Stoney M. Setzer
Stoney M. Setzer lives in a small town about an hour south of Atlanta, GA, with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children. As a fiction writer, he strives to create suspenseful stories with spiritual (Christian) themes. Some of Stoney's stories have been described as "the Twilight Zone with a Christian worldview." His works have been featured in such publications as Residential Aliens, Fear and Trembling, Crossed Genres, and Christian Sci-Fi Journal, as well as a number of anthologies. Recently, he has also published an anthology of his own work entitled Zero Hour, which is available on www.amazon.com and at Smashwords. He is employed as a middle school special education teacher. When he isn't working or writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, visiting amusement parks, and watching the Atlanta Braves. He also maintains a blog at http://zerohourbystoneymsetzer.blogspot.com/
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Author Stoney M. Setzer presents eight flash fiction works that run the gamut from science fiction to suspense. What if a Chicago Cubs fan could break the curse on his team with a laptop? What if a mirror showed you what you really are? The answers to these and other questions lie within....
A woman stumbles upon an unusual--but effective--way to prolong the life of her aging grandmother. Originally published in March 2009 issue of Abandoned Towers magazine.
Hath No Fury
When Erik Mabry, aka Mole-Man, breaks his anniversary plans to track down an escaped supervillain, his wife Pam realizes that her best chance of getting his attention is to become a supervillain herself.
Traveled So Far
A Christmas-oriented piece of "flash" science fiction, told from a Christian worldview. Archaeologists discover a long-buried spacecraft and its occupants...as well as their long-delayed mission.
Zero Hour 2: More Stories of Spiritual Suspense
Author Stoney M. Setzer returns with more "Twilight Zone"-type stories with a Christian worldview in "Zero Hour 2." In these twelve pulp-style stories of science fiction and suspense, Setzer leads readers on another journey into the shadowlands of imagination, complete with a spiritual twist.
Give Us Barabbas!
This Easter play is presented from the perspective of Barabbas, a criminal and a rebel against the Roman Empire. He is set to be executed with his two accomplices when an unexpected turn of events brings him before the court of Pontius Pilate--leading to an outcome Barabbas could have never imagined.
Dead Man Running
Imagine waking up next to a wrecked vehicle... with no recollection of who you are or how you got there. Imagine that you find a driver's license with a photo that matches your reflection... only to see an obituary for the person whose name is on the license. Imagine meeting someone who remembers you... and who vows to kill you for what you can't remember doing...
An experiment involving a super plant fertilizer goes haywire, causing plants to mutate to monstrous proportions. A brother and sister must try to save their home--and everything else--from destruction.
The Other Woman
After thinking that he would never find a girl interested in him, Houston Hall has gotten engaged to Rachel. However, their plans for the future are disrupted when a woman named Amy arrives on the scene. She claims to be Houston's ex-girlfriend and begs for one more chance with him. However, Houston has no recollection of her.
Psychiatrist Thom Staples lost his faith in God after a tragedy in his childhood. He reacts with disbelief when his newest patient, Gabe, claims to be an angel sent to Earth. His skepticism is put to the test when Gabe offers to prove his assertion. It doesn't take long for Staples to realize that there is much more to Gabe than meets the eye...but what is the truth behind Gabe's secret?
Bring Out Your Dead
Special agent Kirk Ransom's latest mission is to investigate a crematory in Texas. Upon his arrival, he learns that people in the town have begun to see their deceased loved ones. Soon, he becomes a victim of the phenomenon himself as his own departed family begins to appear to him. A sequel to "The Pride of Guillermo," which appeared in "Zero Hour: Stories of Spiritual Suspense."
The Widows Greer
Glenn Sanders, newspaper editor and Watchman of Crayton, becomes suspicious after a wealthy man's widow begins to exhibit erratic behavior. He feels compelled to investigate, but what he learns turns out to be a threat much greater than he could have imagined. A sequel to "The Watchman" from "Zero Hour: Stories of Spiritual Suspense."
The Siege of Peter Marak
What is your greatest fear? What if someone else's life depended upon you facing that fear?
A recluse who fears germs must make that choice when a coughing woman begs him to open his door because a dangerous man is on the loose. Does he face his fear of germs, or does he stay safe and leave the woman to fend for herself?
Zero Hour - Stories of Spiritual Suspense
Are you into tales of suspense reminiscent of the days of pulp fiction? Then you'll enjoy these 15 Twilight Zone-like mysteries served up with a spiritual twist. Author Stoney M. Setzer pulls together an anthology of supernatural thrillers that will transport you to that shadowland where anything is possible, complete with a spiritual twist.
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on June 20, 2012
This is a short story anthology whose stories are connected by the frame narrative of Gizele and her mentor Tok. The stories have a bit of a Twilight Zone flavor but also feature nuggets of spiritual truth and a Christian worldview. As in any other anthology, readers will prefer some stories to others, but all of them are enjoyable reads.
- West of the Texas Nebula
on Aug. 05, 2012
In "West of the Texas Nebula," Lyndon Perry and Dan Devine have teamed up to present a fast-paced, entertaining "space western" story. For those who may be unfamiliar with this genre, space westerns take Western-type plots and characters and transplant it into a more science fiction-style setting. This story of an old-fashioned power struggle grabs the reader from the very beginning and doesn't let up until the very end. Excellent!
- The Vampire in the Church Choir
on Oct. 15, 2012
Matt Mikalatos presents an engaging and enjoyable satire in "The Vampire in the Church Choir." By centering his story on a Christian vampire trying desperately to fit in, Mikalatos satires both the mega-church movement and classic monsters while also slipping in some revelant Christian truths along the way. I highly recommend this and look forward to reading more by Mikalatos.
- A Lesson in War - A Sword of Otrim Story [Short Story]
on Oct. 24, 2012
This story goes a great job of combining medieval fantasy with nuggets of spiritual truth. The centerpiece of this story is the conflict between the main character Otrim, a man who is always eager to heed the spiritual teachings of the "Master", and his less enlightened commanding officer, Ardus. If you like reading medieval fantasy that have a deeper meaning, I would highly recommend this book.