I’ve been told that I had too many free stories linked from this page, and people couldn’t see the forest for the trees. Therefore, I’ve cut some freebies and organized the rest. Everything is still available, if you click the Sample Sunday posts link, and I just might be persuaded to put together a couple more short story collections. 🙂


On This Site




The Christmas Pool
The place was haunted, but only on Christmas Eve.
Good guys.
Rest In Peace
On the run.
How To Succeed Without Really Trying
A guide for the made man who wants to abide.
On With The Show
Everybody wants to get into the act.
Sample Sunday posts


Meanwhile, Elsewhere….

The following stories were published on other websites and are still archived there. Please let me know if the links don’t work. I check them now and then, but sometimes an archive goes away before I catch it. Thanks!

Fair Trade
Think of the kind of place you want to be, stare into a cup of coffee, and you’ll be there, with a history that you remember even though you know it’s false. Other people will remember you, too.
What’s an unwanted fat woman to do? Plenty.
Til Death Us Do Part
How many times can you dissolve and reform and still be yourself?






A little girl comes to terms with a demon.
The Stinky Awful Girl
The comic, short story of Barfola Snotball.
The Cautionary Tale of Silas Rockport
Written in response to Paul Molyneux’s (editor of Laughter Loaf) remark, “It’s hard to commercialize a holiday based on gratitude and humility.”
I Am Bick Pentameter, Private Eye
A hard-boiled detective story written in…well…iambic pentameter.

At Corydon Quills & Quibbles.

Sure Thing
Never take an alien to the race track. #WordToTheWise


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  3. Hi Marian. Very nice! I blog myself with occasional samples — I call them “lagniappes” — of stories (usually linked, like yours are) or poems just copied into the text, but nothing of this magnitude. Thanks for sharing on the Short Mystery site. (I’m a dark fantasy/horror writer myself, short stories and poetry, with occasional forays into mystery and science fiction. A couple of collections, the latest a book of vampire poetry, plus individual pubs from Alfred Hitchcock’s to Xenophilia and The Yellow Bat Review.)
    James S. Dorr would love to share..Cthulhu Madness; SNM Horror’s December DoomsdayMy Profile

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