Quantum Theory

Here, at long last, is my final Size Riot story, for the last of the monthly competitions last year, MyHeavenOct20. It comes from deep inside me, as all the stories that month came from the most needful and intimate parts of their writers. I’ll miss that contest. “So, your name really is… ” “LaQuanta!” I’d… Read More Quantum Theory

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: 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


Originally written for Aborigen’s quarterly Size Riot contest: GentleApril 2018 Even for a woman of her size, her grin was unusually wide this morning. Salena said not a word as her relatively small lover parked the Land Rover in the usual spot by the sea cliffs, hopped down the rocky slope out of the smudgy… Read More Salty