Acheron Crossing (Speculative Young Adult- 69,000 words)
Natalie kills herself to escape bullying and finds herself in Acheron Crossing, a destroyed city whose inhabitants are creepy people who growl and laugh at her from the shadows. While looking for help, she meets Dante, and agrees to start working for him as the guide to take new arrivals to the city to a party where they become sleepwalkers.
At first, she’s just doing what she’s told, but then she meets Ben, the only other person who’s not crazy or dangerous. As they build a tentative friendship, he tells her that if she continues working for Dante, she’ll become like the people in the shadows.
Natalie doesn’t know who to believe, and though she would prefer to run away from the problem, there’s nowhere to go. She has to figure out which guy is lying to her, and then pick a side.
First Date, now available online at Digital Fiction Pub (May 2016) and for purchase through Amazon (July 2016).
First Date, available in print in Blood & Roses, edited by Jo-Anne Russell or Katie Neipris (depending on which version you get.) (November 2013) (Available on Amazon.)
Lauren isn’t the prettiest or the smartest, but she somehow manages to catch David’s eye. On their first date, she learns that they share certain common interests and their date takes an unusual turn.
Questions Without Answers, flash fiction (July 2012)
Veronica, available online at Spinetingler Magazine (September 2011)
Veronica hates men, believes they’re the scum of the earth. One day, she meets Average Joe, and she begins to question everything she thought she knew.
Silent Screams, available in print in In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream, edited by Donna Burgess (May 2011) (currently out of print)
A young woman on a space station knows that her psychic powers could get her killed, but then she finds out something that could kill everyone.
Seasons in the Abyss, edited by Jack Burton (January 2011) (currently out of print)
Snowmen– Grandma thinks that the snowmen are moving, but no one believes her.
Allergies– Two boys decide to disprove the idea that you can be possessed.
The First Cut (poem), available in print in House of Horror, the Best of 2010, edited by S.E. Cox (December 2010) (currently available)
Visitation Day, available online at On The Premises (November 2010)
Emma loves her daughter, Maya, more than anything, but hates visitation day. She hates how the caseworker watches her, and how she has to give Maya back to the foster mother at the end of the visit. Emma would do anything for her daughter. Anything. But what does that mean?