James Ward Kirk

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I am a writer and small press publisher (James Ward Kirk Publishing). I have a Master's in English from Indiana University at Indianapolis. I live in Indianapolis with my wife of twenty-three years and a mean Chihuahua.

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Terror Train
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,070. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The train rides, from city to city, from village to village, through states, across rivers and mountains. If only it could tell its tales of grisly murder, of demonic pacts, black holes into different dimensions and portals to other realms where the ghosts of train robbers hunt in perpetuity. Terror Train contains stories by new and established authors, with a guest story by William F. Nolan.
The Failing God
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Series: The Chronicles of Cranborn, First Chronicle of Cranborn. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,740. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Three mercenaries, Grim, Gray and Thoreld, are on the run from an ancient evil and in their wake prophecies crumble and long dormant conflicts resurface. The Failing God is the first part in a five novel epic dark fantasy series “The Failing God is an outstanding epic fantasy, highly recommended.” – Fantasywereld.nl
Sex, Drugs &Horror
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,210. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Sex, Drugs & Horror is an all-out assault on the senses. Everything—from Splatterpunk to Horror Erotica will find a home here. This one is not for the squeamish or prudish. Filled with chills and thrills, this anthology will not disappoint!
Songs For The Raven
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 76,350. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Songs for the Raven” investigates the human condition, trying to establish a literary approach to horror by bringing together stories and poetry that show us thoughtful perspectives of the painful truths that humanity tries to hide from itself, the deep, subconscious currents that run through our collective minds.
Fresh Fear
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 139,580. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Fresh Fear is an eclectic collection of the very best horror fiction from across the world. Dare you to read it! Switch the phone off, make yourself comfortable, and prepare for a trip to the darkest depths and most shadowed recesses of the human imagination.
Ugly Babies
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,390. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
There’s nothing quite like the birth of a child. Children are born in our likenesses... we treasure their beauty, their innocence, and marvel as they take their first breaths outside of their mother’s womb. In a perfect world, babies are miracles. But as we know, the world is not always perfect.
The Crooked Closet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The Crooked Closet Selected Works 2011 – 2013 A. Henry Keene Stories of dark longing, alienation, abuse, and revenge.
Children & Other Wicked Things
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,200. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
As with many writers who experienced challenging childhoods, Scathe meic Beorh has, with Children & Other Wicked Things, written, using heavy metaphor, of the horrors (and surprising joys) of growing up in the late 20th century. Today he serves as contributing editor for the atmospheric horror periodical Haunted Magazine.
Meeting God
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A serial killer goes for a long walk toward his next kill. Along the way he ponders the existence of God. He was right.
Ghosts in the Mirror
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man pursues the serial killer that murdered his family. Insanity kills!
My Perfect Dream
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
One man's journey toward madness, written in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe.
Synesthete
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A grave robber like no other! Lazarus views the world through the lens of a synesthete, and nothing can be taken for granted. Just ask the dead girl.
The Rose Garden
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
One man's journey to Hell in hope of redemption. A story in the tradition of Lovecraft!
Indiana Crime 2012
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,900. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Indiana Crime 2012 offers the best art, poetry and short stories by Indiana's finest.
Indiana Horror 2011
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This is a collection of the finest short stories, art, flash fiction, and poetry by some of Indiana's finest writers and artists.
Indiana Science Fiction 2011
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,690. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Welcome to the Indiana Science Fiction Anthology 2011. Here you will find some of the best science fiction by today’s Indiana writers. Discover worlds where alien insemination happens more often than you think. Find planets where frogs rule and love wins every time.
Insane Brain
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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Guilt. Butterflies. Murder. Sex. Archangels. How insane can one brain be? Find out by reading the stories of Francis, Pandora, Joe, Mrs. Applebee, Able and Engelbert. Who is the voice behind the poetry? Enjoy yourself with this anthology of short stories and poetry by the author of "The Butterfly Killer" and the publisher/editor of the Indiana Horror, Science Fiction and Crime anthologies.
Box Set: Indiana Science Fiction 2012 & Indiana Horror 2012
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 125,270. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
It may seem you've left Indiana, but look again. Some of it is strangely familiar, some of it exceeds your wildest imagination. The future is right around the corner, but also the things that go bump in the night.
Indiana Science Fiction 2012
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,350. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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It may seem you've left Indiana, but look again. Some of it is strangely familiar, some of it exceeds your wildest imagination. The future is right around the corner and numerous authors give you their visions in this Indiana Science Fiction Anthology for 2012. This anthology contains poetry, flash fiction and short stories from Indiana authors and stories situated in Indiana.
Indiana Horror 2012
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,530. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Glad to see ya'll came back. Indiana is a mystical and magical landscape. If only the people knew. Beware, evil resides here. This landscape of evil, this place of living dead flesh draws ever nearer the eaters of carrion. Indiana Horror 2012 features some of the best work by Indiana authors.

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Serial Killers Quattuor
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
An diverse collection of authors, from New Zealand to California, from Wales to Florida, from the United Kingdom to Indiana, offer some of the finest horror fiction available today. An international cast seems appropriate as serial killers thrive everywhere. Even where you live.

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Smashwords book reviews by James Ward Kirk

  • The Face in the Mirror on Jan. 09, 2013

    Donald White begins his story with some bad writing--on purpose. When the real story starts, hold onto your hats. The plot and its protagonist are perfectly outlined in one simple sentence: "A roach crawled across his arm rest, and he knocked it to the floor." The story is chock full of metaphor. The title of this review is a reference to this. When was the last time you looked into a mirror? I mean, really looked? Donald White delivers. [[ASIN:1470123851 Indiana Horror 2012]