Let It Go

  Let It Go by Phillip McCollum   Segments of thought followed each other like train cars. White van straddling the road. Turn around? No room. Reverse. Stop. Another van. Continue to play the game? Continue. — If you’d like to finish reading this story, along with many others, I’d be ecstatic if you’d consider purchasing one of my books.

Home for a Fish

Home for a Fish by Phillip McCollum It was small, yellow, and swimming tiny circles inside a discarded tin of SPAM. “Oh, Larry. You know I’ll take most anything from you, no questions asked, but gimme a break here. You’re taking this to a whole other level.” Larry hunched over the opposite side of the glass counter. Zora could …

Lights Out: An MC Ruff and DJ Tumble Adventure – Part 3

Lights Out: An MC Ruff and DJ Tumble Adventure – Part 3 by Phillip McCollum   [If you’re just jumping into the story, start from the beginning!] — If you’d like to finish reading this story, along with many others, I’d be ecstatic if you’d consider purchasing one of my books.

Lights Out: An MC Ruff and DJ Tumble Adventure – Part 2

Lights Out: An MC Ruff and DJ Tumble Adventure – Part 2 by Phillip McCollum [If you missed Part 1, you’re gonna need some context — click here!] — If you’d like to finish reading this story, along with many others, I’d be ecstatic if you’d consider purchasing one of my books.

Lights Out: An MC Ruff and DJ Tumble Adventure – Part One

Lights Out An MC Ruff and DJ Tumble Adventure – Part 1 by Phillip McCollum Break it down, Shake it down, Ruff and Tumble make your world go ‘round. A small amount of feedback came through the stage monitors. MC Ruff made the universal turn it the hell down symbol to the girl running the sound booth. You, know, we …

The Bitter Buffoon

The Bitter Buffoon by Phillip McCollum Among many societies, there used to be a deeply-held belief that drinking someone’s blood gave you their power. Not only did it turn out to be a ridiculous thought, but in the end, one which nearly proved fatal and came close to ending the line of the Blood Tasters. In these days, the …

Book Review – Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan

“When she said he was dying, and explained how little time he had left, Ellis Rogers laughed.” Disclaimer: My copy of Hollow World was an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) provided to me by the author, Michael J. Sullivan. Up front, I’ll admit that I have not read Sullivan’s popular Ryria series. I hope this has given me a fresh perspective toward a book that …

Book Review – Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

“All right. We’re saving the world, after all. Take him.” Though I’ve tried my best not to, this review may spoil some things. Reader be warned! Like the middle bear of Goldilocks fame, Ender is a culmination of the “just right.” He’s the youngest of three genetically engineered Wiggin children. The oldest, Peter Wiggin, is cold-blooded but lacks control. Valentine, …

Short Story – Higher Minds

As mentioned last week, I decided to post my latest short story. It can use some more editing — there’s too much exposition, some wooden dialogue, etc. But as I said, I will take that critical advice and apply it to my next attempt. I hope you enjoy it and, at the very least, can learn from my mistakes. I …

"Higher Minds" – My New Short Story!

Hello friends! If you find yourself so inclined, I would appreciate you taking a few minutes to swing by LitReactor and read/rate Higher Minds, the story I’ve submitted for their Teleport Us contest. I spent a considerable amount of time the past couple of weeks putting it together. Much thanks goes out to my wife and Oliver for their amazing contributions …