Reginald Rules

We use to own our backyard. Had the paperwork, the deed, made the payments, everything.

The Reginald came along.

Reginald, as far as rabbits go, stands his ground. Or grass.

He’s not pushy, not threatening, not intimidating.

Just there.

Usually when we need him not to be.

Raccoons don’t bother him. He merrily munches away not noticing…or not acknowledging…their interests. Or ours.

Yeah, I remember, long ago, when it was our backyard…


The Goatmen of Aguirra, Part 1

The Goatmen of Aguirra is one of my favorite stories and, based on comments, popular among my readers (thankee!). It appears in my self-published Tales Told ‘Round Celestial Campfires, as an individual ebook The Goatmen of Aguirra: A Tale Told ‘Round Celestial Campfires, and was serialized in Piker Press in 2019.

I’m sharing it here because a friend is having some challenges using 1st Person POV, and The Goatmen of Aguirra uses 1st Person POV throughout.

Hope you enjoy.

The Goatmen of Aguirra (Part 1)

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Greg Hickey’s Doing a GiveAway! (and you’re all invited)

Win the 18 speculative fiction ebooks shown below

  • Explore a variety of subgenres, including science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, alternative history, paranormal and magical realism
  • 5 winners will be randomly selected
  • Click on each book cover or title to read more (listed under the raffle)

Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey

Hundreds of years in the future, the last humans live in a utopian colony with every need satisfied automatically. But when the machines that regulate the colony begin to break down, one colonist must save what remains of humanity.

Once Bitten, Twice Die by Antony J. Stanton

A cure for dementia fails, leaving patients crazed, infectious and enraged, and the carnage quickly decimates society. On London’s outskirts some survivors must battle the infected, but their troubles have only just begun…

Sentience by Courtney P. Hunter

Sentience follows twenty-four individuals as they travel through a contained natural preserve to participate in a Turing Test conducted by a tech corporation willing to do anything for monetary gain.

Terra Obscura: A Knock in the Dark by Geoff and Michelle Genge

People are dying in the dark and New York’s highest office wants the truth buried. Only Charles Fort, an ambitious and ridiculed paranormal investigator is willing to get to the bottom of it.

Subject A36 by Teri Polen

He was genetically enhanced to be the perfect assassin. To kill for The Colony. He just doesn’t know it yet.

The Augmented Man by Joseph Carrabis

“…a blistering tour de force…Joseph Carrabis has created a military and scientific warrior that could mind read and wipe out Rambo, Robocop and Steve Austin ‘The Bionic Man’ at once, in an instant.”

The Curse of Sotkari Ta by Maria A. Perez

Mina is snatched from her family and forced to serve the ruthless Lostai on a distant science station. The DNA of an evolved race known as Sotkari Ta lies dormant in her genes.

The Night Alphabet by David M. Donachie

Have you ever had a dream so wonderful it followed you into the waking world? Do you lie awake, listening to the creaks and groans of a settling building, and believe that something strange and terrible is happening?

Undertones by L.S. Popovich

In a dystopian city run by animals, a university jazz band takes on the mob for the sake of social protest, only to bite off more than they can chew.

Aceldama by John Hazen

When a young woman battles logic, time and even the religious establishment to save her husband from the clutches of a curse that goes back two millennia, she risks not only condemning her own soul but also plunging the world into the apocalypse.

I, Carlos by Casey Dorman

I, Carlos is thriller in which a revolutionary computer chip, containing the personality of Carlos the Jackal, the world’s most notorious assassin, is implanted into the protagonist’s brain.

Eye of the Storm by R.K. King

In a future ravaged by a planet-wide super storm, tribes of nomads eke out a miserable existence barely surviving as they uncover scraps of the old world and move as the storm moves.

Guardians of the Gates, Part 1: The New Breed by Jeff Schanz

When a madman wields a supernatural force that can wipe humanity off the globe, an ancient, dying society called The Saints are the only ones who understand the unfathomable threat.

Centricity by Nathaniel Henderson

When an intelligence operation to retrieve a DNA-altering bioweapon goes horribly wrong, it sparks a scandal that could bring down an agency, and a city along with it.

Moon Crusher by Susan Kite

Fourteen-year-old Diego only knows the rolling hills of his father’s ranch in 1829 California. Then he is captured by reptilian aliens and taken aboard their spaceship.

Fingers Are Tasty, Too, Two-Legger

One of the joys of surrogate parenting is counting digits to make sure all is well.

Not theirs, mine.

Remember my mentioning that one little feller was going to be trouble?

His name is Samuel and I was right.

He’s a toe nibbler.

Nothing serious as of yet.

Although he keeps a’tryin’.

Give him time…or me coming out in my slippers…and he’s bound to get one of mine.


I Pitched Nine Agents in Two Days – Six said Yes! Here’s What I Learned (Pitch Evolution)

I recently had a fascinating week; Nine agents (including the ones who weren’t interested in my work) shared industry insights and offered suggestions for improving my pitch.

The is the third and last installment in the I Pitched Nine Agents in Two Days – Six said Yes! Here’s What I Learned series and deals with how the agents themselves helped me shape my pitch. The first installment dealt with Do’s and Don’t’s the agents shared with me during the day. The second installment details conversations I had with some of them and their thoughts on the industry and agenting.

Note the following deals with a fiction pitch.


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