JT Pearson


About the author
JT Pearson studied writing at The University of Minnesota. He now lives in Wisconsin near his parents, most of his fifteen siblings, and their children. When he’s not writing he spends the majority of his time with an army of extremely small, dirty-faced beggars who are often missing at least one shoe, talk funny, are short a few teeth, and regularly pick his pockets for gum and small change whenever he’s distracted.
Feedback is much appreciated.


Tiny Earth 2
Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Somewhere between Monty Python and Douglas Adams orbits tiny earth. This is the sequel to Tiny Earth Declares War on Earth. Earth’s peace committee has failed to destroy tiny earth, and now the president and his team are stuck on our microscopic nemesis. What effect will earthlings have on tiny earth culture? Will the president and his team ever return to our planet?
A Slightly More Civilized Game
Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Paul had a secretive job that he’d always kept hidden from his girlfriend. Eventually their continuous arguing over his job caused them to break up. One night, Paul found himself in need of Norma’s help, and she decided to use her leverage to find out just exactly what he had been hiding. Dark comedy.
Killin Machine
Price: Free! Words: 13,840. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 10 reviews)
Jake Barnes, an odd man, is a struggling novelist that makes his living at a publishing house where the owner and the other employees find him too strange to fraternize with. His social life and his writing career change when a mysterious man shows up on his doorstep demanding that Jake hand over the man’s cat. Quirky humor.
Best Intentions
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A man and his wife that suffers from bipolar disorder go into the city to spend the weekend and end up having an adventure they will never forget.
Stealing Sunday
Price: Free! Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
John and Kim, a married couple that has learned that it is nearly impossible for them to conceive a child together, devise a strange way to remedy the situation, only to find that they may have gone too far.
An Unkindness of Ravens
Price: Free! Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Jeff has been locked up in solitary confinement for nearly five years when the warden offers him an opportunity to reduce his sentence by joining crews that are repairing the country's energy grid, which has been rupturing and blowing up buildings and people, the unexpected and unfortunate result of changing the nation's fuel. He is added to a crew loaded with the nation's most notorious killers.
The Service of Robert Fulcher
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Apocalyptic flash fiction - enough said without spoiling the story.
The Range Trip
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
When a salesman attempts to infiltrate The Iron Range and convince the salt-of-the-earth inhabitants to pay for home improvements provided by his company, his trip turns out to be a bizarre ordeal involving dark secrets that he would've never expected. This is a tribute piece to Hunter S Thomson who died recently.
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Cameron Peralt returns to his boyhood home long after his mother's death and finds that a heavy metal band is now living there. He attempts to get them to leave and the battle begins. Light humor.
The Reductionists
Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
In the future the problem with overpopulation is solved by a gameshow that allows everyone to vote on the city where they'd like to see the population reduced. Then cameras follow the action as people are reduced to dry cubes. Even though people are in favor of a less crowded country nobody wants to work for the Department of Poulation Reduction except for the elderly who are bored and lonely.
Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A recovering alcoholic attempts to patch her relationship up with her daughter while the two of them take a road trip across the country. A tremendous storm forces them to seek shelter and they find themselves thrown in with a group of hostages held up in a diner by two vicious fugitives on the run. Will they find a way to get away?
For Joyce
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Famous writer Joyce Carol Oates is a young girl on the verge of beginning her writing career when a strange being visits her.
My Brother's Keeper
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Wealthy, retired tycoon Charles Stanford is sneaking around behind his brother's back with his wife when he finds out that his brother is terminal with cancer. Charles contacts a company that has had success fighting cancer by exchanging human and animal DNA. Instead of curing the cancer they create a chimera for Charles, a dog that carries much of his brother's DNA. Things go wrong.
The Farm
Price: Free! Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
After a war that nearly wipes everyone out, famine becomes the biggest problem as the toxic aftermath won't allow any growth. All of the plants and animals are nearly gone and people are dwindling. Then scientist come through by setting up farms in the vacant skyscrapers, using artificial sunlight and a sophisticated watering system. This story focuses on the regular schlubs that guard the farm.
Buying Tyme
Price: Free! Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A mother and her oldest daughter struggle to provide for their enormous family by buying a bakery after the father of the house has taken ill. This is a funny heartwarming story about two women that refuse to give up and continually laugh in the face of adversity. This feelgood story will make you believe right along with these women that they can take on anything.
A Song of Crickets
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Recovering drug addict Dannie crosses the head of a drug cartel which puts her and her husband Junior on the run from a hitman right out of a nightmare. WARNING: Although this story is written tastefully (Tarantino-esque) some readers may be offended by the violence and torture.
Price: Free! Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is the story of John, a young man that works the all night shift at a convenience store, and his good friend Shoes, who is homeless. Against his supervisor's orders John brings Shoes into the store each night to warm up, get something to eat, and rest. One night, Shoes, who is mentally ill, does not come by the store. A night turns into many and John begins to search for his friend.
Price: Free! Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
It's 1957 and aliens that resemble us but say very little about their origins are trading technology and advanced machines for some of our soil.Quickly companies form partnerships with the extraterrestrials and single mother, Lydia Meyer is convinced by a slick salesman that used to sell vacuum cleaners to purchase a new Solomon series robot to be a companion for her lonely son. It goes badly.
The Iceman Lives for One Day
Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Conrad Whistler has grown bitter in his old age and blames God and everyone else for the condition of his life. On Christmas Eve he decides to walk out into the ferocious storm that is ravaging the tiny northern town called Port North. The kind folks that live in the humble town mistake his frozen corpse for an ice sculpture and unwittingly include it in the holiday festivities. This is weird.
Tiny Earth Declares War on Earth
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
This is humor along the lines of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe. The president is coming into the Whitehouse after being elected and the Secretary of Defense tries to brief him about our microscopic nemesis and the building agression between the two planets. After the president realizes that he isn't being hazed his first day in office he needs a plan to defend earth.
All Things Under the Moon
Price: Free! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
This story is written with the same multiple narrator style as William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Its about the reaction people have when they find out that the moon has started to rotate closer to the earth and will eventually cause the destruction of the planet. It primarily focuses on a young couple and their decision to have a baby or not when destruction is barely more than a year away.
Public Toenails and My Fights Over Stolen Chicken and Such
Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A young married couple attempt a simple Sunday outing to the grocery store but when the man's wife accuses him of flirting with the girl working the deli counter and influencing her to steal chicken for him he tries to reason with her. She's stubborn and insists that he report the incident to the store manager. Problems arise. This is a quirky odd story
The Best Short Story of 1976
Price: Free! Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a story told from the point of view of a young boy that describes growing up with his twin sister, psychic mother, and his neurotic, supersticious father, and an incident they endured with one of their neighbors that the towns people referred to as The Bird Lady. A very old woman that many accused of being a witch. There is also a black cat that plays a prominent role in the family's lives
The Wormters
Price: Free! Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Jeff was always like a magnet to the people in society living on the fringe. After compiling a collection of acquaintances that not only seemed bizarre but dangerous as well he decided that a move out of town to the peaceful country was just the answer. But Pyle’s Trailer Court proved to be anything but peaceful. That'swhen things got really strange.

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JT Pearson's favorite authors on Smashwords

Mary Pearson
Latest book: Sofia and the Hall of Apparitions Gonkers 4. Published September 13, 2014. (5.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by JT Pearson

  • Zombie Nights on March 09, 2013

    Excellent job, Tom. This story kind've seems like the original idea for Warm Bodies - the movie out in theaters at this time. You didn't really play up a romance in your story. That's gotten very popular with the horror genre lately - just add female and mix. I really enjoyed your work. I like the way you kept this story light. I like to do the same sometimes. People should laugh more. JT Pearson
  • Fryupdale on March 09, 2013

    Cool read. I dug the way these weird stories tied together. I especially liked the alien abduction story about Jason Munt and his girlfriend. It was a good time. Highly recommend. JT Pearson
  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on March 09, 2013
    (no rating)
    The language created to describe various problems with the machine was excellent. Really helped submerge me in this future way of traveling and how there are always problems with cars - flying cars or not. Excellent read. Thanks,man. JT Pearson P.S. There's something wrong with the rating system. Can't post the 5 stars I would've given this story.
  • The Mating: The Original Law of the Lycans Story on March 11, 2013

    Such a visceral, raw, unbridled energy to this book. I'll bet you enjoyed writing this one. It was out of my usual genre, but it made for an enjoyable evening. JT Pearson
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins on March 11, 2013

    Cool story, Randolph. Would make a nice series on the SciFi channel. I enjoyed your style - plenty of action, but still enough introspect. I like to take a comedy approach with much of my science fiction - not all. My story Solomon is science fiction/horror and I put that one on this sight. But I would love the opinion of another author that works in this genre on my humor style. Check out Tiny Earth Declares War on Earth that I also have here on Smashwords and let me know your opinion if you ever get the time. P.S. What the hell is going on with you and Wikipedia? They ought to chill out a bit. JT Pearson
  • What Goes Down Must Come Up on July 12, 2013

    A nice piece of writing that reminded me a little bit of McCarthy's Sunset Express.
  • The Gonkers Time Travel on Aug. 06, 2013

    This is a fantastic book. Pearson does a tremendous job of describing some of the most exciting parts of Jesus' life through the eyes of a loveable cast of brothers and sisters. I can't possibly recommend this book enough. This is a great book for parents to share with their Catholic and Christian children. I must admit, it also sharpened my own view of those extremely important events for Christians.
  • Anastasia's Grail on Aug. 07, 2013

    Good Catholic doctrine, colorful characters, and a story with a lot of heart sum up this novel. Another excellent work for Christians.
  • Gonkers Visit the Saints on Sep. 15, 2013

    Bravo!!! Everyone will love the new Gonkers book. This one is even better than the first. The Gonkers visit various saints from the Catholic faith. This book is a great way to share the Catholic faith with your children, possibly while teaching them to read, or reading to them before bedtime, or even just as a way to spend time together. Thank you, Mary for giving us this free book. I've gone bonkers for Gonkers!
  • The Gonkers 3: The Apostles on Dec. 08, 2013

    The old girl's done it again. Bravo and cheers for Mary as she rewrites the Bible in a manner more suitable for her liking. Teasing. She does a charming rendition of alternate history in which some time traveling children get a chance to visit historical events with Jesus and the Apostles. Very entertaining.
  • Sofia and the Hall of Apparitions Gonkers 4 on Oct. 07, 2014

    This was my favorite of the Gonkers series written by, arguably, the second best writer to grace Smashwords. The story was a riveting thriller about a dancer who encounters a creepy killer, a magic door that allows her to time travel, and an opportunity to save a friend. I enjoyed it very much. Just one question: will there be a Gonkers 5? Make it two questions. And will I be able to handle the anticipation?