Published Stories

Stan Dryer’s Publications

I currently have 11 published short stories. Most of these are available on-line, others you can read by ordering the printed or electronic magazine containing the story.

Whenever a new Stan Dryer story is published, I’ll update this listing. If you have subscribed to my blog, you’ll get a notice that my publication page has been updated.

(As of July 1, 2021, here is the list of my recent publications (more recent first)

The Young Man Who Talked to Cars (You’ll get to meet some interesting cars. The Sugatti with an attitude. Audrey the protective family car, Andre the voyeur van. And, of course, there is Melany, a sweet coddled Cadillac. Or was she really that sweet?) This story was published in the July 2021 issue of Fabula Argentea on-line Magazine. To read it, click here: Young Man

Two Brothers, Two Wolves. (If you run into a wolf in the forest, would you be better off facing one or two wolves? Sometimes two is better. I wrote this story as I was interested in trying to write a story with an imbedded narrator, what is called a frame story.) This story was published in the April issue of Fabula Argentea on-line magazine. To read it, click here: Wolves

Tracking Blackheart Bart. (A science fiction story set in the early West. After escaping from jail, Blackheart Bart seeks asylum with some aliens with interesting results. ) This story has been published in a Rogue Blades anthology Reach for the Sky, The anthology is available on Kindle or as a printed copy on Amazon. To read this story, click here: Blackheart

Trouble Free Driving (A hit man makes the serious mistake of ignoring the recall notices for his Sugatti.) A short flash-fiction story published in the on-line Autumn Issue of Lowestoft Chronicle. To read this story, click here: Trouble Free Driving

Never Kidnap a Crime Novelist (Martin Wielman, the author of the best selling Buck Slammer private eye series is kidnapped by a young couple greedy for a cut of the advance on his next book. By the end of the story, the couple discovers just how bad a mistake they made.) Published in the September 2020 issue of Mystery Weekly. This story is not available for free directly on-line. If your local library subscribes to Flipster you may be able to view it there. However, some Flipster library subscriptions do not include crime magazines. You can purchase a paper copy of the September issue through Amazon or an electronic version through a digital or Kindle newstand.

Playing Out the Deck. (The narrator of this story learns to play pushup poker from a friend while they are hiking the Appalachian Trail and discovers the importance in life of playing out the deck, a fact that he later uses to turn around his friend’s life.) Published in the September 2020 issue of Fabula Argentea Magazine. To read this story, click here: Playing Out the Deck

The Edge of Solitude (The narrator of this story works winters as a teacher on an island in a remote Canadian lake. He also works summers as Head Counselor at a boy’s camp on the same lake. One summer things happen to disturb his peaceful life.) This story has been electronically published on the May 2020 Edition on the Write Launch site. To read this story click here: Edge of Solitude

The Run. (Harry Staunten, driven from the lovely town of Thatchford by his divorce, longs to regain some standing in the Town.) Published in March 2020 issue of Adelaide Literary Magazine. To find this story click here March 2020 Adelaide Magazine.

Daily Bread. (Millie decides that the poet Agatha Windwhisper has a broken heart and needs help from Millie’s psychologist boss.) In the September 2019 issue of Adelaide Literary Magazine. You can read this story on their site. Click here to read this story: Daily Bread

Finishing off Gammie. (After that incident at the opera, Harry Fredder knows he must kill his mother-in-law. But the tables turn back and forth as each strives to outsmart the other until… but that would be giving away the ending..) Published in the March 2019 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine . This story is available under Story Archives on this blog. To get there, click on Gammie

The Cookiemeister. (She was tall and blonde and lovely, a goddess in the eyes of fourteen year old Bub. She was also Mr.Henshaw’s mistress. Then Bub blurts out something really stupid.) Published in the March 2019 issue of Adelaide Literary Magazine. Click here to read this story:The Cookiemeister

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