My Short Stories

books2  What I write has been shaped a great deal by what I’ve read.

For many years, Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was the epitome of everything a story should be. It was a miracle when I read it as a teenager–that any story could be this good.

And while I never lost my affection for Professor Tolkien, as I grew I added other authors to my personal list of heroes. Patricia McKillip, Robin McKinley, Joy Chant, Diana Wynne Jones, Connie Willis, Roger Zelazny, Robin Hobb, Tim Powers, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Terry Pratchett are all authors whose power to give wings to their imagination enthralled me.

I’d like to publicly thank all the above authors for many a happy hour spent admiring their words.

I hope you enjoy mine, too.





Red Rose




anenome and float


Anemone  Blog Battle Winner




Cave Rendezvous  Blog Battle Winner




Cappuccino and the Great Heist




The Dragon and the Giant, excerpt from my upcoming California Trail Rose


Dragon Hoard cover1


Dragon Hoard, from Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie



miners around fire


The Hunt Is On, excerpt from my upcoming Snow White and the Civil War









Mr. Dunne and the Magic Nectar, excerpt from my upcoming Hans and Greta




The Proper Hospitality, excerpt from my upcoming California Trail Rose


grand pentacle of Solomon


Publish or Perish



hero sandwich pic
Quest for a Hero



yellow mechanical dragon


Ride the Dragon



wizard hat


Seymour and the Head, from Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie




To the Victor Go the Spoils


hand tools
Tool Thief



bald eagle nest


We Are Eagles



Ghost Stories

wisp of flame


The Dance of the Lights


gold country inn


For the Gold  Blog Battle Winner


Mars over battlefield


God of War


flying head


Not Without Compensations




Trip to Tahoe




watching a movie 1930s


Going to the Movies. excerpt from my upcoming Patrick



Hunted rider





gold mining camp


Mei Li





Naked Sky







A Worm’s Tale  Blog Battle Winner



kelp forest sea lion







Frick and Frack


cessna 180

The Taste of Fear



12 comments on “My Short Stories
  1. Beaton says:

    I dream of middle earth ^_^ currently I am reading the Malazan Series its like a cross between Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones

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  2. Mike says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed “Cave Rendevous”!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’m so glad–that’s one of my favorites, too. 🙂


  4. Thank you for stopping by storyteller. – Ray

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I will be spending more time here. I’m doing my MA in CW – so your blog is inspirational
    I expect nothing in return. I love your blog and nominate you for the mystery blogger award. If you are award free take it as a shout out for the work you do on your blog! Happy New Year

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  6. Memoir of a worm–who could NOT click on that one!

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  7. Tina Frisco says:

    The Lord of the Rings shares my #1 spot of Fantasy Favorites with Patricia McKillip’s The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. I’d love to see the latter made into a movie 🙂

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  8. Gurjit singh says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us

    Liked by 2 people

  9. It is my pleasure. 🙂


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