Interview with Mike Bozart

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The morning bike ride. I am an avid single-speed cyclist. I seem to get the best ideas when riding my bike. It's as much a neural exercise as a physical one.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I seem to stumble upon them on the internet. Were they magically placed there? Ha-ha.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Hmmmm .... a very, very short story ... really just a sketch ....
What is your writing process?
First, a very loose, changeable outline. I don't like to map everything out and just fill it in like a coloring book. Usually by the third or fourth chapter (or the 20th page of a novella), the story will have a life of its own, and the characters will be demanding certain things to happen.
Second, as I write the chapters (or sections), at first it is almost all narrative. Then I go back and insert/expand the dialogue. Next, I add the thoughts of the characters (in italics).
Third, revising and revising, and more revising for at least a month or three.
Fourth, the cover graphic, which i will create myself in a free photo-editing program.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
'His Enemy, His Friend' by John R. Tunis still sticks in my mind. It really gripped my adolescent mind. And I loved the unexpected (to me) ending.
How do you approach cover design?
As a visual artist, I relish this aspect of the e-book creation process. I usually take a stock, royalty-free, public domain pic and spice it up in a photo-editing program.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. His Enemy, His Friend (the madness, insane cruelty, and haunting tragedy of war)
2. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Nurse Ratched, a walking metaphor of conformity)
3. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (sure wish I was on that bus - was way too young)
4. Still Life With Woodpecker (no need to be afraid to write a bizarre tale)
5. Hornet's Nest (pure vanity here: my artwork is mentioned in it - m. van tryke)
What do you read for pleasure?
To be honest, a lot of articles on The Guardian website. I even comment frequently.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
An older black-and-white kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Google Adwords.
Describe your desk
A mess of papers. But, I think I know what is under each stack. Maybe.
When did you first start writing?
1991. Surreal poem-stories displayed below my artwork in NoDa (North Charlotte).
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ok, 'GOLD, a summer story' is my first and only novel to date. The idea came to me back in the summer of 1995, while out in the Reed Gold Mine area of NC. I didn't find any gold in the nearby creeks/rivers that day, but I wondered what would happen to my life if I did. Not a small amount - a large nugget, or several nuggets, worth a million dollars or more. Who would I trust? Could I trust my girlfriend? How would i get the gold sold? Would I move to another city?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Doubleday wasn't returning my calls. Ha-ha.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
YES! Already lots of downloads. Should've checked into this site earlier. Got caught in the amazon-only trap for two years. This feels liberating.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Concisely conveying a certain notion/idea/sensation to the reader.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world!
What are you working on next?
Thinking of doing a very experimental 'novel' where the readers get to add to subsequent editions of it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Inventing new games, doing artwork, hiking, cycling, and goofing around with my wife and son.
Who are your favorite authors?
Kesey, Poe, Wolfe, Kerouac, Bukowski
Have you ever found any gold yourself?
Only in the bottom of a Goldschlager bottle.
What is your hometown?
Charlotte, or 'crown town' as I heard someone call it the other day.
Do you have a favorite sports team?
I'm a homer; thus, I'm a Panthers (NFL) and Hornets (NBA) fan.
However, I get my biggest joy out of watching Liverpool FC - Go Reds!
What do think about erotic fiction?
It all is until it isn't.
Published 2015-07-01.
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Books by This Author

While Waiting for the Trolley
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
The author recounts a candid conversation with a Philadelphia Eagles fan in uptown Charlotte, while waiting for a streetcar to arrive on a muggy Friday morning. Some unexpected revelations. From ho-hum ordinary to hysterically absurd. 1500 words G-rated. (OK for all ages)
Tales from the Virginias - an octet of short stories
Price: Free! Words: 20,370. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
8 short stories that take place in southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia are gathered: 1. Galax_ Galaxy (thought interception) 2. Charlie West (Charleston, WV) 3. Fries or Freeze (a quick sketch by an old New River dam) 4. Gallivanting in Galax (encore) 5. The Race (New River Trail) 6. The Cipher (Wytheville, Bland) 7. A Blue Whale of a Tale (Bluefield) 8. Bridge Day (Fayetteville, WV)
Bridge Day
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A late-twenty-something, still-getting-to-know-each-other, content Asian American couple goes to the Bridge Day festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia in October of 2006. All seems to be going well on the autumn-splendor drive up I-77 from Charlotte. But then a veteran BASE jumper has a severe mishap. The mood of the day changes. Suspicions creep in. Sometimes the past is vengeful ... and crazed.
A Blue Whale of a Tale
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A senior salesman tries to make one last sale at a soon-to-open bar in Bluefield, West Virginia. Before demonstrating his rapid-refrigeration device, he has a meandering, sexually allusive, past-recalling chat with the female bartender-to-be. When another male arrives, a tragic mistake occurs. If this short story somehow became an American movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13. 2K words.
Poodle Park
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A quite hilarious at times (and ridiculously insincere throughout), paragon of first-word issues, lunchtime conversation in a high-end Charlotte restaurant is overheard and transcribed. The subjects' most likely thoughts are generously sprinkled into the verbal salad. If this little slice-of-life vignette were expanded (for some odd reason) into an American movie, it would most likely be rated G.
North Coast Tales - a dectet of short stories
Price: Free! Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The 10 psecret psociety pshort pstories that take place along California's North Coast are bundled into an e-file for a convenient download. If traveling to, curious about, or living in Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville or vicinity, this volume may appeal to you. All of the stories are chock-full of thoughts, some are semi-surreal in stretches, most have some suspense; one is quite erotic (x-rated).
The Clerk
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
A 20-something Asian American clerk at a Charlotte (NC, USA) convenience store is up to something more than just sales of fuel and overpriced sundries. Approx. 1500 words. If this little slice-of-life vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would be rated G (ok for all ages).
Facebook Types, A to Z
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Are there really 26 types of Facebook users? Is that the exact number of categorizable personalities on the currently-very-popular social-media site? Maybe. But, probably not. Though, one for each letter of the alphabet sure is convenient. The author even skewers himself in several of these categories. Are you listed? If so, no offence is intended. Approx. 2500 words.
Lost in Lost Cove
Price: Free! Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Three 20-something friends (two males and a female) decide to go for a spring hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to check out some scenic waterfalls and get some 'clarity'. All is going just as planned until a dark creature is spotted on the trail. Will everyone be found alive and well by sunset? Approx. 11K words. If this novelette were a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13
The Pebble, the Sword, the Bullet
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Two Caucasian dudes of different ages and backgrounds become pals at an art gallery in Charlotte (NC, USA) around 1995. They enjoy the high-grade smoke. But then, there is a falling out of sorts, and a most violent end to their friendship. Based on a real-life series of events. (Some dates and proper nouns have been changed/altered so as to not reveal the actual parties involved.) 1331 words.
To Morrow Tomorrow, edition 3-C
Price: Free! Words: 24,890. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Coming of age
On a majestic March day in 1983, the author and the late Frank von Peck - while under the influence of a strange psychoactive elixir - traipse around Morrow Mountain State Park (NC), eventually finding - by forked chance - a magical green pond in the middle of knowhere. [sic] Soon their thoughts and spoken words send them and everyone they encounter on an epic adventure. Revisited 30 years later.
The Hermit
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A unique female from the greater Philadelphia area finds her perfect secluded spot in the dense woods of rural North Carolina. All is going to be perfect for her long-desired, solitary, stress-free, creative lifestyle. But then one spring morning ... Approx. 1200 words. If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would most likely be rated G (ok for all).
The Busboy
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Sports
A largely autobiographical tale about the author's experience at a Charlotte (NC, USA) bar for the Liverpool - AS Roma semifinal Champions League match (first leg) on April 24, 2018. A certain busboy, possibly from Egypt, is in the throes of mental anguish from an unresponsive love interest. When the clock winds out, he gets a bold reply and some sage advice from a scouser. Approx. 1100 words.
Estorya sa Panganod
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This thousand-word short story is in English. Estorya sa Panganod means 'story in the clouds' or 'cloud story' in Cebuano (a popular dialect in the Philippines), the native language of the author's wife. Scenes from the Battle of Marengo (1800 in northern Italy) flash by on a stormy spring day in eastern North America. The commentary goes from surreal to caustic.
The Cipher
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A middle-aged man, a home inspector, stumbles upon a short cipher in southwestern Virginia (USA). As he tries to solve it, the weather conditions worsen. Then there is a medical emergency. Later that evening, the Cherokee barista wonders if it was too much. Approx. 1200 words. If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would be rated G (ok for all ages).
The Cell Tower
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Alternative history
(3.00 from 1 review)
A Central American cell-phone technician has a startling change of plan half-way up a tower in Charlotte (NC, USA). If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would most likely be rated G (ok for all ages). Vaguely based on a real-life incident. Approx. 1,100 words.
Enkloseur
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Educational
A new strategy game that is played on a chessboard is invented with help from the author's nephew and son. Approx. 1400 words. OK for all ages.
Jim & Jill
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It's sometime in the future on planet Earth, perhaps the 25th century or thereabouts. The humanoid robots have won out. And, what do these ultra-smart androids do for entertainment? Why, they replay miscellaneous memories from the humankind era. But, it seems that not all of these memories are static. Some seem to have an impetus to have a meta-life of their own. Well, until ... (1300 words)
Psecret Psociety Pshort Pstories, vol. 3
Price: Free! Words: 93,330. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Three dozen more compact tales from calendar year 2017. Many are autobiographical. Some are subtly surreal. All are thought-filled to the max. A novelette, 'Foxfire', is appended as a bonus.
The Waiter
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Agents 32 and 33 venture to a nearby Italian restaurant (in Charlotte, NC, USA) in search of another short story, and one lands right in their laps. Approx. 1300 words. If this largely autobiographical tale were an American movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (some crude language).
The Waitress
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The author and a science lab facilitator have a more-interesting-than-ever-expected conversation with a waitress at a Mexican restaurant in Charlotte (NC, USA). Approx. 1600 words. If this autobiographical tale were an American movie, it would probably be rated G (ok for all ages).
That Day
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
That day in question was Wednesday, February 10, 2016. For most people it was probably an ordinary day. For the commuter-bicycling author it was a day when a very, very, veeeery expensive, forever-to-be-haunted-by blunder was made. That day is chronicled from awakening to crashing. Approx. 2,000 words. If this autobiographical tale were an American movie, it might be rated PG-13 (foul language).
Zap
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Sports
While watching the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Liverpool FC Champions League play-off match (first leg) in a Charlotte (NC, US) bar on a hot-as-hell August day, the author is accosted by a South American man who comments on the game, and then agrees to answer an octet of questions. His replies are quite candid. The younger Irish bartender adds jolting commentary along the way. Approx. 2K words.
The Race
Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Inspirational
A hard-driven, middle-aged, male boss concocts a unique competition for his staff that will take place at night, on bikes, on an abandoned railroad in Appalachia (USA). The motive behind this off-road cycling race is unclear to the five office employees, though the weather is on the fateful mid-October evening. With bright headlamps and puncture-resistant tires, what could go wrong? ~4,700 words.
Starring in Roanoke
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(3.00 from 1 review)
Recurring Agents 32 and 33 of the nebulous entity known as psecret psociety investigate Roanoke (Virginia, USA); more specifically, the famous Mill Mountain Star. It is a warm fall day that soon fills with lofty random conversation on sundry topics. When the sun goes down ... Approx. 1800 words. If this little slice-of-life vignette were an American movie, it would probably be rated G or PG-13.
The Bunker
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
An older Canadian gentleman is intrigued by an online text ad posted by a 'prepper' supply company. He decides to enter the subterranean-living contest. After all, with plenty of food, water, oxygen and entertainment, what could possibly go wrong 207 yards underground? Approx. 4400 words. If this tale were a movie in the US, it would probably be rated PG-13 (language, marijuana, adult themes).
The Locked Door
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
A single Asian American female lives alone in an apartment in a SE US city. A locked storage closet door leads to speculation, mistaken identity, and tragedy. Approx. 1700 words. If this psecret psociety tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (some foul language).
The Toothache
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Biographical
On a foggy morning in 1954, a middle-aged man in San Francisco has a bad toothache. He begins walking to try to get his mind off of it. In a small cafe', he gets some homeopathic advice. But, only the Golden Gate Bridge can offer permanent relief from the acute pain. Based on a tragic, real-life event. Approx. 1100 words. If this tale were a film, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (language).
Pass-Through Paradox
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two Denver-area (Colorado, USA) university employees work in separate but adjacent storerooms. However, there is a connection between these two basement storage rooms: a vent high up on the wall. What could be misconstrued? What could ever go wrong? Puff breaks heighten the suspicions. Approx. 2100 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13 (for marijuana usage).
Columbia Eclipsed
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 of the nebulous entity known as psecret psociety venture to Columbia (SC, USA) from Charlotte in the wee hours of a Monday morning (August 21, 2017) to take in the total solar eclipse. They chat with assorted folks on their way to a certain tavern, which will be having a viewing party. Some reptiles are observed and commented upon. Totality includes a surreal addition. 4K words.
The Vision
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Set in the Clam Beach - McKinleyville area of Northern California (USA) in 2016. An ordinary man in his mid-30s has a compelling dream that offers a chance to find treasure nearby. Is the vision just subliminal wishful thinking? Nick starts to think that there is something to the graphic clue; he will investigate later tonight. Tomorrow, the results will be aired on local TV. Approx. 2,200 words.
Moonstone Moonchild
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A young lady repeatedly walks a North Coast (CA, USA) beach, searching for a certain semiprecious stone. She appears deranged. However, to one prestigious college graduate, Manda appears like easy prey. What happens at the 'moon garden' will completely change Ollie's life. Approx. 2300 words. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (some four-letter words, crude thoughts).
Samoa Sam
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
An adopted, active, mixed-race lady in her mid-20s goes on an epic weekend cycling and rowing excursion to help maintain her slim physique. Yet, the outing is also for psychological reasons, as her mind soon goes into overdrive. Sam is wondering about her sexuality and her future on the North Coast of California. As the skies start to darken, will it all become clear? (3333 words)
The Other Manila
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 of the hard-to-define entity known as psecret psociety investigate the small North Coast (California, USA) enclave of Manila on Arcata Bay. They soon realize that they may be stranded for fifteen hours. But then, a pair of kind Asian gents accost them and let them know an option for getting to their desired destination. With time on their hands, they head out to the sand dunes ...
Lolita of Loleta
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
When a 15-year-old girl turns 16 in a small Northern California (USA) town, she falls for the new 20-something psychology teacher. Despite the male instructor's aloofness, Laura is determined to wear him down and make him hers. WARNING: FOR ADULTS ONLY - MUST BE OVER 18. GRAPHIC SEXUAL DEPICTIONS AND EXTREMELY RAW LANGUAGE. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated XXX (maybe R)
Fortunate in Fortuna
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Agents 32 & 33 of the nebulous psecret psociety venture to the Eel River town of Fortuna in Northern California via bus on a splendid spring Saturday. While in a local eatery, they get directed to a museum, where more clues are taken in. On a bridge going back, more clues are leaked out. Approx. 1600 words. If this tale were a film, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (psychoactive references).
Al on Arcata
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
The author (Agent 33) contacts 'the amazing one' (Al Nino) on a humid spring day to get his take on Arcata (California, USA) and the surrounding area. Al shares some interesting anecdotes as the interrogation proceeds, including some very frank admissions and hyperbole about the winters on the Humboldt County coast. Approx. 1,600 words. No Mr. Malloy in this one. Probable movie rating: PG-13.
Mad River Madman
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Alternative history
Bill, a Gulf War veteran who is living in a camper in Arcata (CA, USA), gets some bad news on a winter morning in 2014. With no savings, he starts selling. Stress builds. Old demons re-emerge. Eventually, he is living somewhere not intended for human occupation. At an across-the-street watering hole, he meets an attractive lady, Charlene, who has seen better days, too. They reach a lodging deal.
Trinidad Head
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Agents 32 and 33 of the nebulous entity known as psecret psociety are assigned to the North Coast of California to check out a dome-shaped almost-an-island feature for possible clues. The circular hike yields amazing views, strange occurrences, curious finds, odd dialogue, surreal thoughts, and chance encounters. Back at the bus stop, it appears that the whole day has been a loop inside of a loop.
Foxfire
Price: Free! Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Biographical
Agents 32 and 33 take a weekend trip to a camper in the NC mountains (near Lenoir) in March of 2017. Agent 33 then discovers a glowing fungus on a tree in the forest. When he investigates, quotes by Aristotle soon fill his head. Agent 32 is dubious until ... An 8,000-word novelette. If this story were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13, possibly even G (all ages ok).
The Classified Ad
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
The young author (future Agent 33) makes his first journey - on a very limited budget - to San Francisco (CA, USA) at the end of 1986. When he finds an underground periodical in a city bus shelter, a very strange personal ad catches his eye and arrests his mind. He responds and it only gets stranger. Approx. 3,300 words. If this semi-autobiographical tale were a movie, it might be rated PG-13.
Terminal Moraine
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Hua is a young woman from remote northwestern China who takes a factory job in Shanghai. The work is tedious, wrist-aching and spirit-defeating. The hours are very long. On her only day off, she receives a phone call relaying some tragic news. Once back in her village, reminders of the past appear. She wonders what she should do with her life. A mysterious text message only increases her doubt.
Yep, That Was Me
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Alternative history
Back in 1970, an unmanageable Australian lad can't wait to see the world. After fleeing from adult supervision once again, he decides to hitch a ride on a DC-8 jetliner at the Sydney airport. It all starts off real well in the wheel well. But, then ... Closely based on a photo-captured real-life tragedy. Approx. 1100 words. If this tale were a movie, it would probably be rated G (all ages ok).
Xinguara
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
In a small Brazilian town in 2016, a young man who loves to fish - but doesn't make much money doing it - has fallen for a pretty young lady. However, this sexy, beautiful, middle-class lady is also being courted by a rich guy. Who will win out? One exits the triangle down by the river. Based on real-life events. Approx. 1,200 words. If this were a movie, it would probably get a PG-13 rating.
Quotidian x 2
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
An American IT professional takes a short-term assignment in the Netherlands. He settles in Amsterdam. Soon he notices a man with a unique cadence who passes under his window on a very exact schedule. When he investigates further, he gets quite a shock. Though, his new Dutch girlfriend has her doubts. Approx. 1,600 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13.
Winston-Salem Revue
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Agents 32 and 33 of the so-called psecret psociety travel from Charlotte to Winston-Salem (NC, USA) to search for more clues on a majestic spring Saturday. They sample several downtown spots and leave their own breadcrumbs. The next day, it's a lakeside conclusion. Oddly ordinary, yet surreal in spots. Approx. 3,800 words. Malloy went undetected.
Inside Office 108
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a rainy November night in an American city, an after-hours, extra-marital affair takes place in a college office. Will the paramours be discovered? What will happen to them in the future? Based on a real-life series of tragic events. Approx. 1,000 words. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. No Mr. Malloy in this one. Probable movie rating: PG-13.
Grandfathered
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
On a Saturday in March of 2017, Agents 32 and 33 venture to Grandfather Mountain (NC, USA) from Charlotte, via Blowing Rock. They take in the usual sites, adding unusual remarks. Then, under the Linn Cove Viaduct, they strike auditory gold. Approx. 3,000 words. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Sorry (or thankfully), no Mr. Malloy in this one. Movie rating: PG-13.
Psecret Psociety Pshort Pstories, vol. 2
Price: Free! Words: 66,980. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Thirty-nine more semi-surreal, oddly ordinary, maniacally meta-fictitious short stories from calendar year 2016 are lassoed into a digital bundle.
The Bully's Last Slurp
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
An Asian American (Hmong) male high school student in a western North Carolina (USA) chemistry lab is bullied by a mean knuckle-dragger. After carefully studying his options, Xeeb plots his revenge. Then a few months later, the window of opportunity opens. Will he execute his vengeful scheme? Approx. 1600 words. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Movie rating: PG-13.
Lake Montonia Regazed
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Agent 32 (codename: Monique) reviews/critiques a previous short story, 'Lake Montonia Gaze', with Agent 33 (the author). She then asks him a series of probing questions regarding the said short story. When question no. 5 is asked, a most convoluted, quasi-psychedelic, answer is given. And when a follow-up question is asked ... ~ Approx. 1,300 words. Note: Best to read 'Lake Montonia Gaze' first.
Greenville Jaunt
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 of the psecret psociety venture to Greenville (SC, USA) from Charlotte on a February Saturday. They check out scenic Falls Park and the unique Liberty Bridge, while looking for clues and becoming clues themselves. A craft brewery and a pizzeria are ensnared along the way. Back at their hotel the next morning, another out-of-state guest has seen it all before. Approx. 3,300 words.
Lake Montonia Gaze
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
The author (Agent 33) and an old friend named Slim (no Agent no.) go for a winter's day hike on an old mountain ridge about 45 minutes west of Charlotte (NC, USA) to discuss the sudden passing of an old friend (Agent 107). However, other topics emerge, such as a lawsuit, a hidden roach, and other assorted memories. Approx. 2,800 words. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries.
The Punt
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Sports
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
The author (Agent 33) and his teenage son (Agent 66) are passing an American football in their back yard on a fall day in east Charlotte (USA). When dad kicks the ball - errantly - an aerial dilemma ensues. A possible remedy crashes out. Approx. 1500 words. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (foul language). Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries.
Gallivanting in Galax
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 of the psecret psociety return to Galax (Virginia, USA) on Christmas Eve 2016 to make amends for a previous short story. They go on an evening walk through the nearly deserted town, finally alighting at a cool craft brewery across from a creek. Their conversation is recorded, and their thoughts are revealed. When Agent 33 awakes the next morning, he realizes that he had a mix-up.
Fries or Freeze
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 of the psecret psociety journey to Fries (VA, USA) on a cold, gray, ominous December day. There they check out the old dam and power station. Later, they drive down to the north bank of the New River. Mysterious cars seem to be tailing them. Their conversation revolves around known history, possible histories, and lodging. Approx. 1100 words. If a movie, it would be rated G.
Charlie West
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
Agents 32 and 33 take a road trip to Charleston (WV, USA) from Charlotte on a nice December day. They stay in a downtown hotel and explore the city on foot, sampling some popular eateries and shops. They avoid falling in the Kanawha River and learn a civic nickname along the way. No shortage of thoughts or peculiar inferences. If this autobiographical tale were a movie, it would be rated PG-13.
Eureka!
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A 20-something, struggling Latino American actor gets a strange letter in the mail on a desultory Hollywood afternoon. He then decides to act on the letter's invitation and takes a flight from Los Angeles to Portland (OR). In the PDX airport, he accosts a cute Latina, and they pass the dead time with some seemingly innocent small talk. Once in Eureka (CA), the actor's grand plans take a twist.
Failed to Ignite
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The amazing Al Nino of New York City contacts the author out of the blue on a calm-after-the-storm fall weekday. Al gets in his usual zingers, while the author tries to figure out if he has been ripped off. Approx. 1200 words. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries.
Tiki Wiki
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » General
The author (Agent 33) and his wife (Agent 32) return to the Golden Sands (hotel) at Carolina Beach (NC, USA) for a family Thanksgiving. A strangely short pier catches their attention. There, by chance, they meet a Liverpool FC fan from England. Some petrels then 'rune' the sky. The next day, a pair of maids from Eastern Europe and South America get roped into the tale, and receive a golden card.
Drama and Kale
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Biographical
On a tranquil November evening, the author (Agent 33) and his wife (Agent 32) venture to a vegetarian restaurant in east Charlotte for dinner. Nothing noteworthy is happening until a pair of young Caucasian ladies sits behind the author. The college women proceed to have a 'dramatic' conversation, which gets recorded. Later, Agent 32 gives her take on their dialogue. Approximately 1300 words.
PhragMeant
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The author recounts a semi-fictional, very strange, at the time legal, mind-drug experience in San Francisco in 1992. When the young Asian lady disappears on the Lands End Trail, he is left doubting the sequence of events. Approx. 1700 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would most likely by rated PG-13 for recreational inebriation. Another in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries.
10 Degrees at Random
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author takes his 7-year-old son trick-or-treating on Halloween 2010 in east Charlotte (USA). One particular residence is insidiously spookier than the rest. Approximately 1100 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated G.
Tewahedo Woman
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: American English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
(5.00 from 1 review)
While on an autumn morning bike ride in east Charlotte (USA), the author is suddenly summoned by a distressed Ethiopian lady on the side of the road. Very closely based on real-life events on October 16, 2016. Approx. 1300 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would be rated G.
Slurpee Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author, Agent 33, is out on campus, thinking that he'll never have a short story idea ever again, when lo and behold, he is accosted on the sidewalk by a young man demanding a certain icy beverage. Agent 32 calls the author later, and the recursion grows. If this little tale were a movie, it would probably be rated G. Approx. 1200 words.
Ball in the Creek
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
The author, Agent 33, spies a small ball floating in a Charlotte (NC, USA) creek on his lunch-break, which leads to an odd odyssey of thoughts, instances, and conversations. If this little tale were a movie, it would be rated G. Approx. 1700 words.
Memories of Malloy
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: American English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Before going to watch the Liverpool - Hull City football/soccer match at an uptown pub, the author (Agent 33) and his wife (Agent 32) discuss the legendary Mr. Malloy at a Starbucks in an older Charlotte (USA) neighborhood. The barista overhears their conversation and gets herself wound into the story. Approx. 1300 words. No sex, drugs, violence, or foul language. Movie rating: G.
An Orlando Saturday
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author (Agent 33) and his wife, Monique (Agent 32), meet up with Monique's older brother, Steve (no agent number yet), in Casselberry, Florida, USA. From there they take public transit to downtown Orlando to watch the Liverpool - Leicester City football/soccer match at an Irish bar. Some curious scenes and statements are noted along the way. Approx. 2200 words. Movie rating: PG-13.
Fern Park Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Biographical
The author and his wife (Agents 33 and 32) take a weekend trip in September 2016 to the Orlando metro (Florida, USA). After a Sunday lunch in Altamonte Springs with Agent 37, they wind up at the bus stop in Fern Park. There they observe an interesting trio of characters. The oldest one steals the show. Approximately 1500 words. No sex. No violence. No foul language. No active drug usage.
Glen Park Girl
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author recounts a day in June of 1992 in the San Francisco Bay area, in which he suddenly meets a bold 'high as a kite' Japanese young lady at the Glen Park BART train station. He helps her on her way, and she gives him a just reward. Approximately 1500 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13 for drug usage (marijuana only). No Mr. Malloy in this one.
21 Park Place
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Way back in January of 1860, in New York City, a 16-year-old lad begins to think that his fate in America won't live up to his dreams. He then goes missing one snowy evening. When he is found, no one can forget the sight. Approx. 1300 words. Based on a real-life event that was printed in the New York Times. No sex. No violence. No drugs or alcohol. No foul language. Movie rating: PG-13.
A Summer Hike
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The author and his small dog go on a hike near Black Mountain (NC, USA) on a nice day in June of 2004. However, sullen thoughts concerning his crumbling first marriage mar the outing. When he stops to rest a second time, the cruel hand of fate snatches his faithful companion. Approximately 1700 words. Largely autobiographical. No sex. No violence (at least not witnessed or expressed). No drugs.
A Winter Hike
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Four guys (agents 2, 33, 107, and xxx) go on a smoky hike to three waterfalls near Brevard, NC, USA on a winter day in 2000. Dialogue proves to be a challenging adventure, just as much as the climbs. When some multicolored round objects are seen, a fate is cast. Approx. 2200 words. No sex. No violence. Some foul language. Drug usage: marijuana only. No Mr. Malloy. Movie rating: PG-13.
An Autumn Hike
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In October of 1994, the author and a Korean American lady go on a hike to Big Bradley Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a perfect fall day ... until a misstep. Very closely based on a real event. Only some proper nouns were changed. Approximately 3,300 words. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely get a PG-13 rating.
A Spring Hike
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Biographical
The author recounts an auspicious hike in the Pisgah National Forest (NC, USA) on a cool day in April of 1998. A stream-side inscription casts a spell over the day. Approx. 1600 words. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. If this little autobiographical tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13. Sorry, no Mr. Malloy in this one. Not sure where he was then.
Jane's Final Piece
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Biographical
A female visual artist in her late 20s, living in the Portland (OR) metro, struggling to make it in the Pacific Northwest art scene, is dealt a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Contains adult themes. Sex: References and toys. Violence: None. Drug usage: Prescription drug abuse. Language: A few F-bombs. Strangeness level: Low to moderate. Movie rating: PG-13, but maybe R.
The Paper Route
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author recalls some hairy incidents and particular customers on his newspaper route in east Charlotte in the late '70s. The ending is a graphic surprise. Approx. 1500 words. If this little tale were a movie it would most likely be rated PG-13 (for a foul language outburst).
Neutral Buoyancy
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Crime
In June of 1995, a man from Charlotte drives to a mountain lake in western North Carolina, USA to test out his new kayak, and to check out a hard-to-reach waterfall. All is going swimmingly well. Then he notices something suspended in the water. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 1500 words. Sex: None. Violence: None. Language: Mild. Strangeness level: Moderate.
Channelling Kate Logue
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Kate Logue, the most unusual young lady who the uber-surrealist Andre' Breton met in Derry/Londonderry in 1923, is the featured guest in this psecret psociety pshort pstory. Approx. 1100 words. If this were a movie it would probably be rated G.
The PKG
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.00 from 1 review)
A man in his late 50s receives a package around lunchtime on his day off from work. He opens it, and a world of trouble jumps out. Another tale in the ongoing psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 2200 words. If this little tale were a movie it would probably be rated PG-13.
The Well
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1588, the Roanoke Colony (later known as the Lost Colony, as not a single colonist was found when revisited in 1590), an English settlement in present-day North Carolina, USA, is overrun by a Native American tribe. A male settler flees the onslaught. He avoids capture, yet gets trapped. A slow, agonizing death awaits, but then a sign of hope appears. Approx. 1600 words. Historical fiction.
Waterfall Horror
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
Agents 32 and 33 go to Blowing Rock (NC, USA) on a nice spring day to check out a waterfall where a tragedy occurred during the Great Depression. A heroine from that grim day has a connection to Charlotte and the Univ. of Texas. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 1500 words. Sex: No. Violence: No. Drug usage: No. Strangeness level: Low. Real-life accuracy: High.
Strange Lady of the Woods
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the mid-70s in east Charlotte, a young man chances upon a peculiar woman in the forest surrounding his neighborhood. Approx. 1600 words. Sex: No. Violence: No. Drug usage: Yes. Strangeness level: Moderately high. Mr. Malloy: Absent.
Air Shafted
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In March of 2008, a photographer decides to go for the ultimate shot via the air shaft in a 25-story hotel in uptown Charlotte. Based on a tragic real-life event. Approx. 1700 words.
Common Dogs
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Historical » USA
Agents 32 and 33 go out on a Thursday evening in late May, searching for a short story in east Charlotte (USA). With two strikes on them, they stumble upon a home run in a Plaza-Midwood bar. Approximately 1600 words. No violence, sex or drug usage. And no Mr. Malloy in this one. Apolitical and nonreligious. This tale is low on the strangeness scale, but high on the real-life accuracy scale.
The Pea
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
The author (Agent 33) recounts the day that he and his son found an unusual object inside a spray paint can. Approx. 1100 words. Violence: None. Sex: None. Drug usage: None. Mr. Malloy: Not present. Strangeness level: Moderate.
Ri'Ra' Ruckus
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author (Agent 33) goes to the official Liverpool FC bar in uptown Charlotte for the Europa League match with Villarreal (at Anfield). After the game, he heads downstairs and finds an open seat at the bar, as a Cinco de Mayo party commences. The man to his right helps supply a nice 'replacement' conversation. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 2,000 words.
Uber and Under
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
On a whim, the author (Agent 33) calls up Agent 889 to ask him about his Uber driving experience in the Charlotte area. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 1400 words. Real-life accuracy: 98% Sorry, no Mr. Malloy. Sex: None. Violence: None. Drug usage: Mentioned in passing.
Chimney Rocked
Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Three familiar agents visit Chimney Rock State Park (NC, USA) on a nice spring day for hiking, history, geology, incredible views, and strange conversation (sometimes intended to be overheard). Approx. 2400 words. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Mr. Malloy: Not seen. Sex: Not observed. Violence: Not observed. Drug usage: Not detected. Strangeness level: Low.
High Peak Revisited
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
The author (Agent 33) goes back to where he lived for four years (1997-2001) with his 2nd wife and his twelve-year-old son on a nice April day in the Blue Ridge. The small, yet steep, mountain known as High Peak (near Etowah, NC, USA) looks about the same, except for a few areas. Some former neighbors inform him about the deaths over the past decade. Before leaving, they notice an eerie scene.
An April Fools' Day
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Agents 32 & 33 take a Friday trip to Asheville to take in the Blackbird Blackbird show at the One Stop. It's a nice evening of psychedelically infused folktronica. [sic] Afterwards, they discover that there is an April Fools' joke that they have all witnessed. Mr. Malloy: Not present Sex: No. Violence: No. Drug usage: Hinted at. Strangeness level: Low to moderate. Real-life accuracy: 89%.
Psecret Psociety Pshort Pstories, vol. 1
Price: Free! Words: 102,430. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Four dozen mostly meta-real, sometimes semi-surreal, auspiciously autobiographical, and occasionally oddly ordinary short stories from 2010 through 2015 have been rounded up into one volume for your convenience. The average short story length is about 2,000 words. A few are mini-novellas. 'Gold, the short story' is appended as a bonus. 102K total words. Mr. Malloy is present in several tales.
The Mound
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
A father and son are playing soccer/football in their back yard on a March day in central North Carolina. An errant kick sends the ball into the creek. Dad goes to retrieve it, and his son follows. Dad then notices a mound that looks strangely familiar. The last push of the shovel changes both of their lives. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 1500 words.
The Vault
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In 2008 in east Charlotte, a man walks out of his house in the early evening hours and is never seen again. Then, eight years later, almost to the day, clues to his final resting place are accidentally discovered by a storm water crew working near a creek. A very bizarre suicide. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Based on a true story. Approx. 1300 words.
Gold, A Summer Story
Price: Free! Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
(2.00 from 1 review)
Gold, a summer story is an erotically charged, suspenseful, film-noiresque, deceptive, unpredictable e-novel by Mike Bozart. It is set in North Carolina, primarily the Carolina Beach/Wilmington area. Charlotte, Raleigh, Fayetteville and Jacksonville also figure into the plot. Various characters 'accidentally' find a pair of gold nuggets worth over a million dollars. And trouble soon finds them.
Powerballed
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Horror » General
Do you play the Powerball or Mega-Millions lottery? If so, read this almost-completely-real-life short story, and hopefully you won't make the same multi-million-dollar blunder that Agents 32 & 33 did. While on their way to watch the Liverpool - Aston Villa football/soccer match in an uptown Charlotte bar, a feared lottery nightmare becomes reality. Approx. 1600 words Real-life accuracy: 98%
A Novella Idea
Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Biographical
Agent A~O (Al Nino) texts Agent 33 (the author) out of the blue on an overcast February day in Charlotte, requesting 'ideas'. He then calls Agent 33 to learn more about an upcoming novella involving sex robots. Al seems to be high on something and is very intrigued by the whole concept of sex robots. He keeps up the questioning, interspersed with zingers, to fish out Agent 33's 'angle' of attack.
On The Gold Line
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Inspirational
Agents 32 and 33 take a ride on the Gold Line streetcar on a snowy Sunday morning in Charlotte. They are headed to an uptown bar to watch the Liverpool - Man Utd. soccer/football match. On the way, they strike up a conversation with a passenger from NYC. The subject of the Seahawks - Panthers game comes up. At the final stop, the passenger has a surprise announcement. Sorry, no sex or violence.
Fall of the Yellow Jackets
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
On a resplendent autumn afternoon, two recurring agents (32 and 33) have a discussion on the back patio in east Charlotte. A certain species of flying insect soon make its presence known. An encyclopedic discussion of yellow jackets ensues. Then, Agent 666 turns the radio on. Somehow, it all ends up in the waves. Sorry, no sex, violence, or Mr. Malloy in this one. Approx. 1600 words.
Boxing Day
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Historical » USA
Agents 32 and 33 have an interesting conversation with a man sitting on an outdoor table at a convenience store in east Charlotte on the day after Christmas. The warmer-than-normal weather, dipping sauces and frivolous lawsuits are discussed. The stranger then comes up with the winning fraction-decimal. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 1900 words. Malloy: No
December Delirium
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
The author (future agent 33) and his now-deceased cohort in mind, Frank N. Peck (future agent 107), take a smoky drive in east Charlotte in 1981 (which is retraced in 2015). The topic of LED time displays soon takes over their conversation and turns into a mental contest. Who will win and have to buy the other one 21 slices of pizza? Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries.
Raleigh by Railway
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Biographical
Familiar psecret psociety agents 32 and 33 take the Amtrak train from Charlotte to Raleigh in early November of 2015, searching for short story material ... and, boy do they ever find it. This short story features a strange hotel air shaft, an uber-interesting CAT bus passenger, a curiously repeated phrase, a demolished house, a flooded creek, and a Liverpool football/soccer match. 3500 words.
One Day in November
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
While at a Starbucks inside a Target department store in midtown Charlotte, the author (Agent 33) overhears an interesting conversation at an adjacent table between a writer and a possible literary agent. The bizarrely unique techniques that this now-published writer used to get his first novel in print are revealed.
Le Noir de Lenoir
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Biographical
Three frequently recurring agents look for an Asian grocery store on a tranquil autumn afternoon in the foothills town of Lenoir, NC. They meet a 'walking man' with a dark appearance in a store. Later, they see him again, still walking, weighed down with grocery bags, some three miles from the store. However, when they look back again, he is gone. Where did he go? Based on a real-life experience.
The Balcony
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Agents 32 and 33 go to Carolina Beach on Thanksgiving Day 2014 and check into a nearly vacant oceanfront hotel. All is going ho-hum normal until a man suddenly unlocks their room's door, while both are in compromised positions. Later that night, Agent 33 has a dreadful dream. Was it a replay of a fatal fall? The desk clerks are vague. Are they purposefully mum on the the real-life tragedy?
Kron by Night
Price: Free! Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Biographical
In June of 1984, four future agents go to Morrow Mountain to chart the terrain (real, imagined and hyper-perceived) while under the influence of a strange psychoactive substance. A 9,000-word tale. Another psecret psociety pshort pstory.
One October Day
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Biographical
On an October day in 2014, in near-uptown Charlotte, a wandering middle-age man accosts the author (Agent 33) at a crosswalk, seeking directions to Interstate 77. The vagabond, who has a very odd way of speaking, is on his way to Florida, a state which he is very excited to visit for the first time. Based on a real-life experience. Approximately 1600 words. Mr. Malloy: [ ] present [x] absent
Portland Portent
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In October of 1992, the author (future Agent 33) takes an interesting bus trip from San Francisco to Portland (OR). He has a very strange dream with an iconic image in a North Portland motel room. When he later goes hiking in Forest Park, a surreal adventure begins after finding some liberty caps. And when he returns to St. Johns Bridge, he realizes that his odd dream actually presaged a calamity.
Pspelling Rewls
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The first set of spelling rules (from 2010-11) for psecret psociety are gathered into this 1600-word short story. A basic sentence grows stranger with every spelling permutation. "Psharlene, wone kewl majikal ladie with eigh gnu psmartfone phrom the {anging psitie, psaw the phewlish pskewlboy eat eigh krimson toadstewl." Maybe it will encourage you to add one, too. More linguistic mayhem.
LFC in CLT
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » General
Liverpool fans, Agents 32, 33 and 666, go to the LFC - AC Milan preseason game at Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte on Saturday, August 2, 2014. They join the parade of Reds fans and chant their way into the colosseum. Violent thunderstorms are all around. However, overcast skies prevail and no one gets wet or zapped by lightning in the Liverpool victory. Was that because of a small box?
Lucky Strikes
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Agents 32 & 33 drive to Salisbury (NC, USA) from Charlotte to visit Agent 33's dad at the hospital. They then head back to Charlotte on I-85, stopping at the popular Concord Mills Mall for a frappuccino (after striking out on LFC gear). Once in uptown Charlotte, they sample a micro-brewery and then visit a 3rd Ward park, where they see Agent 111 and take some pics. Lady Luck then smiles on them.
Airported to Knowhere
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Adventure » General
Agent 33 finds himself in the Charlotte airport on a September day in 2010. He befriends an older man from Florida in the check-in line, who later disappears with his luggage. While trying to find the apparent thief, he finds himself in a bit of a time-warp. After his mind resettles, he locates the Floridian in a food court with his luggage. A vanishing act and a finger-waggling scolding ensue.
Mysterieau Returns
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mysterieau - the sometimes surrealist, sometimes lame magician, sometimes non-comedian - goes on to recount an overheard conversation at Centraal Station in Amsterdam. Later, he tantalizes the audience with a math paradox. A large man in a cowboy hat calls his bluff. But, the costumed one turns the tables yet again. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 2200 words.
The Right Triangle
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Biographical
The author (future Agent 33) visits the infamous knowhere [sic] San Francisco bar (in the Outer Sunset district), Sidle on N, yet again in September of 1992. There, the Amerasian bartender, Dash, tells him about his uber-smart friend's plan for a memorable 'soaring' experience. Dash tells the author that he will film the spectacle. On a Sunday evening in October the bizarre 'stunt' takes place.
Ok, Roll the Dice
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » General
In the summer of '92 in San Francisco, the author (future psecret psociety agent 33), finds himself once again in the obscure pub called Sidle on N in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco. The bartender is a Honduran lady, Maria, who notices a sketch by the author. She likes the little drawing and the author gives it to her. Maria's magical dice are rolled. Her interpretation proves uncanny.
Windmill with a View
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Biographical
In the summer of 1992, the author (future agent 33) has an interesting discussion with an Amerasian bartender in the fabled Sidle on N pub in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco. Apparently, Dash the bartender, has found a 'unique' place in nearby Golden Gate Park where he and his girlfriend can live rent-free. The author is very intrigued, and goes to the park a few days later to find it.
That Old Ball Game
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Agents 32 and 33 of the psecret psociety take in a minor league baseball game in Charlotte in April of 2014. They are almost struck by a baseball, but it curves and becomes a just-inside-the-foul-pole home run. Agent 33 keeps recalling a San Francisco Giants - Los Angeles Dodgers game back in 1992 at the old Candlestick Park, as if it has some relevance to their present moment.
Zoo Are You?
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 take a trip from Charlotte to the NC Zoo in Asheboro on a cool and cloudy April day. They see and comment (in the usual bizarre fashion) on the zoo-enclosed animal species. Monique is elated when she sees her favorite animal: a giraffe. A conversation between a pair from Nash County (NC) is recorded. Later, the linguistic madness extends beyond the zoo. Asheville or Asheboro?
Overheard & Overhead
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Agents 32 and 33 of psecret psociety take a harrowing bike ride through east Charlotte to a Taco Bell. They recognize the uber-courteous African American employee (from previous visits) behind the counter and exchange pleasantries. Their food arrives and all seems quite ho-hum normal. The 5-star employee then returns to their table. They both share some startling revelations. Approx. 1900 words.
A Search for Sidle on N
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Agents 32 and 33 search the outer Sunset district of San Francisco for signs of the fabled knowhere [sic] pub known as Sidle on N. They walk down Judah Street through the fog towards the imperceptible Pacific Ocean. Without any success, they take a break at a coffee shop at Ocean Beach. Here they meet the legendary Mr. Malloy (who has appeared in other works). Malloy tells them the tragic truth.
Caught Wild in Cotswold
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Biographical
Psecret Psociety agents 32 and 33 ride bikes from the east Charlotte (USA) neighborhood of Windsor Park to Cotswold Mall in southeast Charlotte on a splendid April morning. The route is meticulously noted (for map freaks). Once at the desired restaurant, a seating error is remedied and an odd analogy for human lives is discussed. The topic of recursion re-emerges once again. More meta-real mayhem.
Psatori
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Mashups
Agents 32 and 33 of psecret psociety take a bike ride to NoDa (NE Charlotte). They encounter some very interesting people at a Cajun restaurant. Bizarre conversations are overheard. Then the magic granules take effect, and they are the ones spouting off surreal lines to the shock of the patrons. Then, on the other side of 36th Street, more linguistic mayhem ensues. A 2400-word pshort pstory.
Siquijor Seduction Zone
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The initial in-person meeting of future agents 32 and 33 on Siquijor Island in 2010 is recounted in this 2100-word psecret psociety pshort pstory.
The Bulge
Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Two agents - one who is quite high and won't stop joking - discuss the CATS Gold Line streetcar alignment through inner east Charlotte. Another psecret psociety pshort pstory. Approx. 1200 words. A quick fun read that won't railroad you into a collision.
A Tour to The Tower
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Biographical
Agents 32 and 33 take a trip from Charlotte to Blowing Rock (NC, USA) on a sleety March afternoon. The next day they do a cold-air hike up to the fire lookout tower on Flat Top Mountain. Notes are gathered and stories are left behind. Includes words and phrases from other agents. A 1900-word psecret psociety pshort pstory.
NoDa Soda
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
The 1990s - especially the early years - in the North Davidson arts and entertainment district (NoDa) of Charlotte (NC, USA) are recounted in this 2200-word short story. Three of the early major NoDa figures who are now deceased (Terry Carano, Joe Behm, Bruce Gillenwater) are included in this recorded conversation between agents 32 and 33 on an April day in 2013. Another one in the pseries.
Boone There - Fun That
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Three agents drive up to Boone (NC, USA) from Charlotte to search for the elusive Jim and Jill characters on a cold December day. They discuss possible scenarios and motives for Jim's fleeing on the Blue Ridge Parkway as a snowstorm starts. The car crashes. But, where are the bodies? Who really knows what happened? More meta-real mayhem, psecret psociety pstyle.
Beanstreets
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » History » American
The author recounts a visit to his favorite downtown Asheville coffeehouse, Beanstreets, in April of 1998. An intriguing 'cosmic' conversation at an adjacent table is overheard and transcribed. Just another legendary day at the award-winning java joint. A 2000-word Psecret Psociety pshort pstory.
Bangkok in Salisbury
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Agents 32 and 33 find themselves in downtown Salisbury (NC, USA) on a July afternoon in 2014 and decide to go for a late lunch. Notes are hidden and advice is given. All while a World Cup soccer match plays overhead. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. [approx. 1400 words]
Carolina Beached
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a cold January evening in 1986 at Carolina Beach (NC, USA), three future agents embark on a mission to investigate a flashing hotel sign, some fifty feet above the ground. Everything does not go as planned. Some found graffiti presages a calamitous future event. A 2100-word short story featuring the late, great Frank von Peck. Another one in the psecret psociety pseries.
Vermont Street
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Biographical
Once in San Francisco, Agents 32 and 33 decide to take a trip to the curvy section of Vermont Street on Potrero Hill. Along the way a man tells them about a very unique game that was once played on the street. While walking back they find 'the one that got away' under a shrub. It's catch and release, though. Who will find it next? Another Psecret Psociety pshort pstory. Approximately 1600 words.
Wrightsville Beached
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Biographical
Back in the summer of 1985, three young dudes paddle a pair of inflatable rubber boats over to a small marsh island in the Wrightsville Beach (NC, USA) sound. Soon the 'elixium' starts to take effect. Space gets distorted. Then a medical situation. And when the sun sets, two of the three are missing. A 2300-word Psecret Psociety pshort pstory. Features the late Frank von Peck (Future Agent 107).
His Name was Ted Maize
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent 33 of the Psecret Psociety recounts a strange dream about someone who he has never met over rooftop beers in Charlotte. A 2200-word short story.
Plasma & Wigwood
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Alternative history
The now-trendy Plaza-Midwood area of east Charlotte (NC, USA) is known as Plasma-Wigwood in hip circles. But, exactly how did this term come about? This 1600-word short story posits a possible source: a pair of young dudes, a Caucasian and an African American, in the mid-'70s. A truly electrifying theory. An Asian female puts the icing on the cake. Another one in the psecret psociety pseries.
Gold, the Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is the scheming, steamy, suspenseful, bizarre 3,000-word short story from July 2011 that preceded the 80,000-word novel Gold, a summer story (2013). Some of the characters, scenes, and plot in this quick-read beach tale were used in the later novel. The action takes place in Carolina Beach, Wilmington, and Fort Fisher, NC, USA. Revised and reformatted for kindle and most other readers.
Bottled
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
It was message-in-a-bottle day at the Charlotte headquarters. Sidonie Fery's is chronicled in detail. More of the usual Psecret Psociety madness. A transcripted 1200-word short story.
Greensboro Gaffe
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Biographical
Psecret Psociety Agents 32 and 33 take the train from Charlotte to meet up with Agent 14 in downtown Greensboro (NC, USA) and attempt to locate the mythical Jim character. Another meta-real odd odyssey. A 2,000-word short story.
Rooftop Horror
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The mysterious 2013 death in Los Angeles of the Chinese Canadian female, Elisa Lam, is revisited in this 1500-word short story. Possible theories are floated (and sunk). Another one in the Psecret Psociety pshort pstory pseries.
Sfo |_| Sofa
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An ordinary pickup of an arriving passenger at the San Francisco International airport becomes anything but. A 2,000-word short story. Part of the Psecret Psociety series.
Disconnected in DC
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 of the Psecret Psociety travel to Washington, DC for a simple passport renewal. However, a strange, meta-real adventure soon begins, and they quickly find out that they may not be the only ones moving the tokens on the game board. A 2500-word short story.
Agent 107: A Final Report
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The late, great Agent 107 (Frank von Peck) of Psecret Psociety is remembered in this special 2200-word hagiographical short story.
The Edwards Branch Tunnel Legend
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Alternative history
The legend of a mid-'70s jewelry heist in east Charlotte is recounted. An 1100-word short story. Part of the psecret psociety pseries.
Water Hammer
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A 1,200-word short story about a most unusual, overheard conversation in a San Francisco bar. An insidious method of revenge.
Galax_ Galaxy
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Agents 32 and 33 of the psecret psociety venture up to Galax, Virginia (USA) in the fall of 2012. A young man presents Agent 33 with a strange device, and discovers what the quaint mountain town is really thinking. A 2,400-word short story.
Availing Asheville
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Biographical
The author and his wife spend a couple of days in Asheville (NC) in 2012, witnessing and taking part in some mysterious occurrences. A 1700-word short story.
A Trek to Zeke's Island
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Biographical
In September of 1986, the author (psecret psociety agent 33) and his pal, Frank von Peck (agent 107), walk along a weather-worn stone breakwater along the Cape Fear River, advancing rock by rock from Fort Fisher to Zeke's Island, as a psychoactive serum starts to take hold. A recorded transcript.
Found Note
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A 1300-word short story about a man who discovers an old note intentionally hidden in an old Charlotte apartment. He then follows the mysterious note's directions.
To Morrow Tomorrow: An Epic Day with the Legendary Frank von Peck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,890. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Biographical
(4.00 from 1 review)
On a majestic March day in 1983, the author and the late Frank von Peck - while under the influence of a strange psychoactive elixir - traipse around Morrow Mountain State Park (NC), eventually finding - by forked chance - a magical green pond in the middle of knowhere. [sic] Soon their thoughts and spoken words send them and everyone they encounter on an epic adventure. Revisited 30 years later.
Mysterieau of San Francisco
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
In the spring of 1992, the art-shopping author chances upon a bizarre, strangely costumed Vietnamese American performer in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco named Mysterieau. He soon befriends his vague-as-fog younger sister, Suong. Later that night he meets Mysterieau's uber-surreal, unabashed, shockingly erotic Japanese girlfriend Kasumi. An epic night of subterranean adventure and sex.
Gold, A Summer Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Gold, a summer story is an erotically charged, suspense-filled, deceptive, highly unpredictable e-novel by Mike Bozart, which is set in North Carolina, primarily the Carolina Beach/Wilmington area. Various characters 'accidentally' find a pair of gold nuggets worth over a million dollars, but have a hard time converting the bouillon into cash. The lusty sex scenes are as steamy as the summer heat.