These are all the stories that are unconnected to a specific universe. Many of them were written as prompt fills for various challenges and most are Soft Science Fiction with a few darts into unabashed Science Fantasy. Someday I will pull off a Hard SciFi story… but not yet (darnit).

Stories are listed in order of newest to oldest, so it’s easy to find stuff you haven’t read yet! 😁

Translation Failure: 988 words March 20, 2023
It’s a long cold road between the stars. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

Footnotes : 799 words July 10, 2022
Relationships grown in the margins. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

Folk Tales and Family Legends : 895 words June 13, 2020
History’s rewritten by the victors. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

Mementos : 403 words May 29, 2020
Old memories and misplaced dreams. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

Bargains : 529 words May 23, 2020
Beware of Fae bearing gifts. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

For Want of a Gate : 338 words March 26, 2020
Worldbuilding. Filing off the serial numbers to build a non-Stargate Atlantis home for Imaginary Gate Team 5. (500 Words)

Temporal Dowries : 195 words August 25, 2018
She’s up to five future husbands now. Prompt response.

Ghosts : 100 words March 20, 2016
sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Written for the challenge over on NerdFitness boards based on this post from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

Walls That Talk : 100 words July 27, 2012
“Is that really the story you wish?” Written for the #ThursThreads – Week 32

Symbiotic Evolution : 100 words July 24, 2012
Ten days, four hours, seventeen minutes, and forty seconds ago my world ended. Written for #MenageMonday Challenge – Week 40

Office Heretics : 338 words June 1, 2012
“Flowerpots are wheelchairs for plants,” Penny deposited the petunias on my desk with an almost triumphant cheeriness.

Biological Warfare : 191 words May 12, 2008
Highways wound through the abandoned countryside like fractures, carving the land into easily defined territories.

Thinking Inside the Box : 244 words August 1, 2006
Garbage in is not always garbage out.