Online Publications

This is a list of my online publications from the last few years.  Most of these are science fiction or fantasy works with a little horror here and there, as well as a few none genre pieces for good measure.  Older pieces are published under my pen name J. Davidson Hero.
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The Dark Corner After developing a very specific philosophy of life during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, Walter Phillips finds himself in a nursing home after a long and prosperous life, facing the horror in the dark corner.  October 1, 2016 Quantum Muse Short Story 3rd place winner in Short Story Horror Contest  
A Bullet in the Right Head aka La Sceriffo Mutante In this science fiction homage to spaghetti westerns, Sheriff Earl is a mutant with two heads and two distinct personalities who is a force of law and order in a future west. Paco the Bull is a violent outlaw who is itching to outgun him.  May 31, 2015 Cheapjack Pulp Short Story   
The Atomic Ray Plot The year is 1950. Retired football player, Dutch Holt, has been asked by an ex-girlfriend to help find her missing father. What he uncovers is a conspiracy involving mysterious men in black, Nazi scientists, and the Chicago mob. February 16, 2015 Cheapjack Pulp Short Story   
The Amazing Professor Zaubermann's Travelling Galactic Menagerie  A two-headed rock boy on a distant planet pays for a ticket to a galactic menagerie with a fist-sized diamond. July 5, 2014 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for July 2014 flash contest 10/27/2014 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=384 
Paragon Everyone believes in the incredible powers of the superhero Paragon, except for one person. May 1, 2014 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for May 2014 flash contest  
Through Cats' Eyes Marissa and her brother Lucca live in a post-apocalyptic future where their people have modeled themselves on the great cats of legend. Could their legends hold some truth? April 1, 2014 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for April 2014 flash contest.  
The Little Man After a head injury, Darren must ride the bus to get to work. But when he sees the little man in green, he isn't sure whether he should believe his eyes.  March 1, 2014 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for March 2014 flash contest. 12/29/2014 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=386  
Snare Night security guard, Garrity, rushes to the rescue of a team of scientists who have reactivated an alien probe that has been on Earth since the age of the dinosaurs. February 2, 2014 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for February 2014 flash contest.  
Claxon Needs Children Tomás and his wife share an emotional goodbye with their young son as he prepares to travel to a distant planet. January 6, 2014 Quantum Muse Flash Story   
Coincidence A lonely man who still mourns the death of his wife has a strange encounter with a cryptid on Christmas. December 1, 2013 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for December 2013 flash contest. 2/2/2015 on Quantum Muse http://www.quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=401 
Fallen Star The wizard Black Tovanaar tries to recover a meteorite fallen from the star of magic, but someone else wants to recover it as well. November 3, 2013 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for November 2013 flash contest.  
The Heroic Age of Robots First there was a golden age of robots, then silver, and bronze.... October 6, 2013 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for October 2013 flash contest.  
The 13th Canto A man talks a college friend into translating a medieval poem that is rumored to be part of a sinister occult book. September 8, 2013 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for September 2013 flash contest 10/20/2014 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=385 
To Starboard and Eden Chad looks to the space pirate ship as his only way to escape a humdrum life but the captain of the ship has a slightly different plan. August 4, 2013 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for August 2013 flash contest.  
The Bagholder Wealthy Michael is asking his twin brother Gabriel to take care of his pet, a very special pet. July 7, 2013 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Sample story for July 2013 flash contest.  
The Kiss of the Gill Fish Lorcan has been sent to Steller's Planet to study an offshoot of humans who have developed a symbiotic relationship with a native creature that allows them to breathe under water. June 23, 2013 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  8/8/2016 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=488 
Into the Deep Dark Forest The paladin's purpose is to protect his charge, Darf, especially from the ancient guardian of the forest.  May 10, 2013 Anotherealm Flash Story 2nd Place Winner 5/17/2015 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=418 
The Unicorn in Captivity  April 18, 2013 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet Included in Best of 2013 Aphelion Poetry  
The Chrononaut  March 19, 2013 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet   
gynoide fatale  February 18, 2013 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Scifaiku   
Preparing to Jump Prince Rin is trying to get across Zealot Space to save the woman he loves. What sacrifices will he have to make in this homage to space opera. November 27, 2011 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
The Incredible Shrinking Mad Mike got his power to shrink in a lab accident. To trigger the power he has to get angry, which is hard considering he's a pretty easy going guy. But when he's drafted to be a superhero's sidekick, his ability to shrink seems to improve exponentially. August 28, 2011 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
Left Minding the Farm 14 year old Calvin Morales lives in an impoverished city of the future that suffers from the effects of global warming and a financial collapse. His biggest concern is finding food. Only the Zhongguo Pan-America Corporation seems to have the resources to make things better. August 25, 2011 Kalkion Short Story  11/1/2015 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/story.php?RecID=742 
Across the Maddening Gulf As an H.P. Lovecraft collector searches for the truth, he meets another bibliophile who really believes in Lovecraft's mythos. July 24, 2011 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  10/13/2014 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=389 
Shanghai Run Toxic Tweak is a cyberpunk girl hacking her way to some vid for her client. But there are a few obstacles in her way. June 25, 2011 Anotherealm Flash Story 1st Place Winner  
The Blind Rebellion In the ocean of a rogue planet without a star, a rebellion is poised to take place and Chittik and Bulboo await in the cold muck for the signal. June 19, 2011 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Challenge Winner, Included in Best of 2011 Aphelion Flash  
The Perfect Sauce Meredith was happy. And why shouldn't she be? After all, everything was perfect... her boys, her man... even the spaghetti sauce left on the dirty plates had a certain perfection.  May 22, 2011 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
First Sight Young Sebastian's friends keep moving away. The lastest is Jenny from across the street, but she's the one friend he is seriously afraid to lose. April 24, 2011 Anotherealm Flash Story 1st Place Winner 4/11/2016 on Quantum Muse http://quantummuse.com/flashview.php?RecID=470 
Uneasy Lies Zhiyuan is the human ambassador to the Fel on the planet Arun, and he hopes that joining with a plant based symbiont as the Fel do will give him the diplomatic advantage that humans desperately need. April 24, 2011 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Challenge Co-winner  
2 Winter Tanka  December 15, 2010 Red Poppy Review (originally Cherry Blossom Review) Poetry - Tanka   
The Hand That Feeds You Angelo Algos and his enforcer Nicky Knuckles will do whatever it takes to keep the mob on top, even take on an associate with a supernatural affliction. December 15, 2010 Anotherealm Flash Story   
Driving Snow  November 30, 2010 Every Day Poets Poetry - Free Verse   
Jolly Jane  July 22, 2010 Everyday Weirdness Poetry - Villanelle   
The Colebank Continuum Mr. Colebank is having a lot of trouble describing what he has seen. But then again, he's not even sure why he's being asked to describe it, or what the old man across the table from him and the big shiny robot really want to hear. June 24, 2010 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
Rondo the Rustler and the Harem of Horath In a land controlled by hideous mutants and giant cockroaches Rondo was an exception and he was determined to find the lost harem of women as perfect as he was. June 17, 2010 Anotherealm Flash Story   
Pound of Flesh  May 31, 2010 Every Day Poets Poetry - Sonnet   
The Emerald Tablet Out among the white dunes is a lost tomb and a treasure that only the obsessed Professor Sarwik can find. May 27, 2010 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
The Magic of the Quooda Frizzle was the village shaman... but his understanding of the true nature of the magic of the quooda shells was at odds with the needs of his people. That is until the village was attacked by the vicious and monstrous gant. May 16, 2010 Aphelion Webzine Short Story   
A Prism Perilous Karsos the merchant is on a dangerous quest to help recover an ancient artifact. And he can't remember how he got talked into such a perilous voyage, that is until he looks again at his fierce and beautiful leader. April 22, 2010 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
The Cryptozoologist  April 17, 2010 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet   
The Vision of the Ba'Droone The Ba'Droone is the leader of an alien species on a far off planet. What effect will his latest mystic vision have on Rowan Voigt, the assistant to Earth's consul? April 16, 2010 Anotherealm Flash Story   
Nusquam What if Jules Verne had never succeeded in publishing his first novel, and what if someone else wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Alternative History. March 25, 2010 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Included in Best of 2010 Aphelion Flash  
Impacts  March 18, 2010 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Scifaiku   
To Boldly Wait The Mare Inebrium is a bar that is famous across the galaxy, and there is no better place to meet strange and exotic aliens. Just ask the protagonist in this story. Part of the Mare Inebrium Shared Universe Project. February 25, 2010 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  3/18/10 added to Aphelion's Mare Inebrium Story Archive as part of the story Flash Crowd #1 - Points of View. 
2012  February 17, 2010 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Free Verse   
Homer Pound...  February 11, 2010 Volume One Poetry - Haiku Part of The Very Best of the Local Haikus selected from V1's First Poetry Contest. Published as John David Rose.  
The Wilcox Paradox Max has always been fascinated by the people from the timesphere, but why have they decided to visit him now? January 22, 2010 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
Lava Planet  December 21, 2009 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet   
The Cyborg  October 14, 2009 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet Included in Best of 2009 Aphelion Poetry  
Odyssey  August 12, 2009 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Scifaiku   
Love's Elixir Rosamund is trying to make an elixir of immortality, but the strange man from the future may threaten her plans. July 23, 2009 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  12/11/11 on Creator and the Catalyst 
Memento Mori  July 14, 2009 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Free Verse   
Bonickhausen's Hectopede, or The Perambulating Steam Bridge A boy dreams of being an airship captain until a mysterious French inventor pays a visit to the boy's father. June 25, 2009 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
The Ship of Theseus Paradox  June 11, 2009 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet   
The Descent Captain Onger is the master of the airship Aurora and all that he surveys. But what price does he pay when he goes too far? May 21, 2009 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  12/15/11 on Creator and the Catalyst 
Keiji’s Kaiju Daigila is not your run-of-the-mill pet. But Keiji thinks he is. April 23, 2009 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  12/11/11 on Creator and the Catalyst 
Sword and Scalpel It's Doc's birthday, but it's just another day of suspense and politics aboard the Aphelion Explorer spacecraft. Part of the The Aphelion Solar System Explorer Shared Universe Series. March 26, 2009 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
Cyberpunk  March 11, 2009 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Scifaiku   
The Clone  February 12, 2009 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet   
Salviati's Siren Marooned on a distant planet, Sola Gardiner must find a reason to live. Will a fascinating discovery help? January 23, 2009 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Challenge Winner  
Forever the Day Creating a Christmas tradition for a small girl lost in space becomes Dewey's most important work. December 18, 2008 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Challenge Winner, Included in Best of 2009 Aphelion Flash 12/29/09 on Creator and the Catalyst 
Cassie's Burden Police officer and witch, Cassie LaPorte, has an experience that will stay with her for the rest of her days. November 21, 2008 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  12/15/11 on Creator and the Catalyst 
The Uncommon Bodgewick Edwin Bodgewick is a chimney sweep who's also an evil henchman in this graphic tale of Victorian horror. October 23, 2008 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story Challenge Winner 12/11/11 on Creator and the Catalyst, 10/31/14 http://flashinginthepark.blogspot.com/2014/10/halloween-throwback-flash.html 
The 9 Ways of Truth Here's the first 200 words for a story about a man who is dropped on a hostile planet. September 25, 2008 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story (Intro Only) Challenge Co-winner  
Speeding Towards... What if every time you used your superpower you got older, a lot older. August 21, 2008 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story   
Universal Toads  August 12, 2008 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Free Verse   
Our Tribute for the Suzerain Mundane items like spoons and socks disappear by the millions from Australia every year. But where are they going? July 24, 2008 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  12/11/11 on Creator and the Catalyst 
The Crab of Gamma Doradus  July 6, 2008 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Free Verse   
Death and Taxes A grizzled warrior learns about the only certainties in life when the tax collector shows up after the warrior's greatest feat. June 26, 2008 Aphelion Webzine: Forum Flash Index Flash Story  12/13/09 on Creator and the Catalyst 
Osiris Rising  June 10, 2008 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sonnet Included in The Best Poetry and Filk Music of 2008 at Aphelion Webzine  
Elegy for Bardo  May 13, 2008 Aphelion Webzine Poetry - Sestina   
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