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The Act of Laughing Evan Barnes and his wife Audrey have just moved into their dream home, located in the exclusive gated community of Blackwell Estates. As they begin to delve deeper into the lives of their strange and somewhat eccentric neighbors, however, dark secrets are uncovered that will quickly transform their dream into an unimaginable nightmare. Grave Concerns Vampire astronauts. A court-imposed speech regulation … Continue reading TWO FREE BOOKS, TODAY ONLY

Back from the dead

My 2010 horror/thriller “The Act of Laughing” will soon be available once again, freshly edited and leaner and meaner than ever. Meanwhile, here’s chapter one to whet your appetite: Tunisia, 1974 “Doctor Raines?” Donald Raines, sitting cross-legged on a well-worn leather chair overlooking the runway of Tunis-Carthage International Airport looked up at the sound of his name. He tossed a week-old copy of The New … Continue reading Back from the dead

EFFUGIUM now available for purchase

Eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard Kryuss has developed a system of storing and transmitting data organically, connected by trees containing within their DNA the entirety of recorded human knowledge. Could his Terrestrially Regenerative Enhanced Extranet, or T.R.E.E., be a boon to mankind, or will it spell doom for the human race? Spanning over 200,000 years of post-Earth human history, Effugium repeatedly defies the … Continue reading EFFUGIUM now available for purchase

My escape, your escape

Effugium, which is Latin for “escape,” was the name of a space vessel constructed in the early years of the twenty-first century by eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard “The Prophet” Kryuss, founder of Krytech Industries. After a mysterious force announced its intent to remove all human life from Earth within ten years’ time, Kryuss funded the Effugium project with his own money, for … Continue reading My escape, your escape

How to start your own cult and successfully maintain it

Cults are an endless source of fascination to myself and many others. I used to find it baffling that seemingly otherwise sane, intelligent people could buy into the flimsily-constructed dogma that the founders of these organizations base their ideologies upon. I don’t wonder anymore. I get it. My confusion about the issue as a child was based primarily upon the assumption that grownups were generally … Continue reading How to start your own cult and successfully maintain it

Hands of the Creators

This is a sequel to “With New Eyes.” It takes place many, many years after the events depicted in that story. “You think yourselves dwellers in paradise; I say you are denizens of hell!” Galen the sixteenth rapped his knuckles against the rusted, gutted, half-buried hull of the metallic behemoth that had transported their ancestors to the blasphemous planet upon which they were doomed to … Continue reading Hands of the Creators

Brainwashed people aren’t inherently stupid

It’s taken me many years to come to this conclusion, but after seeing so many intelligent friends and family members fall prey to the most obvious of bullshit, I have no choice but to accept this as fact. Brainwashed people aren’t stupid. They simply have a poor sense of discernment and are easily swayed by their emotions. They seek the answers that validate their preconceptions … Continue reading Brainwashed people aren’t inherently stupid