We Had Stars Once - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Join a girl discovering her true, supernatural origins. Follow a famous babysitter into space. Journey through dystopia with a man who has lost everything, and experience the exhilaration of finally making it home. Aliens, cocky knights, and superheroes do battle with inner darkness and things that go bump in the night. From the writers of Thursday Tales comes an imaginative anthology off darkness, adventure, betrayal and mystery. From sixteen minds come sixteen tales of fantasy, horror and science fiction. A world of worlds awaits.


Telepaths: The Park Slope Conspiracy - Science Fiction/Suspense
Telepaths are dissappearing. An FBI agent, a senator's aide and a retired psychiatrist have come together to find out why.

Short Stories

Agent, Poet, Friend - Action/Suspense
A routine assignment becomes something else when Kendra learns more about the man she killed.
Bonding - Science Fiction
Chemistry between strangers is more literal when they're aliens

Derby Girls - Science Fiction/Suspense
The original draft of Derby Girl in six parts. Beatrix wants to get home. All that stands in her way is a pack of derby girls with tasers, the police and the river.

The Disguise - Humor/Suspense
On an important mission only the perfect disguise will do.     

Do You Tango? - Humor/Science Fiction
Dancing as a mating ritual.  

The Driver - Urban Fantasy
Jonathan is a driver for some very special clients.  

Eye of the Beholder - Horror
Evan can see things most people can't. Gross things.       

A Family Affair - Fantasy/Horror
A vampire can lead a quiet life on a cruise ship, at least until the family visits.

Fight - Urban Fantasy
A zombie gets a fight that may be her ticket to the big time.

First Date - Science Fiction
Will Claire be able to maintain the illusion of being human on a date where everything goes wrong?

The Game - Urban Fantasy
Callie is a vampire who will do anything for family.       

Ghost - Horror/Science Fiction
Amelia believes in flight plans, trajectories and luck. She doesn't believe in ghosts.       
A Gift - Urban Fantasy
Undercover cops make dangerous friends and dangerous friends give dangerous presents.

Good Samaritan - Science Fiction
A fight at the train station. What's a six legged alien to do?   
A Good Wallow - Humor/Urban Fantasy
Melodramatic vampires don't make good drinking buddies.

A Good Wallow Part 2: An Uncertain Meeting - Humor/Urban Fantasy 
Wyatt is sure a club where vampires, werewolves and zombies are all welcome is too good to be true.

The Green Fairy - Horror/Suspense
A chef can do a lot of damage with a little ingenuity and an in-depth understanding of allergies.        

Invitation - Science Fiction
A mob hit leads Valerie to some old, alien friends.
The Jade Dragon - Science Fiction/Steampunk
Isabelle has a little help getting her mechanical suit ready for a mission.    

Lactuca - Fantasy
Sibling rivalrly and a little mutiny among the Gods.
Last Request - Horror
Bill had a very unusual last request.  

Nana's Rules - Horror/Suspence   
Cassandra must escape an unexpected captor.   

Nemesis - Humor/Science Fiction   
Punishment comes in many forms. For Mitch it's a telepathic alien in his pocket.   

The Old Coke Machine - Science Fiction   
A woman trapped in a time loop. What will she try to change to get out? What will she be helpless to repeat?       

Offerings - Urban Fantasy   
Carey hasn't spoken to her brother in years. Will she help him when his wife is kidnapped by gremlins?   
Over Lake Tahoe - Science Fiction   
Carol and Georgia have the case. Avery's men have the guns. They come together near Lake Tahoe.    
Perfect - Science Fiction/Suspense  
The dream is better than reality.   

The Perfect Sandwich - Science Fiction  
At the end of the world there are still a few perfect things. If there's enough ammunition to hold them.     

Portal - Science Fiction   
Portals can open anywhere at any time and there's no telling what will try to come through.   
Professional Embarrassment - Suspence   
Its easy for an assassin to make mistakes when the job is personal.   
Red and Black - Science Fiction   
Peter can control time but not his curiosity.   

The Red Man - Urban Fantasy   
There are some things you can only see in a fevered daze.       

Repairs - Science Fiction  
Jake isn't sure when he should tell his date about his bionic arm.   
Rhythm - Science Fiction   
Changing reality with your imagination harder than it looks.   

The Smell of Death - Horror/Suspense  
The attic seemed like the best place to hide.         

A Smoking Gun - Science Fiction/Suspense   
In this future dystopia the city's Chief Questioner has a lot of friends and even more enemies.  

Trapped - Science Fiction   
A couple of guys talking while they run out of air.   
Trapped Part 2: Trapped Again - Science Fiction   
The guys are trapped again, weightless this time, and still not talking about what's really important.   
Turned Around - Horror/Suspense   
A road trip gone wrong. Dialog only.       

A Useful Skill - Suspense   
Reg is a great cook, a decent dancer, and tops at disposing of bodies.    

Video Lives Forever - Fiction   
One movie and a little nudity lives forever online.    
Video Lives Forever Part 2 - Fiction   
The doctor has caught the interest of the grant board.   
Video Lives Forever Part 3 - Fiction   
Youthful indiscretions are revisited in an unexpected way.       

Wine and Company - Science Fiction   
An alien ambassador meets his idol on a trip to Earth.   

Wish - Science Fiction   
All of Carrie's wishes come true. She has to be very careful what she wishes for.       

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Driver

This week's story is about a very special car service.

Thanks to Myseri for the prompt!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Werewolves and zombies and vampires, oh my!

Set in the same universe as A Good Wallow and An Uncertain Meeting, here is a glimpse into the undead fight game.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


We Had Stars Once is a speculative fiction anthology. There are many amazing stories in it. One of them is a revised version of Derby Girls. The book can be found in hardback, paperback and ebook at these sites:

1889 Labs

Amazon: hardback, paperback, ebook 

Barnes & Noble: hardback, paperback, ebook

Google Play





Friday, July 8, 2011

Telepaths: The Park Slope Conspiracy - 32

This week's chapter is also the last chapter. Elise wants Maggie to move in, but Maggie isn't sure. Unexpected news during a hostage situation might change her mind.*

*This chapter contains strong language, contentious parenting and finally, Lee gets to be useful.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Telepaths: The Park Slope Conspiracy - 31

Andrew decides it's time to take a leave of absence from the FBI. But will Director Craig let him go? And what about the investigation slowly closing the net around them?*

*This chapter contains strong language, a bad tattoo, a long goodbye and a touch of revenge.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Telepaths: The Park Slope Conspiracy - 30

Elise, Maggie and Carl are going in circles trying to tie all of their evidence together when one bright idea sets everything in motion. But now things are moving fast, too fast, and the FBI might not have all the information it needs to catch the kidnappers.*

*This chapter contains a shockingly small amount strong language, jogging and bacon.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Telepaths: The Park Slope Conspiracy - 29

In this week's Telepaths the team must decide on their priorities. Do they go after the Senator's opponent or do they just aim to take down the kidnapping operation? They will have to decide fast before an unexpected twist cuts their time short.*

*This chapter contains strong language, potato salad and an ultimatum.
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