Short Stories

Long, Short, Sideways, & Other Dimensions

Eleven short stories of the inexplicable, including "The Conference of the Atoms" and "I see murder."

Cover photo: Eleven Dimensions by cassie taylor

At the End of the Road

Eleven short stories from rural America to the South Pacific to distant worlds, from today to the dim past, from ecstasy to destruction.


Short fiction



Short fiction: a novelette, five 14-word romances, three slices of flash fiction, and a screenplay.


In the novelette, Blood Stone, Judy, a full-blood Creek is a Ph.D. candidate in leukemia research. She goes along with her boyfriend and best-friends couple to search for the fabled treasure of De Soto. To her it is just a day outdoors, but she comes to realize that there is something in the woods that is not covered in any science text.


The screenplay, Terror Run, opens with a woman in a mountainous wilderness. She does not know her name or how she got there. But someone is stalking her. Leading her to a place of unspeakable horror. She finds out too late that there is something unworldly stalking her stalker.




The collection opens with a bartender fighting to defend a mysterious old man who comes in every day to the dark booth in the back.


The second story begins at 11 am during the dog days of summer, Lubbock, Texas. In a fit of rage, Jerry knocks his next-door neighbor over the guardrail of their fourth-floor apartments. He manages to catch on to the fallen man’s belt but slams against the metal barrier. Shirtless, with busted ribs, he is in agony, and his grip is failing.


In the next story, a professional cat burglar encounters the one person who can end his career.


A prisoner condemned to die uses his final request to distribute gifts to the firing squad is the fourth offering.


Finally, a former Korean War fighter pilot, now an old man, spends his first night as a watchman in a museum of flight. He discovers there are more occupants than the aged airplanes.