I've had an overactive imagination as far back as I can remember, but I didn't start putting a pen to paper until I was a punk teenager. All of those old writings were lost one night in a drunken stupor when I burned them up over some girl whose name I can't even remember now. I think about those old musings from time to time, trying to remember them all, knowing I never will, but the adolescent yet poetic destruction of those early stories over some girl still makes me smile. Especially not being able to remember her name, I love that.
The writing floated out of my life with the ashes of those burnt pages for the next couple of years. College, working and partying took up all my time, there was none left for the storyteller. Then something happened two months before my junior year. Right before my transfer to a new university, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Needless to say, things went into a downward spiral for awhile there, but I eventually found my way out of the woods of despair and got on with my life. One of the good things about that time was I found my old friend, the storyteller, and we've been on speaking terms ever since.
I have to admit the MS has amplified my ability to dive into the darkness of life's surprises, but it has also shown me the importance of disabled people being equally represented in fiction. Sure, sometimes they have minor parts, but rarely the main protagonist, I'm going to do my best to change that.
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The Damned Summer
In the small farming town of Storm, an ancient battle between good and evil that started nearly 500 years ago will resume for round two. The summer will mark the beginning of a young woman's walk down a path she wasn’t supposed to take. It will also be the final battle of an old soldier and a demon, as they fight for the souls of the young woman and those close to her.
Two boys like to play in the woods, pretending they are miners working at the nearby mine that has been closed for decades. They pretend to mine for gold or diamonds, but one of the boys has lost a loved one recently. So when they go into the woods this time, the grieving boy no longer wants to mine for gold, he wants to mine for ghosts, and he wants to do it in the mine, instead of outside it.
A short story about a cursed man that decides to try and make a deal with the only being left that he hasn't already tried to work with, the Devil.
The Water That Binds
Short story about a young man trying to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend, who has been missing for one year as of tonight. He goes back to the last place she was seen, the lake. A place where she often sought solace as well as the place where they both have hidden their secrets as well as their sin.
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Smashwords book reviews by Scott Weaver
- The Light of His Sword
on March 05, 2014
There was more fighting and evil in this story than any of Stanford's other stories, which I enjoyed. The main theme in this novel is the battle between heaven and hell and what it takes to face such horrors. This was a great story that makes for a good foundation for an ongoing series.