Aaron Lowry is the author of several short stories, including Prisoner 721 and Delectable. On his blog (byaaronlowry.com) he runs the Practice Write Project, an ongoing experiment in applying deliberate practice to writing fiction. When not writing, he enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu and getting absolutely mauled at League of Legends. (Seriously, it's embarrassing)
Published: February 25, 2018.
Fiction » Horror » General
James Boyd spent the last two decades trying to forget the monster that killed his best friend in the woods behind his home. When James finally gathers the courage to return to the unsettling town where he grew up, he meets an enigmatic man who shares the name James Boyd and embarks on a hunt for a monster that lives in memories.
In the war-torn Middle East a UN Weapons Inspector finds himself faced with a terrible choice. Forewarned of a chemical weapons attack on a civilian population Henry Jace must decide to unleashed an experimental defensive pathogen and violate all the rights and freedoms he holds most dear, or stand aside with the rest of the world and watch a genocide.
Tormented and alone a ghost lies trapped on a lonely back road, cowering from a terrible evil on the other side. When a passerby stops in the ghost's clearing he gets one last chance at the afterlife and finds that even in the depths of horror there is still some laughter to be found.
Locked in a maximum security facility, an inmate opens a unique dialogue with the prison's Artificial Intelligence. He begins teaching it how to understand and interpret art using methods the A.I. can easily understand. But does the prisoner have a hidden agenda, and is the knowledge he offers worth the risk?