Clinton L. Reed lives in Ohio with his wife and children. He has been writing short stories and other works of fiction for most of his life. He is the author of the short essay, Secrets of the Necronomicon, a brief history of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous and feared tome. In his free time he spends time with his family and enjoys hobbies like role playing games, painting miniatures and watching bad horror movies from the 80's.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for a long time. It would probably be safe to say that I started writing when I was in my early teens and became interested in role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. I would spend hours writing stories and history for my game worlds or character backgrounds. Even now I still spend a lot of time writing for the games I run with my friends.
What is your writing process?
I like to write organically. I have a basic idea of what I want to do when I sit down to write a story but more often than not it changes as the story goes along. I try not to plan too much in advance because I let the characters take on a life of their own and have them lead me to the final conclusion. I think a lot of writers would probably shy away from that because of the chaos factor involved but I enjoy it. I think of it like I am telling myself a story as much as writing a story for others to read.
When Vince took the job at the funeral home he didn't really know what to expect. He thought he had prepared himself for the worst... He was wrong... Now everything that Vince thought he knew about the living and the dead is about to be turned upside down. The Morticians Apprentice is a breath of fresh air in the zombie genre.
I have read a lot of "free" short stories on Smashwords and there is a very good reason why many of those stories are free. This however is NOT one of those stories. A well constructed tale with great pacing, interesting character development and a fantastic ending. I only wish more writers would offer this quality of work.