My 2012 story collection, Dying for Eternity, is now available as a free download from the iTunes bookstore.
The book showcases four of my stories, including Dying for Eternity, Permanent Detention, The Do-Over and Iceholes.
Readers probably know me best for my humor writing, which is my primary focus on this site. However, of the four stories, only Iceholes is an out-and-out comedy. Dying for Eternity is a suspenseful thriller, Permanent Detention is a dystopian romance, and The Do-Over is a high-school romance.
Readers also might recall that I once serialized all of the stories on this site. Later, I serialized them on a separate WordPress site, which I’ve since discontinued.
I can’t in good faith charge for content that once appeared online for free, which is why I’m offering the book at no cost. I’m hoping it will provide enjoyment for readers everywhere, whether you’re in the mood for humor, suspense, or romance.
Thank you as always for reading. And if you enjoy the book, please leave a positive review!
Dying for Eternity:
Two college students, Andrew and Matt, awaken in a mysterious compound with no memory of how they got there. They encounter a strange woman who tells them they’ve entered a spiritual realm … a halfway point between heaven and earth … because the unimaginable has happened:
However, for Andrew and Matt, death is only the beginning — the beginning of a murky and twisted reality that feels more like purgatory than a peaceful afterlife. And when it seems the spiritual realm they inhabit might not be so spiritual after all, their priority morphs from resting in peace to running for their lives….
Since age seventeen, Paul has been serving a life sentence in Permanent Detention, a special prison for enemies of the state. His crime? Possessing a banned book — one he inherited from his long-dead rebel father.
Now approaching thirty, Paul’s life has devolved to an empty, meaningless and very lonely routine. But one evening, his life takes a sudden and unexpected turn. For the first time in twelve years, he meets a woman — a fellow inmate named Pam. And though their encounter is brief, Paul falls deeply, profoundly in love.
Flushed with emotions he never knew existed, Paul dreams of Pam at every waking turn, envisioning the life they could share if only their lives were their own — if only they were free and far away.
Only Paul must cope with the fact that his life, like Pam’s, belongs to the state … and that no amount of dreaming can penetrate the prison’s thick walls. And when he’s told he can never see Pam again, Paul is forced to grapple with the emotions surging inside him … and to find meaning in a life over which he has no control.
Set in a dystopian future in which liberty and privacy have become relics of the past, “Permanent Detention” depicts a young man’s resolve to find beauty amid bleakness, and to dream of love in life’s darkest hours.
Jimmy Borman is a nerd. A lame, awkward, unpopular nerd. He’s never gotten the girl. He’s never even spoken to the girl. That’s how bad it is.
He and his best friend, Ronald, occupy the lowest echelons of the sophomore class. And unless something drastic happens, that’s exactly where they’re going to stay.
But then something drastic does happen — and it involves Jimmy meeting the girl of his dreams, Stacy Beckham.
The only problem? Jimmy’s family is planning to move to Reno during the summer.
Will Jimmy succeed in winning the heart of the girl he dearly adores? Or will he blow the opportunity and require a do-over?
A group of young men travel to the Elko wilderness to fish for trout, and end up learning a little bit about life along the way … as well as a tasty concoction called “microbe killer.”