Free Fiction Thursday: Alone

ႎ Alone is a short story I wrote nearly 15 years ago. Although this story isn’t packed full of action, I feel that many people can relate to in some way. It was first submitted to be included in Something to Take on the Trip – A Charity Anthology (no longer in print). It was accepted and published in March of 2014. Here’s a quick synopsis: A sleepless night forces Rob McArthur to question what is causing him to lose sleep, life, and whether he’s … Read more

Free Fiction Thursday: Rememorations

ႎ The Immortality Chronicles (September 2015) was a collection of short stories centered around a common theme: Immortality. There were 12 total stories in the volume, with varying views on the topic. What you are about to read was my contribution to the volume. The Anthology won the award for The Best Anthology Of The Year as voted in the 2016 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. Rememorations was also nominated for Best American Science Fiction. Here’s a quick synopsis: Is living forever all that it’s … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Hunter/Hunted

ႎ I wrote Hunter / Hunted in just a day back in February of 2015, inspired by the then approaching Valentine’s Day. Although it’s not a terribly long story, it was fun to write and has been a favorite of my readers for some time. When I’ve shared it in my newsletter, or when people read it in its print or ebook form, I receive comments about it in the following weeks. I hope you enjoy it enough to share with someone special Just click one … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Afterlife

Short Story; corpse; death; afterlife, paul b kohler, paul kohler,

ႎ If you’ve read The Borrowed Souls, here’s a nice little “prequel” that I wrote a few years back as a character study for the novel. If you’ve not read it yet, (Come again? What are you waiting for?) then this short piece will not spoil anything in the novel. It was simply a tool for me to expand my knowledge of Wilson and Hauser, and how their unique dynamic could propel the story. It is a short scene early in Wilson’s career as a … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Gateway

ႎ Gateway was originally written to be part of a multi-author anthology, with each contributing tale worthy of being read as a stand-alone short story. If you enjoy this one, be sure to check out all ten on Amazon. ႎ What’s worse? Losing your memories … … or having lost your mind entirely? Robert Paulson and Paul Robertson have a similar fate … neither of them knows anything about who they are, or were for that matter. Just as one believes he’s figured out his alien surroundings, the … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Perplexia

ႎ Perplexia is s short story of around 40 pages that I started several years ago but got sidetracked with other projects. I dusted it off and finished it up. It’s a stand-alone story but is currently being rewritten into a full-length novel, which will kick-off a brand new series! Who is Evan Mitchell? Is he a doctor, or a mechanic? An author or a cruise director? A terrorist or a thief? Your guess is as good as his. His mind bending adventure begins when … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Amy

free fiction monday: Amy

ႎ A toddler’s independent adventure leads to a tragic and unexpected end. Amy was my first trip into fiction writing, and it sat untouched for nearly 15 years before I dusted it off, gave it a quick polish and submitted it to be included in Something to Read on the Ride : A Charity Anthology (out of print). Later, I included it in my own short story anthology, which is still in print. This short story is offered free on this website for one week … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: The Evil in Devil’s Creek

ႎ I was inspired to write this story after a dozen or so trips to visit my daughter in college. Several of the included oddities along the way are included in the story. The scary stuff was added because of my wandering mind. Owen knew from the start. He should have swerved. A road trip to visit Sheri’s son turns deadly when Owen hits something in the road. What they hit, neither could be sure. As they look for help, their fear climbs when they … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: My Sisters Keeper

ႎ Legal Disclaimer: Stephen Hawking was not harmed in the writing of this short story. OK, the disclaimer isn’t really necessary, but after you read My Sister’s Keeper, you’ll understand. Besides, it’s all just made up worlds inside my strange mind. My Sister’s Keeper is my first foray into the world of twins, and it’s a good one. Not sure if there’s more to come for these characters, but there are certainly more ideas in my mind for other works. So much more. When Stuart … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: The Soul Collector

The Soul Collector: Borrowed Souls: Book 1 waspreviously published under the title of BorrowedSouls in March of 2014. I originally wroteBorrowed Souls as a stand-alone short story,but after a number of emails and reviews askingfor it to be expanded, I responded. This story stands alone but is the introduction to the complete novel. Here’s the book description: Jack Duffy is the exemplification of average. He lives a normal life with a less than desirable job. He’s a distracted husband, living in an ordinary apartment, and … Read more