If you read my non-fiction, you know I'm a fan of telling stories in articles and books. Why? Because people like to read stories. That means I also write fiction.
I've been practicing with short stories to get the story-telling part “right.” (As if that's possible!) I've collected some of those short stories into collections. See https://www.jrothman.com/books/#fiction for those collections and any longer works.
Here's the list of my published short stories:
- Crime and “Paradise” in Cloak and Dagger… Blaze Ward Presents Issue 04 (Dec 1, 2021)
- Intuition Saves the Day in the Bould Anthology (November 2021)
- Life is Good and Cascading Gold in Blurred Timelines (July 2021)
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Flat Bernie Saves Stanley in Pulphouse Magazine, Issue 10 (Dec 2020)
- Knock-Knock Power in Snot-Nosed Aliens: Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, August 2019
- Queenie's Rescue in Heart's Kiss #15, June-July 2019. (Amazon link only.)
- The True Story of Stanley and Stella in Pulphouse #5, February 2019
- Who's the Abomination? was also in You Really Liked That?, February 2019.
- Turkish Coffee in Fiction River Special Edition: Spies, March, 2019.
Who's the Abomination? in Pulphouse #3, July 2018.
If you like slightly off-kilter fiction, primarily about smart women, please join my fiction readers list.