Because reading bits and pieces sucks, I’m putting up stories I complete here for your reading enjoyment. No longer do you have to navigate awkward columns, trying to find which part you’re at. For your ease (and so I can have a decent portfolio), I’ve collated completed stories here.
A word about sharing these: let’s follow the “don’t be an asshole rule.” Feel free to download these as much as you want, to share them, print them; in fact, please do! Please tell your friends! Post it wholesale elsewhere, I don’t care! Just don’t take without attribution. When in doubt, ask, and because I’m not exactly a copyright lawyer, if we’re still in doubt ask yourself this question: Would doing this make me an asshole? If the answer is yes, then don’t do it and everything will be cool. Capice? Of course, because you’re all intelligent, beautiful, and compassionate people. Did I mention that you can post this stuff elsewhere? I did? Awesome.
Stories, Both Short and Slightly Longer:
The Vampire’s Touch: PDF
This is a short story I wrote as part of a friendly competition that didn’t really get off the ground. It’s a short story that features the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen when they are forced to endure a dinner party together. It’s an attempt at a comedy of manners, and for the most part, I believe it was successful.
Mass Effect: Ghost: PDF
This is a short story and the first completed story from the website contest I held. The story idea was “a renegade choice from Mass Effect 2 where the character wasn’t an idiot.” It’s an action drama, with lots of stuff that blows up and people getting unnecessary holes poked in them.
This is a story I wrote on the train and which I finished at my friend’s house, start to finish, in about an hour of writing. It’s rough and unfinished, but it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. It’s a comedy in the style of a Vinyl Cafe story.
This short story was my submission to Machine of Death 2. It wasn’t accepted for publication within the book, but as of the time of posting, there is the possibility it could be used for another project. Obviously, it features the machine, and is a detective story set in 1911 Berlin.
This story was written as the second winner for my website’s contest. It’s a story from the perspective of a man with Down’s Syndrome, written with a focus on the character. It was a very difficult story to write, and is simultaneously exactly what I wanted it to be, and in no way, shape, or form, what I wanted it to be. Just a quick note: when I published it on the website in serial form, it was titled A Home of Glass and Iron. Realizing that that’s a bad title, I’ve retitled it Glass and Iron, or, The Fighter, which makes much more sense and doesn’t sound as bad.
This story was entered into the Toronto Star 2012 Short Story Contest. It didn’t win (or else you’d all have read it already), but it’s a fun little diversion about racism, air travel, and how bumping into people can change everything, or it can change nothing.
Coyotes and Cowboys: PDF
These are small stories I wrote as a flash-fiction day for a regular Wednesday update a few weeks ago. These stories are quick stories that try to mimic both Native folk tales and the cowboy stories that I love.
A Tale Of Silk and Spice: PDF
This is a short story that I wrote for a contest winner on the site. It’s a dramatization of a few RPG sessions we played in, with the story fleshed out and expanded a bit. It’s set in the fictional universe of Rokugan, which is like feudal Asia but with magic! I think it came out well, despite the preponderance of inside jokes.