Dale T Phillips - Writer

 

Published Stories

Short stories of mine that have appeared in print and online. Mystery stories, science fiction stories, horror stories, suspense stories, pulp fiction stories, fantasy stories, even a little magic realism

KillerElla

A new take on an old fairy tale. You like zombies? We got 'em!

Trysts of Fate

 

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Always Pay the Piper

Stories from the top names in fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. 420 pages of awesome-- with one of my stories included.

Fungi- 30th Anniversary Edition

 

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Our Lady

Terrific anthology by editor Katherine Tomlinson.

Nightfalls

All proceeds go to a children's charity.

 

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The Thriller Writer

Here's who really writes the action novels.

My humor piece.

The Funny Times

I'm sharing a print venue with Garrison Keillor and Dave Barry! WOW!

 

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The Mousetrap

Why can't the smart mouse ever know it's a trap? A crime story.

Over My Dead Body

 

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Moose Tracks

Just when you get to thinking you're the hunter...

An Electric Tragedy

 

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Writer's Diary

Ah, the glamor of being an at-home writer... A short funny look behind the curtain.

Eric's Hysterics

 

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Locust Time

The locusts are coming back. This is not a good thing...

Fungi

 

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Bootleggers

Appeared in Short-Story.Me!, and is in their latest anthology, a 250-page, 24-story volume with Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and SciFi:
"Short-Story.Me! Best Genre Short Stories Anthology #2"
Get the Print version or order for Kindle

Short-Story.Me!

 

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Heartsounds

A man ponders his mortality and a critical choice as he lays awake at night.
This mainstream, non-genre flash fiction (super short) piece was one of the top-ranked reader favorites. Comments from readers were so terrific, and so inspiring, that I recorded it as a podcast, which was also published on the site.

Every Day Fiction

 

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Kamikaze Hipsters

Ah, what we suffer for art!
Thanks to Editor Katherine Tomlinson for recognizing the merits of the story and showcasing it so well.

Cool illustration by Mark Satchwill.

Dark Valentine

 

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Night of the Annoying Dead

A short, short, but fun take on the zombie apocalypse...

Flashes in the Dark

 

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Carnival of Pain

When the circus comes to town, it may not be a good thing...

Dark Valentine

 

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The Great Snipe Hunt

A little Lewis Carroll, a dash of James Joyce, and a fun tale that plays with language.

New Myths- Issue 10

(In Past Issues, find Issue 10 -- and check out my take on writing, in their Biographies Section)

 

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God Save the Queen

Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with giant lobster claws...

Kasma- Issue 1.25

The editor really liked this story, and called it out in the From the Editor column.

 

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The Little Guy

That story you hear about me has another side to it, but the little guy always gets the short end of the stick.

Sorcerous Signals

(artwork by Marge Simon)

The story won the Reader's poll as favorite story of the issue, by a wide margin. Thanks to everyone who voted!

 

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Rummy

What does earning a living cost us in terms of our humanity? Are we failures if we're not successful in a rat race?

House of Horror- Issue #7

 

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Blades and Butchery

A parody that pays homage to the late, great Fritz Leiber and his immortal characters, Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser. Fritz is the man who coined the genre term "Sword and Sorcery."

Aoife's Kiss

 
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Yesterday and Today

What happens if we keep getting older but we can't keep our past in linear order?

Atomjack

(Reprint) First published Space and Time, Issue #87 (See below)

 
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The Easiest Man to Kill

It's easy to do away with someone who's helping you kill him.

Crime and Suspense- Volume 5, Number 1

 
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Nighthawks

A man sees himself in a painting, on a night he committed murder.

Big Pulp

 
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Body English

Who says college English professors don't have passion?

Gluttonlumps Chilling Tales

 
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The Pit

It's bad enough to be trapped, but to be trapped with a monster...

Ethereal Gazette- Issue Six (Order through Lulu)

www.lulu.com

 
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Tree of Sorrows

Mallory thought his pain was too much to bear. He discovered some interesting things one night, after he met a strange man.

Plot- Issue #8 (no website available)

 
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Yesterday and Today

What happens if we keep getting older but we can't keep our past in linear order?

Space and Time

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