Robert Moons


Robert Moons is from the "Twilight Zone" generation. He's the guy observing the human race from the outside looking in. His stories often have twists and surprises, but by the end of the story, all the pieces should come together like a jigsaw puzzle, and hopefully it will leave the reader with a satisfying conclusion. He tries to avoid the usual overworked plots, looking instead for new creative ideas that he thinks are worth exploring. Plots such as an alien father reading a bedtime story to his son (Once Upon a Lightyear), or a metaphysical hitman killing the soul of Hitler (Lex Talionis). He does not restrict himself to any one genre, although most of his work would be in the speculative fiction category.

The science fiction action/adventure novel "XIN: THE VEILED GENOCIDES" is finished. Originally known as "The Chronicles of Z'va'Xin", a 12 part Sci-Fi serial.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started seriously writing about three years ago.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always loved creative things: Art, music, and now writing. I write because I enjoy it. There are better ways of making money, so I continue to do some graphic design and illustration work, and write for fun. I put my stories out there for free and hope that others might like what I write.
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Where to find Robert Moons online


When My Guitar Gently Screams
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A young, mediocre guitar player comes across an unusual, antique guitar that turns him into a world famous rock idol.
The Hunger and the Cold
Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Something hungry this way comes. Three friends spending a weekend at an isolated log cabin, soon find themselves in a desperate battle for their very lives.
Seagulls Love Donuts
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Manners & Etiquette
Brad, a seagull, learns about sharing. A humorous story for ages 7 and up.
The Tiny Town of Hèrrre
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Manners & Etiquette
A lost, young rabbit hops into a tiny town and asks an old turtle for directions.
Cat Stories that Dogs Tell
Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
This is an illustrated children's book about a cat and a dog. It is meant to entertain but also enlighten children. It deals with prejudice, bullying, friendship, and making better choices in life. To be read to ages 6 and up.
The Boy Who Loved a Tree
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A boy and his parents make regular rest stops on their way to the boy's grandparents. Over the course of several years, the boy learns about a maple tree, nature, and life. (Age 10+)
Soul of the Stalker
Series: Lex Talionis: The Hand of Retribution, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lex Talionis #4 – The 4th short story in the series. What's worse than a serial killer? A serial killer with superhuman powers.
 The top of the food chain? Maybe, but then, he hasn't run into the predator of serial killers.
 (Adult 18+ / Graphic Violence}
In the Year of Their Lord
Series: Lex Talionis: The Hand of Retribution, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the Year of Their Lord (Lex Talionis #3). The third short story in the series. In the year 3012 AD, an ancient predator stalks the dark city streets. He is man's worst nightmare, and Earth's ultimate saviour.
The Gold Lighter
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A crime drama based on the 'tradition' of honour killings. Two men drive out of the city and out onto an isolated country road with someone in the trunk of their car. They thought they had everything under control, but no one had planned on what would happen next.
Butcher of Proxima – Illustrated Story
Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Fantasy, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction
Sometimes, to destroy evil it takes something equally dark – a selective malevolence that will do what others will not, or can not do. Action/Graphic Violence. A supernatural hitman who's deadlier than a vampire, stalks the soul of Hitler that has been reborn in an alien thousands of light-years from Earth.
XIN: The Veiled Genocides
Price: Free! Words: 54,980. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Adventure » Action
We are not alone in the galaxy, but soon we will be. The greatest civilizations in the Galaxy are disappearing without a trace. The future history of our Galaxy has been irrevocably changed.
Blood in the Alley (Lex Talionis 2)
Series: Lex Talionis: The Hand of Retribution, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Sometimes, to destroy evil it takes something equally dark – a selective malevolence that will do what others will not, or cannot do. Action/Graphic Violence
Super Heroes NOW!
Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Captain Flak, Mezmo, and RetroBution are the local costumed heroes. They have no super powers, but provide super community services, as they like to call them. This night, before they go on street patrol, they will meet their biggest fan – an overly enthusiastic nine-year-old boy, who thinks they really have super powers.
Lex Talionis – The Butcher of Proxima Prime
Series: Lex Talionis: The Hand of Retribution, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Sometimes, to destroy evil it takes something equally dark – a selective malevolence that will do what others will not, or cannot do. Warning: graphic violence.
Once Upon a Lightyear
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A Short Alien Bedtime Story. An alien father reads a bedtime story to his son.
An Acquired Taste
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Horror » Undead
The Gulrathian Empire has sent it's finest battle cruiser to wipe out a small Earth colony. They were the deadliest warriors in the sector, giants by human standards, and this would be their first encounter with humans. They assumed it would be easy and quick, however, they made one error – They didn't know their enemy.

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Smashwords book reviews by Robert Moons

  • 10 Fitness Myths Debunked on Dec. 10, 2011
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    Thanks for putting this information out there. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about fitness but there were a couple of points I did not know. Just one minor correction: Training with light weights for more than 2 minutes or more is inefficient and does not lead to muscle development. (Just need to remove one "more" – Training with light weights for more than 2 minutes... OR Training with light weights for 2 minutes or more...) Rob.
  • Unknown SuperHero on Aug. 10, 2012

    It's a good attempt. Keep at it if it's what you love to do. There's always someone with a negative comment, and so as a writer, it's just part of the game. Constructively, I would suggest you write something, put it aside for a few days and then read it as if you've never seen it before. You might see other ways of saying things, see a technical mistake, etc. Think of the writing as a clay sculpture – keep working it till it looks finished. Anyway, just a suggestion. It helps me. Rob.
  • Photographic on Aug. 23, 2012

    A gem of a story. Whereas some writer's heavily detailed descriptions can have me yawning in no time, Hickory's actually makes the story more interesting. He writes the story as if he is there at those moments in time, and then lets the reader share his intimate thoughts. The use of short sentences was refreshing and work very well in my view. Again, well done. Also, I'm glad you decided to place some of your work on smashwords. Now hundreds if not thousands will enjoy your writing.
  • Little on Dec. 29, 2012

    First there was 'Jaws', then 'Alien', and now 'Little'. Whether the action takes place in the ocean, space or in the dense backwoods of Tennessee, the thrill ride is the same. This is a very entertaining read, well constructed and executed. I would also add 'Horror' to the genre. Hickory Cole is a great story teller. Be warned, if you like to commune with nature, after reading this, you might not go camping or hiking for quite some time. And I'm definitely cutting back on eating chicken.
  • Pride of the Traveller on March 23, 2013

    Well written and imaginative. Captures the flavour of Robert E Howard's writing. Also, nice to see someone else influenced by this great writer.
  • The Offer on June 04, 2013

    Like all of Hickory's stories, this one is very well written. Seamless story telling with great heart and attention to the subtle details of the human psyche. A pleasure to read, impossible to put down.
  • The Swinging Tree on June 24, 2013

    A delightful children's story! It felt like I was reading an old classic tale, but it isn't, is it?. Well Done!!!
  • The Syrup Bandit on June 24, 2013

    Very good, creative story! A tall folk tale, like Paul Bunyan, but a little less tall (than Paul Bunyan, cause he was tall, right?). Anyway, well written, imaginative and I learned something. Don't want to give anything away, but, is the you-know-what good on Belgian waffles too?
  • A Baby Boomer - At Any Age on July 01, 2013

    Well written and wonderful biography to share with relatives and everyone.
  • A Slight Delay on Nov. 02, 2013

    OK, normally, I don't read horror; normally, I don't write horror, but of late, perhaps the Halloween spirit (or is that spirits?) has taken over. Anyway, I saw the bunny pic cover of the story, and had it been in any other genre, I wouldn't have bothered opening it up to read. I'm glad I did. This story is well written and constructed from beginning to end. More importantly, I found myself 'having' to read it once I got hooked (that would be the part that I don't want to spoil for anyone, the part where certain individuals came on board a type of transportation device wearing colourful 'suits'). So, interesting story, unusual way of ending it, and even a dash of humour thrown in here and there. Or as another writer I know would say, IWIHWI (I wish I had written it).