Short Stories



Preacher's Boys


Silver Specter

(download only)


Shangri-La's Child

(download only)


Shangri-La's Secret

(download only)


A Modest Pilgrimage

(download only)



I have been proselytizing friends and family for the ranks of science fiction readers for so long now that it has become second nature.  So far, I have written three short stories in the genre, which are provided here.  They are all typical science fiction stories, rather than the movie idea of science fiction that runs to saliva dripping monsters and berserk robots.  If you are new to science fiction and still are brave enough to try these, I suggest you read them in the order they are presented above.

If you want to read them online (since they are reasonably short) click on a title above and start reading.  If you want to download them to read off-line or to print and read anywhere, click on a title in the list below.  To read or print your download will require that you have a fairly recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader that is available free at  The short stories are also available in nicely printed booklet format.

Like everything on this Web site, the short stories are copyright protected, but feel free to copy them or send them to friends as long as you do so free of charge.

Short Story Downloads

Windhover (PDF, 74 KB)

Preacher's Boys (PDF, 115 KB)

Homecoming (PDF, 177 KB)

Silver Specter (PDF, 116 KB)

Shangri-La's Child (PDF, 1.8MB, contains graphics)

Shangri-La's Secret (PDF, 2.4 MB, contains graphics)

A Modest Pilgrimage (PDF, 122 KB)


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