Eric Stringer

Biography

Eric Stringer (the borderline psychotic persona of Harvey Stanbrough) is a miserably failed newspaper reporter whose father was obsessed with one soft spot after another and whose mother didn’t love him enough to care that she didn’t love him enough. She swapped him to a camel jocky she met along the border in southern California for a hit off his crack pipe and a swing on his banana hammock.

Eric was born in poverty and clawed his way up to debauchery and tearing the wings off young maidens. Once he got out of prison for failing to vote multiple times in an election (he lived in Chicago at the time, and the law’s the law) he began to write stories about all the strange and unusual things he saw. Some of them were actually there.

See more of Eric's work at HarveyStanbrough.com.

Where to find Eric Stringer online


Where to buy in print


Books

Ca-racked
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense, humorous short story. What happens when one guy is so taken with the scenery that he decides when he dies he wants to become part of it? And what happen if he gets so depressed he decides he'd like to become part of it now? Can a lack of Mexican food really cause depression?
Rare Women
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,430. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
These stories run the gamut of Eric Stringer, from SF to horror, a hit man to humor, outer space to street gangs. There is ego, a coffin and a very strange baby. murder, mystery, terror and psychopathy. Even a twisted psychiatrist and a helpful mob guy. Come along on the ride.
Strainge Stern Stuff
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,500. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
These stories run the gamut of Eric Stringer, from SF to horror, the mafia to humor, a retrieval in outer space to dementia in inner space. There is murder, mystery, terror and psychopathy. Even a twisted psychiatrist and a helpful mob guy. Come along on the ride.
Normal Louisiana Ladies Club
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As is so often the case in Eric Stringer's stories, nothing is quite as it seems. When Marie LeBleaux, a Louisiana novelist, has to do strange research, she also tries to make it a boon for the community. She comes to learn her acquaintances in the Normal Louisiana Ladies Club believe the community needs to be improved in other, more drastic ways.
Respect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An unidentified good guy (goodfella?) goes in to see a bad boy on Mother's Day. Primarily to pay him a compliment. Come along on the ride and be glad you have respect.
But Babies Are Just So Cute!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a touching story of how human beings react to babies. All babies. Just remember that in Eric Stringer's world, very seldom is anything as it appears. No difference, maybe, in this intense, perhaps humorous, short story.
Mouth Watering
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense SF short story by Eric Stringer, when Lisa Reddich stops by a small café for a plate of French fries, she's looking for a mouth-watering experience. What she finds is considerably more than she bargained for. Then again, she's considerably more than we bargained for.
Stern Stuff
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,950. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Three of these stories feature Charlie Task. What makes a psychopath? Sit down in his home. Return to his hometown to visit with a friend, at the friend's request. In the others, a bereaved mother comes to a realization, again, and Charlie's buddy and connected guy Joey Di Salvo helps a slightly twisted psychiatrist turn the tables on his socialist father and helps the downtrodden. Sort of.
A False Sense of Finality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In this intense horror story, Eric Stringer brings to life a woman who lives through her memories and her child... and possibly through memories of her child. Come along and help us unravel this tale.
Heart to Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Noted psychiatrist Robert "Bobby" Singleton is defended in action and deed by his lifelong friends, connected guy Joey Di Salvo and NYPD Officer Salvatore Acolese. After all, Bobby just wants to turn the tables on his filthy rich socialist hypocrite father and REALLY do things to help the poor and downtrodden. Of course, help can take many forms.
Confessions of a Professional Psychopath
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,040. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Charlie Task has been labeled a psychopath by hypocrites who see themselves as "normal." A group of wealthy investors want to know what makes him tick. On film, he describes the abandonment, disillusionment, and betrayals that created him, a professional freelance hitman. This is a fast-paced, heart-racing reading experience combined with an exploration of a skewed human mind.
The Odd Task
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer, Charlie Task is the unnamed protagonist. He's taking care of business, doing what he can, using his special skills to remove blights from the world.
The Passing of Rosario
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this humorous, intense short story by Eric Stringer, the adult child of a woman who recently passed leads you through a humorous, sometimes irreverent look at her life and the impact she had on the other residents, males and females, of the village.
The Ethics of Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer, a hit man returns to his hometown to visit with an old friend at a high school reunion. The friend has asked Charlie to attend because he needs a favor. Yet again, it's always a good idea to be careful what you wish for.
A View to the Curious
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This is an intense psychological horror story by Eric Stringer. Ever wonder what makes a psychopath tick? Ever wonder what it might be like to sit down in a psychopath's home and interview him?
Strainge Times
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,890. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A woman is drawn to a shop that looks like an antique store; she learns she's literally out of her time. Jim Cable has been sent to stabilize A mobster chases down Joey Bones, who's been calling the boss a rat. Can a man have a relationship with an EnviroSuit? Can an EnviroSuit with a female personality long abide the imperfections of a human male? Marisa is trapped in a nightmare in a nightmare.
The Compartmentalized Mantis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a humorous science fiction short story. Can a man have a relationship with an EnviroSuit? Could an EnviroSuit, especially one with a female personality, long abide the imperfections of a human male, especially when she compares him with a massive, god-like creature machine? Come along and find out.
Saving the Grenlow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this SF short story, Jim Cable, a professional recovery expert for System Retrieval Inc., has been sent onto the Grenlow, a Morgan-class interplanetary transport, to stabilize it and bring it home. He scans and checks every space on the ship, but the engine room holds a mystery he and System Retrieval Inc. didn't bargain for.
Rabbits & Wild Dogs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Marco and the author chase down Joey Bones, ostensibly to teach him a lesson. Joey's been trash talkin' Marco, a boss, and threatening to shoot him. The threat doesn't bother Marco, but being called a rat? Now that bothers him.
Marisa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Marisa, a woman trapped in a nightmare in a nightmare in a nightmare, destined to flee through unimaginable terrors and horrors until her captors choose to release her... or she releases herself.
Needful Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A woman is drawn to a shop that looks like an antique store; she's looking for furnishings for her home in the French Quarter, where she lived a very long time ago... a lifetime ago.
This Is Not A Mosquito! A Collection
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Ten short stories from Eric Stringer. From an unbearable woman to drinking in the woods and talking about what happens at the moment of death; from a hard-luck woman who's mixed up with the mob to a miniature mosquito-like creature who's invading; from the swamps and Granny Mose to a new kind of ink blot test; from a spider on your face to wolves to striving to meet a goal and failing, badly.
Deadline: A Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In these five short stories you attend a new kind of ink blot test, meet a man in an airport who will render you normal, lie mute and unmoving as a spider transports you to the next world, live and run with the wolves, and strive, strive to meet a goal as a writer and fail, badly.
Granny Mose: A Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In these five short stories you attend a writers' conference and meet an unbearable woman; move out in the woods with a couple good ol' boys watching a storm close in and talking about what happens at the momen of death; meet a hard-luck woman who gets mixed up with the mob; are subjected to a miniature mosquito-like creature; and drop deep into the swamps to meet Granny Moses.
This Is Not A Mosquito!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An unnamed human drone runs afoul of a mechanized mosquito that he believes is intent on sucking his blood, as if that would make the slightest bit of sense. But the MM's intentions are actually quite different.
Jumper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A professional writer and conference speaker meets a wannabebutneverwill, and this one apparently is one over his limit. Maybe. Come along and see what happens.
Shattered
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this terse short story by Eric Stringer, a woman plunges through a window on the 134th floor into a mob nightmare. Come along!
Granny Mose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
They say gold can bring out the true character of a man, but how deep does that true character go? Read this intense short story by Eric Stringer and find out.
Theorem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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This is a psychological thriller by Eric Stringer. His friend Janie is a collector, but a collector of what?
Deadline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer (the neurotic persona of Harvey Stanbrough), a writer is late publishing his short story of the week, or is he? Follow along as the deadline nears.
The Maransky Nature Blot Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer with help from his friend Nick Porter. This story is so tightly written that I can't say much more or I'll give it away.
Spider
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer. Dorothy is brought into the hospital, the victim of an accident. While in the hospital bed with her head in a fixed position, she sees a spider that takes her back to a childhood regret. The rest is just payback.
Running with the Wolves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The protagonist from "Interference" is back to describe his life with the wolves in this post-apocalyptic tale. There are lessons here for humans, but not a lot of hope that they'll listen.
The Curious Events Surrounding Thomas Pilsen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Thomas Pilsen, a man more than absorbed by his fantasies, takes a cab to the airport. Along the way he becomes a mobster, and after he arrives he remembers an alien invasion, discovers a spaceport, and finds himself on the way to a mine on an alien planet.
Pregnant with Ideas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These tales by Eric Stringer range from the merely odd to the fantastic, from the tragic to the magical. This collection provides a very satisfying, if extremely unusual, reading experience. The reader will remember these stories.
Wednesday: Abused Spouses
Series: Evenings at 7 in the Parish Hall, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Several ladies who have been attending the Abused Spouses group at the local parish hall decide to break away from the main group. Perhaps they will have some creative solutions to their problems.
A Natural Study of the Scream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense horror short story. While waiting seemingly endlessly in a place filled with screams, what better way to pass the time than with a journal entry or two?
Finding Time to Write
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is a short story. Hmm... a description... I don't know. Whether our hero is a great writer to be or just another psychopath out wandering the beach or a friend (or stalker) for a professional writer... I guess all of that will have to be left to the reader to decide. Enjoy.
Tuesday: Eating Disorders
Series: Evenings at 7 in the Parish Hall, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Would being a cannibal qualify for having an eating disorder? While under armed guard and being tended to in an ER, accused cannibal and murderer John Searcy, AKA Randall Sly, escapes custody and takes a nurse, Susan, hostage. Does he want her for her excellent body... or does he want her for the excellent tone of her body?
Monday: Alcoholics Anonymous
Series: Evenings at 7 in the Parish Hall, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Anonymity can hide any number of faults. Married to an uncaring, workaholic husband, Shylia Allred walks to alleviate stress and to consider her divorce. Randall Sly is the one man who can bring a huge change to her life... but change isn't always all it's cracked up to be.
The Reverse Lizard Move
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Fifteen year old Harold Silt dreams of becoming a king... but is it only a dream?
Giacomo, 2080
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What happens when the only woman Giacomo Casanova has truly loved through the ages finds a way to bring him back to life?
Crossing a Blue Carpet Every Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Psychology has advanced to the point of using Mind Cleaners, specialized psychologists who enter the mind, lock away all the bad stuff, clean and polish the good stuff, and generally help people get on with their lives. The Mind Cleaner is also expert at not getting emotionally involved... until one day he comes mind to mind with the one he's always loved and who has always loved him.
Crushin' Bugs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Karma might be real, but sometimes it misses the mark. Little Billy is just a boy being a boy... albeit a particularly cruel boy. He takes great pleasure in crushing bugs. Most of his acquaintances, like characters in all sorts of situations in everyday life, choose to ignore his mean streak, but one, Tommy, sees the good in all helpless creatures.
Real Characters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What happens when the characters turn the tables on a hack writer?
Interference
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A whacked-out writer makes his way through a nuclear holocaust, narrowly avoiding being eaten by wolves and plummeting into a canyon on his way to his desk.
Ground Rules
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This is a literary psychological suspense story that investigates the little quirks and oddities that we all encounter on a daily basis... or maybe these are quirks and oddities that only Eric Stringer encounters.
The Well
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A psychological suspense story set in southern Louisiana.
Soft as a Breeze
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This is a short story that enables the reader to experience the immediacy of war.

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