Free Reads

I've written a number of stories to fit in between series and as extra happy ever afters. I've also written some weird stuff just for fun! If you have any issues with the links and downloads on this page, get in touch and I'll make sure you get the stories you want.

(Links to many of these stories also appear in the "extras" section of my series pages.)

This Time Forever

You're Invited to a Wedding

It's a beautiful day and everyone is here to help celebrate Frank and Tom's wedding. Simon is the best man, Charlie is scaring teenagers with gory stories, and Mal and Brian are investigating a linen closet. Tom is...

No one's quite sure where Tom is.

Frank organizes the search, which is to say, Frank panics. But everyone gets involved anyway because it's a beautiful day and they're all here to celebrate a wedding.

 

(~10,000 words)
 

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Chaos Station stories

We’ve written a number of stories for the Chaos Station series, all of which are available to read and/or download for free. Visit the Short Stories page of our website! If you'd like a piece of Chaos Station for your bookshelf, all of the stories plus selected extras are available in a single print volume.​

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Aliens in New York

What About Lunch? (Aliens in New York #1.5)

 

Dillon takes Lang home for lunch with his mother and grandmother. Lang has an upset tummy and Dillon's thinking odd thoughts about his midsection too. But the food is delicious and Hana and Bora Lee are entertaining company!

 

(7000 words)

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The Counting Series

Counting Stars (Counting #1.5)

 

At the end of my holiday novella, Counting Fence Posts, Henry invites Marc back to his parents’ place for Christmas. Actually, it’s less invitation, more assumption, but Marc doesn’t object. After two days of haunting the lobby of a crowded hotel outside Albany, they’re finally on their way back to Boston.

 

(6000 words)

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Counting the Days (Counting #2.5)

Henry and Marc can’t seem to catch a break. They’ve had two disastrous dates—the first trapped in a car during a blizzard and the second locked in a basement—followed by nearly two months apart. Even though they work for the same firm, their relationship is held together by flying visits, phone calls, and text messages. Texting every day isn’t the same as being in the same town, but they’re used to working with that they have.

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Counting Out (Counting #3.5)

 

Henry and Marc are going on vacation: seven days of camping and hiking in the Green Mountain National Forest. And this time, instead of getting stuck somewhere, they’re going to get lost. Before they’re found, they’ll visit a secluded waterfall, encounter a bear, and walk many hot sweaty miles. Marc will discover he hates trail mix and Henry will finally get an excuse to upgrade his cheap phone. There’s also a falling star and some super sweet wishes.

 

And because this is one of my stories, everyone will live happily ever after.

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Out in the Blue

It's time to get out there.

At forty-five, Jared Tailler suddenly feels old. When his employer grounds him, he starts thinking in terms of measuring his coffin. Well, not quite, but he’s creakier and hairier than he was ten years ago, and his closest relationship is the one he has with his frequent-flyer card.

On the first day of a five-day hiking trip, he meets Finley Macrae, a younger, seemingly brighter man. As they inch together in halting steps, Jared learns he’s not the only one lost out in the blue—Fin’s good cheer hides a turbulence deeper than Jared’s midlife crisis. Maybe together they can find the trail to happiness.

(12,000 words)

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Weird Stuff

This is the Future, Baby

It’s the year 2100, and the Mojave has reclaimed the Las Vegas valley. But, with a little hop back in time, you can still visit all the landmarks we’ve lost, including Sin City. Kale and Toby choose Vegas 2015 for their Destination Wedding, and it’s all it was promised to be. But the trip isn’t making the sort of memories Kale wants to associate with the most important day of his life.

 

(5000 words) 

Written in celebration of marriage equality for the “What Happened in Vegas?” Blog Hop. 

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Domestic Bliss

 

Can Harry have his pie and eat it too?

Harry arrives home one day to find his wife has been replaced by a robot. Guided by a small book of instructions, he tries to figure out if his New WifeTM is ‘for better or worse’.

 

(5000 words)

Third place winner in the 24th On The Premises Magazine contest.​

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Love and Other Constructs

 

Anton is a simple farmer with a past that hounds him even in his fields.

 

(1300 words)

 

Written for Flash Fiction Friday, hosted by Lex Chase.

 

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A Moustache Called Justice

 

A whimsical story I wrote in response to a prompt calling for the thoughts of things that might not usually be sentient. I chose to bring a moustache to life. The moustache belongs to one of my favourite characters, Andy, and I think this story pretty much illustrates why I love him so much.

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