Having stumbled upon a ghostly farmhouse that isn't supposed to exist anymore, and finding items and vehicles of a bygone era, all new and seeming abandoned, our heroine begins to wonder if maybe she's passed through a portal that's less about time and more about the nature of existence itself.
When a doctor takes a ghost hunting vacation without her spouse, she hopes to find a good story to bring home. What she finds instead is a little more than life changing.
In these two stream-of-consciousness tales, evil comes for a damsel and a hero battles confusion. First, a man of Scandinavian lineage must fight off a psycho killer, then a couple in love are tormented by a cult from the woman's past.
The Good Old Days weren't always good, but at least he could go out for dinner at a reasonable hour, and he didn't have to deal with his wife's hangry outbursts.
In this tale from the future, an American president has reached the Constitutionally mandate term limit, but why should a little thing like that keep him out of office? Tyrant has been submitted to "The Renegade" anthology and is included in Mark's "Warmache and Other Stories" paperback.
Read by the author, this story explores the contrast between the good life and the seedy side and how love of family can force a man to confront his demons.
Katherine just wanted to make a little money doing a sleep study for a month. Now she's being held against her will with a handsome stranger who signed up for a very different study. Will this nightmare ever end?
Having agreed to a sleep study, Kate learns that the program she signed up for is not exactly the one she got when she wakes to find that she has a roommate ... a male roommate. Oh, well, they'll just run out the clock, right?
Kathryn has just lost a job and is having trouble sleeping, so her doctor suggests she sign up for a month long sleep study that pays ten grand. What could go wrong?
An unusual murder brings the worlds of steampunk cosplay and goth club nightlife together and threatens to disrupt the workaday lives of a family of - well, let's call them entrepreneurs.
After attending a nearby steampunk convention, a young woman meets a gruesome demise, made worse when she is dumped behind a nearby goth club.
This story originally appeared in Lillicat Publishers’ ‘Visions II Anthology: Moons of Saturn’ and was nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction.
A young couple seeking thrills find that seeking danger can turn deadly. The best laid plans, and all of that.
What happens when you try to change the past and when you try to rig the future? In the exciting conclusion of our time travel tale, we finally learn the answers to everybody's questions.
Time travel has been discovered and its primary discoverer has a plan to use it to change the course of his family’s history. Meanwhile the project’s funder is less worried about changing the past than in learning the future.
Harold Stone's family secret is revealed, Mark Davis' personal secrets are examined, Gunther Hessman's personal humiliation is explained, and Paul Kurt's professional humiliation is inevitable unless he can figure a way to reconcile the others' situations in this time travel yarn.
When three grad students learn the secret to time displacement, the secrets of the past and the mystery of the future clash in a violent and unavoidable series of events.
As we learn how the team came together and developed their time travel concept, hints that there may be some discord in the ranks begin to bubble behind the scenes.
Three savants – a physicist, a mathematician, an engineer – and their wealthy benefactor have discovered the secret to time travel. But one of them has an ulterior motive which threatens the very nature of time itself.
In the conclusion of our story, we learn what happens when three friends and a fly have a night on the town with three ladies (each with a secret) and a killer pimp. As the secrets are revealed in rapid progression, a hero emerges. Could it be the fly? Mmmm, probably not. That would be weird, right?
In this installment, all of the characters have come together and things do not go as hoped. But that's a good thing. Who wants to hear a story about three friends whose wildest dreams came through in the middle of the second act?
A cop, a construction worker, and the dean at an all girls’ school walk into a bar where they meet a cross dresser, a hooker, and an underage delinquent. Also, the story is told from the point of view of a fly. Okay, so there’s a premise.
Ever wished you could be a fly on the wall to observe as a group of friends play wingman to each other? Three buds out for a night on the prowl each agree to seek-out and introduce another of the trio to a woman fitting his ideal type, only the annoying fly that keeps buzzing the table is privy to all the behind-the-scenes goings on.
In these two brief stories from one writer, we are first taken on one ride to oblivion, and then another. Two grown sisters arguing on a car trip home after a holiday gathering take a fatal wrong turn. Then a would-be serial killer learns that his choice of first victim could have been a little better thought out.
In this final installment of our story, we learn if Sassure is able to bring the gift of death to the heretofore immortal Lord Hurlingthon. Just in time too as I have run out of Shakespearean metaphors for death.