Burn the Map

...and the atlas and the guide book and the GPS and everything else that thinks it knows where you're going. 'Cause I'll tell you a secret, friend: They don't have a clue.

Welcome, traveler!  Is it a new world you're looking for, or perhaps a very old one?  Either way, your journey begins as soon as you click one of the links to the left (or up above, if you're inclined to the mobile devices).  Think of them as portals to other times and places... I mean, you could think of them as simple navigation buttons, but if you're going to do that, there are zillions of websites you could visit.  But you didn't.  You came here.  So saddle up, suit up, buckle up...  Grab your blaster, your sword, your spellbook...  Basically do whatever it takes to feel ready for adventure and dive into stories where no explorer or mapmaker has dared set foot.  Oh, and I almost forgot...  Where you're going, you might as well burn the map. 

Below you will find links to stories that have been posted on other websites or that have been published.  Enjoy!

Community is my latest project, a novella sequel to "Identity" that is available from Rogue Phoenix Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Go straight to any of those links to get the story right away, or click on the picture for an excerpt from the story and additional details.

Community is my latest project, a novella sequel to "Identity" that is available from Rogue Phoenix Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Go straight to any of those links to get the story right away, or click on the picture for an excerpt from the story and additional details.


Identity is a short story available from Rogue Phoenix Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.  Click the pic for an excerpt and additional details.

Identity is a short story available from Rogue Phoenix Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.  Click the pic for an excerpt and additional details.


"The Receipt" is a short story well outside my usual genres, though with a little mystery if you're looking for it.  Clicking the link below will take you to the story's original posting on my writers' group's Wordpress site. 


"Bloody Welt Paintball..." is a rant I wrote, also originally for my writers' group.  How much is fact and how much is fiction?  I'll never tell...

Bloody Welt Paintball: One Man's Journey of Professional and Personal Transformation


Some stories appearing on Burn the Map appeared on the Camel Saloon's "Bactrian Room" or on my writers' group's site.  If you enjoy the stories here, check out both of those sites for a look at more great writers!  One little note: I don't review every author or post on either of these sites, so browse at your own risk, content over there not officially endorsed by over here, yadda yadda yadda, so on and so forth.

Camel Saloon: Bactrian Room

Writers' Group Wordpress site

Also, look below for links to blogs by other writers who have offered advice, support, or encouragement to the work you'll see here on Burn the Map.  Same disclaimer as above...

Linda Beeson Rosendale: Momstime2write.blogspot.com

Finally, one of my greatest inspirations over the years has been different kinds of fantasy and sci-fi gaming.  Online stores can sell products, but only local gaming stores can offer a place where fans of the hobby can gather to play and build up the community.  Easily the greatest gaming store I have visited is called Valhalla's Gate.  I encourage everyone to pay them a visit, at least cyberspatially:  Valhalla's Gate Website