Nov 23, 2018 · 6,499 words (24 minutes)
"The Well" appeared in What Darkness Remains, my collection of tales of the supernatural and unknown. A young man with a fascination for wells finds his life and his sanity threatened when he falls in love with the daughter of an old house, and a family that comes with a curse...
Nov 16, 2018 · 2,434 words (9 minutes)
When I wrote this piece, many of my friends were academic/literary. They were interested in the metaphorical meanings in the story. They didn't believe me when I told them it was just a childhood fantasy of mine transplanted into the adult world. Sometimes a shark is just a shark. JVP
Nov 12, 2018 · 3,006 words (11 minutes)
"The Ghost Dog of Stockton Bridge" is the lead story in my new collection "In Death Survive" - fourteen tales of post-mortem existence. It's a ghost story, a story of loss and love, an animal-friendly story, with a touch of humor. It was published initially by the Thema Literary Society in 2016.
Nov 5, 2018 · 2,818 words (11 minutes)
The year is 1931, and Eleanora Fagan is celebrating her thirteenth birthday. Like most girls her age, she’s started thinking about boys and dating but it’s not up to her to decide who she’ll marry. On Nora’s one-hundredth birthday she will marry a demon, Azazel, and their union will prevent the Apocalypse.