Original – Fiction

Listed in order posted on LiveJournal, which is roughly the order in which they were written; more so, after the first year.


Down the Arches of the Years. Pursuer, pursued. An unending chase. [lj]

Oops. Perils of the untamed kitchen. [lj]

The Scent of Apricots. All the empty places left behind. [lj]

What Are Heavy? Four thematic drabbles. [lj]

A Swearing Situation. In which a certain word is used judiciously. [lj]

A Good Man. Why is it always the long-lost prince that has to overthrow the tyrant? [lj]

Iron Mongery. The other side of the coin. [lj]

Gray Day. There are no words to express…. [lj]

Nanny Goats. A question of definition. [lj]

Quotation drabbles. Some good, some so-so. [lj]

With and without. Two drabbles. [lj]

When It Rains… Rubber boots and birthdays. [lj]


On the Care and Feeding of Mammoths. After a while, they forgot he was supposed to be extinct. [lj]

Left Behind. What’s worse, being left behind, or sending everyone off without you? [lj]

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down. Lost, lost, and what remains? [lj]

Summertime. And the living is easy. [lj]

Vermin Control. Vampire pirates! [lj]

Round and Round. Going in circles isn’t always a bad thing. [lj]

Antipathy. There’s no real reason for her to dislike him so. [lj]

Perspective. What you see depends on how you look. [lj]

Fungi Factoid. Mushrooms can move. [lj]


1. Photograph of a woman’s legs from the knee down [lj]

A disjointed series of postcards. [lj]


Masks. Written after watching too many superhero cartoons. [lj]

More About Masks. Interstitial from a comic book that was never written. [lj]

Packing. Wib always gets stuck trying to fit everything into the car. [lj]

The Song of the Bandersnatch -or- “Laugh,” Said the Snail: the Story of Three Children and a Rabbit. [lj]


Death of a Unicorn -or- With a Free Good Will. Which contains: unicorns eating other peoples’ tomatoes and reaping the consequences, a mystery, conversation concerning the validity of elopement as a wedding option, a flying camera, the testing of a friendship, poachers, more reaping of consequences, and what I trust is a satisfactory ending. [lj]

The Princess and the Fox. In which the princess runs away and the fox helps her. [lj]


Joy in the Morning. At the age of eleven years and ten months, twenty-four days, Joy decided all she really wanted for her birthday was a Fliek’s dragon (“I’m too old for dolls and silly games anymore, Plen!”) and she wasn’t going to let Plen give her anything else, even if she had to make up all the reasons for why it wasn’t a crazy idea (“You could use it to carry stuff into town for Uncle Increase to sell, instead of having to make Faraji do it!”). [lj]

Meet Me At the Station. Avalanches, sticking plaster, and attempted lock-picking. [lj]


Wade In the Water. What if time was like a river? [ib]

When the Stars Were Young (and So Was I). Christmas and octopuses and happiness no longer deferred; a sequel of sorts to Joy in the Morning. [lj]

The King’s Daughter’s Wedding. In which the princess makes a down-payment. [ib]


What Dreams May Come. Dreams are all as different as the dreamers. [lj]

Passing and Feeding. He is almost six when his mother tells him she has a secret just for him.  [lj]

Fox and Wolf. In which the princess frees herself (with a little help from the fox). [ib]


You and I At Play. Wars don’t just end. [lj]

Day at the Races. Everyone finally gets a day off, whether or not they think it’s a good idea. [lj]

The Corbel & Squinch Universe

Corbel & Squinch’s Universal Compendium of Everything (original snippet). The original, and now apocryphal, beginning of things. [lj]

Corbel & Squinch’s Universal Compendium of Everything (unfinished, for NaNoWriMo ’06). one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | fragments

Illegal Almost-activities. Apocryphal high-school shenanigans. [lj]

Six Reasons Why Ian Went to St. Sebatian’s University. [lj]

Beggars. And choosers–you know how that goes. [lj]

Sight. And too much of it. [lj]

The Old Man Is Snoring. Well, he could always spend the night at the library. [lj]

Purring. In which Gabe has an allergy of sorts. [lj]

Postmarked. Want to send a postcard to your family, but don’t want them to know that you actually went to Glitz City? Afraid of being tracked down by creditors? Mail it here first, include the appropriate postage and a dollar per page, and we’ll send it off. No fuss, and no way for it to be traced back to you. [lj]

Roses and Magic: a how-to guide. [lj]