Short Fiction

Because sometimes it only takes a few words to tell a good tale.

In the meantime, check out “Ron’s End” Ultra Flash Fiction Contest Winner), April 2016. Three-hundred monosyllabic word story contest.

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Bathroom Reading – Short Stories for Short Visits

“…a wonderful mix of sass, sweetness and entertainment. ” – Avid Reader

Enjoyable read to escape from the harsh world of reality.” – James G. Elwood

“Entertaining and just the right size.” – Rasmenia Massoud

Bathroom Reading” is not a Detective Stark mystery, but he makes a guest appearance, published November 7, 2012. This novel is much, much more than a mystery.

Sixty-six short stories from writer’s angst to T-Rex to aliens, zombies, squirrels, cockatiels, cows, thrillers, comedies, tragedies, and love stories with Rick’s own unique take. You’ll find stories ranging from six words (my homage to the Ernest Hemingway story of the same length – which some people believe he didn’t write) to several pages long.

Now, you really have something to do in the bathroom.

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“The Art”

Chocolate Chip Cookies

When selling a house, you bake cookies to make it smell homey, enticing the buyer. Use smellovision and imagine these cookies.



“The Art” is not a Detective Stark mystery, but he makes a guest appearance, scheduled to be released in 2017.

The plan is to have ten standalone short stories between 5,000 and 8,000 words each. Six have already been written, one includes a leap of fantasy from my own encounter with Bruce Springsteen in 1973. Maybe I’ll be able to get him to lend an imagine for the cover. Who knows?

And who knows, maybe I’ll gather all my flash fiction into another book in the meantime.

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