Dale T Phillips - Writer
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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




 

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Night of the Annoying Dead

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

Flashes in the Dark- December 2010

 

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Carnival of Pain

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

Dark Valentine - Fall 2010

 

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Bootleggers

Sometimes the person doing all the wrong things makes it come out different from what you'd expect.

Short-Story.Me- June 2010

(Click on Crime Stories and select from the list)

Now in their latest anthology, available in print or on Kindle

 

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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, March-May 2010

(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- 1.25, March-May 2010

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- Feb-April 2010

www.sorceroussignals.com

(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- November 2009, Issue #7

www.houseofhorror.org.uk/#/rummy/4537254326

 

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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- March 2009 issue

www.genremall.com/zinesr.htm#aoife

 
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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 online- February 2009

www.atomjackmagazine.com/2009/20090208_
Yesterday_and_Today.html

(Reprint) First published Space and Time, Issue #87, Summer 1997 (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 online- Volume 5, Number 1, January/February 2009 Issue

www.crimeandsuspense.com

 
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Nighthawks

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

Big Pulp online- September/November 2008

www.bigpulp.com

 
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Body English

Who says college English professors don't have passion?

Gluttonlumps Chilling Tales online- Halloween 2008

 
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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, Winter/Spring 1997 (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- 30th Anniversary Issue, #87, Summer 1997

www.spaceandtimemagazine.com/wp/issues/?y=1997

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