Marble Woman

Another successful Size Riot, a sustaining breeze from GentleApril20 wafting into our turbulent times. Enjoy the story.   Imagine Viola’s shock: A fortnight spent waiting for Iselin’s knock at the door, her hand to clasp, her pack to ease from tired shoulders, her shoulders to rub and lay a smiling head upon; and not a word, call,… Read More Marble Woman

Warm Places

Once again I put off posting my last Size Riot entry, this time for CruelJanuary 2020. It was a stretch for me, but hopefully a productive one. Maureen knew better than to tell anyone else what she knew about the little people. If Crystal wanted to have one around her that was her business. But she… Read More Warm Places


Originally written for Aborigen’s quarterly Size Riot contest: GiantJuly 2019. This story ought to have been longer, and it will be, but that’s what procrastination gets you.  This one wasn’t even half the 2,000-word Size Riot limit, so I’ll be joining the company of those like Olo, for instance, who provide the extended cuts of their… Read More Swiped


Originally written for Aborigen’s quarterly Size Riot contest: GentleApril 2019.  So far, the story I’m most proud of. She did not cross the river again until she was old enough to be the mother of the girl she was at last crossing.  She left once night became gray morning and heaved a boulder before her threshold, for… Read More Restoration

A New House

Originally written for Aborigen’s quarterly Size Riot contest: CruelJanuary 2019.  If it seems like the briefest flash of all my flash fictions so far, that’s because it is, as a result of being rushed out on the night of the contest’s end.  A remake may emerge, in time. It may seem, to you, a dreadful cruelty to… Read More A New House


Originally written for Aborigen’s quarterly Size Riot contest: WritersOctober 2018 (Big Couples theme)   “Welp, folks, you’re still watching SadReax on the final night of Titans’ Royal season four, and we’ve made it to the final ten.” From inside the virtual battlescape, the 60-foot freckled avatar of SadReax, flicking $12 of customizable red-and-violet tresses from… Read More PvP