Tectonic: A Conversation with the Gore-ious Maureen Tellani

In the 1984 film Tectonic, Maureen Tellani gave a performance so soul scathing she never acted in another film. Once production wrapped, she remained in Harborton, Maryland, where her family owned a farm. Most of the cast have since disappeared or committed suicide. Except for Maureen. Some say the film is cursed, or that Maureen … Continue reading Tectonic: A Conversation with the Gore-ious Maureen Tellani


It's 1982, and middle-aged Tommy Liplet has been the comedian in residence for Pittsburgh's WPXT, channel 20, hosting the local telethon for years. The telethon has been, as far as anyone -- including Tommy -- knows, funding the Hauser House, a local charity for sick children. But that isn't the telethon's main purpose. No, it's … Continue reading Telethon

“Song of the Deep Wood” in Daikaijuzine

Yhvie and her loyal dog, Frida, live carefree days in their cabin home on the side of a mountain near Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. Until one day a strange bird flitters into their lives, and the little songling changes everything. Featuring other stories and poetry by Scott Branchfield, Sonny Zae, Jason P. Burnham, … Continue reading “Song of the Deep Wood” in Daikaijuzine

“Unknown Ancestry” in Mythaxis Magazine (UK)

Thrilled to have my story "Unknown Ancestry" published, in which a young man's journey to understand his history after an inconclusive Internet DNS test goes farther astray with each step. Available in the Spring 2021 issues of Mythaxis Magazine.This issue includes great stories from Subodhana Wijeyeratne, Jack Mackenzie, Meg Candelaria, Micah Hyatt, Gregory L. Norris, … Continue reading “Unknown Ancestry” in Mythaxis Magazine (UK)

“Apoctatryptamine©” in Vastarien: A Literary Journal

Adnan Vonus, who some have called a mad scientist, has discovered the "God pill," which allows the user to step through potential alternate futures and choose the one in which they always survive, thus leading to immortality. (Based loosely on the quantum suicide thought experiment.) My story "Apoctatryptamine©" appears in this double issue of Vastarien, … Continue reading “Apoctatryptamine©” in Vastarien: A Literary Journal