Seven Deadly Pens

I’ve taken some time away from my latest draft of Father’s Creed to work on something new with my local writing group. We’ve been helping each other grow as writers for years now and having them with me on this journey has been joyful and incredibly beneficial.

Writing is often a lonely profession and pastime, and many writers prefer it that way, but finding a group of fellow wordsmiths is something I whole-heartedly recommend. Not only have these people become my friends, but they have challenged me to embrace new styles and see my own work through new eyes.

I’m a fan of all of them, and so it is with great delight that I tell you we are publishing a collection of short stories entitled ‘Seven Deadly Pens.’ This multi-genre anthology features tales of mystery, sci-fi adventure, fantastic encounters, and of course, a little murder. (See below for more individual story detail.)

Andy and the Time Slip by App – Steve Moretti (Find Steve’s previous work on and Amazon.)
Andy had a very good life until temptation got the best of him one day. But if he can rewind time, is he free to break the rules again?

Brisé – K. Bradley (Find K. Bradley’s previous work on and Amazon.)
Six-year-old Abigail lives amid the safety of her grandparents farm until the abandoned ‘brown house’ across the fields beckons. Compelled to visit the house, she runs away to seek the truth she’s always known about her deceased family.

Tommy Gun – David Devine (David’s novel, The Heart Locker, is available on Amazon.)
You give them clear instructions at gunpoint, and they do the opposite. It’s a death sentence written by their own actions. They have no one to blame but themselves.

Voices in the Void – Matt C. Sully
When Singh 12-b is struck by an unknown disaster, Starseed engineers Graham and Park are isolated from family and crew, desperate to survive, and terrified to discover the truth behind the planet’s destruction.

The Thing with Feathers – Lara Bujold Clouden (Lara’s work can be found on and
Another new school, a new town, and an unstable mother are enough to bring anyone down, and now Jen has to deal with supernatural beings. Will they help or hurt her?

The Cursed Memory – Peter Smith
If the extremes of life form our ethics, imagine the double-edged sword of having a perfect memory

Walking after Midnight – Merja Tammi
Detective Koski had his man, but an inexperienced prosecutor and a flimsy lie allowed the killer to go free. Now a vigilante killer is doing what Martin couldn’t. Should he pursue the case or let the vigilante do his worst?

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