"The Serpent Bearer"

My most recent collection of short stories was published by Quindorian Press in November 2018. “THE SERPENT BEARER” features 13 new “stories of suspense.” It’s available on Amazon.com as a paperback or ebook, but the paperback can also be ordered through most local bookstores!

In response to the popularity of my extended short story “THE GATE,” I turned to the 13 Zodiac constellations for inspiration. Traditionally, the stars give us a dozen horoscope signs. But there is a 13th constellation called Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer.

The symbols of the 13 Zodiac constellations. Do you recognize yours?

All the stories in my new book touch on fear — from the fear of dying alone to the fear of being eaten alive. Yes, like the constellations, deadly beasts feature prominently in these stories. But there are highly motivated characters as well. Some want to catch a killer. One wants to kill a roommate. And husbands and wives have their own fatal agendas.

So, what’s your sign? Are you brave enough to read your story?

Whether or not you’re a PISCES, I invite you to read “The Goldfish Tragedy” for free. This is one of several stories in “THE SERPENT BEARER” in which friends made charitable donations to have their names included. My thanks to Joe McHugh (JDRF), Steve Silverman (Be The Match), and Erwin Schnitzer (St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital).