• Homo Aquaticus

    Get it on Amazon: Devolution Z Magazine Issue #16 (January 2017)

    I was extremely pleased to have my short story, 'Homo Aquaticus', accepted into Devolution Z magazine. I can't say enough good things about this publication. Everyone I have spoken with is professional, polite and-above all else-supportive. If you have a spooky story, make sure it deals with something supernatural as they don't accept slashers and such tales. Consider submitting your work to this publication. They take care of all small editing issues for you, but make sure it's been edited and polished to the best of your ability out of courtesy.
    They've also updated their internal copy edit and it looks great!

    'Homo Aquaticus' takes place in a world where the surface has been ravaged by war. No life remains in this desolate wasteland. Humanity, what survives of it, dwells in underwater colonies spread along the continental shelves. But, as our species has always been inclined to do, there are those who wish to improve us through genetic manipulation and splicing.
    A mystery, a thriller and definitely a horrifying...
    Well, maybe you'll just have to read it. :D

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    Published in Issue #16 (January 2017) of Devolution Z Horror Magazine

    Released January 1st, 2017

    Homo Aquaticus

  • Project A.E.O.

    Get it on Amazon: Phantaxis Issue #1 (November 2016)

    My short story "Project A.E.O." has been published in Issue #1 of Phantaxis Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine.

    I first found out about this market through Devolution Z Horror Magazine. After having several great experiences with Devolution Z and learning that Phantaxis is their sister publication, I immediately submitted my latest work. Sure enough, these people are the best. I've submitted to dozens of markets and many of them can be difficult to work with. But I have to give credit where credit is due. Moonriser Publishing, the owners of Devolution Z and Phantaxis, really know their stuff. They respond quickly to author inquiries, are very supportive and even supply personal editors in some cases. If you are thinking of submitting science fiction, fantasy or supernatural horror, these two magazines are amongst the best!

    As for my short story "Project A.E.O."...
    Imagine a time where a new species has just awoken for the first time from a type of cryo-sleep. They have been trained, each with a specific function in their new society, supplied with all the tools they will need and a city of the highest order. Their custodian and teacher, Computer, is there to answer all their questions. They've been taught that their progenitors died off from a terrible plague. But before they passed away, they were determined to make sure that life persists and so they created the AEOs. Life was good. Life was fulfilling. At least until many AEOs began getting ill. A dark secret would be revealed, one that would change the AEOs' existence forever.

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    Published in Issue #1 (November 2016) of Phantaxis Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine

    Released November 1st, 2016

    Project A.E.O.

  • Peace and Quiet

    Get it on Amazon: October 2016 Issue of Devolution Z Horror Magazine

    The October 2016 issue of Devolution Z Magazine (Halloween Issue) contains my very own halloween short story, 'Peace and Quiet'.

    I know, I know, it doesn't sound very halloween... but the title is what the primary character is always in search of, and when he finally gets it, let's just say that things don't turn out the way he expected. After returning from an extended business trip, the protagonist finds himself happy to be home. The home he loves, the home he cherishes, the home that makes him feel safe. But something is different. It's too quiet... where has everyone gone?

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    Published in the October 2016 Issue of Devolution Z Horror Magazine.

    Released October 1st, 2016

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    Peace and Quiet

  • Occupational Denizen

    Get it on Amazon: August 2016 Issue of Devolution Z Horror Magazine

    I was very excited to be included in the 13th issue of this great literary magazine. Devolution Z prints a high calibre of supernatural horror fiction that makes for incredible reading! Reminds me of the old Tales from the Crypt episodes! Loads of fun!

    The August 2016 installment includes my short story 'Occupational Denizen'.
    Donald's just another average employee for a financial firm. He goes to work, does his job and tries, as best he can, to engage his co-workers in social settings. Unfortunately, he fails miserably every time. He's accepted that, but was always hopeful that he would be accepted one day, as a social equal. Until something changed. His personal office was vandalized late at night and his stash of personal snacks was pilfered. There were few things in life that Donald took joy in: his sweets were one of them. After a repeat attack on his personal belongings, he felt that this was the last straw. He was going to catch the culprit, no matter the cost. But the funny thing with using hidden cameras is that you tend to find things that want to remain... hidden.

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    Published in the August 2016 Issue of Devolution Z Horror Magazine.

    Released August 1st, 2016

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    Occupational Denizen

  • Disorder in the Court

    Get it on Amazon: April 2016 Issue of Devolution Z Horror Magazine

    Disorder in the Court is a short story collaboration written with Cordelia Vandenburg. A prosecutor and professional editor, Cordelia has incredible insight into the workings of the Canadian legal system. Writing a horror story together was both educational and quite fun.

    The story takes place at the dawn of a zombie apocalypse as it unfolds in a courtroom for one man. One very obtuse, arrogant and wholly despicable person, that some may come to hate while other's will love. We wanted to take the worst kind of human being and place them into the worst possible scenario. The end product: I hope you will enjoy!

    Published in the April 2016 Issue of Devolution Z Horror Magazine.

    Released April 1st, 2016

    The issue is available in print and kindle eBook editions and features cover art based on our story.
    Disorder in the Court

  • Northern Seclusions

    Get it on Amazon: Devolution Z: Bigfoot Special Edition

    Suburbia Wild II has been accepted for publishing in the upcoming Bigfoot Special Edition of Devolution Z Horror Magazine.

    Released December 15th, 2015

    Northern Seclusions tells the tale of three life-long friends finally finding the time to get away from their hectic careers and family lives for a guys' fishing trip out in the Norther Wilderness of Ontario, Canada. Even though they have been flown in by floatplane to a rented cabin on a private lake far from civilization, it does not seem that they are alone.
    Suburbia Wild II: The Second Coming

  • Suburbia Wild II: The Second Coming

    Get it on Amazon: Devolution Z: Bigfoot Special Edition

    Suburbia Wild II has been published within the Bigfoot Special Edition of Devolution Z Horror Magazine.

    Released on December 15th, 2015

    It is 5 years after the events that occurred in the private gated community of Suburbia Wild. The newly-revamped neighbourhood is now bustling with life, homes have been occupied, children are playing, and it has even been renamed. The intention was to erase the stigma of its past horrors, but has it? Lurking just outside the gate are forces which are quite intolerant, especially when they have been wronged. What can a community, far from the city, nestled in the midst of the wilderness, do when their unknown neighbours decide retribution is in order?
    Suburbia Wild II: The Second Coming

  • Suburbia Wild

    Published in the November 2015 Issue of Devolution Z Horror Magazine.

    The November 2015 issue is currently available in print and ebook versions through Amazon.

    Suburbia Wild tells the story of a new housing development in the northern woods of Ontario, Canada. A couple of city dwellers decide to buy their new dream home out in the wilderness of this enclosed and secure community, only to discover that all is not as it should be. Strange scents, odd neighbours and trespassers on their property confront them almost immediately.

    Suburbia Wild is a Bigfoot horror short story that I hope you will enjoy!