Publications

Hi, Dave here. A colleague recently asked if there was a place he could go to see a list of all my publications. There wasn’t then, but there is now. I went one step further and listed all the prose I’ve written, published or otherwise.

One thing you’ll notice is that I’m not very prolific. I consider myself primarily a short story writer, but I don’t write often. I’ve finished a total of 60 stories in my life. That’s just over one a year. Some people average more than one short story a day — over 365 a year. In my defense, though, I am a chronic reviser. The first draft is the easy part. After that I revise and revise and revise and … well, you get the idea … until every word is as right as I can make it. So even if I’m not creating something new every day, I’m still writing. I also compose music, which takes away a lot of time that might be spent writing fiction.

Finally, I’ve dabbled in screenplays and musicals, and have attempted six novels. (However, only one of those is complete in itself. One of the six is the first of a two-book set, the second of which was never finished, and two others are part of a trilogy, of which I never finished the third book.) Although the novels I’ve written pad my total number of pages, keep in mind that I’ve been attempting to publish my work since my sophomore year of high school, which as of this writing was 39 years ago. Not a lot of output for 39 years!

INDIVIDUAL SHORT STORIES

1. The Second Coming of John Brown, 1972, 10 pages, unpublished
2. Necrophobia, 1973, 5, published only in a high school literature magazine
3. It Is Written, 1974, 10, unpublished
4. I Am the Last, 1974, 10, unpublished
5. The Most Important Discovery, 1974, 12, unpublished
6. The Window, 1975, 29, published in Frontier Tales (2011) & Tales of Earth (2012)
7. The Search, 1976, 106, unpublished
8. Corridors, 1976, 15, unpublished
9. Legacy, 1976, 34, unpublished
10. Amusement Park, 1977, 40, unpublished
11. Wotan’s Pass, 1977, 26, Realms of Fantasy (1998) & Tales of Earth (2012)
12. Television, 1977, 15, unpublished
13. The Chronicles of Essoby, 1978, 6, unpublished
14. Fusion, 1978, 9, unpublished
15. Franz, 1979, 6, The Coe Review (1985) & Tales of Earth (2012)
16. Ice, 1979, 10, Black & White (1981), The Coe Review (1984) & Tales of Earth (2012)
17. Till Human Voices Wake Us, 1981, 22, Short Story Journal (2005) & Tales of Earth (2012)
18. Patron Saint, 1982, 47, Jabberwocky (1990) & Tales of Earth (2012)
19. Image, 1983, 39, Dark Iowa Bright Iowa (1993)
20. Crossover, 1983, 28, Sinister Tales (2009) & Tales of Earth (2012)
21. Mirrors, 1984, 12, Jabberwocky (1991) & Tales of Earth (2012)
22. Tornado Hill, 1984,8, The Pacific Review (1896) & Tales of Earth (2012)
23. City of the Dreadful Night, 1984, 32, Fantasy and Science Fiction (1991) & Tales of Earth (2012)
24. Unreal City, 1985, 35, unpublished
25. Muskrat, 1985, 5, Crosscurrents (1988) & Tales of Earth (2012)
26. Mera, 1990, 44, unpublished
27. Allya, 1991, 5, unpublished
28. The Purring of Cats, 1991, 48, Interzone (2006) & Tales of Earth (2012)
29. Stigmata, 1992, 18, unpublished
30. How to Build a Watch, 1993, 17, unpublished
31. The Onely Shake-scene in a Countrey, 1995, 9, Century (1995) & Tales of Earth (2012)
32. The Hand of the Dead, 1996, 4, Flash Fiction Online (2008) & Tales of Earth (2012)
33. The Gaps in the Storm, 1996, 11, Short Story Journal (2000) & Tales of Earth (2012)
34. In This World, 1997, 14, Tales of Earth (2012)
35. City of Ice, 1998, 26, Voices of Arra (2011)
36. Kivam, 2003, 20, Interzone (2005) & Voices of Arra (2011)
37. The Healer, 2005, 20, Postscripts (2009) & Voices of Arra (2011)
38. Tashi’s Future Lover, 2005, 26, Hub Magazine (2010) & Voices of Arra (2011)
39. As the Crow Flies, 2005, 17, Hub Magazine (2007) & Voices of Arra (2011)
40. Servant of the Stone, 2005, 21, Postscripts (2009) & Voices of Arra (2011)
41. A Transitional Death, 2006, 35, Voices of Arra (2011)
42. Ne Cadant in Obscurum, 2007, 18, Postscripts (2010) & Tales of Earth (2012)
43. Souls of the Harvest, 2007, 2, Flash Fiction Online (2008) & Tales of Earth (2012)
44. Anniversary, 2007, 1, unpublished
45. Transaction, 2007, 1, unpublished
46. Career, 2007, 1, unpublished
47. Courtship, 2007, 1, Bird & Moon (2008)
48. Taxes, 2007, 1, unpublished
49. We. They., 2007, 6, Hub Magazine (2008) & Tales of Earth (2012)
50. The Things You Did Not See, 2008, 2, Perpetual Magazine (2009) & Tales of Earth (2012)
51. Second Light, 2008, 8, Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine (2011) & Tales of Earth (2012)
52. The Dead-Line, 2008, 4, Frontier Tales (2011) & Tales of Earth (2012)
53. In This Sign, 2008, 31, The Criterion (2011) & Tales of Earth (2012)
54. Indications, 2008, 3, Flash Me Magazine (2010) & Tales of Earth (2012)
55. Through a Dark Age, 2008, 20, The Wapsipinicon Almanac (2009)
56. Plainview, Part One: The Shoe Store, 2009, 27, Crimewave (2010), Tales of Earth (2012) & The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012)
57. Plainview, Part Two: The Blood Cools, 2010, 13, Crimewave (2010), Tales of Earth (2012) & The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012)
58. Chance (published under the title “Is, Not Mighta Been”), 2010, 2, Flash Fiction Online (2010) & Tales of Earth (2012)
59. In an Old Man’s Lap, 2010, 3, Flash Fiction Online (2011) & Tales of Earth (2012)
60. Mercy, 2011, 3, Frontier Tales (2012) & Tales of Earth (2012)

POETRY

1. Pet, 1985, 1, American Anthology of Poetry

Fortunately, I have lost most of the, ahem, “poetry” I’ve written. I have only published one poem. Happily for the world, I don’t write much poetry. I do write song lyrics, but I don’t consider lyrics to be poetry, even if they rhyme. I’ve addressed my music elsewhere in this blog.

NOVELS

1. A Choice of Ends, 1990, 517, unpublished
2. The End of Choices, 1990, unfinished (book two of a two-volume set), unpublished
3. The Myth of Bones: The Forests of the Night, 1998, 559, unpublished
4. The Myth of Bones: Too Long in a Strange Country, 1999, 448, unpublished
5. The Myth of Bones: Convergence, 2000, unfinished (book three of the trilogy), unpublished
6. Hammon Falls*, 2009, 358, All Things That Matter Press (2010)

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

1. Voices of Arra*, 2011, 170, All Things That Matter Press (2011)
2. Tales of Earth, 2012, 264, All Things That Matter Press (2012)

SCREENPLAY

1. Crowmaster*, 2005, 123, unpublished

MUSICAL PLAYS

1. The Search*, 1977, about 75, unpublished
2. Court of the Spirit King*, 1979, about 35, unpublished
3. Venice*, 2012, 106, unpublished (but working on it!)

STAGE PLAYS

1. Muse, early 1980s, unfinished, unpublished
2. The Gaps in the Storm*, 2006, unfinished, unpublished

* With Roger

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