Free fiction: When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer

I’ve been asked a couple of times recently if any of my stories were freely available online. For a while they weren’t but as of today, my first published story, “When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer” is now freely available here on my website.

Several people suggested that I make the story available on the Kindle and I’m still considering doing that, but I still wanted at least a sample of my work available freely for anyone who wanted to read it. I like this story, which was first published back in 2007 in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show.

If you like it, I’d urge you to go to the InterGalactic Medicine Show website and check out their most recent issue. And perhaps consider subscribing.


  1. Thanks for the free story! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now – I’m excited to read some of your fiction!

    1. You’re welcome! Thanks for reading! And let me just remind you that in the next couple of weeks, my story, “Take One for the Road” should be appearing in the June issue of Analog. (I know, shameless plug, but I can’t help it. I’m too excited.) 🙂


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