David R. Stookey

Biography

For my day job, I'm an engineer at a digital printer manufacturing company in western New York. I'm also a husband, the father of two fantastic girls and a neurotic little dachshund named "Misty."

As an undergraduate, my focus was primarily mathematics and physics. I guess I ultimately needed the "nerdy stuff" for my career, but the class I enjoyed the most was an "Introduction to Writing Fiction." Not only did I learn the basics for my own writing; I got to hear a wide variety of perspectives and techniques from other students.

I still have a great deal to learn, and e-publishing seems like the perfect way to get started.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy flying, skiing and backpacking with my girls. Thanks for taking the time to visit my page, and I hope you enjoy the stories.

Books

A Curse Eternal - The Tragic Account of the Flying Dutchman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,190. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What is the full story behind the legend of the Flying Dutchman? Most know that bad luck soon follows those that see the Dutchman and his ghostly ship, but what drives him to search the seas endlessly? Follow the ill-fated captain from his beginning to the present day, when he finally finds what he has been searching for all along.
Punch and Parry
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Two CIA agents work alongside a covert U.S. strike team near the Afghanistan/ Pakistan border. They are playing an intricate political game with their adversaries; pitting them against one another while remaining invisible themselves. It's a high stakes life-or-death tactic that they believe they control. Is it possible that they're just pawns in someone else’s game?
Dead Man's Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
You've just inherited a pair of shoes from a friend of the family that passed away. You like the shoes, but never really cared for the man who owned them. He had always seemed mean and aggressive to you. By wearing them, will you allow his hostile nature to possess your own?
The Helpful Neighbor
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Ever had to deal with that friend or neighbor who insists on "helping" you with a project? No problem if he's actually competent and knowledgeable, but what if he isn't? It's an awkward predicament, ending anywhere between hurt feelings and extensive property damage. This short story takes a humorous look at this scenario from the skewed perspective of the "Helpful Expert" himself...
The Last Survivor
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Who or what is destroying the village where you've lived for your entire life? As everything you know and love is taken away, can you keep your cool and survive while others give in to panic? This short story describes such an event and explores an interesting shift in perspective.
Bad at Math
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An overworked engineer struggles to "do more with less," as his company competes for a coveted military contract. He and his coworkers already work long, tough hours. How could things possibly get any worse?

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