Short Stories

Favorite Short Stories

SEED 1
RAVENA: For Notte, family always comes first. Everyone knows it, and the end of the world only makes it more true… even if it can be used against him.

SEED 2
TERRANCE: He’d always been too much for most people. A trickster, an ingénu, a cleric, a thief. Now, he’s a Night Child – one of Notte’s favorite vampiric offspring – and at last, he’s been asked to do something that might be too much for him.

The Twins
A deliciously creepy side story with vampires, a dying Earth, and a secret organization. Dark, mildly disturbing, and – if you’ve read The Sundered – you might recognize a name. (No spoilers. A side-story from Notte.)

Good Dog
A lost boy. A faithful dog. A bittersweet tale with an ending that might make you cry. (No spoilers.)

The Big Palooka
Flappers. Vampires. A thug who stole a necklace and a speak-easy with Jazz to die for. A short, cute story set in New York City in the 1920s. (No spoilers. A side-story from Notte.)

Succession
It is as if each generation bled, leaked ink or paint or power. Or perhaps it is something else that has left them. (No spoilers. A short story about Grey, the Fey prince.)

Wolf
A word of advice: if you see him, don’t run. A dark and disturbing short story. (No spoilers. A side story from Notte.)


General Stories

These are not part of the AMONG THE MYTHOS series. 🙂

Moths (flash fiction)

Hell of a Letter (flash fiction)

Ghosts Don’t (free-form poetry)

Good Dog
A lost boy. A faithful dog. A bittersweet tale with an ending that might make you cry. (No spoilers.)

Dante’s Inferno
A different take on the Princess and the Frog. I apologize for the pun in the title. Pfft, who am I kidding? I apologize for nothing. (No spoilers.)

The Kindly Light of the Setting Sun
Sometimes a single afternoon is enough to make up for a lifetime of bad decisions; at least, it comes close. This spoiler-free short story follows the last day of Tsehay, one of the People of the Sun. (No spoilers.)

Club Hedgie
This has nothing to do with anything, except that it’s about a hedgehog who thinks he’s a fairy, so maybe it’s important after all.

No Home
A member of the Dream outlives his host. Warning: it’s sad.

Redacted
(Crossover fiction): Eugene discovers he is Kin (not that he knows what that means), and then runs into monster-buster Lucy December from an entirely different universe. Hell of a day.

They Come
I thought we’d have longer. I thought I’d grow up. They only come when the oldest natural dies. Then they come, and they take our hearts. I don’t want to die. (No spoilers.)


Book-Specific Stories

Want to go deeper into the world of the Mythos? Here you go. Enjoy.

Fair warning: there may be spoilers. I’ve mentioned them whenever I could.

The Christmas Dragon

Shadow Seed
A certain Crow King ruminates to his newest lover about his future plans.

Strings

The Doctor Will See You Now
A sleep-deprived elf prince. An open-minded doctor. Weird physical therapy. No spoilers.

Someday
A young Grey suffers through homework and the presence of peons (in his humble opinion). NOTE: this one includes pictures from his homework.

Succession
It is as if each generation bled, leaked ink or paint or power. Or perhaps it is something else that has left them. No spoilers.

Theron the Thief and the (Nearly) Stolen Crown
A Fey thief, down on his luck and with a heavy debt to pay. A sentient throne guarding the Unseelie treasure. What could go wrong?

Half-Shell Prophecies

Jonathan
He’s both a seer and and vampire, which is impossible – but for this child of 18th-century Japan, normal never applied.

No Reparations Are Expected At This Time
The Hush are the law enforcement of the magical world. They don’t always get it right, and on an ordinary day, that’s just too bad for their victim. Today isn’t an ordinary day. Not even the Hush dare to risk the wrath of Nox Eterna, the Blood King, called Notte.

Favors
Aiden is bouncy. Aiden is cute. Aiden is carrying some damn dark secrets.

Notte (WIP)

Nero is Mad, of Course
A mad Roman emperor. An ancient depressed vampire. A bizarre evening to remind the Blood King why life is worth living. No spoilers.

The Big Palooka
Flappers. Vampires. A thug who stole a necklace and a speak-easy with Jazz to die for. A short, cute story set in New York City in the 1920s. (No spoilers. A side-story from the epic dark fantasy novel, NOTTE.)

Wolf
Just a word of advice: if you see him, don’t run.

SEED 1
RAVENA: For Notte, family always comes first. Everyone knows it, and the end of the world only makes it more true… even if it can be used against him.

SEED 2
TERRANCE: He’d always been too much for most people. A trickster, an ingénu, a cleric, a thief. Now, he’s a Night Child – one of Notte’s favorite vampiric offspring – and at last, he’s been asked to do something that might be too much for him.

Regrets
I do not blame you for your fear. Humans are my prey – but my friend, I do not hunt small children. (No spoilers.)

Tea
Ancient vampire Notte has tea with a friend right in the middle of some… family business. Awkward!

The Twins
Where the twins came from, nobody knew. They moved like lizards and cuddled like wolves. Also, they both drank blood.

A Hotel room, a Knife, and a Bottle of Chardonnay
Trapped. Hungry. So very hungry. Joshua Run has been made into a monster, and he’s losing control…

Ravena, Age 8
A preview of Notte through the eyes of a child who will one day be very, very important.

Storm
What happens when a master vampire must kill the “child” he made? Well. It isn’t pretty.

The Sundered

You may have wondered why this book’s short stories came last. That’s because all of them reveal things pertinent to AFTER the end of the book, and thus, are severely spoiler-filled.

I’d say sorry, but I’m not. 🙂

SPOILERS No Mercy 3rd place winner in the Wordhaus/Becoming Writer contest for scifi! A slightly different perspective on the events of The Sundered from Aakesh’s point of view.

MILD SPOILERS A Hero’s Journal
Jason Iskinder wasn’t the bad guy. At least, he didn’t think he was.

SPOILERS Chosen
Penelope Sykes was chosen to survive—but if they’d known how she’d respond to what they found, they would have left her to die.

MILD SPOILERS I Know You (flash fiction)
A creepy tidbit from Aakesh’s point of view.

SPOILERS Freedom
What is freedom really worth? Maybe not this much.

SPOILERS And Night Fell
Demos and Tomas’s sidestory.

SPOILERS Love Makes Whole
A series of short stories from the perspective of the Sundered Ones.