Cliff Bumgardner is a filmmaker and award-winning writer from Raleigh, North Carolina. His work has previously been published in The Linking Ring and The Aviator, and his feature-length screenplay The Con was picked up for development by The iNDEE studios and is slated to begin production with Cliff directing in the winter of 2014.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a 3 page Hobbit ripoff I hand-wrote on unruled paper when I was 12. I submitted it as a homeschool assignment, and my dad gave me a C. I hope I've gotten a little better since then.
What do you read for pleasure?
Just about anything I can get my hands on. I'm a Stephen King addict and have a massive library of his books--pretty much every major thing he's ever written. I also love crime stuff by guys like Stieg Larsson and Thomas Harris, both of whom have cost me a lot of sleep over the years. On top of all that I'm a major comics geek and am pretty much always making my way through a stack of Batman books and other goodies. So yeah, if there was a rehab for book addicts, I'd be there.
Published: April 13, 2014.
Fiction » Horror » General
Sarah has a hobby: She likes to count how many ways she can kill herself with what's around. Twelve in the kitchen, four in her car--the methods are almost endless, and always brutal. Why she developed this hobby is a mystery she keeps from those around her and hides terrible memories she wishes she could forget. Find the answers in this award-winning short story from the author of "DECON."
For Sonya, the day has finally come. Big Daddy always warned her about The Bad People, military men in white suits and grotesque masks. Now they've come for her, and Sonya and her Daddy have no choice but to go on the run in the ruins of a once-great city, fighting for their lives in a nearly apocalyptic wasteland.