Christopher Massey

Biography

My name is Christopher Massey. I was born in among the frigid winter days of 1985. I'm a father and husband who enjoys spending time with his family, reading, writing, and playing video games. I consider myself more of a story teller than writer and I've struggled making that switch on many occasion finding my niche in short stories rather than novels.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, but I didn't read the story, my teachers at the time read it to me. It was third or fourth grade, pretty sure it was fourth, my teachers were Mr. Milne and Mrs. Bruce. They were both amazing teachers, Mr. Milne was also a family friend. The book was Redwall by Brian Jacques. Mr Milne would do the voices of all the animals, his best though was the moles. I started reading the series the same year by myself. If you've ever seen a Redwall book you'd realize this was a pretty big accomplishment for a fourth grader, especially one that wasn't a strong reader like I was. Redwall, its characters and story opened up an entire world for me. I remember I could feel the breeze as it drifted through Mossflower Woods, the toll of the Joseph Bell and later the Matthias and Methuselah Bells, I could feel the sandstone ramparts beneath my feet. I grew up reading and collecting these books. As I grew I was forced to part with a majority of my collection, but I have retained a handful of these and read them from time to time. They bring me back to a time when I clearly knew what I wanted and who I was. Today's world blurs that, but these stories remind me of what I stand for and how to stand for it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and No, the first story I can remember writing was a story I stole from the movie Tall Tale. The story about Pecos Bill shooting off the trigger fingers of 50 men. I wrote it when I was in elementary school. I don't have it anymore, at least I don't think I do, but I remember the handwriting and the paper. I can see my handwriting as a child and the wide ruled blue lined binder paper. I saw myself as telling the story again, not plagiarizing at the time, not sure which is actually true today.
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Books

The Coin Story and Other Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A collection of short stories that gives you a glimpse of hope in the darkness, a picture of enraged horror, a cheating husband's worst nightmare, an epic experience like no other, and a call to rise up and be a hero. Great to enjoy over a lunch break or just before bed. The stories are sure to inspire fantastical dreams or twisted nightmares. This is a chance to enjoy something fresh.

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action adventure    coin    fantasy    fiction    sexy    short    short adventure   

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