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Captain Blood’s B00ty

A published in , 2007.

In the Magic P1r4tes setting, computers can process spells like programs.  The only problem is, copyright of spells is tied to the life of the wizard that created it, and wizards live forever.  What’s a young wizard to do? Pirate magic, of course. Unfortunately, the Magical Association of Atlantis, (MAA, or, Big Mother) are in […]

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The Yeti Behind You

A published in , 2007.

Written long before I became a parent, this story deals with the anxieties of expecting parents, and the anxieties of even making the decision.  What does it mean to create new life on a geologic time scale? Michael’s yeti sits lightly on the foot of the bed, watching with soft brown eyes as Michael makes […]

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The Girl With The Sun in Her Head

A published in , 2004.

Emelia’s home is in a city where only children are allowed to draw graffiti on the crumbling walls. The old bricks and stones are covered in crude pictographs and stick figures, smoking chimney houses and bicycles with four wheels and two seats. Chalk is a penny a piece, any color to be had. A little […]

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The Dreamers of Alamoi

A published in , July, 2016.

In the Age of Dreaming, after the Great Ices melted, but before man mastered working iron, the powerful dreams of banished elder gods sweep the lands like a plagues. Garen the Undreaming is immune to god dreams because he cannot sleep.   This unique talent earns him special work that only he can do, if […]

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Spooning

A published in , July 2003.

A slipstream story about relationships and collectibles, set in Laramie, Wyoming. Benjamin Johnson had a thing for spoons. Not just any old spoon, like the kind you keep in your house by the dozen, but the collectable kind, with fancy lettering and interesting shapes. He especially liked the kind with holes in the bowl that […]

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