James L. Steele

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James L. Steele is a writer in Ohio. He is often asked to sum up his life’s story in a single paragraph. James is very depressed by how easy this is. Visit his blog at, and his twitter @JLSteeleauthor

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Don't Feed the Animals

Published Apr 22, 2021 · 13,346 words (49 minutes) · 104 views

Science Fiction slice of life evolution fox elevated animals Wolf

Originally published in Different Worlds, Different Skins volume 2 in 2010. This is my second paid publication. 13K words. Man, I was feeling this way in my 20s. I'm still waiting for a fox to rescue me. It's not too late.





Back Road

Published Apr 14, 2021 · 3,034 words (12 minutes) · 77 views

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April 14, 2021 Back Road Previously published in the anthology Allasso volume 2 in 2012. One of the most emotional pieces I've ever composed. Just thinking back on why I wrote the story brings me to tears. The website no longer exists and the publication has ended, so all may now enjoy. This is the final text retrieved from a web archive.


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The Patient Man

Published Apr 10, 2021 · 2,151 words (8 minutes) · 133 views

Horror Satire patience bizarro Dark humor

This story was originally published in Solarcide in 2013. The website is defunct, so I'm posting it here for all to enjoy. Patience is a virtue. Keep telling yourself that.


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Beneath a Sponsored Sky

Published May 12, 2018 · 2,988 words (11 minutes) · 705 views

Science Fiction Saturn astronomy stargazing

Previously published in Fictionvale volume 2 in 2014. The next generation cares little about what we lose as society progresses.


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