
The story of an ordinary-ish human, who enrols in Monster University to find her sisters killer but finds love instead.
2014 – The Ridiculous Adventures of Felix Felicis
The story of a man who likes things neat and organized who gets dragged across time and space.
Sun Speaker Stories
In the distant future humanity has spread to the other planets in our solar system. These stories follow Hal (a prophet for a godlike entity that lives in the sun), and his friends, as they try to make the solar system a better place.
Hal The Sun Speaker
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Funeral
Gladiators in SPACE!
The Tree of Worlds
Ciamon of Chymar
The Ruby Child
Heroes, Legends, Fairies, and other Absurdities
These are the expanded versions of stories I’ve told my daughter at night before bed. They’re short, silly, and were completely improvised in the telling.
These are a grouping of self contained stories that span multiple genres.
Word of the Day Stories
When I have no idea what to write I pick a word of the day from one of the major dictionaries and write a short story around it. Since I’ve started the Serial Stories I haven’t written many of these.