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Have a look at “Sparkle”!

Editor Neil Hogan just sent a note informing me that Alien Dimensions # 19 is officially published. I think it’s a strong issue and I’m most pleased that he included my “Sparkle”. The story’s two main characters are veterans of an earlier story, “Kill the Coffee Boilers”, published in the Third Flatiron’s 2016 anthology “Hyper-powers”. I had fun with them and decided to give them another ride in “Sparkle”. Please let me know if you enjoy them too! Here’s the Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/Dimensions-Science-Fiction-Stories-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0855LP29D/

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Alien Dimensions #19 is coming soon!

Editor Neil Hogan included a story of mine in this issue. Ever wonder what an alien corgi might look like?  If you wish to find out, read my “Sparkle”. I’ll let you know when #19 is available.

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Intrigue in Istanbul!

Photo by Jon Walton

Every Day Fiction just published my near future SF tale “Basilone” set in Istanbul. Working with their word limit made me refine the story to its essentials and I’m happy with the result. Please do see if you agree with me! Here’s the link:

https://everydayfiction.com/basilone-by-robert-walton/

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Well of Souls Revisited

I ended up writing a fairy tale some years back and am still not sure why. Quail Bell Magazine published it five years ago. The editors at Visitant have just put it up for everyone to view again and I thank them for it! Please do give me your thoughts on this one!

https://visitantlit.com/2019/11/26/well-of-souls/

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Tryst – a ghostly mountain tale

“Tryst” began as sketches for  a fairly tedious novel. After residing among ancient computer files for fifteen years or so, I got it out, trimmed away most of it and refashioned what was left into a ghostly climbing tale. It won a prize and publication. Please let me know what you think!

Here’s the link: http://www.theghoststory.com/tryst

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Abe meets Muir in Yosemite

Third Flatiron’s new anthology focuses on the theme of longevity. Edtior Juliana Rew graciously included a story of mine among this collection of strong stories. “Abe in Yosemite” explores a major historical what if: how might Abe’s life have turned out had John Wilkes Booth failed to assassinate him? I got to spend time with Abraham Lincoln again, always a worthwhile thing to do, and I think I did some of my best writing. Here’s the Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Lives-Longevity-Flatiron-Anthologies/dp/1733920749/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=third+flat+iron&qid=1571105565&s=books&sr=1-1

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Guru Raven

My visitor

My reminiscence of a surprising Yosemite wildlife encounter was just published on the Braided Way website. Fruitful work with editor Laura Grace Weldon helped me smooth this piece out for her readership. I thank her and hope you’ll enjoy the story. Here’s the link:

http://braidedway.org/guru-raven/

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