A Man of Few Words

A Man of Few Words

A Man of Few Words is a collection of 50 of my flash fiction stories. How does a teenager work up the courage to call a girl? What would happen if a “T-Rex on steroids” attacked a city? Why do science fiction writers make the best lovers? How does a company get to Second Base with VIPs? These questions and more are explored using less than 1000 words and in various genres from humor to horror and general fiction to science fiction.

The majority of the stories have been 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 A Man of Few Words

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: 9781450592604 or 1450592600.

Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Alibris.

If you want to see what other people said about A Man of Few Words, 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.

Use it, or Lose it
What is Fate?
“Careful What You Read”
Bad Neighbors
“The Last Librarian”
“There is a Time for Humor”
The Mongoose Sleeps in Pajama Bottoms
A Successful Life
“Why Science Fiction Writers Make the Best Lovers”
“Boys Will Be Boys”
Happy Anniversary
What about Tomorrow?
“It’s All in the Marketing”
“That’s Not Funny”
“To Be Lost”
Buying Time
You Will Pee
Cat and Mouse
The Day
“Waiting at Home”
Money Talks
“So Alone”
Unhappy Anniversary
Sleep Tight
“One Small Sorrow”
“Human Nature”
Until the End
It’s a Guy Thing
For Appearance’s Sake
No Substitute
At Peace
Living Dangerously
Flight Into History
The Apartment
“Too Little, Too Late”
Run for Your Lives
Cheap Romance
“Language Barrier”
Coming With Forks
Size Doesn’t Matter
“Eye of the Beholder”
“Just One More Word”


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