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The Devil's Garden
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Seeds
Newsletter
January 2016
     
The Woman Who Waltzed
     With Ulysses S Grant

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SPELK
Web-zine
December 2015
     
Knife Fight on Christmas Avenue
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Shotgun Honey
Web-zine
December 2015
     
Trash Pick Up
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Near to the Knuckle
Web-zine
September 2015
     
Lucky
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Shotgun Honey
Web-zine
April 2015
     
The Devil's Kiss
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The Other Otter
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March 2014
     
The Rustle of Bed Sheets & One Lost Cow
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The Big Adios
Web-zine
November 2013
     
The Last Croak

Shotgun Honey Presents: Reloaded
One Eye Press Anthology
September 2013
     
Terry Tenderloin & the Pig Thief
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Shotgun Honey
Web-zine
June 2013
     
Six Bullets in F Minor
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The Big Adios
Web-zine
March 2013
     

Thursday Night at Pins and Pub

The Killer Wore Cranberry:
     A Second Helping
Anthology

October 2012
     
The Complete Pinscher
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Shotgun Honey
Web-zine
March 2012
     
Long Black Gloves
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A Twist of Noir
Web-zine
October 2011
     
Blue Bullet Waltz
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Pulp Metal Magazine
Web-zine
October 2011
     
Words Fall Like Nothing
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Shotgun Honey
Web-zine
May 2011
     
A Celebration Steak
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Mysterical E
Web-zine
December 2010
     
A Zombie Ruminates on Life After Death
Daily Bites of Flesh
Pill Hill Press Anthology
October 2010
     
Sparrows and Crows
Crime Factory
Magazine
October 2010
     
Morning Meeting
Best of 2010
Necon E Books E - Anthology
October 2010
     
Friday Night With The Tijuana Wolfman
Discount Noir
Untreed Reads E - Anthology
October 2010
     
Oral Eruptions
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Beat To A Pulp
Web-zine
May 2009
     
Sinister Mirth Northern Haunts
Shroud Publishing Anthology
January 2009
     
A Yeti in Green Northern Haunts
Shroud Publishing Anthology
January 2009
     
Nightingale in the Chimney Neverlands and Otherwheres
Susurrus Press Anthology
November 2008
     
Wishing on Whores
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Thieves Jargon
Web-zine
Issue 178
September 2008
     
Ballad of the Bayou Black Box
Brimstone Press E Anthology
Fall 2008
     
Breaking ASSA
Finnish Print Magazine
Summer 2008
     
Duet of the Living Dead Bits of the Dead
Coscom Entertainment Anthology
July 2008
     
In the Shadows of Wrigley Field
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The Back Alley
Web-zine
Volume 1, Number 2
November 2007
     
Score for a Skeleton
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Clockwise Cat
Web-zine
Issue 5
November 2007
     
In Lieu of Crimson Roses
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Everyday Fiction
Web-zine
November 15, 2007
     
Junkyard
LitBits
Web-zine
October 7, 2007
     
Like Sapphires in the Sea
Hardluck Stories
Web-zine
Spring 2007
     
Lost in Necropolis
Brilliant Quarterly
Print Magazine

Issue 2
June 2007

  Flashshot
Web-zine
Issue 983
July 2005
     
Love in the House of Nowhere
 
Book of Dead Things
Twilight Tales Anthology
June 2007
     
Dreamscape Itinerary
Burst
Web-zine
Spring 2007
     
Devotion and the Autumn Chill
 
Mount Zion Speculative Fiction Review
Print Magazine
Vol. 1 No. 3
2007
     
Long Distance Rumbles Bullet
Print Magazine
Issue 7
November 2006
     

The Thug
     and the Three-Handed Lady

Demolition
Web-zine
Fall 2006
     
The Neon Wrestler Crime Spree
Print Magazine
Issue 11
March 2006
     

Destiny in a Dustbowl

Flashshot
Web-zine

Issue 1195
March 2006
     
All Aboard to Anywhere
Barfing Frog Press
Web-zine
March 2006
     
Losing Dreams
       and Finding Others
Travel Guide to the Haunted Mid-Atlantic Region
Mid-Atlantic Horror Professionals Anthology
February 2006
     
The Unfortunate Misfortunes of a Man        Named Lud
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Fires on the Plain
Web-zine

March 2012

  Champagne Shivers
Print Magazine
January 2006
     

Twilight of the Fireflies

Big Muddy: A Journal of the
Mississippi River Valley

Print Magazine

Volume 5/Issue 2
December 2005
     
Beaks of Blood
Animal Magnetism
Anthology

December 2005

     
In the Mind of the Screaming Clown
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ScienceFictionFantasyHorror.com
Web-zine

October 31, 2005

     
Squiggle
Book of Dark Wisdom
Print Magazine

Issue 7
October 2005

     
Passage to Wherever
Trashnerd
Web-zine

Issue 1
September 2005

     
The Last Decoy
Falling in Love Again
Outrider Press Anthology

June 2005

     
Blue Monday
Enter the Realm
Web-zine
October 2004
 
Alien Skin
Web-zine
January 2004
     
Private Time
Short Attention Span Mysteries
Kerlak Publishing Anthology
October 2005
 
Masque of the
      Small Town Oddball
Iguana Publications Anthology
October 2004
     
In Shadows of Night,
     Where Cuddles Bloom
Flashshot
Web-zine
Issue 515
March 2004
     
Sunset Requiem
Hardluck Stories
Web-zine
March 2004
     
Job Hunt
Plots with Guns
Web-zine
Issue 26
Nov/Dec 2003
     
The Prophecies of Marnie Koob
Down These Dark Streets
Cyberpulp Anthology
June 2003
     
Dancing on the Edge of Darkness
Family Gatherings
Outrider Press Anthology
June 2003
     
The Man Who Couldn't
      Make Eye Contact
The Swamp
Web-zine
May 2003
     
The Ballad of Johnny Whisper
Things That Go
Bump In the Night
Outrider Press Anthology
June 2004
 

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection

April 2003
     
Revolt of the Zombie Housecat
The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
     

Nocturnal Divorce
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Flashshot: Year One
Rage Machine Books Anthology
May 2005
 
The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Flashshot
Web-zine
Issue 85
February 2003
     

Maggie Anne and the Raggedy Man

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Deviant Minds
Web-zine
Issue 9
Winter 2002/2003
     

Shark Infested Pudding

Judas
Web-zine
Volume 2/ Issue 4
November 2002
     
Gorgeous George and the Ring Rat
The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
     
13 Cats

Enter the Realm
Web-zine

March 2004

 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
     
The Brain that Wouldn't Dance
The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
     

In the Lobby of Forgotten Words
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Deathlings.com
Web-zine
August 2002
     
Mr. Bones Speaks to the
      Bright Round Moon
The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 
Confluence Program Book
July 2002
     

The Redemption of Tyler Jack

Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 

Murder Hole
Web-zine

Volume 2, Issue 32
June 22, 2002

 
Pirate Writings
Print Magazine
Volume 6, Number 2
1999
     

The Fire on Hogback Island

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 

The First Line
Print Magazine

Volume 4, Issue 2
Summer 2002

     

Ruffled Feathers        

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 

Freaks, Geeks and
    Sideshow Floozies

Twilight Tales Anthology

April 2002

     

 Smilin' Jack's Donut Shack

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 

Blood and Donuts
Twilight Tales Anthology

May 2001

     

The Overall Gang

Without a Clue
Web-zine
May 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 

Plots With Guns
Web-zine

Issue 10
March/April 2001

     

The Strange Case of the 
      Monkey Candelabra

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 

Planet Relish
Web-zine

Issue 15
January 2001

     

Combustible Soup

Short Attention Span Mysteries
Kerlak Publishing Anthology
October 2005

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 

Blue Murder Magazine
Web-zine

Issue 16
December 2000

     

In the Garden Apartment of Madness

Cthulhu and the Coeds
   or Kids and Squids

Twilight Tales Anthology

October 2000

     

Tamra’s Transgression

Futures
Print Magazine

Volume 2, Issue 18
August/September 2000

     

Fool’s Eve

The Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Twilight Tales Collection
April 2003
 
Wrestling Rings and Other Things
Twilight Tales Collection
August 2002
 

Tales From the Red Lion
Twilight Tales Anthology

March 2000

     

Seppuku Tavern

Shack Houdini
Web-zine

Volume 1, Number 1
1999

     

Klondike Kelly

StreetWise
Newspaper

Volume 6, Number 2
1997

     

Ice
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StreetWise
Newspaper

Volume 4, Number 10
1995