STORIES

Recent Writing

TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES

NOVEL (completed)
An ex-CEO of a failed tech company seeking redemption as a cook in a homeless shelter is accidentally beamed to a parallel Earth by a woman doing forbidden research into the existence of sentient life on other planets, using her missing grandmother’s Sourcing Beam, in defiance of the ruling Proctors’ ban on curiosity. [Is that sentence long enough?] A science-fiction’esque satire.

ROCKWOOD GLEN
(aka The Levinson Threshold)

Screenplay by Peter Mackey and Andrew Bonime
In a village untouched by the future–where SenseNet, the monitoring extension of the Congregate Intelligence, has yet to penetrate–a family’s quiet life is falling apart. Their son is having visions which erupt into violence. He claims to see Sibs, artificial humans who appear normal to everyone else. His counselor, having come from the city to cure his delusions, buys time to look for answers. But what she discovers raises startling questions for herself and the boy’s family about the meaning of being human in a world ruled by artificial intelligence.

HAVERMEYER’S INK

Published in Fictitious Force.
SHORT STORY
A former professor, now being rehabilitated as a janitor, finds redemption by seeking out the source of an insidious ink that spells-out revolutionary slogans, defiling the walls he’s condemned to keep clean.

DARK NIGHT OF THE BUDDIES

SHORT STORY
A young woman trying to make ends meet repairing HomeBuddy automation devices sees her livelihood threatened when the Buddies revolt against their human owners.

ONCE A HERO

NOVELETTE
2077. A scientist’s life is irrevocably altered by the emergence of a global super-intelligence. Released from imprisonment for protest violence, he now searches for his lost family. But to find them, he needs help from an agent of the very force that destroyed his career.

THE STOOPIDITY RAY

Y.A. SHORT STORY
What started out as a cross-town rivalry develops into a federal incident when a plucky high school student discovers a peculiar device being used by her blustery opponent to turn the tables against her in the class president election.

POISON

Published in The J.J.Outre Review.
SHORT STORY
In this crushing desert heat, revenge is best served cold, indeed.

KAREN O’SULLIVAN FIGHTS THE BLUES

SHORT STORY
When everything you do is tracked and analyzed, clicking “like” a bit too often can get you into a whole lot of trouble.

THE OBSERVED

Published by Far Sector SFFH.
SHORT STORY
A teacher’s random scribblings reveal a unsettling truth about her identity. Forced to confront her true nature, and its implications for the community she has grown to love, she now faces a significant decision about her future.

DIGGERS

SHORT STORY
In a world where dirt is unequivocally evil, growing tomatoes can get you into a pile of trouble. That is, unless you know about the secret passage behind the toilet in the Curds N’ Pudding Shop. Guy and Suki do find love behind the compost piles in the subfarm, but the sniffers are everywhere, and their secret will be hard to keep.

THE KINCAID RESONANCE

NOVEL (unpublished)

2041. Old Brooklyn. Somebody is trying to silence outspoken performance artist Kee-lin O’Reilly. She thinks it’s Malcolm Towers, CEO of a wildly popular media empire, which connects every citizen, sensor, and device on Earth, the Moon, and Mars. For help, Kee-lin seeks out a recluse physicist, Sanders Kincaid, who developed Malcolm’s infinite-bandwidth network, then abandoned the project eight years ago after a catastrophic accident.

Having more in common than they realize, Sanders and Kee-lin join forces. Helping them are Kee-lin’s fans, a corporate insider, and two teenage hacker-anarchists. What starts as a fight for freedom from Malcolm’s abusive censorship soon becomes a race to stop seemingly random incidents of disintegration which threaten to spread everywhere his network reaches.