Eric Cline


Eric Cline is a native of Missouri. He has a Master's Degree in English. His work has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and on the Every Day Fiction site. He is a 2012 winner of the L. Ron. Hubbard Writers of the Future competition. He will reluctantly continue his day job until enough people buy his writing for him to devote all of his energies to it . . . and thanks for doing your part!

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Collapse Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A quarter of a century ago, Patrick Sinclair fought the undead. Now, he has to fight his own anger. The zombie hordes were destroyed . . . but now, the real sacrifices Sinclair and his comrades made are being cheapened by sentimental nonsense and elaborate ceremonies. And tonight, maybe . . . just maybe . . . the dead will rise again.
The Man Inside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In 1861, the Confederate States of American tried to break free from the United States. They succeeded. Now, it is 1961, and the Confederacy is on the verge of collapsing and re-uniting with the USA. Unless they can get the atomic bomb. Rudy Schweitzer is a US spy in their midst. But he didn't volunteer, and he wants out. Will he be a turncoat to save his own skin? Who is THE MAN INSIDE?
All Quiet in the Western Tomb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
"Delightful ... good period language ... The twist at the end was nicely set up ... Well worth the reader's time!" -- ROB CHILSON, author of BLACK AS BLOOD An original short story by Eric "Cruel" Cline, whose stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Junk Stocks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Some call her PLAIN JANE . . . Jane Bailey is a security consultant with a mission: find out who is stealing stock tips from the legendary Anthony Warren? It has to be the secretary. But the secretary's name is Jennifer, and she's a dynamite blonde who has the legendary Anthony Warren wrapped around her finger. Can Jane get him to see the beast beneath the skin-deep beauty?
The Story of 25 Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
STANLEY PLATT HAS BEEN THROWN TO HIS DEATH. It will take a few seconds to drop 25 stories to hard pavement. But in those few seconds, he will LIVE. And he will SOLVE HIS OWN MURDER! A short story of murder, commerce, and art by Eric "Cruel" Cline, whose work has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Sherlock Holmes and the Fat of the Land
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Sherlock Holmes takes on his biggest case yet . . . or at least his biggest client! A pastiche by Eric "Cruel" Cline, whose stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and other publications, both in print and on the web.
The Nose of Isabel Perez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
THINGS ALWAYS LOOK STRANGE TO OUTSIDERS. Isabel Perez is about to turn 15 years old. Her quinceañera celebration that day will make her a woman. Unfortunately, on the planet of Nueva Concepción, you gain adulthood by losing your nose.
Foreignright 4.5.1
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the future, "firemen" don't put out fires. Instead . . . hey, this sounds familiar! Eric Cline, a writer who has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and other places, delivers a loving flash fiction tribute to a classic work, updated for modern times.
True Fear
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
"I've got a walking skeleton with glowing red eyes. How lame is that?” Michael Prinzik is trying to write a horror novel. But as his beloved dog Mopsy becomes ill, he becomes aware of the meaning of TRUE HORROR. A sweet, sad story for the parents of "fur babies" and lovers of genre fiction.
Dr. Coe's Alien Show
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Daniel Coe believes in aliens. So do his followers. But are the two newest people at the meeting followers . . . or visitors? A short story in the tradition of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE OUTER LIMITS.
The Stuttering Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
"I’m not God, I swear. I’m not even a time traveler. I don’t know that there is any such thing as a time traveler. I just stutter." A fatal accident plays out in front of Kronosky's eyes. But with his special ability to "Stutter" (which is all he can think to call it) he has the unique power to stop the tragedy before it happens.

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