Short Stories

The Road Not Taken

William Tobias found a way to loop around space-time and meet a young version of himself. Can he change the destiny of his younger self?

Published in the April 2019 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly

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An earlier version was published in Sci Phi Journal on 16 December 2016.


A Matter of Nurture

Neo-opsis 29

Dani Díaz is a virtuoso in a dark but necessary profession. Or is she? A job gone horribly wrong makes her doubt everything she thought she knew, including her own identity.

Published in issue 29 of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine.


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“I loved the secretive plot and I swear I read the whole story in a breath. The tension was intense, and though the climax was abrupt (which means I didn’t see that coming), it was quite fulfilling.”The Girl On The Go’s Blog

“A Matter of Nurture leaves you pondering nature vs. nurture, the mind, human experiments, memories, and human behavior as a whole.”Lit Lemon

“If this was a full-length novel I would read it in a heartbeat . . . 5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommend.”Readers Rant

“. . . good story with a very satisfying end to this one.”SFRevu

“Are people born evil or are they made that way? A Matter of Nurture takes these questions and spins them around in a fascinating twist.”foxingfae

“The story kept the suspense and emotional tension ratcheted up until the end.”Sci-Fi Saturday

4 thoughts

  1. Great time travel story. I loved the ending. One of my favorite comedic movies is Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. I figured I would have followed closely in his footsteps and hopefully achieving the grace of wisdom in the end. I viewed the movie as message of hope. That we can overcome ourselves given enough time.

    BTW, I grew up in Durham, NC about half-way between the Duke and UNC Campuses. I started going to Duke basketball games in 1963. Duke never sold out games back then. I also played on several occasions at the Duke Univ. golf course (1967 – 1969. On another note, I worked as an IT contractor at the U.S. Department of State for several years. One of my projects was to write the Disaster Recovery Plan for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. I also installed IT systems at DNA.

    Cheers, Bob

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