A. Craig Newman is a New Jersey native who has been writing since he was 10. He recently received his Masters in Creative writing from Wilkes University. Craig plans to work on his backlog of story ideas for short stories, screenplays, stage plays, and poetry until he finds his voice and his place in the writing world.
Celeste brings Monty home to her small farming town. On a bright Sunday morning, the church doors are open, but they hide some very big secrets. There is no success without sacrifice, but how much is too much?
In 1875 Florida, The Black Leaf Forest is full of mysteries and lies. A murdered man haunts the woods and exposes the truth of travelers passing through. A killer, struggling to hide his sin from his family, faces a call to destiny. When a treacherous widow pulls strings from the shadows, greed, racism, and fear push everyone towards an epic showdown foretold in prophecy.
Four stories of sex, madness, magic and murder.
Circe's Music Shop: An ancient sorceress meets modern gangster, leaving one changed forever.
Randall's Visit: A therapy appointment forces a killer to face his sins repeatedly.
Archer Nash: A simple drive after work helps Archer cope with recent losses.
Dierste Hamelin and the Pied Piper: He got rid of the Mouse. Now, she has to pay.
Behind this Utopian façade, prying eyes are everywhere. A couple found guilty of loving each other face their punishments. Take one pill and then last one week. Even such small prices can be too much when one must pay with their soul.