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Surprise Out in the Field Valentine’s Day Short!

Lots of big news this week if you’re a sports fan. There are Olympics going on. NFL-bound player Michael Sam came out of the closet. My beloved Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter announced he’s retiring at the end of the upcoming season. And today is not just Valentine’s Day but also the day that pitchers and catchers report for baseball Spring Training. So I thought, what better way to celebrate than a short visit with Matt and Iggy? So here you are! Enjoy!

Matt frowned at Iggy’s giant suitcase, half packed and laying open on the bed. Iggy hadn’t even left the city yet, but the apartment already felt empty. With a heavy sigh, he left the room and walked into the kitchen, where he put a half-hearted effort into making a sandwich.

He was half eating, half reading the sports news on his phone when a snow-covered Iggy blew through the door.

“Don’t go outside,” Iggy said. Read the rest of this entry »

The Show and Tell Stories: “Revolution”

KM_ShowandTellShow and Tell is a story about past lives of a Celtic god and his mortal lover. The past lives are unlocked by objects discovered by Dan, a history student, and Malcolm, a reality TV show host. A number of these are shown in the novel, but I didn’t have space for all of them. So, over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be presenting these stories here on the blog. Think of them like deleted scenes. These will eventually be available as one collection in a few different ebook formats, if you want to wait until they are all posted.

Dan and Malcolm visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stumble upon a glass bottle made by a colonial American glass artist named Henry Danforth. Getting near the bottle unlocks the memory of a past life of Aengus and Caoimhin, the Celtic god of love and his mortal lover. Read the rest of this entry »

Flash Fiction: Christmas Eve, 1972

Would you like a very short, vaguely Christmas-related story? Of course you would!

A tiny bit of background: I’ve been turning over ideas for a story that takes place in New York in the 70s, and also feeling sort of sad that I didn’t get around to writing a Christmas story this year. Then both of those trains collided, et voila! Here are 830 words on the theme of people who are down on their luck on Christmas Eve, something I apparently keep returning to. So, think of this as New York in the bad old days, Greenwich Village in the wake of Stonewall, a city in decay.

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holiday story freebie

I wrote a short m/m Christmas story last year, it’s been up here on the site for a while. I decided to pretty it up a bit, so if all that text on a webpage is bothersome, you can now read the story as a PDF.

Download here: “In December, My Heart’s Full of Spring”.

It’s about two lonely people who meet on the roof of the Empire State Building on Christmas Eve. It was inspired in part by the quote from which the story takes its name, which I take to mean that even when things are rough, I have hope.

Note: this version has been edited a tiny bit from the version that’s been up on this website (I fixed a couple of grammatical flubs).

So, download! Read! Enjoy this holiday season!

new story

I decided to post the Christmas story I mentioned in my last post. I wrote this for an online writing community, to a slightly absurd prompt, but the community organizer decreed that I should write romance (and I’m not sure she even knew I am a romance writer!) and this is what I came up with. The ending is a little too easy, but it’s a feel-good holiday tale. You can read it here. My one-sentence summary is thus: Two very lonely people find what they’re looking for on the roof of the Empire State Building on Christmas Eve. (I’d rate it PG-13 for language.)

I may occasionally post free stories and things. Plus, stay tuned, my novel is coming out in February, so hopefully there will soon be an excerpt and a cover and those exciting things.