David R. Michael

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Most days, David Michael is a software developer and a writer. Some days, he’s a writer and a software developer. Other days, he’s an amateur photographer. Because, really, who is the same person every day?

David is the designer and developer of The Journal, personal journaling software for Windows. He has also designed and developed video games, and has written two nonfiction books and numerous articles about video game development.

David lives with his wife and kids in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Where to find David R. Michael online

Devotional Prompts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,620. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by David R. Michael. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Discover the simple joy of keeping a record of your reflections about God, yourself, and others and watch as your most important relationships deepen over time.


Heidi Sees
Heidi Crolley sees ghosts. She doesn’t know why, but it probably has something to do with her father, who died when she was eight. Her mother never believed her, which is 100% why Heidi lives half a continent away. After a childhood of emotional trauma, Heidi has created a quiet life where she can avoid the most demanding of the local ghosts—and any contact with her mother. But on a Sunday afternoon in May, Heidi discovers there is one ghost that can make her go home again…
Heidi Sees
Price: $6.99 USD.
One year ago, during Mardi Gras, Ash Turner was pulled from the arms of his lover, Jamie Derouen, by men working for her father. Those men drove Ash into the bayou, shot him in the back of the head, and left his corpse for the alligators. So it comes as a surprise to everyone--including Ash--when he wakes up in the muddy water of the bayou and walks back into New Orleans.
Alligator Bait
Price: $6.99 USD.
Alligtaor, Room 8
Price: $6.99 USD.


Heidi Sees
Series: Heidi Sees, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Heidi Crolley sees ghosts. She doesn’t know why, but it probably has something to do with her father, who died when she was eight. Her mother never believed her, which is 100% why Heidi lives half a continent away. But on a Sunday afternoon in May, Heidi discovers there is one ghost that can make her go home again…
Tiny Corrosions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Damon Simpson, corporate negotiator, has ordered his life to the smallest detail. But when a face from Damon’s hidden past appears, those haunting eyes threaten to shatter his concentration—and maybe destroy his career and marriage. Can he get back on script? Or will his life fall apart?
A Long Route Home, and Busy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
It’s a rainy night on the commuter bus. “One at a time,” the bus driver says. “We’re all in a hurry tonight.” Office drone Kent Fleming, who rides this bus home every day, is in no rush. He will be on the bus to the end of the line. But someone new is on the bus tonight, and the trip will be anything but peaceful.
Gunwitch: The Clockwork Assassin
Series: Rose Bainbridge, Gunwitch. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 130,060. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Alternative history
Rose Bainbridge, gunwitch, and Janett Laxton have sailed into the busy port of New Venezia with the body of Lord Fuller in a coffin of ice. The assassin who killed Lord Fuller and--somehow--took his place, has already been here a week. Who is he? Where is he from? Who will he kill next? And how do you catch someone who can disguise themselves as anyone?
Alligtaor, Room 8
Series: Gator-man. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,090. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
One year ago, Ash Turner was taken into the swamp, shot in the back of the head, and left for dead. No longer dead, Ash is now stuck in New Orleans., his love for Jamie Derouen twisted into a destructive urge. He needs to get out of New Orleans before he can do what he was brought back to do.
Now Serving Dragon
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 120,290. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Thara Gold’s rent is due and she needs a new job. Right now, though, she hopes she can make it home before her Episode starts. She doesn’t want to turn into a dragon on the bus. After 6 months living with his mother, Marcus Nelson is willing to consider any job, even joke jobs like “Dragon Hunter – No Experience Necessary!” It has to be a joke, but he needs the work.
All Hollows Eve
Series: The Girls of Spring Hollow (GoSH). Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 108,020. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Halloween is Brenna Guin’s favorite time of year. With her new friends, Faye Woods and Lupe Garcia, plus her new abilities--like being able to see in the dark--this year should be the best Halloween ever. If only her mother would stop ruining it for her.
Closing Crew
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 97,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Strange things happen when Dillon opens doors. A cold, lifeless universe waits in the bathroom. A hideous creature that looks nothing like a puppy lurks in his closet. He doesn’t remember what was in his toy box, but he still has nightmares. In his job as night manager at the Buffalo Burger Pit Dillon has found a use for his special gift: hazing the new hires.
Alligator Bait
Series: Gator-man. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
One year ago, during Mardi Gras, Ash Turner was pulled from the arms of his lover, Jamie Derouen, by men working for her father. Those men drove Ash into the bayou, shot him in the back of the head, and left his corpse for the alligators. So it comes as a surprise to everyone--including Ash--when he wakes up in the muddy water of the bayou and walks back into New Orleans.
Tiger Girl Run
Series: The Girls of Spring Hollow (GoSH), GoSH3. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 90,640. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
All Lupe Garcia knows is her dream of being a dog and chasing rabbits around Spring Hollow has turned out to be all too real. She has no idea how to change back into her normal girl shape, and now the ghost of a saber-toothed tiger with only one tusk is chasing her through the sleeping neighborhood, roaring at her to return his missing tooth.
Living Ghost Time
Series: The Girls of Spring Hollow (GoSH), GoSH2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 72,870. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
On the night before Brenna Guin's annual July 4th Sleepover Extravaganza, she discovers her house is haunted by the ghost of Harvey Westmore, a magician. Which, she decides, is perfect. A touch of ghostly magic is exactly the surprise her party needs. After the fireworks, as midnight strikes, Brenna launches her Midnight Surprise with Harvey's help--and everything goes wrong...
Gunwitch: The Witch Hunts
Series: Rose Bainbridge, Gunwitch, Book 2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 104,700. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Rose Bainbridge and Janett Laxton arrive in Founsteeth as black stormclouds loom, and as pirates and colonial military officers meet to swap a noble prisoner for a hefty ransom. Rose, a convicted witch and former Gunwitch in the King's Army, feels almost at home. Young Janett, though, turns heads and more than one of the Three Captains seems to be calculating her possible ransom.
Trikes & Aliens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When his zipabout malfunctions, Rala makes a forced landing in Sally's backyard. Sally thinks Rala talks funny, but she wants to help. Rala is more worried about Sally's mother. Because even on this backward planet, children don't get left completely unsupervised. (1300-word short story)
Dragons of the Stars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dragons of the Stars - 2 short stories about the future, where spaceships controlled by superintelligent AI's go renegade, venting their human crews into the vacuum of outer space and become the Dragons of the Stars.
Running Free & Stevie Gets Back in the Saddle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Equestrian
Running Free & Stevie Gets Back in the Saddle - 2 flash fiction stories about 13-year-old Stevie Buckbee. "Running Free" - Running sprints after soccer practice isn't so bad with the help of Cocoa, one of Stevie's horses. "Stevie Gets Back in the Saddle" - Jack Rabbit, Stevie's first horse all her own threw her and kicked her over spring break. Now it's time to get back in the saddle.
New Fairy Moon
Series: The Girls of Spring Hollow (GoSH), GoSH1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,730. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Faye Woods, 11, and her little brother, Flub, have just moved into quirky, beautiful Spring Hollow, a neighborhood where the houses have names and where a hole in a park fence leads to Spring Hollow's magical Other Side. When an evil shadow emerges from the Other Side to threaten Flub, Faye can't rescue him alone. She needs the help of two girls she only met today.
When Writers Attack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
"When Writers Attack" - A bit of violent flash fiction by David Michael. You should be careful around writers who are struggling to find a story. (800-word flash fiction)
Wind-Up Action Figure On Her Day Off
Series: The Gray Angel, Story 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Wind-Up Action Figure On Her Day Off" - An action/urban fantasy story by David Michael. On those rare Mondays with no new contract, the Gray Angel wonders if that means there is no one on Earth who deserves killing. She tries to remain optimistic, but she's sure there's someone out there who needs to be given the choice of a bullet to the brain. (3200-word short story)
Working Girl
Series: The Gray Angel, Story 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Working Girl" - An action/urban fantasy story by David Michael. Hitwoman the Gray Angel's latest target is elusive businessman Neil Spencer Thomasson, who is staying in a high-rise hotel with an unknown number of armed guards. Fortunately, Thomasson has called in an escort for the evening, a woman who comes highly recommended and whose face Ange hopes he's never seen. (1900-word short story)
Waking Up Can Kill You Some Days
Series: The Gray Angel, Story 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Waking Up Can Kill You Some Days" - An action/urban fantasy story by David Michael. The Gray Angel is a hitwoman with a heart gold. She always gives the target a choice. Because everyone deserves a choice. Even a petty gangster like Dennis Karnof. (2100-word short story)
He Came
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Police respond to an emergency call at the house of known religious fanatic, William Revell, to find the floor, every wall, every window, even the ceiling, splattered and smeared with blood. "He came," Revell says when he's asked what happened. "He came..." (1200 word short short story)
Gunwitch: A Tale of the King's Coven
Series: Rose Bainbridge, Gunwitch, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 100,430. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In 1718, in an England that might have been, the law found Rosalind Bainbridge guilty of witchcraft. In lieu of execution, she became Private Bainbridge of the 101st Pistoleers. A Gunwitch of the King's Coven. Twenty-four years later, dishonorably discharged and working as a scout on the Amerigon frontier, Rose's past comes looking for her.
Brain Freeze & Other Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,490. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A collection of eight Spec-Fic and Slipstream stories by David Michael, with illustrations by Don Michael, Jr. "Brain Freeze" - Humans guard the treasure Boolf and his team are there to take. "Indian Summer" - Anna, hurting from the death of her best friend, isn't ready to give up the gloom of autumn for the sunshine of Indian summer. But maybe more than the sun has come back to her. Plus 6 more!
Secondhand Coffin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
A coffin isn't always a final destination. It certainly wasn't for Lacey. Murdered, Lacey spends her days as the unseen occupant of a showroom coffin. At night, though, when the lid is closed, she is once again wrapped in a rug and covered with cement, reliving the horror of her death. Until the night another body is dropped into her coffin. (2500-word short story)
Effie Two-Five
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Make a wish. Brace for impact. Find a vein and take a hit of the new--and highly illegal--wonder drug with the street name "Effie Two-Five", and your dreams will come true. You can be faster. Stronger. Anything you want to be--even a porno superhero. But be careful. Effie two-five has a serious learning curve. And you should have a lot of munchies handy. (8300 word short story).
The World Wears Thin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,560. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of 8 Sci-Fi and Horror stories by David Michael, with illustrations by Don Michael, Jr. "A Fine Mess" - Kenneth hunts edible Strings in the Frayed remnants of the vegetation of the world. "Enamored" - Chick-lit meets cyberpunk as overworked, underappreciated Roxy heads to work. "Until Death Do Us Part" - Ross and Marjorie grow old together in undead retirement. Plus 5 more!
Sweet Tooth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Ted Millet, divorced and broke and tired of getting up at 2 am, shows up for work anyway at the Jenny-Buns Donut Shop. If he doesn't make the donuts, no one else will. This morning, though, he has a new customer waiting for him that makes his ex-wife seem almost human. (3100-word short story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
She's the girl you meet every year for the first time. She has red-gold hair, sky-blue eyes, and just a splash of freckles across her cheeks. She's as young as you are, or as old. She dances in the rain and splashes in the puddles. She jumps in the leaves and spins with the wind. She steps out of the fog to smile at you, then disappears before you can ask her name... (5400-word short story)
The Perfect Hiding Place
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The house next door has been sold and the new neighbors are moving in. Do you think they're religious? They seem to have a lot of kids. Do you think they're hiding something? They look ethnic. Do you think they might be worth robbing? Obviously, they can't be *monkeys*... (5500-word short story)
A Fine Mess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Kenneth is the best gatherer among the survivors. Only a few can gather Strings, the floating, Frayed remnants of what was once the edible vegetation of the world. Which is why there are a lot fewer people now than Kenneth remembers when he was younger. He might be only ten, but even Kenneth knows that if you can't catch Strings, you can't eat. And if you can't eat, you starve and you die...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Corporal Jonathan Nathan "Drooz" Andrews opens his eyes--and immediately wishes he hadn't done that. He's not sure what he signed up for, but it looks like the "future of modern warfare" has caught up with him. And he already knows he isn't going to like it. (3600-word short story)
The Door to the Sky
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,950. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gods are at war. Dragons attack TV stations and winged gargoyles do battle with steam-powered behemoths. Gaia the Earth Mother and the woman called Blue lead the Weirdlings in their struggle against the Tyrant and his Compatriots, while the man who calls himself the Traveler walks through the chaos looking for The Door to the Sky.
Curtain Call
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The White Hot Hemisphere Community Theater Company's production of Hamlet is the first since the cataclysm. It will be the last before the end of the world.
Demon Candy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,920. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Four linked stories of Hell, and Life, and Life in Hell. The demon Jike decides he needs a change. Canto, an undead hellcat, gets a night out on campus. Donut baker Ted Millet, divorced and broke, has a new customer that makes his ex-wife seem almost human. And Emily M-Something March, dead and damned for thirty years, finds herself back in her home town with a fifty-foot demon after her.
The Girl Who Ran With Horses
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 63,540. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Excited for summer, Stevie Buckbee is headed home to the family ranch to be with her father, her brother Blake, and her horses. With Jack Rabbit, her first horse all her own, she plans to compete in every barrel race competition in five states. When she gets to the ranch, though, it doesn’t feel like home. Her horses seem to be the only ones she can talk to. She never expected them to talk back.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Drunk on mojitos, high on love, and smelling of sex just consummated on the beach, Myra Acevedo went swimming for the last time. When she came out of the clear water of the Yucatan peninsula, she was no longer just Myra. She had become the end of the world. A story of Noah's Ark in the modern day. In reverse.
Serene Morning & Other Tales of a Little Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
A collection of flash fiction and short shorts by David Michael. The Puppets Take a Bath - Three year old Serene put down her spoon and her right hand became a puppet. With her fingers together and her thumb working as the lower jaw and tongue, the puppet could talk... Trikes and Aliens - The little girl walked up to Rala and stood there, watching him as he repaired his zip-about... Plus 4 more!
Nasty, Brutish & Short Short
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of violent horror flash fiction and short short stories by David Michael. "The Call of the Hunter Moon" - Violence is easy. You just let go. Your hands become claws for ripping. Your teeth bare... "Crowfeeder" - At our arrival, the closest of the black carrion birds startled. A ripple, like a wave in a black ocean, flowed across the field... And 11 more!
The Summoning Fire
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Reese Howard used to be an enforcer for the half-devil crime boss known as the Old Man. Now she has nothing. Her lover and partner, Sam, is dead. The Old Man betrayed them. He killed Sam in front of Reese, a blood sacrifice to fuel his latest power play in Hell on Earth. Reese hopes the Old Man made a mistake, leaving her alive. But she has no doubt he's waiting for her, beside The Summoning Fire.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Two yellowing Polaroids, snapshots of a little girl at the fair. Two different childhoods separated by the death of her father. One childhood she can't remember, ruined by the one she wants to forget. When her boyfriend's "birthday surprise" turns out to be a date at the same fair, Sharon finds herself face to face with both.

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