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Category Archives: short story
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I write under two names — this one, and a pseudonym. I know I wrote a bunch on my fantasy novel earlier this year, but that mojo has petered out and … Continue reading
My far-future space opera story “Return to Waypoint 5”, first published in Black Denim Lit, has been turned into a pretty amazing full-cast audio production. Listen here. This was actually published back in early August, but I’ve been a bit sidetracked … Continue reading
My scuba-diving sci-fi short-story “113 Feet”, which first ran on Escape Pod, has been reprinted in the new collection The Chronos Chronicles. Time travel enthusiasts should check it out at some point in the future. Get it? No? Just me? Oh well. Read it … Continue reading
Out today in The Arcanist: my flash fiction story about the gamification of tragedy, “Thoughts and Prayers”. I first wrote this in November 2015, after a mass shooting (I think), when I saw the outpouring of “support” on social media — … Continue reading
In 2013 at the Taos Toolbox writing workshop, I wrote a short-story about a man who’s never been to a cemetery. When he finally goes to one, after his partner dies, he makes a new friend… who died several years … Continue reading
I wrote an interstitial story in the Secret Santa universe and it was published in the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine’s 2017 holiday episode, along with six other stories. Hear it by clicking here.
A vengeful ghost passes on the terror that was her life to the young couple renovating her home in “Dreaming of Suzanne”, now available in the December issue of Double Feature Magazine. This is a horror story. People are not nice … Continue reading
If you read my collection The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories, you got first crack at reading my unpublished story “Stand Up”, about an autistic asexual nongendered superhero. It’s one of the stories I’m proudest of, because it was difficult … Continue reading
The editor of Abstract Jam has released issue 3 on Kindle. It contains my surrealist horror story “My Pillow”. You can get a copy here. Or, if you prefer a printed version, here’s one you can buy.
My surrealist horror short-story “My Pillow” appears in the latest issue of Abstract Jam. Buy a copy here, or read it free at their site. This one’s not for readers under… oh… let’s say 16.
Martha knows her career is ending. She’s known it for years. But when the meeting is called, and she sees that everyone in the conference room is over fifty, she knows she’s out of time. The beginning of my fantasy … Continue reading
“Stand Up” is that good. I won’t spoil the premise. Roseman is proud of this one, he notes. I think he should be. If this piece isn’t expanded into a full-length book, it at least needs to be optioned by … Continue reading
“Amid the Steep Sky’s Commotion” is batting leadoff in the June 2015 issue of Beyond Science Fiction. Get your copy here!
Way back in 2010, Khimairal Ink published “Amid the Steep Sky’s Commotion: a Tale of the Airship Ozymandias”. The story has been given new life by Marshal Latham and the Journey Into podcast, where it’s been performed by a full … Continue reading
“Return to Waypoint 5”, the sci-fi adventure story that got me into Taos Toolbox, is the cover story in this month’s Black Denim Lit. Read for free, or purchase from one of the fine retailers on the page.
“Side Effects” is the story of Dr Antoine Hall, an inner-city doctor who just wants to take care of his patients. But when the government, the nationalized health care plan, and corporate-friendly regulations make that near-impossible, he has to find … Continue reading
What happens after the superheroes defeat the vampires? Find out in “Clean Up”, a flash piece published by the Dunesteef. (via Episode 166: TWSC – Clean Up by Josh Roseman)
My short-story “Survivor”, originally published by Crossed Genres, is now available in audio form from Cast of Wonders. Episode 131: Survivor by Josh Roseman | Cast of Wonders
Other than the pheromones, and the fact that I now have to wear a breathing mask when I sleep so that I can actually get some sleep, there’s only one thing that drives me crazy about Mrf. That’s from my … Continue reading
The sequel to “Secret Santa”, SECRET SANTA 2: KRAMPUSNACHT, is now up at the Dunesteef. Listen here. Episode 149 — Secret Santa 2: Krampusnacht