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Bar’s a Funny Place

(2004)
A clash of titans, an inter-galactic fire fight between two warring enemies, occurs in a San Francisco watering hole which may involve other worlds or might just be a drunk’s overactive imagination. I certainly don’t know, and I wrote it.
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Real Time Clock aka Virtual Trust

(2004)
Several themes are at work in this story: Genetically “enhanced” children may not necessarily be enhanced at all. A virtual trust could keep a person’s work alive long after they are gone. And the story may be read in an electronic format which, if connected to the Internet, should allow the reader to visit other stories mentioned within.
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They Work Harder

(2004)
An inter planetary adventure like no other. Some readers enjoyed it at least one found the characters, plot, and attitudes of this story extremely distasteful. You be the judges. The history of the story has its roots in English literature.
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Youth

(2005)
Time is relative to those who endure it. In this story, human beings have been guided almost from infancy by others from off planet.
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Purple Prose

(2005)
This is noir Science Fiction told in hard boiled detective style with plenty of wise cracks.
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Weeds

(2006)
Mystery Science Fiction with a twist, this story is based on answers to a question I asked my friends: “When you were four, what sort of magic could you perform?”
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The Exiled Elf

(2006)
They say magic is in the air around Christmas time and this story is proof that elves have feelings too. My other Christmas story is “Tangible Proof.”
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Never Love a Man Again

(Pre-2000)
Some pray for it, some cast spells to bring it to them, but love comes to many when they least expect it.
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Security Clearance

(Pre-2000)
If you must find your way in the dark, it is good to have a guide. It is also nice to be recognized as the highest authority in the land. Or is it?
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Artificial Music Appreciation

(Pre-2000)
When you try to make things happen, they can turn out a lot different than you expected. This story is an example of just how far wrong things can go.
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Doggerel from the Drunkard's Walk

(Pre-2000)
There is a literary tradition in Science Fiction practiced by no less a worthy than Isaac Asimov. His “A Loint of Paw” is the progenitor of this very bad pun.
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