Free Fiction Thursday: Gold Rush

ႎ Gold Rush was a flash fiction story I wrote for an online competition in 2013. It won the competition and has gone on to be included in An Anthology of Short Stories: Summer 2014. A futuristic glimpse of an age-old era that time has forgotten. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s also available in ebook and print, along with six other short stories here. ႎ Oh no! It looks like you missed this one. If you would … 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: 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: Lookout Mountain

ႎ Lookout Mountain was a short story – flash fiction, really – that I wrote several years ago. I was experimenting with the mental aspects of suicide. I was included in Something for the Journey – A Charity Anthology (out of print), and is currently included in An Anthology of Short Stories: Summer 2014.. Depression nearly gets the best of Ian, but his mind saves him before he firmly hits the ground. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Departure

ႎ Departure is a short sequel to my first short story titled AMY. The story picks up several years after that horrific passing of Amy, and is laced with flashbacks of that tragic day of discovering. It was included in An Anthology of Short Stories: Winter 2016. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s also available in ebook and print, along with six other short stories here. ႎ Oh no! It looks like you missed this one. If you … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Gold Rush

ႎ Gold Rush was a flash fiction story I wrote for an online competition in 2013. It won the competition and has gone on to be included in An Anthology of Short Stories: Summer 2014. A futuristic glimpse of an age-old era that time has forgotten. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s also available in ebook and print, along with six other short stories here. ႎ Oh no! It looks like you missed this one. If you would … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Words That Were Left Behind

Words That Were Left Behind is a short story that has stuck around in my mind for a while. It certainly has legs that can grow into a full novel, but for now, it’ll remain a short piece. Here’s a quick synopsis: Mick and Yvonne’s difficulty communicating with each other spell for troubled waters on their relationship front. Frustration leads to anger—anger leads to abandonment in this mild science fiction tragedy. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s … Read more