The Silverthought Archive contains over 500 works of fiction including short stories, flash fiction, novellas and novel excerpts. The full archive list is presented below. To find a specific piece, use the search function or browse by author surname.

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Gregory Adams:

Not Your Grandmother’s Murders
The Most Haunted House in New York State
Replenish the Earth, and Subdue It - READERS' CHOICE 25 July 2008

Big, Big Burger

Vasilis Afxentiou:

The Crave [review 01]

Patrick Anderson Jr.:

Helter Skelter

Lauren August:

Crackers: 01.11.2

Katrina Autem:

The Master's Menu - Winner, "Eat Me" contest


Jeff Baker:

Darwin's God
Jack in the Box

David Bastin:

The Glass Islands of the Okavango

David J. Batista:

Khan Tengri

John Birge:

Profit [review 01]
An Introductory Essay Concerning the Nature and Intent of Travellers
Teh time The Robotz Conquered It's H8

Joshua Blanc:

The Culgorney Devil And Its Pursuer
Time Peeler [review 01]
Things Remember
The Seeing Staircase

Charlie Bookout:

One Sixth Gravity of the Heart

Luke Boyd:

Noise - READERS' CHOICE, 19 February 2007 (tie)

Tony Bradshaw:

Paradox [review 01]

Mark Brand: [Featured Author, August 2007]

Cameron's Encyclopedia
The Loupe
The Cabana
I Am the Savior
The Feed Dog Mechanism
Catabasis and Nepenthe - Winner, Silverthought "Swing Your Genre" Contest
Narcoleptica - READERS' CHOICE 14 July 2007

Human Resources: 3.2.7-9

Human Resources: Part Two.
Human Resources: Part One.

Reconceptualizing the Revolutionary in 21st Century Speculative Fiction

novel excerpt:
Red Ivy Afternoon: The New Neighbor

The Damnation of Memory

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Red Ivy Afternoon [review 01]

Liam Brennan:

The Silent Inmate
United We Stood

Bryan Brown:

Poseidon's Million Crowns

DJ Burnham:

One True Path
Anthropomorphs [review 01]
Sound the Alarm [review 01]
The Lighthouse Keeper
Mortal Coil
A Growing Collection
February 29th [review 01]
Under a Verdant Carpet [review 01]
Capsule 1 - READERS' CHOICE, 19 February 2007 (tie)
Tree of Ubiquikin
The Shard of Gahzbrid
Keeping Score

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology


Kay Calkins:

Winter's End

Tara Campbell:

The Bar Exam

Andrew Capone:

Fallen Angel

Bryan Carrigan:

According To Plan

Larry Centor:

Ben and Carla [review 01]
Ben in Paris [review 01]

Gayla Chaney:

A Pawnshop Full of Rainbows [review 01]
Caught in the Windsong - READERS' CHOICE, 03 April 2007 [review 01]
Return to the Windsong
The Wait - Winner, ST Get Your War On contest
SIMOOM IN THE WINDOW - Winner, Tone Challenge
The Adapters
Around the Campfire

Alex Clark:

The Music Box
Goodbye Tomorrow [review 01]
The Terror at the Two Necks [review 01]
With Malice They Came

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Brittany R. Clark:

Making My Way in the World Today, 29 February 2008

Elena Clark:

An Allusion of Art
Introducing Inspector Flowers
The Morning After
The Devil's Dig

Notes on Offworld Agriculture, Part 1
Notes on Offworld Agriculture, Part 2
Notes on Offworld Agriculture, Part 3
Notes on Offworld Agriculture, Part 4

Raederle Clay:

Secrets: 01.4.8

Joseph Cohen:

The Farthest Horizon of the Yangtze



Kristina Marie Darling:

novel excerpts:
Things We Lost in the Fire
Beauty Shop

Marcus Day:

Legba's Gifts

Oscar Deadwood: [Featured Author, October 2006]

These Windows to the Soul Are Now Closed [review 01]
The Island of the Ever After
[review 01]
[review 01] [02]
And the Peddlers Never Really Change [review 01]
Affluenza [review 01]
Into the Land of Nothing [review 01]
Saint-Vith [review 01]
This Radio Knows No Shame [review 01]
A Case for Divinity [review 01]
The Omega and the Damned [review 01]
Even the Empty Prayers Are Answered [review 01]
The Son of Someone Else's Son
The Sum of Expectation
The Feast of Love and Joy [review 01]
The Boy Who Will Never and Always Shine [review 01]
The Vinyl Crusade [review 01]
Stains [review 01]
Misfortune's Parade [review 01]
It is the Destiny of a Tainted Mind
A Handful of Memories
Incantations [review 01]
The Voice of Means and Mortality [review 01]
The Rise and Fall of Electric Love
We May or May Not be Around Anymore
The Human Things [review 01]
The Right and the Proper
The Machinery of Faith

novel excerpts:
The Perfect Revolution: March 11
The Perfect Revolution: March 19
The Perfect Revolution: April 27
The Perfect Revolution: May 15

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

The Perfect Revolution [review 01]

Ken Dean:

Direct Line

The Quickest Way
The Intelligent Master [review 01]
Tattoo Ink
Julie and the View [review 01]
Temple Blues
Virus - Virii
Friend and Benefactor
Seeing Michael
Full Circle
Honor Up

novel excerpt:
Beginnings of Good Fortune

Dan Devine:

Life, Unsupplemented
Amnesia - READERS' CHOICE, 15 June 2007 (tie)
Desert Magic - READERS' CHOICE, 20 September 2008



The Preacher
Coming of Age in Manahatten
The Book of New Man


Ahmed Eladway:

Surprise party [review 01]

Eric Ellert:

Am I So Abominable?
The Lilac Genie

S. Blake Ervin:

Aldrin's Waltz

C.R. Esaryk:

For the Plight of Its Children


Allen Finn:

A Night at the Opera [review 01]

Alexandra Fresch

Fungal Dreams of Xerxes Sigma

J.M. Frey:

(Back) - READERS' CHOICE 29 February 2008 (tie)



Death Walks Among Us [review 01]
The Old House
The Chair [review 01]
The Drunk
The Great Ridgeway Live Chicken Catching Contest [review 01]
The Vault
Food of the Gods [review 01]
What Happens at the Gluttonlumps Stays at the Gluttonlumps
The Lighter

The Need: Chapter One
The Need: Chapter Two
The Need: Chapter Three
The Need: Chapter Four

Isabelle Ghaneh:

What I Did On My Summer Vacation [review 01]
An Unrewarding Job For An Alien, Please Help [review 01]

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Victor Giannini:

Fortunate Oddity [review 01]
The Dangers Of Smoking

Thank You Death Robot [review 01]
The Monster of Sunset Park
Depend On Your Feet You Can Climb the Highest Mountain [review 01 02]
Sin Corazon READERS' CHOICE, 08 September 2006

Blackhole Pacifica

Word of the Psychic Bug: Chapter One [review 01]
Word of the Psychic Bug: Chapter Two
Word of the Psychic Bug: Chapter Three

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

P.S. Gifford:

The Beast Within [review 01]
Julian's Shadow [review 01]
The House Call [review 01]
Mr. Farnaby’s head [review 01]
Caverns of Blood
The Small Print [review 01]
The Peculiar Account of Gary Hutchins
Level Nine [review 01]
The Cucumber man [review 01]
Wicked intentions
There is a serial killer living next door.
Sid [review 01]
Mr. Barnaby
Reaching Out [review 01]
Head Trip
Confessions of a mad man [review 01]
Things remembered
The Evils of Drink
The Nefarious Plan
The Curious Account of the Castlegregory Banshee
Spring Cleaning [review 01]
Ancient Rituals
Long Memories [review 01]
The Order of the Eldritch Disciples
The Gastronome
All in a Day's Work
The Edification of Arthur Watson
Consider This...
Veraciousness [review 01]
Rekindled Memories
The Plight
The Unwitting Soothsayer
Robbie - Winner, ST Flash Fiction Contest 2.0
Doctor Jenkins Magical Powders
Strong Stomachs

Henrick Glutonlumps:

Helping Hans [review 01]
The Tormenter
Storytellers [review 01]
Computer Chat
Henrick's dark secret
Where am I? [review 01]
Bad hair day
Thorpe's Gizmo [review 01]
The Splotch [review 01]
The Threshold of Reason
The Dentist
The Flawless Murder
The horrible task
Just for you. [review 01]
Oh Those Childhood Games
The Appointment
The Final Appointment [review 01]
The Weight-Busters-Club
An Appointment to Remember
The Dinner Appointment
Appointment with a Particularly Nasty Death Robot [review 01]
The Kiss [review 01]

John C. Goodman:

The Ghost of Denver 8

Michael Gold:

Mars On The Discount Plan
The Carbon Police Are Coming For You
Horror House Detective - READERS' CHOICE 19 August 2007.
Manhattan at 30,000 Feet
Feet of Jelly - READERS' CHOICE 29 February 2008 (tie)
On the Road Rage - READERS' CHOICE 25 June 2008

an interview with Michael Gold by Mark R. Brand

an interview with Michael Gold by Mark R. Brand

novel excerpt:
Horror House Detective

Suicide Sons

Mr. Head: Chapter One

Mr. Head Finds Love

David Grant:

TEASE, Inc. [review 01]
White Christmas [review 01 02]
The Last Breakfast [review 01 02]
Open Door Policy - Winner, ST Flash Fiction Contest
Lucy's Place
Money Shot
A Miracle on Rivington Street
Happy Hour

David S. Grant on "A Story to Tell"
an interview with David S. Grant

novel excerpts:
Corporate Porn: Chapter One
Corporate Porn: Chapter Ten

Blood: The New Red

Corporate Porn [review 01]
Bleach | Blackout


Q&A with David S. Grant, by Andy Laughton

Interview with Olivia Wilder, Blog Talk Radio

Stephen Grassie:

Dirty Bits

Devon Green:

Slightly Used Coffins

James E. Gurley:

Fire God


Roger Haller:

Return to Oz
Black Mac of Pegasi 51
Cat Scratch Fever
Tunnel of Time
Black Mac of Pegasi 51: Jewels
Want Fries with That? - Third Place, "Eat Me" contest

Visitation - Winner, Silverthought "Birth" Contest

R.A. Harris:

Genesis in a Post-mortem Society

Ashley Hibbert:

The hours between day and night 
The Perimeter

Mike Heffernan: [Featured Author, April 2007]

"Cold Deck": a sample chapter from Exposed!

Joseph Hirsch:

The Dreamer and the Windmill
House of Crystal - READERS' CHOICE, 02 February 2009

Chris Hlad:

The Wedding

Kathleen Hood-Haskins:

Dinner with the Family - Second Place, "Eat Me" contest

Paul Hughes:

Diane [review 01 02]
The End
Armory [review 01 02]
And As the Raven Hunger

The Grange: 03.1.11

The Grange: Part Two.

The Grange: Part One.

two interviews with Paul Evan Hughes

novel excerpt:
Broken: Of Splendor, Of Misery

an excerpt from The Mills

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Enemy [review 01 02 03]
An End [review 01 02 03 04 05 06]
Broken [review 01 02 03]

Scott Hughes:

eXhaurio, Inc.



M.R. Jordan

The Color of Sunshine

Heather Juliussen:

A Collection of Papers [review 01]

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology


Danielle Kaheaku:


Georgina Kamsika

Our Fathers' Eyes

Brenda Kezar:

Global Swarming

Nik Klima:

No Longer Them

Jennifer Knighton:

The Speakeasy: 01.3.16-7

DeAnna Knippling

The Business that Must Be Conducted in the Dark

Dan Kopcow:

Catch of the Day - READERS' CHOICE, 04 December 2006 [review 01]
Astronaut Tang
Ride Along with Hùmres
Harold Doesn't Date Anymore

Revenant - Honorable Mention, Silverthought Sparkly Vampire Jamboree Contest

D. Krause:

Ghost Woods
Inherit the Earth


David LaBounty:

The Gods' Sleep

an interview with David LaBounty by Becci Noblit Goodall

novel excerpt:

moon chalk

Anders Laughton:

Though I Know We Be But Dust [review 01]
Bitch [review 01]


Witness: 01.9.5

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Robert Laughlin:

Nuclear Family

Robert Lewis:

Coming Home

Tim Lieder:

Everything is Dark

Stephen Livingstone

EDEN's Apple

Rob Loughran:

Future Fucked [review 01 02]
Old Gardens; Old Toys - READERS' CHOICE, 28 October 2006

novel excerpt:
Teenaged Pussies From Outer Space: Part I: Contact Is Not Just a Cold and Allergy Medicine

Russell Lutz: [Featured Author, December 2006]

Athens 3004
Two and a Half
The Hill
Heliopause [review 01]
Olympic Cold Storage [review 01]
Life in the Year Two Thousand
Junior - READERS' CHOICE, 15 June 2007 (tie)

Night Trial - Winner, Silverthought Sparkly Vampire Jamboree Contest

Under the Radar

Reconceptualizing the Revolutionary in 21st Century Speculative Fiction
The Challenge of Tone

novel excerpts:
Iota Cycle: Landing

Iota Cycle:
Spring [review 01]
The Department of Off World Affairs: Heliopause
The Department of Off World Affairs: Junior

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Iota Cycle [review 01]
The Department of Off World Affairs

Two Interviews with Russell Lutz by Mark R. Brand and Scott Lyerly

Scott Lyerly:

Fishbowl [review 01]
The Miracle
Change [review 01]
The Code Junkie [review 01]

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology


Paul Mannering:

The Autopsy - READERS' CHOICE, 19 October 2007

Dawn Marshallsay:


Sasha Janel McBrayer:


David McAodha:

Hot Tin

Ken McConnell:

I Tyrmian - READERS' CHOICE, 15 June 2007 (tie)

Peggy McFarland

Charlie Makes His Way - Honorable Mention, Silverthought Sparkly Vampire Jamboree Contest

Daniel McVey:

Origin: 01.5.

Bruce Memblatt:

Remedy for a Stuntman

V. Moody:

The High Cost of Wishing

Isaiyan Morrison:

Gut Moaning [review 01]
Stay Within the Lines

Andrew Murphy:

The Trials of Time Travel
Peeking in on Schrodinger's cat [review 01]
The march of the insects.
In My Dreams I'm You
"The Fable of Luck - Amendments.doc" or "Milos Shizz": Winner, ST Comedy Writing Contest


Christian Nevers:

The Confessor


Justin Oldham:

Bibix Unchained
Live and Direct - READERS' CHOICE, 01 May 2008
Twilight 2014

novel excerpt:
Tales from the Kodiak Starport

Q&A with Justin Oldham by Russell Lutz
interview with KMXT 100.1 FM, Kodiak, Alaska
Justin Oldham on "Talk of the Rock"


Regan T. M. Pazuzu:

The Institute

Steven L. Peck:

How the Mother of Vampiro Rojo de Santanas Died at the Hand of the Ethicless Thing

Mike Philbin:

The Capturing Kind

novel excerpts:
Planet of the Owls

Two interviews with Mike Philbin by Mark R. Brand and Andy Laughton

Tom Piantanida:

Super Bee

Samuel Piccone:

Consultation with Torch



Carl Rafala:

Red Dreams [review 01]
Dark Continent
Deep Grooves

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

an interview with Carl Rafala

Kimberly Raiser:

Stranded on Infinite [review 01] [02]
One Minute
Man upon a rock READERS' CHOICE, 18 August 2006
Truth or Consequences a steel trap
Carnage Incarnate
Felonious Fruit
Simple Rules for the Proper Execution of a Suicide (no pun intended)
Pits of Antholon
A Dream Numeric
Masterpiece Dinner

Invasion Prologue
Astral Plains, Chapter 1

Astral Plains, Chapter 2
Astral Plains, Chapter 3

Lucretia Randle:

The Anniversary Gift [review 01]

Philip Reyth:

My own Prison [review 01]
Cyber Haiku

Edward A. Rodosek:

The Stage Between [review 01]

J. Rohr:


Peter J. Rosado:

In Between the Lies [review 01]
I Keep the Gates
The Man on the Road
The Last Waltz
Annabelle's Showtime

Jens Rushing:

Principia Anthropologia - READERS' CHOICE, 25 May 2007


Shronda S.:

The Book
Interview with a Killer [review 01]
Cat Killer [review 01]
Cocktail delight
The Trekker

Lawrence Santoro:

novel excerpt:
Drink for the Thirst to Come

Jim Schicatano:

Transmission Received

Michael Simon:


Faye Sizemore:

Turn It Down [review 01]
Solution From Walmart
The House On Ivy Street [review 01]
Home and Hearth
Familiar Voices
And Then There Were None.. [review 01]
What Color Is Nothing [review 01]
Government For The People [review 01]
The House
Two Heads Are Better Than One [review 01]
The Importance Of Timing
Side Dish
The Plateye Twin [review01]
The Red Rain [review 01 02]
The Awakening
The Scent Of Flowers
He And SHE
The Haunting Of Lucretia
The Gates of Cleamore [review 01]
Jonesy's War
Night Warrior
Number Thirteen

Daniel C. Smith:

In Jupiter's Shadow
Jupiterís Children, Part I

Jupiter's Children, Part II

Ian Smith:

Zoom Products [review 01]
Happy Bunnies
Live Technician

Shona Snowden:

Puppy Love

William Spear:

Dead Men Don't Party

Kevin Spiess:

Red Blues

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Gary Starta:

Alzabreah's Garden
Growing Pains [review 01 02]
Ripple In The Pond

Nicholas Stekas:


Max Strange:

Friends For Life
Backdoor to Mars

Philip Suggars

Boys Keep Swinging


Chris Thompson:

Diamond Dogs:
The Mannequin Men: Diamond Dogs Prologue

Raymond Towers:

Coffee and Credits

Jack St. John-Turner:

Outsource: 01.10.3



Joe Vadalma:

A Death on Mars

Joel Van Valen:

A Parlor Tale
Ghosts of Alun Seritz

Norm Vigeant:

A Better Mousetrap [review 01]


Lloyd Wagoner:


Rhian Waller:


Curtis Waugh:

The Thing in the Corner

James I. Wasserman:

The Expiring Man 

Silverthought Ignition: a speculative fiction anthology

Pavelle Wesser:


Steve Wilkins:

The Adventures Of A Dead Duck
A Match Made In Hell

Told You So
[review 01]
A Sense Of Human

Thread Bear

Operation "Welcome Mat"
Wish You Were Here


The Red Planet
Earth's Sister Margarette:Edition II: Complete Control



A.R. Yngve:

The Battery Vanishes




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