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.

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Contemporary

2red-rose

 

Red Rose

 

 

Fantasy

anenome and float

 

Anemone  Blog Battle Winner

 

cave2

 

Cave Rendezvous  Blog Battle Winner

 

cappuccino

 

Cappuccino and the Great Heist

 

desertdragon

 

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

 

Destruction_of_Leviathan

 

Leviathan

 

 

bee

 

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

 

praire

 

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

 

dragons

 

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

 

headlights

 

Trip to Tahoe

 

 

Historical

watching a movie 1930s

 

Going to the Movies. excerpt from my upcoming Patrick

 

 

Hunted rider

 

Hunted

 

 

gold mining camp

 

Mei Li

 

 

shovel-dirt

 

Naked Sky

 

 

Memoir

 

worm

 

A Worm’s Tale  Blog Battle Winner

 

 

kelp forest sea lion

 

Dive

 

 

pigeons

 

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
    ~B

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  2. Mike says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed “Cave Rendevous”!

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

    Like

  4. Thank you for stopping by storyteller. – Ray

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  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
    https://daisyinthewillows.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/mystery-solved/

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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

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  9. It is my pleasure. 🙂

    Like

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