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teoat-cover-smTHE END OF ALL THINGS

A Labyrinth of Souls Novel

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Rithik is a hunter of artifacts among the ancient cities of a long-gone, advanced civilization. Infected with ghost flesh, a fatal disease caught in the ruins, he is banished from his village and must find his way in the wastelands. With the help of a mutant dog, he ventures into the post-apocalyptic underworld in search of the answers to life and death. In the dark forgotten depths, they discover extraordinary secrets and terrible dangers hidden by the catastrophic downfall of ages past. And in the farthest reaches of the labyrinth, Rithik must face the greatest enigma of all—himself.

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SHADOW SPINNERS

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*Contains my story “A Darkquick Sky” along with stories by a number of award winning authors from ShadowSpinners.

This collection of twelve short stories is brought to you by the writers of ShadowSpinners, a collective blog dedicated to exploring the darker side of fiction. Join us for a journey through the shadows. Wherever you end up, it is sure to be fascinating. Within these pages you’ll discover a wide range of genres, from literary to fantasy to horror and beyond. Humorous, terrifying, thought provoking and strange, but never predictable, these twelve stories explore the hidden corners of human experience.

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A young botanist finds more than than he bargained for when he enters an ancient forest in search of a new species of tree. A horror awaits him in the heart of the old growth.

* First published in AienSkin.

This short story is available as  an exclusive .99 cents Kindle eBook.


tMoTS-Cover-WebTHE MUSIC OF TIMOTHY SHEAN

Kindle eBook

“Some music brings happiness and joy, contentment and hope, but some music has dire consequences. And you must know that these consequences are madness and death.”

When Dylan McAllister finds a notebook hidden in a secret compartment of an old piano, he soon discovers a music that should never be heard by human ears.

* First published in Dark Recesses.

This short story is available as  an exclusive .99 cents Kindle eBook.

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The Lovecraft eZine #34

In a cave up past Kegan’s Bluff, Malcom Roberts and his friend Steve find a strange staircase that spirals deep into the earth … and into the dark recesses of the human mind.

This short story is available to read on The Lovecraft eZine’s website and available for purchase in the print edition of The Lovecraft eZine #34.

sotn9WATCHING THE SNOW FALL

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Sounds of the Night, August 2011

Matsuo Hara lives a quiet life until a cruel turn of events forces him to choose between his heart, and his obedience to the feudal lord he has sworn to serve. This one’s a love story, but it ends in a bloodbath.

Another short story, available exclusively in the print and eBook editions of Sounds of the Night, a magazine devoted to science fiction and fantasy lightly seasoned with a bit of intimacy.

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Free on Every Day Fiction

Klorg’s new body has some unique features he’s hoping will help his flagging interstellar trade business. Unfortunately for him, cohabiting with an alien wasn’t one of the features he had counted on.

I wrote this humorous and short science fiction story involving mishaps in alien body switching for the annual Halloween reading at The Wordos professional writing group. It’s one of my few comedic stories, and it’s available to read for free on Every Day Fiction.


COMING SOON

tMoD-Cover-WebTHE MENACE OF DUPERE

Kindle eBook

A mad professor will stop at nothing to understand an ancient occult knowledge. The evil he summons will destroy the world, unless one student can stop him.

*First published in The Fringe.

This will be the 3rd .99 cent Kindle eBook I put out while I continue to work on the larger collection of horror stories that they all will be a part of. Each story in the collection has some connection to the small, strange town of Auxerre, Wisconsin, and the University there.

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Hyperpulp, #5

Isei must discover the true meaning of the sword when Hideo Yamashita returns to the Mizuhashi sword school. It’s a classic battle between good and evil, between the truth, and the tyranny of lies.

*Issue #2 pictured here.

Sadly, Hyperpulp has been on a years long hiatus, but the last time I contacted them they still had plans to continue the publication and By the Sword was still slated to be published in issue #5.


PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

SPIRAL

The Lovecraft eZine, Issue #34, March 2015

In a cave up past Kegan’s Bluff, Malcom Roberts and his friend Steve find a strange staircase that spirals deep into the earth … and into the dark recesses of the human mind.

BUYER BEWARE

Every Day Fiction, March 2014

Klorg’s new body has some unique features he’s hoping will help his flagging interstellar trade business. Unfortunately for him, cohabiting with an alien wasn’t one of the features he had counted on.

WATCHING THE SNOW FALL

Sounds of the Night, August 2011

Matsuo Hara lives a quiet life until a cruel turn of events forces him to choose between his heart, and his obedience to the feudal lord he has sworn to serve. This one’s a love story, but it ends in a bloodbath.

THE MENACE OF DUPERE

The Fringe Magazine

A mad professor will stop at nothing to understand an ancient occult knowledge. The evil he summons will destroy the world, unless one student can stop him.

*Issue 2 Vol 4 pictured here.

THE MUSIC OF TIMOTHY SHEAN

Dark Recesses Magazine, Aug 2009

Some music brings happiness and joy, contentment and hope, but some music has dire consequences. And you must know that these consequences are madness and death. When Dylan McAllister finds a notebook hidden in a secret compartment of an old piano, he soon discovers a music that should never be heard by human ears.

CRAWLSPACE

SNM Horror Magazine, June 2009

The mind, like the world, is a house in which our reality lives, and even though the foundation may be sound, there is a crawlspace between the floor and the ground, often overlooked or forgotten, in which dwell things undreamt of.

OLD GROWTH

AlienSkin Magazine, Jan07/Dec08

A young botanist finds more than than he bargained for when he enters an ancient forest in search of a new species of tree. A horror awaits him in the heart of the old growth.

LEGEND OF THE CRYSTAL ROBOTS

Worlds Apart #2, July 2007

To rescue the girl he loves, a boy must betray the will of his people and make a perilous journey to a forbidden land. He will discover the mysteries of an ancient technology and learn the price of manhood before he can fulfill his destiny.

VAULT OF THE HEAVENS

Anotherealm, 2006 Vol. 4

Giant orbital billboards fill the night sky, a colorful, blinking, twinkling, mosaic. Jani was fourteen the first time she saw the stars. She’ll never forget it.

VORTEX MIRAGE

Planet Magazine, 2006

Universe Pathways, July 2006

A man is reunited with his estranged girlfriend on the far side of the moon, and contact is made with an intergalactic communications network.


UNPUBLISHED NOVELS

CRYPT AT MALEISTRIA

The Three Earths: Book III

The war has spiraled out of control. The giants have woken, and the three earths will end in apocalyptic fire, unless Anna and Ken can find a way stop it.

Crypt at Maleistria is the final book in an epic trilogy that spans three parellel worlds.

DARK MAGE OF MIDGARD

The Three Earths: Book II

Anna Karova and Ken Ashbury are swept up in a war that is spreading across three parallel worlds. Only Anna can change the course of the future, but can she stop a war that has already begun?

Dark Mage of Midgard is the second book in an epic trilogy that spans three parallel worlds.

JOURNEY TO ELARA

The Three Earths: Book I

Anna Karova lives in a run down apartment at the edge of a modern city, but when assassins from the fallen realm of Maleistria try to kill her, she must travel to the world of Elara to find hope for herself, and ultimately, the future of humanity. She is accompanied by Mouse, a young mute girl, Ken Ashbury, an apprentice to a wealthy and powerful secret society determined to control the destiny of mankind, and Faedyn, a mysterious exile from Elara.

Journey to Elara is the first book in an epic trilogy that spans three parallel worlds.

MNEMOSYNE’S VEIL

A man suddenly loses his past. The FBI investigates the strange death of an agent. A group of computer hackers encounter an emerging artificial intelligence in the form of a massive multiplayer game-simulation. There’s a mysterious woman, a memory drug, a UFO and a ninja! Is everything connected?

Mnemoyne’s Veil is a novel that explores an alternate near future world through several interlocking narratives.