Two brothers stumble upon a website so entrancing that it marks them for death. A murderous drifter wanders into the wrong bar on a snowy night. A lovesick executive rents a hideous creature bred to nibble his cares away. 

They and others become victims of a mysterious stranger who lives in these mountains. His hand is fashioned from the oldest darkness man has ever known—the night sky. He is a trickster, a prankster, a demonic being who desires only to wreak casual violence on every person he meets. He’s about to offer you a bargain. Don’t trust him.

Arm of Darkness contains six short stories of horror. Three of those stories (shown below) are also sold separately.

 

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The following shorts appeared online or in magazines.

A few are now available for sale. (hint, HINT.)

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“Even,” Shotgun Honey (August 20, 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Back to the Boke" first appeared in Beat to a Pulp (October 28, 2012).

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"Stand Up Johnny" first appeared in Plots With Guns (Winter 2013). 

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"Button Man" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (March 2013).

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"Bloody Signorina" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (September 2013).

* Finalist for the 2014 Derringer Award!

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"The Sweatergeist" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (December 2013).

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"Nighthawks" first appeared iAlfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (April 2014).

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"How Lil' Jimmie Beat the Big C," first appeared in Shotgun Honey (May 12, 2014).

 

* Winner of the 2015 Derringer Award for Flash Fiction!

 


"Harm and Hammer" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (October 2014).

* Selected by author James Patterson for inclusion in the 2015 Best American Mysteries anthology!

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"Scintilla" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (July/August 2015).


"Wood Man" first appeared in Shotgun Honey (June 12, 2015)


The poem, "Predator and Prey," first appeared at The Five-Two during the week of July 27, 2015.

 

 


"The Truth of What You've Become" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November 2015).


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"The Woman in the Briefcase" first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (March/April 2016).

* Finalist for the 2017 Derringer Award!

 


"Double-Slay" first appeared in Mystery Weekly (April 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"A Respectable Lady" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (July/August 2017).

 


 

UPCOMING SHORTS

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"Her Father's Killer," Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Issue TBD


recent magazine appearances