Jon Hartling

Biography

Jon Hartling had been writing aimlessly for many years before the stars aligned and he discovered his muse in the classic stories of H.P. Lovecraft. With the invaluable help of his wife Heather in an editorial and technical capacity, he began writing short stories of weird fiction. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and children and dreams of one day owning a plush Cthulhu doll that’s wearing a Green Bay Packers jersey and helmet. His demented cat Nikki may or may not be head-butting him at this very moment.

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Books

The Party Crasher
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Price: Free! Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A macabre short story about a blissfully dystopian future, inspired in part by one of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tales. The people of Felisar vainly believe that their technology has made them impervious to all threats. But pride goeth before a fall… and before a poisoning, and before a holocaust.
Wings
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Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Bert Corr is a bad man on his way to do a very bad thing. Fate, however, has other ideas for him, giving him one last chance to turn back. If he doesn't take it, he may find the road ahead overshadowed by the wings of justice... or vengeance.
Votamba's Son
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Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
As loggers work their way through the rain forest in the Mexican state of Chiapas, they are threatened by an old man claiming to speak for the forest demon Votamba. When they forge ahead, they discover that the old man is anything but feeble... and that Votamba's reach is far longer than that of a felled tree.
The Snow Owl
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Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Ben thinks his son’s talk of the magical kingdom of Lukana is just typical childhood imagination. But one winter day, when seven year-old Eric sculpts a snow owl in his backyard, he seems to set in motion events that cannot be anything but magical. Now Ben faces the terrifying prospect of losing his only child to a wintry spirit… a spirit that just might be the boy’s true father.
Firebug
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
When a strange rash of arson breaks out, the culprit -- or culprits? -- is like nothing anyone expects, in this short story of "weird fiction" in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft.

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