Category: Free Stories

Story excerpts.

Epigenetics + AI = Exciting Sample Chapter

While the media steals the spotlight from groundbreaking inventions and incredible technologies, scientists continue to plow through new challenges with a vengeance.  What’s new?  Hmm.  What’s not new?  Groundbreaking research in epigenetics is opening the door to understanding latent or “junk”...

Assassin Hunter: Free Chapter

Today – a free excerpt from Assassin Hunter, my latest novella, now available on Amazon. There are typos below that are not in the original – not sure why WordPress is rendering improperly – but if it bugs you, you...

Free Story by Best Seller in Newsletter

  Internationally best selling author, David Farland, has graciously offered to give one of his short stories away to everyone who signs up for my newsletter! (under the left menu on computer, under the menu on phones).  Excellently crafted, the...

The Glory of Intelligence

The image is from an Ardella Cosplay   When I started kindergarten, my teachers (including an assistant) suggested to my mother that I be advanced to the third grade.  That was neither the first, nor the last time someone remarked about...

Unearthing Dragon Skeletons

Personally, I think great fantasy art has spurred more story ideas in me than anything else.  This particular image really caught my imagination (send me a link if you know where it came from – I can’t find it again)....

Moon 514 is Published – FREE Chapter!

Moon 514 has a final cover (thanks to Grant M. Hansen) and is available on Amazon.com.  Now, if only B&N didn’t convert a perfectly formatted epub file into their own, messed up epub file, I’d have it available to sell...

Slice Published – Free Excerpt

Today, I’m offering a brief excerpt from my new short story: Slice, which is being released on Amazon, B&N, and ibook in the next day or two:   Tzun quickly rounded the corner, discretely dropping the wallet he’d just lifted...

Moon 514 Excerpt

Today’s prose is a scene featuring the white griffon of Moon 514: The beast tentatively pawed the ground somewhat like a bull taunted by a puny matador that wasn’t really worth the effort.  Soon, the taps became tears in the...

Prose – Moon 514

Today, prose from a portion of the scene behind the cover of Moon 514: Dense wisps of fog slowly encircled the magic woman, sensually caressing her body as if petting a purring kitten.  Crawling on all fours, she seemed to...

Prose – Moon 514

The image above is a thumbnail sketch of a proposed cover design for Moon 514 by Grant Hansen (http://www.grantmhansen.com). Below is an extract of Moon 514 that features the enigmatic alien who will be featured on the cover: The magic...