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Davis the Disappointed Lab Tech

I am pleased to be able to say that my short piece “Davis the Disappointed Lab Tech” has been published by Cicada in their current May/June 2015 issue.

This was my first professional sale, and the folks over at Cicada could not have been nicer.

For those unaware, Cicada is a magazine geared towards teens, and I’m very happy that poor little Davis found a home with them.

Want an excerpt of the story?


Davis swiped his card and peered into the retinal scanner. The Agency’s massive lab door unlocked with a low metallic complaint. 

Ignoring his staff’s sympathetic glances, Davis heaved his bulky field kit up onto the table and dropped his satchel to the floor. He removed his identification badge, shed his gray Windbreaker with a brisk shrug, and slumped into his chair.

This happened every time.

The invisible puma he’d been called out to inspect had been declared Provisionally Unaccounted For upon his arrival. It was apparently killed by the agents after it escaped Containment Zones 1, 2, and 3 and its body subsequently “misplaced.” . . .


The rest of it you can read on the Cicada site. Here.

Browse through their other issues while you’re at it.

Happy reading!

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