Tales by Eric M. Witchey

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  • "Vincent's First Bass" "Vincent's First Bass" Scifi short story: Daily Science Fiction Magazine. After being hidden away from his father at a boarding school and developing a repuation for being a geeky genious in all subjects mathamatical and theoretical, Vincent goes on his first outing with his game warden father. The father and son seek common ground on which to connect, but they end up finding common water and a shared interest in the precision and Zen of bass fishing.
  • "Leaving Home" "Leaving Home" Literary short short: Indie Ink Magazine. A vision of one man's relationship with home vs. the damage done by property objectification by unrestrained liars and theives in an American banking industry that has divorced itself from community and culture.
  • "For Your Entertainment" "For Your Entertainment" Albedo One, 2013. Issue 44. Scifi: An award-winning short story about deadly reality TV, limited resources, and apple pie.
  • "Bosque Circular" "Bosque Circular" Literary. Magical Realism. Award-winning short story. Short Story America, Vol. III. A young man is afraid to leave his family farm, but he is forced to take a journey in order to survive--as are we all.
  • "The Cell Door Opened" "The Cell Door Opened" Literary. Finalist for Short America Prize. Short Story America Vol. III. A man who has comitted a horrible crime must relive his crime over and over until he understands himself and what he did.
  • "Beware the Boojum" "Beware the Boojum" Novella. Scifi. IFD Publishing, 2013. A romance of insanity and personal empowerment. If the standard model does't account for 90% of the universe and love conquers all, then... Cover art by Alan M. Clark. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by author or title in your Amazon store.
  • Bull's Labyrinth Bull's Labyrinth Novel. Fantasy Romantic Suspense. IFD Publishing. 2014. Cursed in ancient times to relive the tragedy of their love in life after life, Nikkis and Daedalus must break their curse in order to finally be together for one lifetime. Cover art by Alan M. Clark.
  • How I Met My Alien Bitch Lover How I Met My Alien Bitch Lover Novel. IFD Publishing. 2013. A Contemporary Scifi Romp. When a young grad student desperate to reclaim her family's ranch offers to sell proof of alien vistation to a tabloid, all hell breaks loose. Warning: This book is full of technoninjas, budding love, dark government forces, coyotes, ostrich farmers, benevolent aliens, and hope for the world. Cover art by Alan M. Clark. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by author or title in your Amazon store.
  • Beyond the Serpent's Heart Beyond the Serpent's Heart Contemporary Fantasy Novel. IFD Publishing, 2011. This is the little known story of why the world did not end in 2012. Nothing ruins a first date like having your girlfriend abducted and finding out you are the Mayan god destined to destroy the world. Cover art by Alan M. Clark. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by author or title in your Amazon store.
  • "To Build a Boat, Listen to Trees" "To Build a Boat, Listen to Trees" Ancient Near fantasy. IFD Publishing ebook novella. In a nearly high fantasy city state, two young men vie for the hand of a princess. Each must build a boat and compete in a regatta, but only one learns to listen to trees (and princesses). Cover art by Alan M. Clark. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by author or title in your Amazon store.
  • "The Tao of Flynn" "The Tao of Flynn" Contemporary Near Fantasy. IFD Publishing ebook version of a story that originally appeared in Realms of Fantasy Magazine. Flynn can sell anything to anyone, and younger Rich sets out to learn how. What Rich learns is not what he expects. This is a tale of how givng other people what they want can reshape the world into a kinder, scarier place. Cover art by Alan M. Clark. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by author or title in your Amazon store.
  • "The Apple Sniper" "The Apple Sniper" Literary. IFD Publishing ebook short story. It takes a village to raise a sniper. Cover art by Alan M. Clark. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by author or title in your Amazon store.
  • "Reunion" "Reunion" Literary: A short story finalist in the Eric Hoffer Prose Award competition. Best New Writing of 2012 anthology. Reunion is an exploration of one man's courage to face his phobias and rediscover the power within himself. The book is also avaialble in most bookstores and through Amazon.com. An eBook version is also available. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by author or title in your Amazon store.
  • "Circus Circus" "Circus Circus" Magical Realism, sort of. Published by Prime Books in Circus: Fantasy under the Big Top. Originally published in Realms of Fantasy, 2007. A story about bullies, love, smiling, and a boy who wants to become a circus.
  • "Lost Island Story Hour" "Lost Island Story Hour" Literary. Short story in Short Story America Vol. II. 2012. A young man tries to save his mentor, an aging librarian, from isolation and death on a deserted south Pacific island.
  • "Can You See Me Now?" "Can You See Me Now?" Scifi: A short story that presents a future in which archeologists misinterpret the historical record of life in our times. First published in Clarke's World and later in Realms: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magaizine (shown to the left). ISBN: 978-1-890464-10-3 (hard). Available as hardback, paperback, and ebook. The link for this story goes to Barnes & Noble. For Amazon format, search by title in your Amazon store.
  • "Collaboration" "Collaboration" A horror poem. 2005. Printed in the World Horror Convention magazine, Surreal. No longer in print.
  • "Conrad's New Shoe Goo" "Conrad's New Shoe Goo" Bizzaro Fiction: Collaboration with Alan M. Clark. A short story experiment in reader response and recognition patterns. In spite of the dry description here, this little tale of nonsense is quite fun. Cover art by Alan M. Clark.
  • "Opacity and the Death Editor" "Opacity and the Death Editor" Bizzaro Fiction: Collaboration with Alan M. Clark. A short story of descent into the afterlife to retrieve a soul. There, all signs and portents are in bad English translated by Korean linguists. Anubis makes an appearance, as does Osiris. Fun, contemporary comedic fantasy. Cover art by Alan M. Clark.
  • "Introduction" "Introduction" A short essay on the nature of pattern recognition in story and how the reader creates meaning from expectations and experience projected onto culturally ingrained patterns of structure. In other words, an essay one why sometimes nonsensical experiments are fun to read. Cover art by Alan M. Clark.
  • "Hold the Moon" "Hold the Moon" Fantasy: A short feline fantasy tale which exposes the importance of cats in maintaining the balance of the universe. Pub Date TBA. Cat's Eye Bella Anthology published by Dark Wine and Stars press.
  • "The Fix in Mr. Giovelli's Bandit" "The Fix in Mr. Giovelli's Bandit" Horror: A short story about gambling, fixing the odds, and how getting what you want can be a lot worse than death. Originally published in Ghosts at the Coast through Triple Tree Press.
  • "Brieanna's Constant" "Brieanna's Constant" Scifi short story: "Brieanna's Constant" A story about the importance of a good cup of coffee to the proper functioning of the universe. First published on the Jim Baen's Universe online. Later published in the Best Of anthology shown here. ISBN: 978-1-4165-2136-5
  • "Lindeman's Life" "Lindeman's Life" Fantasy Short Story: An Ohio courthouse's unique view of American history and the future. The Lindeman building learns to be a courthouse from the building he replaces. Published in the June, 2002 issue of Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
  • "Voyeur" "Voyeur" Dark Scifi with a twist: Addiction is defined by the culture rather than the addict. This addict can't get enough of the wonder of the universe. Published in the Low Port Anthology. ISBN: 159222013-4
  • "Men Are from Mars; Women are Intravenous" "Men Are from Mars; Women are Intravenous" . . . . Scifi short story: In the future, relationships come in bottles but are no less frustrating. Published in Space Squid Magazine of Austin.
  • "Mudfork Cotton Mouth Expedition" "Mudfork Cotton Mouth Expedition" Literary: A boy's heroes fall from their pedastals and become human while hunting snakes on the Mudfork River. Published in Polyphony 4. ISBN: 0-9720547-6-6
  • "Circus Circus" "Circus Circus" Fantasy: A story about a boy who wants to become a circus. Published in the February, 2007 issue of Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
  • "Running Water to LA" "Running Water to LA" Originally published in Clarke's World Magazine. Scifi: A short story about one submarine teamster's struggle with country music, water pirates, and lusty dolphins.
  • "Scare Tactics" "Scare Tactics" Horror: Becoming the best door-to-door fire alarm salesman in his region has unusual consequences for a would be champion. Published in Dark Discoveries Magazine. Cover art by Alan M. Clark.
  • “Brieanna’s Constant” “Brieanna’s Constant” The Writer Magazine Web Site, accompanying the print publication of Enriching Characterization with Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols. October, 2010.
  • The Tao of Flynn The Tao of Flynn "The Tao of Flynn" Reprinted in the March no.3 - 2006 issue of Nowa Fantastyka in Poland. Originally printed in Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
  • Life and Death and Stealing Toads Life and Death and Stealing Toads "Life and Death and Stealing Toads" Reprinted in the May (no. 5), 2005 issue of Nowa Fantastyka in Poland. If you knew a witch, what would you do to save one of your loved ones?
  • Fighting Mother's Echo Fighting Mother's Echo A scifi novel. 2005. Only published in Poland: A termporary worker takes on a world of corporate feudalism and media-based religion.
  • Bibliophile Bibliophile "Bibliophile" Reprinted in the July (No. 7), 2007 issue of Nowa Fantastyka in Poland. In the future, a researcher has permission to look up one word in an ancient, paper document--a dictionary.
  • Dreams and Bones Dreams and Bones "Dreams and Bones" Reprinted in the January (no. 1), 2008 issue of Nowa Fantastyka in Poland. George Burns and Gracie Allen are resurected for one night only and must make good use of their humor, intelligence, and time if they are to survive into the next day. Oringinally ublished in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, Vol. XVII.
  • "Dreams and Bones" "Dreams and Bones" Scifi short story: Award-winning short story in which George Burns and Gracie Allen are resurected for one night only and must make good use of their humor, intelligence, and time if they are to survive into the next day. Published in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, Vol. XVII.
  • "The Tao of Flynn" "The Tao of Flynn" Contemporary Near Fantasy. IFD Publishing ebook version of a story that originally appeared in Realms of Fantasy Magazine. Flynn can sell anything to anyone, and younger Rich sets out to learn how. What Rich learns is not what he expects. This is a tale of how givng other people what they want can reshape the world into a kinder, scarier place. Also available as an ebook through any major ebook outlet for all platforms. ISBN:

 


 
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