After five years and almost 6,000 hours dedicated to writing fiction, I am pleased to announce that I finally have a story for the public. A Flame in the Dark’s Monsters! anthology will publish my short story, “Cornhusker: Demon Gene,” along with stories from well-known authors, Teric Darken, Ellen C. Maze, Kat Heckenbach, Thomas Smith, and Greg Mitchell. Monsters! is in a delay for publication. I’ll be sure to post an announcement when it is up for sale.

cornhusker cover i copyFor now, since I own the rights, I’ve published, “Cornhusker: Demon Gene” on Amazon Kindle. A paperback version will come out with the Monsters! anthology.

Thank you to Titus Welch, author of The Pneumadiluvians, for his cover art; to Lyndon Perry for his developmental edit (i.e. cut this in half); and Bryan Thomas Schmidt for his copy edit.

And here’s the story description:

Most High School Seniors feel like they have their whole lives to look forward to. Geoffrey has to pass “the age” before he’ll let himself look forward to anything. If he carries the Demon Gene, his reaching “the age” will result in his body becoming host to an ancient demon. Jessica Bell, the first girl he plans to ask out if he survives through graduation, asks him to lunch, and the thrill ride of his lifetime begins.

In the meantime, it’s back to work on draft five of my novel, Kaimerus, which I describe as, “Firefly crashes on Avatar and wakes up 28 Days Later.” Stay up to date on my progress through the blue meter on the sidebar to the right, or subscribe to my Amazon Author page (here).

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