Category Archives: short stories

The Well

What are you afraid of? Death, poverty, debilitating illness, pain, creepy-crawly insects, being attacked on a dark stretch of sidewalk… When editor Mark Leslie issued his challenge for us to reach into ourselves, find our fears, and put them on … Continue reading

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Backstage Pass, a Hit Lady for Hire short story

Your favorite Hit Lady for Hire is back, with a new (short) adventure! A secret audit of an off-Broadway theater takes Meg to the Big Apple for what should have been an easy-money job. While prepared to act the part … Continue reading

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Lemonade and Larceny

I am so excited to announce my first cozy short story! When a silly law forbids Effie Birmingham from practicing her trade as a psychic, she feels obliged to break it…! Lemonade and Larceny, is a lighthearted, cozy caper, set … Continue reading

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The value of short fiction

Some colleagues and I were recently discussing the relative value of short fiction (short stories, novelettes, and novellas) vs full-length novels. Much to my surprise, there were those who seemed to feel that short stories were of no particular value … Continue reading

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The Last Sigh of the Moor

I love historical fiction – stories that connect me to a historical place and time and letting me see and experience it through the eyes of a character I can care about. But I’ve hesitated about trying my hand at … Continue reading

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