I'm an avid reader and love to write. I am married with two boys and reside in Minnesota. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King,Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Peter Straub, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, Thomas Harris, Dan Brown, Cormac McCarthy, My new favorite- Bentley Little, and many many more. I'm willing to read any author who has a great idea and is able to express his ideas in a way I can relate(at least with the characters) and understand clearly. I revise constanly and still don't end up satified, but i guess that is something that will come in time, hopefully. I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them. I am currently working on a novel, but I will try to upload new short stories from time to time, mostly free to read. I believe if I'm going to charge anything it should be at least 4,000 words or more. A lot of the stories I post are old and had been written years ago, but I think they still have good potential (After endless revising and I know they're still not perfect).
P.S. you can find my newest stories under M.D. Stephens. I will no longer be posting stories under this pen name. I am taking a different approach and trying to appeal to a broader audience. I thank all of you who have read these stories, and I urge you to check out my other profile where there is some exciting stuff to come. My attempt from now on is to write stories without all the sexual situations and extreme graphic violence. I believe if I'm a good enough writer, I should be able to entertain without being so gritty and explicit. I'm not going to completely abandon the darker side, but for now, I'm going to tone it down. the link for my new profile is below.
Thanks for your time. Matt
Where to find Matthew Stephens online
WARNING: contains strong violence and sexual situations.
When a strange insect bites Dave, it turns him into a cannablistic animal and he attacks his friends, and also carries the virus with him to school where an all out madness breaks loose.
Johnny Smoke and the Hellfire
When strange occurences start happening at the Witten farm, the city of Minneapolis finds itself in the grip of terror by demons from hell. They can only depend on their local hero, Johnny Smoke, to save the day before it becomes the end of the world as we know it.
Lou Anne recieves a visit from an old high school friend, only to find out he's not quite what he used to be.
The Caged Boys
When William's family is driven out of their village by Mr. Black and his evil band of "Dark Men", he is forced to live off the land to survive. Years later his son, Junior, is kidnapped and taken to Mr.Black's cave where he is forced to fight to the death in the epic "Cage Battles"
An attractive woman finds herself in a sticky situation when the police show up at her door to inform her that someone has been intruding on her privacy and has intensions of causing her harm.
Framed by a Phantom
A troubled youth gets the short end of the stick when his sister is found at the bottom of a pond.
A quick freaky little tale about a new guy in town who ventures out to make friends and ends up getting more than he bargained for.
Thank You and Goodnight
When the lead singer of a highly successful metal band hooks up with a sexy groupie, it transforms him and he performs the most shocking encore ever in the music industry.
When Steve observes a line of army tucks pulling into town and taking the lives of his neighbors, he hooks up with two friends in order to attempt an escape.
A quick story about two women who find themselves in a world of trouble when they hop in a cab driven by a raving psychopath.
The Road Home
A man goes through some awkward events on his way home from work.
Dealing with the Devil
When a man loses his son, he is propositioned to do the dirty work of the devil in order to speak to his boy one last time.
While his parents are going through a divorce, a boy is forced to live with his aunt and uncle where he dicovers a true evil buried under the name of God.
The Lady in Blue
A middle aged nurse faces a close encounter with beings from a possible afterlife through three elder residents who are experiencing the final "Three Stages" of death.
The Healing Tree
While a boy deals with his drug addicted mother, he finds solice in a quiet forest preserve where a strange magic takes place that changes his life forever.
Fly on the Wall
When a man is decieved by his wife, he comes back from the dead as a fly to get his revenge.
Matthew Stephens's favorite authors on Smashwords
Smashwords book reviews by Matthew Stephens
- July 5th, 1776
on Jan. 20, 2012
Very imaginative and very well written.
- Grim Reaper
on Jan. 26, 2012
You paint a pretty good picture with your words. It seems you have a certain poetic feel in your descriptions. I enjoyed it, however, I felt it was rather brief and I got confused when you changed point of view from "I" to "Sir Jacob". I'll have to check out some more of your work. Cheers
- Music of the Gods
on Feb. 27, 2012
I love this story. It has real emotion, and is proof that you should be careful what you ask for. You have a wonderful description-filled flow, and great dialogue. Also, i love the twist at the end. I hope to see more in the future. Two thumbs up....five stars.
on Feb. 29, 2012
I like this story and it makes me eager to read some more of your work. There were a few minor errors, but it was nothing too distracting from the story. I like your comparison descriptions. Thanks for the entertainment and I will definitly be checking out, "Not quite normal." Cheers