Short Fiction

by Lawrence Watt-Evans

This is a list of all my known published short fiction, sorted alphabetically by title. (I have not counted articles; stories starting with "A," "An," or "The" will be alphabetized by the second word.) I have not always been careful about record-keeping, so it may not be 100% complete. If you know of any stories I've missed, please e-mail me.

Each title below links to a page where I briefly describe where the story came from, how it came to be written, and where it was published. I've tried to provide some bibliographic data for each story here on this page, but I don't guarantee its completeness or accuracy -- not only have I not listed every story included in the Wildside Press "Megapacks", I've caught one instance where I had listed the wrong issue of a magazine, and there may be others. Again, if you find any errors, please e-mail me.

For a very few stories, especially the most recent ones and those written under names other than Lawrence Watt-Evans, the individual pages may not be done yet, and if you follow the link you may only find a placeholder. I'll be replacing these with the real thing when I find the time.

Some, but by no means all, of my stories are available in single-author collections; the images at the right link to pages about those. They're all in print. I've also issued some stories as mini-ebooks, at 99 cents apiece; those are also listed to the right, below the collections.

If you're looking for a particular genre, then check out my color-coded list.

In alphabetical order by title:

"The Abduction of Ebenezer Scrooge"

"Advance Man"

"After the Dragon Is Dead"

"Arms and the Woman"

"The Art of Dying"

"Back to the Land"

"Beneath the Tarmac"

"Best Present Ever!"

"Beth's Unicorn"

"Blood Feud"

"The Bloodstone" (an Ethshar story)

"The Bogle in the Basement"

"The Bride of Bigfoot"

"The Cat Came Back"

"Celestial Debris"



"Contraband" (as Nathan Archer)


"Corners in Time"

"Dead Babies"

"Dead Things Don't Move"

"Dread Vengeance"

"The Drifter"

"Dropping Hints"


"An Evil Opportunity Employer"

"Eye of the Beholder"

"The Final Challenge"

"The Final Folly of Captain Dancy,"

"A Flying Saucer With Minnesota Plates"

"For Value Received"

"Foxy Lady"


"The Frog Wizard"

"The Garrison"

"George Pinkerton and the Bedtime Ghost" (collaboration with Julie Evans)

"George Pinkerton and the Bloodsucking Fiend of Brokentree Swamp"

"George Pinkerton and the Space Waffles"

"Ghost Stories"

"The Ghost Taker"

"The Girl Who Couldn't Fly"

"The God in Red"

"Grandpa's Head"

"The Great Ritual"

"The Guardswoman" (an Ethshar story)

"Harry's Toaster"


"Heart of Stone"

"Hearts and Flowers"

"Hell for Leather"

"He's Only Human" (based on an idea by Dan Goodman)

"Horsing Around"

"The House of the Spider"

"How I Found Harry's All-Night Hamburgers"

"How I Maybe Saved the World Last Tuesday Before Breakfast"

"Impostor Syndrome"

"An Infinity of Karen"

"In for A Pound"

"In League with the Freeway"

"Ingredients" (an Ethshar story)

"In Re: Nephelegeretes"

"An Interrupted Betrothal"

"I Was A Bestselling Teenage Werewolf"

"Jim Tuckerman's Angel"

"The Jurors"

"Just Perfect"

"Keeping Up Appearances"

"Keep the Faith"

"The Lady of Shadow Guard" (A Jack of Shadows story)

"Larger Than Life"

"The Last Bastion"

"The Man for the Job"

"The Man Who Loved Dragons"

"Mastermind of Oz" (collaboration with B.W. Clough)

"Mehitabel Goodwin"

"Minus Two Reaction" (my title: "One Night At A Local Bar")

"Mittens and Hotfoot" (as Walter Vance Awsten)

"Monster Kidnaps Girl At Mad Scientist's Command!"

"The Murderer"

"My Mother and I Go Shopping"

"The Name of Fear"

"Natural Selection"

"New Worlds"

"Nif's World"

"The Night People"

"Night Flight" (an Ethshar story)

"The Note Beside the Body"

"Oh, Sweet Goodnight!" with Christina Briley, as Walter Vance Awsten

"Old Soldiers"

"One Man's Meat"

"One Million Lightbulbs"

"One of the Boys"


"Out of the Woods"

"The Palace of al-Tir al-Abtan"


"Paranoid Fantasy #1"

"Paul is Dead"

"Personal Space"

"Pickman's Modem"

"The Pick-Up"

"The Pimp"

"Playing for Keeps"

"Portrait of A Hero" (an Ethshar story)

"The Prisoner of Shalott"

"A Public Hanging"

"Real Time"

"Remembrance of Things to Come"

"Return to Xanadu"

"Revised Edition"


"The Rune and the Dragon"

"Science Fiction"

"Short Lines"

"The Sidekick"

"Sirinita's Dragon" (an Ethshar story)



"Something to Grin About"

"Sorcery of the Heart"

"Spirit Dump"


"Storm Trooper"


"Teaching Machines,"

"The Temple of Life"


"That Doggone Vnorpt" (as Nathan Archer)

"Three Days Late for the Hanging"


"Tomorrow Never Knows"


"Truth, Justice, and the American Way"

"Tulki's Revenge"


"The Unwanted Wardrobe" (An April Fool's joke, not an actual story.)





"The Warlock's Refuge"

"Watching New York Melt" (collaboration with Julie Evans)

"Weaving Spells" (an Ethshar story)

"What the Cat Dragged In"

"When Hell Froze Over"

"Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers"

"Windwagon Smith and the Martians"

"The Worst Part"

"Worthy of His Hire"


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