01 About me
I write crazy stories.
Some are absurd, some are eerie, and some are a mix of the two. You'll find me loitering at the intersection of Amusing and Alarming.
I was editor of the Hugo Award-winning podcast StarShipSofa. My internet persona is Fredösphere. My family and I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I love alternate history, coming of age tales, science fiction, and people having close brushes with the transcendent.
Every Day Fiction
A sci-fi tale of a domineering parent with way too much biotech at his disposal. Starts out sentimental, turns absurd, finishes disturbing.
The Devil's Dictum
It looks like alternate history but it's really a political farce... The U.S. is founded by pirates. Calvin Coolidge is a private eye, J. Edgar Hoover is a satanist high priest, and Richard Nixon is the pilot of a giant armored robot.
Liberty Island Magazine
"All those Bulging Bellies"
Every author has one pregnant man story inside them. This one's mine.
Liberty Island Magazine
2nd Place, Trigger Warning Contest
She's the Chancellor of Germany but she's definitely not Angela Merkel. However, she's definitely exhuming the corpse Friedrich Nietzsche on Halloween.
Even by my standards, this is a weird one.
"The Rocket Raising"
An Amish romance. In space.
"The Best Workout"
In the grand tradition of pulp fiction, a loincloth-clad hero confronts beats and men in a battle for survival. In a virtual-reality gym.
Science Fiction & Fact
What if you tried to go off grid but the grid wouldn't let you? A family of "refusers" moves to the woods but the "fingers" follow them. A sci-fi tale with the soul of a horror story.
"The City Above the Shelf"
A Lovecraft-inspired tale about monsters and the hideous, murderous, demon-worshiping fishmen who fear them.
"You Shall See Him in the East"
Washington DC goes nuts over a very tall visitor.
Ronald Reagan's Brilliant Bullet
The Cold War just as you don't remember it.
Jet packs. Ray guns. Rushmore animatronics.
Uncanny Valley: A Science Fiction Anthology
What if the Cold War was a race, not about arms, but something much more personal. Join Mikhail Gorbachev as he tries to save the one thing in the Kremlin he really cares about.
Sister's god is very demanding. She, of all the people on her planet, can fulfill the god's demands...or can she? Another sci-fi tale with the soul of a horror story.
I'm sixteen years old and I live in a prison. It's called Buckingham Palace. I'm Alfred, Prince of Wales. I'm doing a runner.