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MICHAEL D. BURNSIDE

AUTHOR

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael D. Burnside is a graduate of Ohio University. By day, he earns a living as a systems analyst, helping customers figure out what they need from their software. His interests include gaming, science, computer technology, history, politics, and, of course, writing. His fiction writing includes steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His stories have been featured in multiple anthologies, including Fossil Lake: An Anthology of the Aberrant, Fossil Lake II: The Refossiling, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Vol. II, and Ink Stains Vol. 8. His short stories have also been featured in magazines such as Devolution Z, Outposts of Beyond, and Gathering Storm Magazine. One of his latest stories, “The Devil of Greystern Castle,” appears in the Spring 2023 edition of Dragon Gems. Michael lives in Dayton, Ohio, with his wife, two giant dogs, and lots of cats. 

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Michael D. Burnside's short story, "Bogies in the Storm," a thrilling F-14 Tomcat tale, is available as a free audio story on Tall Tales TV.

Tall Tales TV

Dragon Gems

Michael D. Burnside's short story, "The Devil of Greystern Castle," a haunting tale of a knight and his squire, is featured in the Spring 2023 edition of Dragon Gems.

Dragon Gems publishes quarterly collections of fantasy short stories from up-and-coming authors.

Black Sky

The Message

Looking at the Sun

Michael Burnside's short story, "The Message," is featured in episode No. 640 of the StarShipSofa podcast.

"The Message" is a tale about what happens when the fragility of the human mind is overcome by the intense stress of space exploration, and the peculiarities that could arise with communications should humans ever manage to travel faster than the speed of light.

"The Message" is masterfully narrated by Tatiana Grey.

Image by Possessed Photography

Emotive Motivation

A free short story about a pair of soldiers in a future war who encounter an unexpected problem.

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STEADY AND TRUE

A free short story of dueling airships.

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ORIGINS OF BRASS

This steampunk tale was one of my first accepted pieces, originally published by Nevermet Press.

Brass Clock

ONE SECOND DELAY

A free science fiction story

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PUBLISHED WORKS

A list of links to my published works.

Colorful Book Spines

FREE STORIES ON OTHER SITES

A few of my published works that are available for free on other web sites.

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"YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR INSPIRATION. YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER IT WITH A CLUB."

Jack London

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