Short sketch

I wrote this short four page sketch recently that could be a scene for a longer work. It’s a draft I did on my typewriter so there are some typos.

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New book coming soon

I am working on a new novel. The first draft is almost complete, I only have to write the ending. The revisions and setting up of the book will take another few months, it should be out late this year or early next year at the latest.

This new novel is about a vlogger who moves to a tiny Appalachian county with his irritated wife and their young son. Desperate for meaning he turns to more and more extreme quests for truth, only to become the unwitting pawn of a corrupt local judge. He crosses paths with the strange, shaman like local sheriff, his deputy, and the local drug dealer as the county unravels in the violence of the judge’s schemes.

New cover for Phoenix Operator coming soon

I am currently redesigning the cover of my first book, Phoenix Operator. The original edition will be around for a bit longer until I complete the new cover, but buy it soon if you’d like the original cover. The new version should be more attractive. Click here to buy the book.

In the mean time I have been working on what should be a third novel. I don’t know when it will come out or when it will be finished. Thank you all for reading my work.

Judas’ Disciples

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by Samuel Stevens

The soft light from the church illuminated the delicate features of the girl’s face. She stepped forward to the front of the church, at the sanctuary, after receiving her penance. She prayed in front of the statue of the Blessed Mother. The old women of the church found her charming, and asked her often if she planned to become a nun. Single people did not go into a church unless they were joining the priesthood or becoming nuns, they believed. They thought about how their daughters had brought their husbands into the church and how wonderful that had been. It had been so funny, they thought, when the priest made a joke about seeing them next year after they had been officially received at Easter. The priest was such a nice man.

The girl returned to the back of the church with the boy she had come with. The old women thought the boy was becoming a priest because he always came to mass. The old women thought it was so nice to see young people take their faith seriously. Continue reading