Blog Battle Short Stories

All stories below are my contributions to the #BlogBattle monthly prompt.

The following chapters were posted for the novella Tossing Dice, which is available for free at any e-book retailer. The book version contains an exclusive bonus chapter that delves deeper into the story line. Did I mention it’s free?


Chapter  1 – By Design

Chapter  2 – Best-Laid Schemes

Chapter  3 – A Small Matter of Life and Death

Chapter  4 – Rope’s End

Chapter  5 – Achilles’ Heel

Chapter  6 – For the Sake of the Name

Chapter  7 – Degrees of Evil

Chapter  8 – Evil by Degrees

Chapter  9 – Always an Alternative

Chapter 10 – Only Other Option

Chapter 11 – Burning Bushes

Chapter 12 – Double Deuce

Chapter 13 – Deuces Wild

Chapter 14 – The Red Sea

Chapter 15 –Standing on the Shore

Chapter 16 – Pharaoh’s Chariots

Chapter 17 – Pillar of Fire

Chapter 18 – Parting the Waters

Other Short Stories

Shades of Night

Deceptive Appearances


Shank’s Nightmare

A Sticky Situation

Arrested Development

Beneath the Surface


Greatest of These

Stolen Moments


Battle of Wills

Neither Moth nor Rust

We Come in Pieces

Skin Deep

Common Ground

Facing the Unknown

Peering into the Abyss

Against the Odds

Valley of the Shadow

Risk Assessment

Stone Altar

Under the Sun Part 1

Under the Sun Part 2

Conflict of Interests

Talking Turkey

What Path Lies Ahead

Manifestation of Force