Matthew Sawyer

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I hate talking about myself. Like everyone, I suppose, I am a bit narcissistic, but not egotistical. My own failure for success is that I just do not think much about myself. That is not to say I spend too much time thinking about others. In truth, I should think more of everyone; and there is a dull guilt attached to that confession. There is something of who I am, I am old enough for regrets.

At my age, I am prone to think about immortality And being an atheist, there seems no alternative but science. Even so, I know that science is beyond my lifetime. I have no faith nor hope, nor do I believe in ghosts, elves, unicorns...

In that hopeless disbelief, I write so there remains a record of accomplishments in my life. Unrecognized and even scorned, I continue to tell stories so I will be remembered after I am dead. My struggle with grammar and punctuation are evidence of my effort to make my writing decipherable. Because, what success means to me are hieroglyphics upon a Pharaoh's tomb.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
This is where I start. Every publisher and agent I've appealed to have my books professionally published and distributed has ignored me. That's not wholly true, once awhile there comes a graceful dejection letter. And I think I always get those replies late, long after I submitted a manuscript, because someone feels guilty. I'm motivated to be read, and that's why I'm an indie author. I daydream it will lead to bigger dreams coming true.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is the best. I publish books on B&N and Amazon, too, but Smashwords has helped guide my understanding of ebooks and it has distributed my material the widest by far. If people would buy my ebooks, I hope they buy them here. Smashwords and Lulu are the only two outlets in which I guarantee my latest revisions.
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The Betulha Dohrman Legacy
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Urban
Janet Drays is idle one day and she searches the Internet. Wister Town is filled with monsters, so that was nothing new. Janet was curious about the Witch’s house in her hometown. She finds information a real estate agent would probably never know. The young woman learns the legacy of this womb of aberrations. The Betulha Dohrman Legacy is the sequel to the author's story Debbie's Hellmouth.
The Waste Book Two
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 132,750. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2018 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
This is Book Two of The Waste. From whence, an Antichrist has emerged and the heavens and hell are opened. -- Matthew Sawyer
The Waste Book One
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 133,200. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2018 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
This is Book One of The Waste. Herein, readers witness the Antichrist manifest in the dystopia of a godless desert.
An Answer: Pagan Mythology in the Shur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The text, An Answer: Pagan Mythology in the Shur by Matthew Sawyer is a creative transcript of a speech given by the clerical layman, Mr. BInger, This work underlies the religions practiced by the Chosen, Unchosen and heathens of the Shur desert. Here is proof the ancient pagan knew about alien gods, discovered carved into crumbling sandstone tablets.
The Blessing of Vasillisa
You set the price! Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A retelling of a Russian folktale involving the witch Baba Yaga and her walking hut. The old hag has found herself a granddaughter, Vasillisa. And the young girl brings a blessing.
Canaanabis Roach (Doctor Who fan fiction)
Series: Doctor Who Fan Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The Doctor appears late in this sordid tale. All the attention is given to the protagonist of Canaanabis Roach. He's special and he's just been given the power of speech. Now he talks about his adventures in past lives, This one happens to include the namesake Time Lord and an impossible girl.
The Hues of Who - Doctor Who fan fiction
Series: Doctor Who Fan Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Doctor needs his unusual scarf repaired but he has no money. So, an arrangement is made.
About R'lyeh: Those Things I Will Tell Your Child
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Do you want hear about R'Lyeh? That sunken city Lovecraft wrote about in his story Call of Cthulhu. I'll tell you little something a five-year old can understand.
Once Gramps Had Come
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
An essential piece of Christmas has been missing forever, almost as if it has hidden itself. In the story Once Gramps Had Come by Matthew Sawyer, that hidden piece comes out to perhaps breathe clean air, eat or maybe stretch its legs. Whatever is done, this short tale starts in a Nursing Home. A homely man who calls himself "Gramps" offers immortality and the holidays are coming up.
Tails of Fashion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A common tale of adolescence, when the body changes and new parts grow. Tabi in this story has reached puberty and she is embarrassed by this new thing, her tail.
The Abhorred
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 91,380. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Inspired by both the fiction of Universal Films and the truth of Doctor Frankenstein, a paranoid professor of fusion energy dreams of building his own creature. And these creations will be the bane of bloodsucking ghosts who terrorize the American Midwest
The Corpus Cat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Barry and Dana talk about having a baby; not another baby, because the couple does not speak about their stillborn son. But this new discussion upsets their pet cat.
Clara is Dead! Long Live Clara! - A Fanfic Doctor Who Adventure
Series: Doctor Who Fan Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
I like Jenna-Louise Coleman. I think her acting in the BBC television series Doctor Who is worthwhile Sci-Fi. But honestly, her character, Clara Oswin, sucks. Give Ms. Coleman a new role on the show, I propose. Bring back a favorite face, I dare say. I mean a rewarding character. I elect Romanadvoratrelundar, the Time Lady from Gallifrey. Jenna rejoins Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who...
The Doctor Goes Into A Bar - Doctor Who fan fiction
Series: Doctor Who Fan Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short Jon Pertwee Doctor Who tale - the third Time Lord in the BBC science fiction television series. This time, the Doctor comes to early America - the colonies. Despite cold stares, he has only one thing on his mind, even here in the midst of the American Revolution. Women.
Beware Forever
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
I tell a lot of stories about forgotten gods and breathing life into new creations. This one is absent that bringing-creatures-into-existence mythology. There are no monsters or devils in Beware Forever. This is not a meditation upon evil. Instead, here is the Greco-Roman god Cupid. And he has a dating service in the foothills of Los Angeles, California. Could anyone do a better job in this Age?
Lazarus The Pig
Series: Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lazarus The Pig is the short story of a wretched propaganda tool referenced in Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy. Time-wise and contrary to the Old Testament siege of Masada, this incident happens after the Chosen Gospel (a forgery of the Book of Mark).
The Great Intellinux - Doctor Who fan fiction
Series: Doctor Who Fan Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
I said I was going to write a Doctor Who story and I’m done. The Time Lord and Lady come to Cupertino, California. They’re here for an art show… Christmas comes later.
The Strange Apocrypha Of Mr Binger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,890. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Strange Apocrypha Of Mr Binger is a collection of strange stories and poems the author originally posted on his blog. That blog is titled My Isylumn (proprietor Mr. Binger) – isylumn.wordpress.com. It's still live and the stories are there. Readers can search for them but here they are, all in one place.
Debbie's Hellmouth
Series: Wister Town. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 94,210. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Debbie Menon has a unique pseudo-Victorian house she must sell – because her soul is held in proxy for that same disowned portal into Hell. Yet the evil nature of the place makes it unsaleable. Fortunately, Debbie’s not totally helpless – she’s been to Art school.
Our Lord Weathercock
Series: Wister Town. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
In this godless world, who is more evil - wicked kids or a mad old man? Luke 17:26 - "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
Unction
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,490. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Unction is an icky story of a mad necrophiliac and his homeless nemesis who sleeps in a park across the street. Brian Tucker is that dysfunctional killer. Faceless nuns tell the young man he must kill and rape the corpses so that they will resurrect and become an army on undead. Brian is certain his hallucinations are true – there are demons. Monsters do hunt the residents of Los Angeles.
A Codex of Malevolence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A Codex of Malevolence tracks the spread of weird and unholy evil from Wister Town, Wisconsin. Witches and the pagan religion become entwined in these short, creepy tales of gore. Witness the horror invade Wisconsin, incorporate in Texas and gain entrance into California. (this short story compilation was originally titled Cancerous Exodus)
Horrid Tales of Wister Town
Series: Wister Town. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,030. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010 by Matthew Sawyer. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Horrid Tales of Wister Town is a collection of modern, urban horror short stories by Matthew Sawyer, the author of the Pazuzu Trilogy. Wister Town is a small, ingrown toenail of a place in southern Wisconsin where everyone has a creepy, and often noxious, story.

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  • A Pair of Creepy Shorts on March 11, 2011

    "Uncollected Temptation" is a gripping and rewarding tale - definitely a recommended read. "Review" delivers strong writing, but it's nightmarish headiness can be unappealing. Skip straight to "Uncollected Temptation" for immediate gratification.
  • The Shaking on May 23, 2011

    Very descriptive and explicit - that's your warning, so hopefully you'll have read the review first! But don't let that dissuade readers. The writer uses rich, descriptive language and effectively portrays a nerve-wracking event. Criticism: The writing-style reaches too far during the dream-hallucination - short sentences are friendly, despite the mood the author seeks to invoke (But again, that is only during the hallucination). In the same vein, reign in those adjectives - but then that is my fussiness. Recommendation: A rewarding foray into an author's intense writing. Matthew Sawyer Pazuzu Trilogy
  • What the Dead Fear on May 23, 2011

    Wonderful conjuring of ethereal planes and beings. The author does seize on the concept of the Egyptian god Anubis and pays respectable and creative tribute. My favorite piece from Lea Ryan yet.
  • Alive on June 16, 2014

    Good story - lacks suspense and it might be a little more animated but the concept is captured. Alive could be twice its length - where that suspense should go.
  • Shiny Things on June 16, 2014

    I got a little distracted while reading but the story was building toward GREAT then I hit that last page. It's a perfectly satisfying ending, but that last line on the page before immediately led me to believe Fango would not willingly escape his trap. I'm just not one of those folks satisfied by sudden regrets.
  • Satan, Hitch and Snikwad Face Their Demons on June 16, 2014

    Five stars on principle alone - good show!