Michael D. Britton

Biography

Michael D. Britton has been writing professionally for nearly 25 years, working in government, private industry, marketing, technical, web, freelance and a decade in the raw world of TV news.

His short fiction has received multiple honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future contest, among other recognition; and his novels have advanced through multiple rounds of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in various years.

His list of fiction titles exceeds 70 and keeps increasing.

Where to find Michael D. Britton online


Books

Joseph of Nazareth
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,920. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Joseph played a crucial role as the husband of Mary, and the most important step-father of all time. What was it like to help deliver the baby Jesus, to raise the Savior, to witness His suffering in Gethsemane and upon the cross? Experience a first-hand account of the man called to be the father of the Son of God, in JOSEPH OF NAZARETH - a work of inspirational historical fiction.
A Girl's Best Friend
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It seemed like a casual evening of drinks with my best friend . . . until things turned ugly. Find out how in this flash fiction with a twist.
Liberation
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
What advice would you give your younger self? What if that advice destroyed your life? What if you could do it all again - only with greater challenges? One man's odd time-traveling alien abduction experience presents him with these questions, and more...
Spies: 7 Short Stories
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,520. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Seven short spy stories like you've never seen before: from a man lost in a vortex of illusion, to a boogying alien infiltrating the inaugural ball of a U.S. president...to intense corporate espionage, to the story of a man recruited by a shadow agency that thinks itself above the law - these science fiction tales of intrigue will keep you turning the pages.
Remember
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What if you could erase a single, traumatic memory by simply popping a specially-formulated pill and sleeping it off? What if that memory turned out to be the crucial piece of evidence that could exonerate a wrongly-convicted man? Janet Stevens must now stay awake through one thrill-ride of a night in a desperate chase to find the real killer before her memory of the event is gone forever...
The Lucids of the Permafrost Society
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Someone said "life is but a dream." But can the ability to control your dreams be bred into you? Find out how far one man would go to achieve his dream in this sci-fi short.
Time and Again: A Collection of Crazy Chronology
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,220. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of six stories that bend the rules of time - from straight-ahead time travel, to moving through the ages via more mystical means... Includes the Writers of the Future Honorable Mention-earning novellas Seer and Superthread; plus the short stories Predict THIS, Tag-Alongs, Broker, and Liberation. BONUS: a sneak peek at the YA Fantasy novel, "The Conge Posterne," coming in 2013!
How to Keep Your Head When Everyone Wants to Put it on a Spike
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Caught in a sticky situation, an oft-misused starship underling concocts a way to make everyone pay - but him.
Strings
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A courageous sacrifice for a noble cause? Or a craven suicide pact as part of a massive conspiracy? This is the story of one man, one life with every detail pre-planned, and one perfect example of absolute power corrupting absolutely. And it'll make you think twice the next time you step into the voting booth...
DARK: A Creepy Collection
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,140. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Get ready to get spooked with this creepy collection of half a dozen tales that will send a chill up your spine! From deathly visitations to a slimy predator, from billions of phantasms to a solitary disembodiment, from the blind who can see the dead to a zombie invasion - DARK has it all. Includes Turn the Page, Checkmate, The Darkness, Pod N, A Sense of Souls, and Surge.
Quartet for Three
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tragedy strikes top-rated TV show "Symphonic Idol" when one of the musical judges is found dead onstage, and everyone's a suspect in this classical twist on the detective story...
New Beginnings
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A soldier aboard a generational cruiser orbiting Mars is the only one who can save a small colony on the surface. That's because he's the only one left alive on the ship as it hurtles toward the Martian terrain. Trouble is, the door he needs to get through requires two arms to open - and he only has one... This story earned Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest in 2012.
Faith of Crisis
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In the raw, terrifying world of a nuclear holocaust, one young woman has a life-altering experience that brings her face to face with the reality of her own existence.
The Release
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Trapped in a place removed from time and space - the Devil's Triangle - a rag-tag group is caught in an endless battle with horrible creatures that attack relentlessly - until the creatures find a way to invade Earth. Now a race is on to use future tech to stop them from overrunning all of humanity...
The Life of the Mother
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Pregnancy and childbirth
Starting with a frantic rush to the hospital, this is the true story of a near-fatal experience that changed one family's life and taught one man to truly count his blessings.
Sole Survivarrrgh
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Reporter Holly Gooding's first major news story for Channel 8 News takes a turn for the weird when the guy she's sent to interview - the only person to survive a plane crash off the coast of Florida - happens to be a pirate.
Going to the Dogs
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A reluctant vacation for two couples quickly devolves into a desperate life-and-death fight when one member of the party decides to cross a galactic crime lord - with apocalyptic consequences...
Balls
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Matthew and Winston are in Italy on important business - but Matthew wants one final adventure before he ties the knot with his fiancee back home in the States. As Matthew drags Winston across Italy on a paranoid pursuit of murderers, Winston has a trick of his own waiting up the sleeve of his expensive suit...
Broker
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eli Yon thinks nothing of slipping through time, "correcting" history by making sure the right people die. That's his job. But he may be starting to lose his edge, and the last thing he needs is some young hot-shot making him look bad by saving his latest assignment from failure. But he may have a solution...
Royal Flush
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A trip to the spaceport restroom for one chemical industry executive leads to a most unexpected encounter with a stealthy nemesis. But that's not where the surprises end in this morbidly humorous sci-fi tale.
Plutoed
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When you mess with the ego of a god, you'd better be prepared for the consequences... This humorous short tale explains what REALLY happened when astronomers took it upon themselves to relegate the ninth planet to the status of dwarf.
Lunar Tales - an anthology
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 25,090. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Lunar Tales anthology is a collection of five speculative short stories set on Earth's Moon. Includes Dream Soldiers, Philatelist's Gold, Old Wounds, OtherPlace, and Tag-Alongs. BONUS: Read the first three chapters of the moon-centered action-adventure novel RUFUS QUINCE: BOUNTY HUNTER - DREAMS OF A FOOL, included at the end of this entertaining volume.
The Final Testament
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A religious leader's unprecedented trip through a wormhole to another dimension to retrieve a sacred tome could save his planet's people - or perhaps doom them.
Next Phase
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Two untested military programmers are the last hope for the biggest offensive in a war fought by remote drones. Trouble is, these brave geeks are vastly outnumbered - and if their lead drone is captured, it'll fry their brains. But their greatest handicap may turn out to be a profound strength.
Brain Storm
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A future legal system where your own memories are played on a screen for the jury to see. A man framed with false memories. And one man - the professional framer - having second thoughts about his career of unethical deeds. Is it too late for him to turn his life around?
Mind Over Matter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Warning: this ebook file may be malicious. Or not. "Malicious" is such a value-laden word. At least give it a chance to explain itself, and you can decide for yourself...
Tag-Alongs
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was the vacation of a lifetime - the chance to experience a day in the life of a famous person from history - as a "hitchhiker" inside their mind. What could possibly go wrong?
Initiate
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
SpaceForce Corporal Nigel Halsted thinks he's in deep when he gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help derail a treaty between two interstellar species. But when the mission turns sour, he quickly learns that "deep" is all a matter of perspective...
Honored: 7 Honorable Mention Stories from the Writers of the Future Contest
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Each of the seven meaty stories in this novel-length sci-fi collection earned an Honorable Mention in the world-renowned Writers of the Future contest over the past several years. This anthology includes four The File, Pause, Seer, Superthread, A Slave to Race, Decisions Decisions, and the previously-unpublished New Beginnings – the most recent of the stories to receive the honor.
OtherPlace
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Avery Rush is on an expedition into the moon's own version of the Bermuda Triangle - a mysterious region of the lunar surface where many a vessel has disappeared - though he is skeptical they'll find anything at all. But the fantastic world on the other side turns out to be full of surprises and dangers that may prove too much for this seasoned pilot who thought he'd seen it all...
Edge of Human
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Raife Crenshaw is tasked with taking down the world's most powerful and brutal intellect: Cain, a lab-created monster of a man who's poised to murder tens of millions. But Raife's handlers want Cain brought back alive. Can an ingenious disguise make the difference in time, or will it be Raife's ultimate undoing?
Convergence
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It's Temperance Hall's big day - her chance to exact revenge and ruin some lives. Just the kind of thing she relishes. But when all the skeletons in her closet converge in a tragic car wreck, only her mind-reading chauffeur understands the full significance of this life-changing event. This slipstream short story may leave you with second thoughts about . . . your thoughts.
Surge
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Author Vern Charles lost his precious wife and son to the Undeath. Now he has nothing left but his words. But as a creator of fiction, trading stories for bullets is the only way he knows to survive in the post-zombie-apocalypse economy. Until he discovers the power of those words...
Checkmate
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
With billions killed by a global swarm of voodoo-hexed ghosts, New Orleans paranormal expert Tyson Lynche is the only person left alive who can put an end to the genocide. But a local spirit - a chess grand master - steps in to stop the ghost hunter. When the deceased genius makes his move, will Lynche have what it takes to become the last man standing?
The Exile
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lillian has lost Ivan, her eight-year-old son, to mysterious predators from the dark-magical Forest of Bann. Her only chance at recovering him is to venture in after him, armed with only a half-hexed staff, a spell book, and her wits. But when she finds the chronaqua (timewater) - she may be able to save more than just her son...
Old Wounds
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Colonizing the moon is hazardous work...made more dangerous by political bickering back on Earth. Now Jack Chang must face either the starvation of the colony he leads, or the deadly terror threat posed by his former Marine buddy who's trying to extort the government and keep the colony alive. Some choice.
These Dark Electrons
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Is science a kind of magic? Is magic a science all its own? In a world run by technological giant iGoogAmaHoo, only one woman can stop the violent overthrow of society by an evil sorcerer who's seeded the world's tech connection with a magical virus. THESE DARK ELECTRONS is a short story with a breathtaking pace set in a fantastical sci-fi future.
A Sense of Souls
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A woman with no eyes meets a man with no body. Love and treachery ensue in this short tale of blind love and body bags.
Pod N
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A confused firefighter. A distraught new bride. A police detective and a coroner with an unsolvable mystery. And one terrified man, torn from his reality. Is there any chance for Chance Bellamy to escape his otherworldly captors and find Summer once again? Can the power of love bridge the unfathomable distances of space and time? Find out, in Pod N.
Ask Grench
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Life as a galactic minion can be tough - you have to be cunning, wise, patient, conniving; and above all, willing to kiss a lot of backside. That's where Grench comes in. Not only is he the ultimate suck-up, but he has a foolproof plan to move up in the kingdom...
Prowler: Three Haunting Tales
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Three stories tied to a single place of pain. The trailer that symbolizes one man's dashed hopes; the trailer that embodies the torture of one man's abuse; and the trailer that transports a man through time, giving him a most unusual chance to change his destiny. Beware the prowler. It will change your life.
Dream Soldiers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
What happens if you die in your dreams? You wake up...hopefully. But how many times can you keep doing that before it destroys you? For Earth Armed Forces Specialist Adams, waking up from the battle is a crucial part of the job - it means he'll live to fight another day. But when it's up to him to turn this war around - will he have what it takes to be the ultimate Dream Soldier?
Unsettling Things & Other Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An anthology of four flash fiction stories. One of fear, one of sentience, one of love, and one of death. (Includes bonus: first chapter of the science fiction novel RUFUS QUINCE: BOUNTY HUNTER - Dreams of a Fool.)
Red Death
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A group of random strangers from around the world, including Dr. Jim O'Connell, reunite following an out-of-this-world alien experience. But something's changed...and now they must work together to protect the planet from a sinister and powerful threat decades in the making.
Aliens Don't Dance
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gary has one chance - and one chance only - to ensure first contact with the humans goes as smoothly as ancient history records it to have occurred. Unfortunately, the fate of the future galactic alliance all rests on his very questionable ability to . . . boogie down.
Project: Dreamer
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tasked with protecting Earth and the Solar System, members of The Program live a strict code during their ten year tour of duty, including no relationships - especially not with other agents. But as Ben Vincent falls into an intricate web of twisted reality, he must struggle to sort out truth from illusion, and determine if the love of his life is legitimate - or an elaborate trap.
Predict THIS
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The world's most famous augur - the man responsible for a host of astounding predictions throughout history - embarks on his final epic quest: to witness the end of the world. But will Nostradamus ever live to see the final fate of man? Follow his amazing journey in Predict THIS - a short story.
Turn the Page
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
When a lonely girl escapes in her books, she gets more than she bargained for - including real-life mystery, twisted history, and a threat to her life! That, and a little love, should keep you turning these pages...
A Slave to Race
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What would it take for you to trade a life in the skies, earning your freedom, for a death sentence deep within the lunar mines? When you're racing for your life, you don't let a thing like death slow you down. Love, on the other hand, can seal your fate.
Decisions, Decisions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
One man - two seagulls - three life-altering choices. When a bird brings beach-combing drifter Richard a powerful charm, he learns that choices can be a gift and a curse. Will the Chooser change the course of Richard's life forever? Find out in this unusual short story about second and third chances...
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Smashwords book reviews by Michael D. Britton

  • The Harvest on Jan. 20, 2011

    This is a great short story by one of my favorite authors! You should buy all his stuff . . . you won't be disappointed.
  • The Wishing Well on March 30, 2011

    Schibi has a way of really sucking you in. This story creates powerful feelings of tension and keeps the suspense right up to the very end. The characters are well-developed in just a few words. The Wishing Well seems to me like it could really be worked into a series or, better yet, a novel that tracks the full history of Harrison, his victims, and the mysterious truth of the wishing well itself. I look forward to reading more stories by David Schibi.
  • Target Demo on April 26, 2011

    This was a fun read . . . Tatano clearly speaks from a grounded understanding of the news biz . . . and a deliciously cynical view of the politics "biz." A clever twist on the power of media!