The All-You-Can-Read Buffet

The All-You-Can-Read Buffet

The All-You-Can-Read Buffet is a collection of forty stories covering various genres and themes ranging from six to over 4,200 words in length. They also cover a wide time range. Some of these stories I began writing a decade ago, while others were written especially for this collection. All together, they are a buffet of my writing. As such, I encourage you to read as much as you want. Go back for seconds, thirds, fourths even. I won’t even mind if you skip over the stuff you don’t like, but, to quote your mother, “How do you know you don’t like it? Have you tried it?”

Some of the stories were previously published (most by myself on this website) but all have been revised for this collection. In addition, each piece is accompanied by some background information giving a fuller story experience.

Where to find The All-You-Can-Read Buffet

It is on Amazon in both paperback, and Kindle formats. The links will take you to the US site for each.

I used to have links to every site I found my books on. It was nice, but it was also a bit messy. So when I decided to clean up my links, I did a search for the best online bookstores. I found several lists, and I cobbled together this listing - in no particular order - of the better websites. The links will take you to the listing for my book. If your favorite site isn’t listed, you can probably find my book using these ISBNs: 9781475083491 or 1475083491.

Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Alibris, and Tattered Cover Book Store.

If you want to see what other people said about The All-You-Can-Read Buffet, or to add your own comments, check out it’s page on Goodreads.

I also made a video of me reading three of the stories you’ll find within.


The titles that are linked were previously published. If they are still online, the link takes you to the original story. Otherwise, the link goes to my original blurb about the story.

“You Will Enjoy This”
“Loss of Innocence”
Parallel Opinions
It Came Out of the Night
“The Gift”
“When Ya Gotta Go …”
I’m Glad I Only Watched
“No Man is an Island”
“Lost Marbles”
Planning Ahead
Six Word Stories
What Kind of Bliss is Ignorance?
“Three mls of Newt”
The Most Important Lesson
Bury ‘em Deep
“Dark Anniversary”
“Careful What You Wish For”
What’s in a Name?
Fist of the State
“Vote Yak”
Empty Calories for the Soul
“A Once in a Lifetime Fuck Up”
Twenty-Five Word Stories
No Hurry
“Supplying the Demand”
One Against Many
Be Courteous
Would That Be a Waste?
“To Be Young and Stupid”
Will Any Survive?
“Useful Future Garbage”
“Why I Became a Serial Killer”


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