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Vincent L. Scarsella

Vince Scarsella writes compelling speculative and crime fiction, and some non-fiction as well.

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Vince Scarsella has nine (9) published novels to his credit, including Amazon bestselling crime/mystery novels, "The Anonymous Man," and its sequel, "Still Anonymous," as well as "Lawyers Gone Bad," "Personal Injuries," and "Winning Is Everything," of the Lawyers Gone Bad series. A fourth and final in the Series will be forthcoming soon. Vince's fantasy novel, "The Messiah," tells the story of a Jesus-like preacher whose rising popularity threatens the ruling elite known as The Supremacy. His latest novel, "Mind Plague," is a dystopian thriller about surviving in a world after most everyone has lost their ability to think and remember. Scarsella has also had published two books in the Psi Wars Series, "Escape From The Psi Academy," (Book 1) and "Return To The Psi Academy" (Book 2). Book 3, "The World At Psi War," is forthcoming. In addition, in December, 2017, Scarsella's fantasy novella, "Within A Dream," for readers of all ages, was published. Lastly, a collection of ten thrilling crime/mystery noir short stories, "Unusual Suspects," was released in March, 2018. His play, "The Penitent" was staged at the Watermelon Festival and "Hate Crime" was staged on 09/13/15 in Buffalo. In November 2018, "Hate Crime" was released as a film by the streaming service, SkoVu TV, and was staged by the Cause Theatre at the College of Southern Maryland from March 14-16, 2019. His speculative fiction play, "Practical Time Travel," was performed by Just Write! Lakeland in Lakeland, Florida from January 18-20, 2019 and reprized on May 11, 2019 in Venice, Florida. Last, his play, "The Cards of Unknown Players," is a participant in the 2019 annual Watermelon One-Act Play Festival. Vince also has published numerous short stories in print magazines such as The Leading Edge, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, and Fictitious Force, short story collections, and in several online zines. His short story, "The Cards of Unknown Players," was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His non-fiction work, "The Human Manifesto: A General Plan For Human Survival," was favorably reviewed by the Ernest Becker Foundation. Its follow-up, "Beyond The Lie," has also been favorably received. Vince's complete writing credentials can be accessed at: http://www.vincentscarsella.webs.com. His novels and other writings are available at https://www.amazon.com/Vincent-L.-Scarsella/e/B002LYOJTQ Vince retired in September 2010 after a long career as an attorney with the State of New York. In May, 2011, he and his wife, Rosanne, moved to Florida and now reside in Venice, Florida. Since 2012, Vince has been an adjunct professor at Polk State College teaching business law courses. He and Rosanne have three children and six grandchildren.

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The Penitent

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 5,397 words (20 minutes) · 208 views

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A Catholic priest hears the confession of a penitent that awakens an old demon lurking in his soul.

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