“Bells” — My second Straeon Manor story, set 15 years after the first. First published at The Confabulator Cafe.
“Luck Be a Lady” — A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine story written for the Strange New Worlds short story contest back in the late ’90s. Though it was never published, I feel it captures the characters in the DS9 universe.
Malcolm Ward is a modern-day alchemist and the owner and proprietor of The Village Alchemist, a shop that offers all kinds of solutions to all kinds of problems. When someone comes looking for a special portal, Mal has to tell him the unfortunate truth about good magic gone bad.
Published in 2015 by Evil Alter Ego Press.
“Ultimatums: Giving Up the Element of Surprise” in A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil
“High-Tech” Tommy started his career developing technologically advanced weapons and doomsday devices for super-criminals in the 1970s. But these days he’s doing what he can to teach up-and-coming villains, hoping they will learn from his mistakes.
Published in 2013 by Five Rivers Publishing.