Michael A. Kechula


Michael A. Kechula is an award-winning author specializing in short speculative fiction. His works have appeared in dozens of magazines and websites from around the world.


35 Zombie Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,460. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Undead
What will you do when the zombies come? Will you run and hide? stock up on flamethrowers and barbed wire? Rely on chocolate chip cookies or pudding? Hire a team of CIA assassins? Search for payback or even fall in love with a friendly one? In 35 stories, Michael Kechula looks at answers, many of them funny, some scary.
Revenge Day and other Tales of Crime and Espionage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,260. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Master of flash fiction Michael A. Kechula delivers 31 stories of crime, revenge and espionage in this collection. From World War II spies and assassins, to criminals plotting to rob the mob, to ordinary people given a chance to turn to crime, Kechula's stories offer constant adventure and provide the results of questionable decisions.
Micro Fiction: Writing 100-Word Stories (Drabbles) for Magazines and Contests
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Rob Preece. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Author Michael A. Kechula shares tips and techniques for writing a complete story in 100 words. Kechula starts with coming up with ideas, gives development tips, provides instruction in cutting words, and then dissects one of his own prize-winning stories to show how it's done. Kechula focuses on the 100-word story but many of his tips are useful to authors of all types.
Martians, Monsters and Pepperoni Pizza: 100 Speculative Fiction Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Martians invade, will they do so with bombs and spaceships, or perhaps with jelly donuts and pepperoni pizza? What's the King of the Whales up to when he asks a con-man to buy pizza for his subjects? If some dead aliens have escaped from Area 51, is there a black market in their body parts? What, exactly, do zombies want... and might they happy with chocolate chip cookies?
Writing Genre Flash Fiction the Minimalist Way
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,980. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 by Rob Preece. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Is it really possible to write a complete story, with characters, dialogue and plot, in only 1000 words or less? Author and educator Michael A. Kechula says it's not only possible, he shows us how. With exercises in starting your story, in naming characters, in cutting words, and eliminating 'bookisms' Kechula passes his hard-earned wisdom to aspiring flash fiction writers.
I Never Kissed Judy Garland: And Other Tales of Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,800. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2010 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A stunt double can't get over his crush on Judy Garland. A man spots a sign on the side of the road--and it changes his lfe. A musician discovers a beautiful doll who makes him a star...and more. A middle-aged man decides to help a desperate young womanm, and wonders if the good guy ever can win. A girl wishes for an air force fighter for her birthday and discovers what true love can do. And more.
The Area 51 Option and 70 More Speculative Fiction Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2009 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Zombies, aliens, gorillas and a little girl selling nice dreams...author Michael A. Kechula delivers a charming, weird, scary and often funny collection of short speculative fiction stories. THE AREA 51 OPTION contains 71 complete stories collected from the best of Kechula's work.

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