Stories of spirits and souls, demons and devils, cemeteries and ghosts, unexplained phenomena and random violence, imagined and tortured as only a beginning writer can.
16 short stories of darkness and promise
In the beginning, as in many beginnings, there were deals with the Devil, attacks by unlikely demons, ghost dogs, strange things in a cemetery, long walks home, true love and true hate and true ambivalence. Hack Hammond fought “Indestructum” for his girlfriend and the world. Denis Grey took “A Walk Down Main Street” sometime after Clinton Irving vowed there would be “No More Lonely Knights”. Angela found quite a reason to “Make It Big”. Caspar Thomas should have thought things through before “Four Hours”, and Conrad Warner should have seen it coming in “Dog Days”. And everyone just stared at “The Monument”. In the beginning, there were First Lies.
Some of these stories have appeared in minor publications both on- and off-line. Though early work and rough, many of the tales here are genuinely good. Others are decent, but several are truly drivel. Read at your own caution.
What They’re Saying
I was so caught up in the story that I forgot my bike on the bus.
NOTE: First Lies is currently unavailable as an e-book, and the paper book is no longer being produced. Paper copies occasionally come up on used bookstore sites, however.