Fiction

Jellyfish Moon

forthcoming in Cemetery Dance

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The Green Man

forthcoming in Cemetery Dance

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Mile Zero

forthcoming in Electric Velocipede

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Emperor of Mist

forthcoming in Kaleidetrope

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Hunting the Tasmanian Tiger

Published in Dark Recesses Press #10 (print) 2008

A tough mercenary travels to Tasmania to bag a supposedly extinct Tasmanian Tiger for her mysterious employer. Things are not as they seem and she is forced to confront her personal obsessions when people from her past show up in the bush along with other tiger hunters racing to beat her to the prize.

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Mystic Tryst

Published in Farrago’s Wainscott #8 2008

An aging rock star is thrust together again with his ex-wife when the ghosts of their pet fish return to his apartment. In a sun drenched journey he struggles to complete his long delayed solo album and put his past to rest.

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Sumo 21

Originally published in Abyss and Apex- The Forces of Nature Issue

Reprinted as a Podcast at Escape Pod in March 2009

Trans-dimensional Japans are fighting perpetual wars with Sumo Wrestlers as their soldiers. A young hero finds himself in the middle of the conflict and must face himself in more ways than one to win back the stolen soul of his Emperor.

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The Wish Mechanics

Published in Full Unit Hook Up # 9 2008

Master plumber Allie McAulife lives in a future dystopia servicing the piping of the government offices in the sprawling Plaza of Ministries. When a representative of the Ministry of Wishes makes her an unexpected job offer, she finds she has her husband's dreams in her hands. She is forced to choose between hope and duty while learning the immense responsibility that comes with being a wish mechanic. * Note *

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Tommy’s Shadow

Published in Kaleidetrope # 5 2008

Marco is a high school rock and roller trying to win the battle of the bands and the heart of his childhood friend. While exploring the notorius Pilgrim State Hospitaol Marco is offered a chance at an easy fix but the consequences of his choice are more than he bargained for. Set in Long Island in the 1980’s.

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Before the Flood

Published in Byzarium October 2008

Young photographer Skye is jealous that his slacker friend James has received an invitation to a “green envelope” rave. What is the mystery of these exclusive raves and what do they have to do with the disappearance of Jimmy Carter?

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The Black Orophant

Published in Darker Matter # 4 2007

In the far future Africa is a giant wildlife preserve and outside it’s walls humans face extinction. Admist an invasion from space, a young elephant is sent on a mission by his elders and learns the truth behind the prophecy of the “elephant god”, known as the Black Orophant.

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Spark

Published in Dark Recesses Press#7 2007

A serial arsonist killed Bill Reycivik’s daughter. With his marraige in ashes he goes on a romp of infidelity and an escalating flirtation with fire. Who is this mysterious girl he sees in the flames and what does she want? * Note *

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Across the Darien Gap

Published in Cemetery Dance #55 & Audio version appears in Psuedopod #68 2005

Two-bit conjurer Nate bit off more than he can chew when he accepted the job to escort the daugther of a big time mystic to the Southern Hemisphere and now he finds himself in a supernatural game of cat and mouse being played out in the jungles of Central America. Can he get her safely across the Darien Gap, where the roads between North and South end?

Available in Anthology Builders

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The Ghost Dance

Originally Published in Electric Velocipede #8 2005 & Reprinted in Fickle Muses March 2008

Has the Ghost of Crazy Horse been reborn in modern America? Two agents are sent to a heavy metal show on a reservation to find out. * Note *

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Canopy Crawlers

Full Unit Hook Up #6 2004

Demons from deep space fill the skies. Monstrous spirits possess the trees. The Canopy Crawlers are an elite chopper squadron charged with protecting Guatemala’s rainforest and Juanita is their ace. Our hero is assigned as Juantia’s wingman and what he witnesses will change him forever. * Note *

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Hurricane Sandrine

Originally published in Full Unit Hook Up #5 2004

A bereaving painter travels to the Cayes of Belize looking for the estranged brother of his recently deceased wife. He encounters a colorful cast of locals who seem to know something about the strange out of season storm that is closing in on the island. * Note *

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The Yeti's Hand

Published in The Fortean Bureau #20 2004

A tough investigator searches the Himalayas for evidence of the Yeti but finds more than she bargained for.

Available at Anthology Builders

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Novels

Daniel’s first novel, Servant of the Winds, is a supernatural thriller set in the jungles of Central America. It is almost ready to be sent to publishers and he is seeking representation. He is at work on his second novel.

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