Fiction that explores the monsters and strangers among us.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bells Ring Unceasing


Black hooded monks process through the streets of town headed across the shinning river. From our local church to their monastery they parade in prayer. Who are these womanless men hiding their faces and themselves from our world? Where do they live?

They ring their bells with every step as if each was an old-fashioned schoolmarm, yet no children follow unless to tease them with their taunts.  The tiny tolling bells haunt the morning time with their joy.  Local church bells peal along in time. High notes, low notes, soprano and baritone.

The bells toll the victory song. The victory is won. Who wins? God wins. To the victor belong the spoils. We are the spoils of God’s holy war against evil.

A defeated enemy claims no victory and takes no spoils. Who then can condemn another when all are God’s?

Do not condemn or condone. Simply live in God’s love. Love your neighbor. Do God’s will.

Carry the spoils of war in triumph in the victory parade. God’s people march boldly, with giant smiles gleaming in the light of God’s brilliance.

See the victory parade where no evil may enter. God celebrates the return of his people home. This is a glorious day. Peace reigns. Love rules. Bells ring in joy and triumph.

The black-robed monks, those visionaries of a future parade, process home as monsters in the bushes seethe and tremble with their blood dark eyes aglow. Waiting, waiting, waiting.

THE END

TO DWELL AMONG US
Free today for your Kindle. 

A course, wrinkled man fell back against the stone wall of the interior Temple room with a thud. An onslaught of arthritic pain combined with the raising of what little hair remained at the back of his neck set him on edge. The small lamp he carried splashed oil on his blue and gold linen robe.  

The sudden gust of air extinguished the flame on the room’s other light, atop a tall iron lampstand. Before he could relight it, the lamp flared sending flame and smoke to the high ceiling. The flash settled down as quickly as it had exploded into life. It sat upon the lampstand waiting while flickering amidst the ominous glow and dancing shadows.


To Dwell Among Us is the prequel to my novel Fulfillment, a retelling of the Christmas story as spiritual warfare. To Dwell Among Us features Zachariah, the elderly priest who ticks off an angel and becomes the father of John the Baptist. The story also introduces Mary, the girl chosen to become mother of Messiah.If the thought of Satan out to get you isn’t enough to keep you awake at night, how about reading To Dwell Among Us? It will. As always, horror with a touch of humor. Available free today for your Kindle. Click here to download your free copy.




SNPGRDXZ AND THE TIME MONSTERS
The first in my series of scary funny novels
 
From where she stood at the foot of my bed, fifteen-year-old Jennifer Hawkins couldn’t miss, but would this sweet girl shoot me? 


Hormones fly in this madcap misadventure. Is Bryan totally insane or is there a part of him that can still fall in love with one of the many versions of Jennifer, his time-traveling girlfriend? Find out when you read this love-crazed tale of friends who become stuck between the wrong time on earth and an underworld inhabited by an evil daemon, werewolves, nosferatu, trolls and more. Snipgrdxz and the Time Monsters features a teenaged space alien shape shifter who can be either a boy or girl depending on his or her mood. This full-length novel is funnier than an alien invasion and more frightening than first love. Learn more by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Roar in the Dark


Episode 5 of Jude Nerdworthy, Teenage Monster Fighter, in One Bad Bite Deserves Another

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The laptop purred like a kitten with a head cold. At first, Marianna’s body rested on the DVD tray without movement, which made sense considering she had a silver bullet lodged in her brain. The laptop itself sat at a 45 degree angle to the ground due to the weight of Marianna Bucket’s dead body, despite her being a fiction character in a cheap novel with little or no literary weight.

But as the whirring noise increased in intensity, we held our ears. Marianna’s body faded down into the DVD tray. The tray slammed closed. The purring stopped. Albert’s silver bullet clinked to the ground.

“I really must replace that loud fan,” said Marvin Bloodleder. “But she’s still dead. Just doesn’t seem right somehow. Once you kill off a character, she’s dead.” Marvin muttered as he revved up the Pinto and vanished into the night.

Albert chased after his silver bullet as it rolled across the street, but he stopped when he noticed that large pair of red eyes.

A roar ruptured the blackness as the beast leaped from the bushes headed in our direction, red eyes blazing.

Albert fired his pistol, the one with the silver bullets, at the beast. The vile night monster yelped and ran off into the night.

“What was that?” Marylou asked.

“I’d say we have a werewolf to hunt down,” I said.

“I’m on it,” Albert charged after the beast.

Dorothy Minglebocker said, “I’m getting thirsty so I’ll just skedaddle now.

“But you won’t drink anyone in Warrenville, right?” I reminded her.

“Of course not,” she said. “I’m a bank robber, not a throat sucker.”

“We need to talk,” I said to Marylou.

“But not tonight. It’s late.”

“Let’s check on how your mom is making out with my oil change. She’s been at it a long time.”

Marylou strolled through her house stopping only once in the kitchen for a make out session by the sink. We continued our journey through her backyard.

Once we were inside the garage, Marylou said, “Why are there four feet sticking out from under your Malibu?”

THE END


TO DWELL AMONG US
Free today for your Kindle.


To Dwell Among Us is the prequel to my novel Fulfillment, the first century suspense drama with a huge twist of horror when Satan discovers he isn’t messing with an ordinary teenage girl. Mary has moxie and connections in high places. To Dwell Among Us tells the story of Zachariah, the elderly priest who becomes the father of John the Baptist. The story also introduces Mary, the girl chosen to become mother of Messiah.If the thought of Satan out to get you isn’t enough to keep you awake at night, how about reading To Dwell Among Us? It will. As always, horror with a touch of humor. Click here to download your free copy.



SNPGRDXZ AND THE TIME MONSTERS
The first in my series of scary funny novels
 
From where she stood at the foot of my bed, fifteen-year-old Jennifer Hawkins couldn’t miss, but would this sweet girl shoot me? 


Hormones fly in this madcap misadventure. Is Bryan totally insane or is there a part of him that can still fall in love with one of the many versions of Jennifer, his time-traveling girlfriend? Find out when you read this love-crazed tale of friends who become stuck between the wrong time on earth and an underworld inhabited by an evil daemon, werewolves, nosferatu, trolls and more. Snipgrdxz and the Time Monsters features a teenaged space alien shape shifter who can be either a boy or girl depending on his or her mood. This full-length novel is funnier than an alien invasion and more frightening than first love. Who could ask for more?  Learn more by clicking here.