Free Short Fiction

I spend most of my writing time working on novels, but between those and blogging, I enjoy toying with the occasional short story.

I hope you have as much fun reading these as I had writing them!


31 and Falling
"31 and Falling"

If you've read Justice and can't get enough of the Wisconsin setting, you might enjoy cozying up with this sweet romance.

More than ten years ago, a disastrous relationship froze Sarah Jordan into a life of shame and consequences. With no interest in another romantic foray, she's looking forward to Valentine's Day as a special date night with her son, Peter. Peter's plans for the night, however, inadvertently force Sarah to face the past, reconsider romance, and question everything she believes about God's love and willingness to forgive.

Refusing to let heartbreak define him, Luke Carter takes a chance on pursuing Sarah Jordan. She makes it very clear, however, that a man's attention isn't going to thaw her opinion of romance. God's love just might, if only Luke could figure out how to show it to her.


Puppy Love on the Richter Scale
"Puppy Love on the Richter Scale"

As a dog lover, I'm still not sure how I managed to not write a single pet into Justice, but consider this story one step toward "writing" that wrong.

Another sweet romance, this one set in summer, features not one, not two dogs, but three as a haulking Mastiff plays matchmaker for his reluctant owner.


Returning Christmas"Returning Christmas"

This short story was a fun experiment in a different, more imaginative style than I normally use.

When Gwen receives an extravagant Christmas gift from Maddox, a neighbor she doesn’t know, she must decide if she’ll accept a gift she can never repay. The other tenants in her building return and exchange Maddox’s pricey gifts to suit their selfish agendas.

Sensing there’s much more to Maddox than her neighbors suspect, Gwen struggles to understand the motivation behind his generosity and what he could mean when he claims that the others would return Christmas itself, given the chance.

"A Thing of Beauty"

A story I'm especially proud of for email subscribers to my newsletter and/or blog!

This women's fiction piece is the story of artist Naomi who is forced to re-examine her convictions about love and beauty and the connections between the two.

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Ready to try something longer?

Consider my debut full-length novel, Justice!

Jake thought he was meant to marry Brooklyn, but now she's pregnant, and he had nothing to do with it.
As Brooklyn wrestles with questions about what her pregnancy means and how it will affect her relationship with Jake, she can't bring herself to tell him the truth.

To make matters worse, if the man who owns the bookstore across from Jake's coffee shop, has anything to do with it, the baby will ruin them both.

Can Jake and Brooklyn overcome the obstacles thrown in their path, and finally find the truth in God's love and in each other?

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