John C. Bunnell

Short Fiction

The short stories I've published to date are listed below; click a story's title for more information about that story, including a brief excerpt.  Clicking on an anthology title or book cover will take you to (in most cases) to Powell's Books, or in a couple of cases to the anthology's publisher.  Note that many of the anthologies are out of print, and used copies may or may not be easily available.


What's Opera Season
Fanfic Contest

July 2010 • Contest Entry

ScalzOrc vs. Kitten


Dances With Coyotes
Fantastic Companions

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005

Fantastic Companions (cover)


The Pirates of Capella
Artemis Magazine

LRC Publications • Winter 2003

Artemis Winter 2003


Free Will
Bruce Coville's
Strange Worlds

Avon Camelot • 2000

Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds


A Million Copies in Print
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters

Avon Camelot • 1999

Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters 


This Is A Test
Horrors! 365 Scary Stories

Barnes & Noble • 1998

365 Scary Stories 


The Very Long Distance Wrong Number
Bruce Coville's
Book of Aliens II

Scholastic • 1996

Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens 2 


The Ultimate Compliment
Deals With the Devil

DAW Books • 1996

Deals With the Devil 


The Masque of the Red Pencil
Editor Stories

Wildside Press • 1993

Swashbuckling Editor Stories 


Only Your Imagination
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine

Issue #4 • Spring 1989

cover not available