Penpals

Penpals by Phillip McCollum A gunshot or a backfire? Didn’t matter. The odds were fifty-fifty in a Las Vegas ghetto east of the glittery Strip. All that mattered was that it caused Chris Blankenship to contemplate the time projected across the ceiling by his alarm clock. 1:03 AM. …and then… 1:04 AM. …slowly followed by… 1:05 AM. Sweat built up …

Closure

Closure by Phillip McCollum He was afraid to leave her alone. As Anita lay on what had once been their bed, Dominic sat in an uncomfortable folding chair beside her, slightly disturbed by the lack of things he used to take for granted–the expected rise and fall of her stomach that accompanied inhalation and exhalation, the fluttering beneath her closed …

The Monster in the Door

The Monster in the Door by Phillip McCollum Mom’s dark curly hair came first, then her round, large-frame eyeglasses, followed by the rest of her plump face. As she peeked through the doorway adjacent to my bed, I got a whiff of the perm she had gotten earlier that day. “Is everything alright?” She sounded slightly concerned. I hesitated for …

Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell – $0.99 Until Nov 1st!

Circumstances of Childhood   By John W. Howell   Shipping on October 1st. Priced at $0.99 for the introduction. This is a different story for John. It is in the Family Life genre and tells the story of brotherly love, riches to rags, redemption and a little paranormal thrown in. Normally John writes thrillers but this time he has stepped …