SHORT STORIES & NOVELLETTES
Weirdsmith Magazine # 4
Ronnie Murdock did everything he could to follow the things Momma taught him when he was only twelve-years old: to live his life as a simple man. Ronnie finally reached adulthood and left home. But at the conclusion of his dedication and devotion to live a simple life, his failure to do so led to emotional damage and unfulfillment. Although he accepted his destiny… he hadn’t completely given up hope.
Ronnie had been raised in a violent family environment. Alcohol abuse led to physical violence which led to misunderstandings, twisted secrets and a shocking misdirection of the truth.
Seventeen years has passed since that meeting with his mother. He is twenty nine years old and has returned home. And Ronnie wants to make a difference.
Mary Kate and Justin loved one another from the beginning; barbaric adrenaline junkies living the thrill of the kill as partners in crime, star-crossed chaos addicts determined to stay together, no matter what. During the celebration of Lupercalia, an ancient pastoral festival, Mary Kate and Justin came upon a bloody sacrifice fit for a king. Decisions had to be made – consequences always follow. True love never dies…
LIVING DEAD GIRL
Hands moved over me – cold, rough, unforgiving hands. Multiplying fingers and thumbs pressed against me, pushing and shifting my body, manipulating, rotating, controlling, dragging. My crushed, deliquesced body continued to sink, pulled away into oblivion, sucked deeper into the mire.
SCARAB OFTE BLACK VATICAN
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE
Wake Up Little Susie was inspired by my paternal grandmother, fondly known as Granny, who constantly kept me and my little sister, Shanni, scared out of our wits. It was based on an old legendary myth known as the Dead Man’s Supper. This story also addresses child abuse and the consequences that could and should follow these ignorant and careless choices adult
too often make.
The American Dream becomes a Living Nightmare. Colby Sharp is about to experience a Rite of Passage. Secluded in a dingy, government apartment, his self-esteem is at an all-time low. His only escape is the dance. But the power of the dance isn’t enough. Halloween finally arrives and on his favorite day of the year, he decides to venture into the world outside the dank walls of his basement tenement. He is drawn to a shop, overcome with one thought: I want a tattoo. Tattoos and beauty is skin deep, unless you’re Colby Sharp…
THE ALL AMERICAN DREAM
This story was inspired by my parents. They enjoyed using stories with monsters, evil beasts and ghosts to help keep their children from getting too far out of control. This story was based on the old legend of The Sacky Man. In this case, The Sacky Man is Santa. Can you think of a better man to carry the sack? It's a story about a world that no longer experiences gratitude. And because of this, the world - and Santa - are living a curse. "And the ungrateful shall give up their most precious..." This is a wonderful and tasty alternative to the traditional (howbeit heartwarming) Christmas cheer that we experience every year and is so thought-provoking, disruptive and humorous that it keeps me occupied throughout the whole year - this puppy is NOT just for Christmas! Take this to bed with you, lay back, and bring REAL emotional disturbance into your nightmares. I'll be waiting there for you with a sizzling hot plate of baby back ribs covered with a spicy, apple glaze.
A SPICY APPLE GLAZE
Aldo Capello, the mayor of New York City, is threatened by an underground terrorist group that he has been secretly financing in an effort to keep New York safe. With a wide- scale terrorist attack looming, Capello summons a creature of hell to destroy his enemies. The Car Nex has been unleashed, and it is ready to take Manhattan!