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Short Stories

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Strangers (general short fiction) - a mysterious mourner may hold the key to a woman's past

Foxfire (flash CNF) - a thunderstorm on a lake in Maine

Cranberry Town (micro CNF) - the story of my hometown

Flowers for Veronica  (paranormal short fiction) - a woman discovers she and her cat are not the only residents in her new house

Thalassa's Own (flash ficiton) - a siren's call is too enticing to resist

Ghosts of Tortellini Past (flash CNF with recipe) - a woman is comforted by the presence of deceased family members as she cooks to cope with her loss

Cheers (paranormal flash fiction) - Ryan finds himself at one of his favorite haunts with no recollection of how he arrived

No Dogs Allowed (middle-grade fantasy flash fiction) - On a family camping trip, Lizzie thinks she's seen a creature that only exists in the movies. Right?

The Snow Globe (holiday flash fiction) - sometimes the best gift is helping someone remember the love they've been blessed with

The Call (fantasy)  - Ten year-old Kira, affectionately called  "The Butterfly Whisperer"  by her family, undergoes a metamorphosis and is shown her true destiny

Riding the Rails (paranormal flash fiction) - a Good Samaritan endeavors to help a young woman

Scratch (horror flash fiction) - there's something waiting for Cassie in the cellar of her new home

Dreadful (horror flash fiction) - Nina has a an invisible friend

The Christmas Ham (general short fiction) - In a post-apocalyptic world, a couple in their twilight years decides to regain control of their fate...with surprising consequences

To Ride A Seahorse ( flash fiction fantasy) - A child is tempted by the secret world beneath the sea

Saving Jennifer (flash sci-fi /fantasy) - A tragic afternoon repeats itself over and over. How can Michael break free, and finally save Jennifer?

The King (flash fiction fantasy) - An enigmatic stranger draws followers...but what is his secret?

How Does Your Garden Grow (horror) - Organic gardening takes on a new meaning

The Cottage (fairy tale) - A wish granted from an unexpected source leads Jack to a crossroads with heaven and hell hanging in the balance

The Tin Foil Angel (holiday) - a family devastated by misfortune and loss experiences a Christmas miracle

Just We Two  (horror) - Amanda brings home a second-hand doll for her mother's collection, but soon discovers three's a crowd

The Ghost of Spivey Island (middle-grade horror) - three 12 year old boys attempt to conjure up the spirit of a 1920's gangster

Flights of Fancy (fantasy) - Jenna has a magical experience at age 10, leading to an epiphany at age 16

Unearthed (horror) - Matt purchases a bootlegger's abandoned property, and gets more than he bargained for

Maggie's Tree  (general short fiction) - told from a stately oak tree's perspective, the story follows a young woman from childhood to motherhood

The Typewriter (paranormal) - Claire is tormented by her classmates, but after buying a second-hand typewriter, she discovers a way to turn the tables

Hospitality, New Hampshire (horror) - a lone female traveler becomes stranded in a snowstorm and seeks aid in an isolated town

The Fortune Teller (general short fiction) - a woman struggling with her newly single status gets caught up in a fortune teller's strange reading