Well, those four stories I had on the go (only finished "Titty Cutter Town" and submitted it to a professional 'horror' market) are on the back burner today. I've just finished my first pure sci-fi story of 2005 with (hopefully) lots more to come. It's called IN YOUR BOX (3,000 words) and it's the story of a teen who buys these old robo-pets - you can buy all sorts of upgrades for these mechanical buddies, great fun.
I've submitted this to the premier sci-fi website (20 cents per word) and hopefully it'll herald a new era of more grown up Mike Philbin fiction.
update: later in the evening of 28/02/2005, finished the second of those four-stories-on-the-go from the 20/02/2005 post "The Oxford Library Murders". Not sure of the market for it yet. It's a little bizarre, to say the least.