Category: Published

The Secrets of Tea

It’s been awhile. I’ve been working on some bigger projects. But, in the meantime, here’s a little almost-flash that just came out at I drink tea, a lot of tea, and I had this idea of a magic system that involved all the various ingredients that can be used to brew it. This little story is the result of that.

The Secrets of Tea


If this is your first time here, turning this website into something less hideous is on my list. I swear!

In the meantime, leave this ugly site and go listen to my new story at Cast of Wonders! Let me know what you thought.

Episode 236: Beats by Brent C. Smith


New Story

It’s been awhile. It’s been an up-and-down first half of the year. I hope to share my thoughts about that soon, but for now… good news! A new story is up at New Myths. This is another flash where I wanted to explore the ways in which we choose our reality, and how liberating it can be to re-choose.

Here it is: The Stars We Reach

I hope you enjoy it!

Oh, and a teaser… more good news coming soon!

New story at DSF

Happy Thanksgiving! For me, extra special because my story is up at Daily Science Fiction. Enjoy!

Is out!

You can find it at Amazon here. You can also find it at most other online booksellers. I’m so excited to be sharing a Table of Contents with so many amazing writers!

Also, the anthology was reviewed at Tangent Online, which you can find here. Needless to say, I was over the moon at the awesome things C. D. Lewis had to say about my story.

In other upcoming news, my short story, “Scenes from a Solitary Life” will be appearing at Daily Science Fiction on Thanksgiving Day, 11/26. I’d love for you to stop by and have a read. I’m really proud of this one.

Just returned (well, not returned so much as transitioned into vacation at beautiful Rangeley, Maine) from the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. It was a fun two days of meeting other writers, listening to panels discuss fantasy and horror topics, and hanging out with old friends. Next year the convention is in Columbus, OH and I’m hoping to make that my 3rd WFC.

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