Edgar Million


Edgar Millions books are mostly sci-fi, with a dash of fantasy, horror and contemporary fiction thrown in.

I have numerous stories available on Smashwords all free of charge and one short novel, A Button To Save the World (available for a miniscule fee - or for free to anyone who follows me on Twitter and asks for it).

I grew up in London and studied Art and Animation at Central St Martins and Surrey Institute of Art and Design, and thanks to Smashwords have finally found something to do with all the short stories I write to distract me from the novel I'm now attempting to edit.

The novel, my first full length book, is going to be called “Ordinary” and would have published already if I didn't keep being interrupted by regularly having to attend a day job to earn money.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson. The most perfectly written story of unrequited love and pain, war and beauty.

Something by John Irving, probably A Prayer for Owen Meany. JI brings this strange little character to life and makes I him and his tortuous voice so real and vivid that I've been back to it many times.

Fragile Things. Wonderful collection of Short Stories, intelligent, dark, and also brings the poorly treated Susan from the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in from the clutches of CS Lewis.

The Cement Garden. Creepy, sordid tale from the writer of his generation. Perfect from start to finish.

A brief history of nearly everything. Bill Bryson. The best book of popular science I've read. Brings difficult subjects to life.
What are you working on next?
Always writing stories, fragments in many cases, and re-writing and re-writing my novel, Ordinary about a man who travels to other realities and discovers in each that the versions of himself as the same boring berks as he in every world he visits.
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Where to find Edgar Million online


Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The good thing about Twitter is that it brings us so close to our heroes. The bad thing about Twitter is that we find we are as far away as ever. One ‘fan’ takes the adoration of their hero a little too far.
The September Harvest
Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Headteacher wants to let Cassandra and Gary in on a secret. What they sell at the exclusive public school is not just education, but luck. And if you can buy your child an advantage in life, then you must, right? But at who's expense?
Parking Space
Price: Free! Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
How much would a little extra space mean to you? Cupboards overflowing? Do you long for a man cave? How about a spare room conjured out of nowhere. The very latest in interdimensional car and furniture storage. What could possibly go wrong?
Spying on Heaven
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Bog often sits up on the community centre roof. It’s his haven. He sits and listens to the groups which meet there through the dirty skylights. Today though, there’s a new group meeting at the centre. A small crowd of misfits claiming to be gods are meeting to talk through their worries and their anguish and Bog is witness to their strange delusion. Because they must be deluded. Right?
Cold Christmas Lane
Price: Free! Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Cold Christmas Lane - A Ghost Story Roger just wants to get home. Friday night, beer in the fridge. Trying to escape the week. But first he has to get past these damned cyclists. They seem to be everywhere. He’s desperate to get past, but they block him on every turn. It seems they have something in mind for him. Can he escape them.
Being B
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
I am the thought at the back of your mind. I am the reason you sometimes glance over your shoulder in an empty room. There is no-one there you think with a shudder, This is not true. I am here. I am always here.
Billy Ray dreams of monsters
Price: Free! Words: 800. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » General
Billy Ray sleeps and dreams of monsters lurking in the darkness. They watch and wait. Billy Ray dreams of monsters, and monsters dream of him.
A Concise Re-telling of the Life of God
Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Before the beginning, God was lonely. Finally the true tale of the life of God is told. From before the Big Bang through vaguely intelligent design to the present day and onto a rather bleak future The Concise Re-Telling of the Life of God documents the lonely misunderstood life of our all-seeing Lord and how She overcome her inauspicious beginnings and journeyed towards a happy-ish ending.
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
I shouldn’t be here. I only broke into the old asylum to take a few photos, UrbEx style, but now he’s downstairs, carrying a sack with what appears to be a body in it. I need to escape, but every way I turn leads me closer into the trap.
The Lifers - A Ghost Story
Price: Free! Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
There are different rules in the darkness. When she first starts her new job, working the night shift in a nocturnal call centre Elizabeth immediately knows something is wrong, a coldness in the atmosphere and her creepy colleagues watch her every move. There are different rules in the night. A dark secret lies at the heart of this community and Elizabeth doesn’t know if she wants to find out.
In Bloom
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The old man next door, Old Man Rab, has disappeared and been replaced by the sinister Mrs Hitchcock and now no-one remembers him, except nine year old Kim Cutbush. His Mum and Dad think he's mad but It’s not just Rab who has gone. All over the village, people’s loved ones are disappearing and being stitched, or ripped out of time, and no-one can remember them except Kim.
The Secret Frequency
Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jack Ellis had aged well. Although that was nothing new; not now. Everyone aged well these days. Looking from his perch down at burning city below he mused that aging well was no longer the problem, no need for moisturisers or multi-vitamins. Living well was the challenge nowadays. And it was all his fault.
The Photography Contest
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A corrupt Government official discovers his intimate personal life is being chronicled online in a public photographic journal. The photographer though, plans to end more than his career.
Possibility - A SUM Inspired Story
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What happens after you die? Instead of nothing, or heaven, you discover a world where every possible you who ever lived exists in a world made entirely of you.
Not Enough Hours in the Day
Price: Free! Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Catherine Porter is drowning in life. Kids. Husband. Job. Not enough hours in the day. Then she finds a way to pause time. A way to become Mrs Perfect. The yummy mummy who has it all. Can anyone 'have it all' though?
A Button To Save The World
Price: Free! Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
If you could press a button to save the world from global warning, would you? Of course you would.

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Smashwords book reviews by Edgar Million

  • Ambition on Aug. 02, 2015

    Interesting read. Good concept. Will check out the full novel at some point.
  • Sacrifices on June 26, 2016

    Great story. Intriguing characters and very well written, exocative tale. Look forward to reading more.
  • Hollywood Ending on Aug. 01, 2016

    Really like this. Really nice tight story arc and moral to the tale. I like the way you point to the concept you should 'be nice to people on the way, up as you might mean them on the way down' but really subtly. Plus it has ghosts. What's not to love.
  • Where Women Live on Aug. 28, 2016

    Great story. Strong feminist message.