Short Stories

"Secrets of Christmas"
SIA MCKYE OVER COFFEE
December 20, 2011
"Blues in the Night"
DARK VALENTINE
"Blues in the Night" was short-listed for the Derringer Award for Best Flash Story of 2010.
Summer 2010 - Volume I, Issue 1, page 16
"Lily’s Purrfect Life"
SEEDS
Newsletter of Texas Gardener Magazine
January 6, 2010
"Life: In Twenty-Five Easy Lessons"
TEACHER MIRACLES
Inspirational True Stories from the Classroom
April 2007
"Buñuelos for the Beach"
MAP OF MURDER
Original Stories of Mystery and Suspense
February 2007
"Sheer Heaven"
STAYING SANE WHEN YOUR FAMILY COMES TO VISIT
True stories of family visits filled with humor and inspiration.
Fall 2005
"Ordained Sin"
FEDORA III
An Anthology of Crime Fiction
Fall 2004
"Champagne for One"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
April/May/June 2003
"Mimosa"
HARDBROILED
An Anthology of P.I. Fiction
March 2003
"Tom, Dick, and Charlie"
HANDHELDCRIME
Issue 35 - March 2003
"The Mission"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
January/February/March 2003
"Momma’s Boy"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
April/May/June 2002

"Momma's Boy"...a quick and smoothly written tale that showcases a scheming protag and a wickedly pragmatic Mama. When Edward decides to "bump off" his wealthy mother, he's got a fool-proof plan. Too bad he forgot about Mama's cane. I laughed out loud at the ending of this story and even the grimmest reader out there will crack a smile."

-Daniel E. Blackston's Firebrand Fiction, 6/25/02

"Kidnapped at Noon"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
June/July 2001

Publisher's Choice Award

"Cold Kill"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
December 2000
    REPRINTED:
    MOUTH FULL OF BULLETS
    Premier Issue - 2006
"The Balloon Man"
BLUE MURDER MAGAZINE
Issue #15 - October 2000
"Wildfire!"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
June 2000
"Dead Secrets"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
February 2000
"Gotcha!"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
December 1999
"The Angel and the Ice Goddess"
BLUE MURDER MAGAZINE
Issue #11 - December 1999
"Once Upon a Time"
FUTURES MAGAZINE
October 1999
    REPRINTED:
    MOCHA MEMOIRS
    December 2000