New Kid

This is a short story that I wrote for a Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association writing contest. While it did not win in the short story category (competition was very stiff), it did score very high. The story is about a young boy dealing with the nomadic life his parents lead among the stars, and always being the “new kid” at school.

It made its way through a number of submissions and rejections until on March 9, 2014, I received an acceptance letter. The magazine is Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine, published out of Victoria, BC, Canada. Below is the web site of the magazine and where you can buy a subscription. The magazine, Issue #25, is in print and available.

NEO-OPSIS Science Fiction Magazine

Other projects: The following projects are in the works (or are in stasis) and will (or may) appear at a later date. These all need some rewriting, revision, and editing.

  • The Deadliest of Games — In a drawer. I think this is too good to just let sit in a drawer.
  • Memories, Maybe — This is a collection of shorter work, including short stories and flash fiction. Currently in planning.
  • The Road — A Christian adult fiction novel project in development.
  • Keep Writing — Selected posts from this site. I’m planning to pick out the best posts with images and compile into an e-book.


I’m stepping out of my zone a bit. My adoptive father died in January 2020 and left a memoir he wrote over the few years after my mother died. I added a few relevant photos and corrected some later dates. It is now only available in print on Amazon. This may change soon due to changes I plan in BugBear Books operations.