Short Stories

Here are some of the stories I’ve written over the last few years. I’ll keep adding to them as I go along.

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“The Forty-Dollar Christmas: A Canadian Holiday Story”

December 2020. Now available on AmazonSmashwords, and other ebook vendors in ebook and print.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… unless you don’t have the cash to make it happen.
When Liz is stuck at home over the holidays, she finds out that her downstairs neighbour is too broke to celebrate Christmas with his little girl. Can she bring her ingenuity to bear to show Jonathan that it’s not the content of his wallet that counts?

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“The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Tale of Christmastide. With Elves.”

A short novella first serialized on amo vitam in December of 2019. Now available on Amazon, Smashwords, and other ebook vendors in ebook and print.

It all started with a partridge in a pear tree…
Mac’s boyfried goes missing on Christmas Eve, right around the time some unearthly beautiful people turn up in town. Will she be able to find Tom in time before the Twelve Days of Christmas are up?

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“Death in a Brownstone”

What if there were seven brothers living together in New York, and they took in their cousin who has trouble with her stepmother…

A retelling of “Snow White”, in Enchanted Conversation Magazine, August 2019.

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“Beast”

“He staggered on his clumsy legs, then dropped down onto all fours. Like an animal…”

A fairy tale flash fiction inspired by “Snow White and Rose Red”. In Enchanted Conversation Magazine, March 2019.

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“Platform 9 3/4”

A Harry Potter fan is bitterly disappointed when she doesn’t find any magic at London’s King’s Cross station – until she sees the red-haired young man…

A Harry Potter FanFiction story that won runner-up at WritersDomain Blog, July 2018.

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“Schillerplatz”

a non-fiction piece that won runner-up in a travel-writing contest by WritersDomain Blog, June 2018

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“Red Stone, Black Crow”

an original fairy tale in Enchanted Conversations‘ April 2018 issue, “Animal Tales”

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What happens when you stake everything on one particular version of a fairy tale? Find out in “Hitting the Wall”, a tale inspired by “The Frog Prince”. On Enchanted Conversations, March 2018.

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“Pennies Dropping”

a flash fiction retelling of “Star Taler”, in Enchanted Conversations Magazine, February 2018

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“Magic in the Night”

a retelling of “The Elves and the Shoemaker”, in Enchanted Conversations Magazine,  December 2017

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“Lavender’s Blue” – A Septimus Series Short Story

When Cat’s toddler goes missing from his bed during an afternoon nap, Cat has to draw on resources she did not know she had in order to find him.

(“Lavender’s Blue” falls between Cat and Mouse and Checkmate, but can be read on its own.)