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Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story

I SIT IN A HIGH-BACKED CHAIR in the corner of the bedroom in a suite at The Plaza hotel, flipping through the advertisement-packed pages of Bride Magazine. Female-targeted ads are ridiculous. I don’t ...

Losing It

You are awesome. I didn’t quite believe it so I thought it again. Awesome. You are so awesome.If my mother heard my thoughts, she’d tell me that I needed to be humble, but humility had gotten me nowhe...

Eternally North

Out with the old…The name’s Munro, Natasha Munro – sorry I`ve always wanted to say that!I’m a twenty-eight-year-old high school teacher from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England – well, a farm just on the o...

Faking It

You would think I’d be used to it by now. That it wouldn’t feel like a rusty eggbeater to the heart every time I saw them together.You would think I would stop subjecting myself to the torture of seei...

A Dirty Job

This book is dedicated to Patricia Moss, who was as generous in sharing her death as she was in sharing her life. AND To hospice workers and volunteers all over the world. PART ONE THE SORRY BUSINESS ...

Mort

This is the bright candlelit room where the life-timers are stored – shelf upon shelf of them, squat hourglasses, one for every living person, pouring their fine sand from the future into the past. Th...

Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

1. Gooney Bird and the Room Mother It was early November. Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade students were hard at work on their Pilgrim mural, which had been laid out on the floor. All of the desks had been...

Eric

The bees of Death are big and black, they buzz low and sombre, they keep their honey in combs of wax as white as alter candles. The honey is black as night, thick as sin and sweet as treacle. It is we...

Equal Rites

I would like it to be clearly understood that this book is not wacky. Only dumb redheads in fifties' sitcoms are wacky. No, it's not zany, either. This is a story about magic and where it goes and per...

Practical Demonkeeping

PART ONE SATURDAY NIGHT Like one that on that lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round walks on, And no more turns his head; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth clos...

Coyote Blue

Part 1 Epiphany CHAPTER 1 Life Will Find You Santa Barbara, California While magic powder was sprinkled on the sidewalk outside, Samuel Hunter moved around his office like a machine, firing out phone ...

Rusty Nailed

It was the best of times, it was the na**dest of times . . .I’d never spent a Christmas away from my family. Christmas to me is family: immediate, extended, and later, created. My family and friends g...

Screwdrivered

Standing atop a lonely hill, Vivian gazed out upon the turbulent sea. Voluptuous and shapely, she cut a striking silhouette. Resembling the siren she was purported to be, she looked to the west. A dar...

Fool

THE STAGE The stage is a more or less mythical thirteenth-century Britain, with vestiges of British culture reaching back to pre-Roman times still loitering about. Britain encompasses what is now mode...

Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

For Jim Darling, Flip Nicklin, and Meagan Jones: extraordinary people who do extraordinary work Fluke (flook) 1. A stroke of good luck 2. A chance occurrence; an accident 3. A barb or barbed head, as ...