Stories

I’ve written lots of short fiction over the past 40 years. If the Infinite Monkey Theorem holds any water, some of it will be readable. Maybe not Shakespeare – after all, I’m only one monkey working over a finite period of time – but the principle is the same. In any case, that’s what I’m counting on. I’ve posted a few stories on this site, and I’ve had a few others published.

My short sci fi story, “Durable Goods,” is about one man’s DIY approach to quantum immortality. (Disclaimer: Please don’t try this at home.)  Here it is:

If you’ve ever suffered stiffness in the joints, you might appreciate “Strange Affliction.” You’ll find it here:

I submitted some of my “micro fiction” to Pif, and they published all seven pieces over the course of two issues as parts 1 and 2 of a collection titled “Soup for One.” I’m not sure they really hang together as a collection, but I appreciated the exposure and like to think that someone, somewhere, will read them and say, “this dude is sick.” After all, all publicity is good publicity — if no one has ever heard of you.

I’m pretty excited about the fact that one of my stories, “Dogs of Chernobyl” has been produced as a podcast by Disturbing Frequencies, an offshoot of Rochester Speculative Literature Association,  which showcases science fiction, fantasy, and horror/suspense stories penned by Rochester-area writers and performed by local actors.

I’ve had other stories published in Rochester’s Lake Affect Magazine, Rochester Rewritten (published by R-SPEC Press), and the Refrigerator – a long defunct and indescribably quirky Rochester zine that “published the mail, anonymously” for a few years in the 1990s.