John A. Frochio lives among the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania.  As of Feb. 1, 2020, he has officially retired from a career developing and supporting computer automation systems for steel mills. He has been a science fiction & fantasy fan for as long as he can remember and has loved writing for almost as long.  He is also humbled to say he is a Christian.  He is happily married to Connie.  His daughter Toni is a flight attendant.  They have bravely put up with his strange ways for many years.



Mermaid Gumbo, the House Specialty, Served Steaming Hot,” Ligonier Valley Writers Flash Fiction Contest, Honorable Mention, Oct. 2022.

How to Win an Argument With Your Evil Twin—for Dummies,” Kraxon Magazine, Aug 1, 2022.

The Seductive Flask of Mr. Reynolds,” Redwood Reads Podcast, July 25, 2022, (Reprint)

“Limb From Limb,” Strange Wars: Speculative Fiction of Coalitions in Conflict, tDot Spec, ed Don Miasek, April 14, 2022. (Reprint)

“The Sacred Choreography of Love Birds,” Unbreakable Ink 2, Indomitable Ink, ed Shebat Legion, March 6, 2022.

Never Enough Seeing,” Kraxon Magazine, March 1, 2022.


“A City Tour of Unusual and Unexpected Places,” Strange Aeon 2021: Orbital Lovecraft, ed M. Keaton, Sept 30, 2021.

“Working on a Chain Gang,” Smoke in the Stars, Hawks Barrow Press, ed Bradley R. Mitzelfelt, Sept 28, 2021.

“Bar Room Décor, With Soul,” Unbreakable Ink, Indomitable Ink, ed Shebat Legion, Sept 20, 2021.

“Sunset Cowboy,” Something Wicked This Way Rides, Dark Owl Publishing, July 1, 2021.

Plastic Fantastic Sea Creatures,” Etaerio SF No. 1, March 25 2021.


“The Stars Named for Lovers,” A Celebration of Storytelling, Dark Owl Publishing, December 1, 2020.

The Man Who Was Delayed,” Kraxon Magazine, Nov 1, 2020.

“Her Fingertips Touched the Wind,” Breathe: Anthology of Science Fiction, Culture Cult, October, 2020.

“The Stars Named for Lovers,” The Starship Logs Volume 3: Nabu Carnevale, Tell-Tale Press, June 1, 2020.  Defunct publisher.

About a Man and a Robot,” Aurora Wolf, May 1, 2020.

The Shelf Life of an Elf,” Kraxon Magazine, April 1, 2020.

“His Turn to Remember,” Mythaxis Issue 22, April, 2020.


“A Million Points of Light,” Red Planet Magazine, Oct. 2019.

The Seductive Flask of Mr. Reynolds,” Tell-Tale Press, Oct. 1, 2019.  Defunct publisher.

“Behind the Purple Haze,” Third Flatiron Anthology: Hidden Histories, April 15, 2019.

Yggdrasil,” Aurora Wolf, April 1, 2019.


“Where the Tunnels End,” Jouth: An Anthology Volume 1, Nov, 2018.

At the Center for Medical Imagining,” Aurora Wolf, Oct 1, 2018.

“Timeless in Chronoville,” The Chronos Chronicles, Kindle Edition, Indie Authors Press, May 24, 2018;  The Chronos Chronicles, Paperback Edition, Indie Authors Press, May 8, 2018.

Defect,” Aurora Wolf, May 1, 2018.

Heroine of the Ages,” Helios Quarterly Magazine Vol. 2 Issue 4, March 15, 2018.


“Driftplastic,” 2047: Short Stories From Our Common Future, Amazon Digital Services, November 29, 2017.

A Mutable Crowd,” Twilight Times, October 2017.

Cry of the Electric Arc,” Helios Quarterly Magazine Vol. 2 Issue 3, October 2017.

Pink Flamingoes,” 2017 Ligonier Valley Writers Flash Fiction contest, Third Place.

Equus Magna,” Mythaxis, August 2017.

“When the Hammerheads Sing,” Visions VII: Universe, Lillicat Publishers, August 2017.

Limb From Limb,” Aurora Wolf, August 1, 2017.

“Ladies in Flight,” Sci Fan Magazine, June 2017Defunct magazine.

Into the Soft Fields”, Aurora Wolf, March 1, 2017.

Tweets of the Dead,” Kraxon Magazine, February 1, 2017.

“In the Hot Mists,” Sci Fan Magazine, January 2017Defunct magazine.


“The Time Traveler’s Accountant,” Time Travel Tales, Chappy Fiction, November 28, 2016.

Beneath the IT Department Lies,” Kraxon Magazine, October 1, 2016.

Card Houses,” Aurora Wolf, September 1, 2016.

How to Wear Ultra-Cool Sunglasses,” Liquid Imagination, August 2016.

A New World Order,” Mythaxis, August 2016.

Pretty Steel,” Aurora Wolf, May 1, 2016.

The Bones Left by the Storm,” Aurora Wolf, February 29, 2016.

A Vacant Chair Beside the Hearth,” Mythaxis, February 2016.


Repair Call,” Aurora Wolf, December 25, 2015.

A Martian Christmas, With Ghosts,” Kraxon Magazine, December 23, 2015.

Scarecrow Agonistes,” Twilight Times, October 2015.

“Tomorrow’s Fast Food,” Beyond Science Fiction, June 2015.  Defunct magazine.

An Aberration of Apparitions,” Kraxon Magazine, June 2015.


“A Fine Selection of Wines and Poisons,” Triangulation Parch, PARSEC Ink, July 2014.

Life Changing Moments,” Kraxon Magazine, March 2014.


Toyscape,” Mythaxis, August 2013.

“Heir of Mercy,” Interstellar Fiction, August 2013.  Defunct web site.


Home Alert Dragons,” 2012 Ligonier Valley Writers Flash Fiction contest, Second Place.

Ghosts and Aliens,” Mythaxis, August 2012.

Large and Small Wonders, Byrne Publishing, July 2012.

Contents: The Gracefulness Writ on Her Life, Tailor Made, Theory of a Big Bang, Meet the Driven Twins, The Dropped Man, Under a Heart-Shaped Moon, Adrift in the Bubble Parade, Hands of a Craftsman (co-authors Connie and Toni Frochio), The Tailor of Worcester, www.

2007 and Older

Roots of a Priest, co-authored with Ken Bowers, Booklocker.com, Inc., December 2007.

“Tailor Made,” DistantWorlds.net, 2005.  Defunct web site.

“The Gracefulness Writ on Her Life,” Conestoga 2004 Short Story contest, Third Place.

“The Creature Struts Among Us”, Triangulation 2003, PARSEC Ink, 2003.



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