A former newspaper reporter and editor (but I've reformed!), a magazine writer and editor, Jay Gross is a non-fiction author, a freelance writer, and a commercial photographer. He's also a geek (not planning to reform anytime soon), and a novelist. A native of Aiken, South Carolina, he's called central South Carolina home since the 1970s, but admits to having lived other places, even North Carolina. He loves cats, books and classical music, and he dislikes politics and won't run for president, even if nominated.
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A Reader's Buffet
An array of tasty morsels. Seven short pieces of fiction, unrelated except for all being by the same author. Different styles and characters, and a variety of stories, as you'd expect from a "buffet."
Company Time v1.0
A computer programmer, John shows off his pet project to his boss and friend. Predictive Analysis forecasts what people will type: commands, memos, email. Set loose on company systems, the program gets both in trouble over real and imagined security breaches. They slink around the offices dodging security guards and running the program for good or ill, trying to outwit the artificial intelligence.
The Naked Ghost
The piano plays torch songs, and the fluffy house cat has mischievous habits that transcend even the paranormal. Then there's that little wet dog. Atlanta gay couple Whit and Casey find the country home of their dreams, but they find out it's haunted. After some scary adventures they buy the place, but can't decide whether to move in. The sexy ghosts turn out to be pre-incarnations of themselves.