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Writing Samples

What follows are links to various samples of my fiction writing. The majority of these samples are from unpublished projects–readers interested in my published work can find a list here.

The following samples are in PDF.
 
 
Purity of Purpose: A Far West short story, excerpted from the anthology Tales of the Far West published in 2012.
 
 
Black Powder, Black Magic (sample): The first two chapters of a back-burnered historical fantasy adventure novel.
 
 
Heroes of the New Wave (prologue): A very brief “tone poem” introduction to a 1980s neo-pulp concept I’d had kicking around for a while.
 
 
Journey to the West: Another piece of Far West fiction, which appeared as a vignette on the Far West website.
 
 
Star Lords (sample): The introduction to a space opera piece.
 
 
 

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