Found 1854 stories and posts.
Published May 13, 2019 · 10,562 words (39 minutes) · 57 views
1211 AD: Their king dead, remnants of the royal household of Hang Zhou escape the Mongol invasion by fleeing in a tiny fleet of vessels. Led by the king's steward, Wei Li, they reach the shores of the New World where they integrate into the society of the coastal tribes. Almost 300 years later, a merchant named Cristobal Colonne (Christopher Columbus) comes to the New World. In this re-imagining of the "discovery" of the American continent, things turn out a bit differently than history records.
Published May 13, 2019 · 2,805 words (11 minutes) · 76 views
This was one of my first professional short story sales and a delight to write. Ideas for horrible things that might lay in wait for anyone foolish enough to cross a swamp just kept popping into my head. And of course, who could resist putting an iconic tale into a new setting?
Published May 12, 2019 · 6,635 words (25 minutes) · 14 views
This story, originally published in Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe's zine, Say..., is not an alien abduction story. Seriously.
Published May 12, 2019 · 2,280 words (9 minutes) · 16 views
A tale of the evolution of Frankie Fiore, from a young man working in his father's shoe store, to a hoodlum working the streets of New York. Recruited by the local mob boss to do collections, Frankie successfully climbs the crime ladder until the day his partner steals the boss' money. Frankie and his partner then become the subjects of a contract put out on their lives.
Published May 11, 2019 · 6,935 words (26 minutes) · 1 like · 56 views
Poul, Leesa and their daughter Savannah vacation at the lake every year, but the waters there are deep, cold and hold memories as toothy, dark and silent as the pike who glide just out of sight. The story received an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Contains adult content.
Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 91 views
This is a very, very short story from back in the early days of Book View Cafe when I was publishing a flash fiction every week (eventually collected in Flashes of Illumination). I was inspired to post it by this article in The Atlantic.