James Hampton


James Hampton is a writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy stories, although he enjoys writing, and reading, in a wide variety of genres.

Where to find James Hampton online


The Chandelier
Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A young woman is appalled by the chandelier her husband has purchased for their new home. The chandelier doesn't think much of her either.
One Evening at the Club
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Members of a small town social club have welcomed a unique act to their monthly Friday night banquet: a man who will entertain them by playing songs on an instrument he invented himself. What the audience doesn't know is that he's designed this instrument not only for music, but for mayhem.
Don't Try to Sleep
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
Alec, a young executive on his way home from a business trip, stops at a motel for the night. But instead of finding rest, he encounters a terrifying apparition: a figure with glowing eyes who warns him, "Don't try to sleep."
The Light Dancers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A mysterious life form takes root in a retired couple's backyard.
We'll Fly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While sitting outside late one night, pondering both the stars and his future, a young man sees a strange craft up in the sky, and becomes obsessed with the possibility of its return.
Give Me Your Best Smile
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A Hollywood actress, fearing the loss of her career and the onset of age, undertakes a procedure to renew her beauty and vigor. But it will exact a horrific price.
A Caller on Christmas Eve
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A woman who lies dying in a hospital room on Christmas Eve gets an unusual visitor.
Enter the Phantasma
Price: Free! Words: 12,040. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
All Bryson wanted to do was party over the weekend of his university's biggest athletic event of the year. Well, that and watch the game. But at the heart of The Phantasma Puppet Theatre, where it's Halloween all year round, lies a fantastic secret. And Bryson's about to learn what it is.
Dark Bend
Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Paula Quindlen has recently learned that a guy she was interested in isn't on the market. She assures herself that somebody else will come along eventually, and, indeed, while she's out for a jog early one morning, somebody does. Paula will have to use caution with him, though. He's kind of a wolf.
Night Driving
Series: The Rise of the Totalitarians, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lester Baines, a man whose business is security, is on his way home after the night shift. He has no reason to expect anything other than an easy ride. But a malfunctioning computer aboard his vehicle is about to make things complicated...
The Loving Confines
Series: The Rise of the Totalitarians, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
A guilt-haunted teenage girl visits a therapist in a future society where everything, it is claimed, is better than ever.
Offer Him Roses
Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Annalee Rutledge, fourteen, doesn't know why there's a boy soldier from the Civil War hiding in her family's barn, especially since the conflict in which he fought ended almost one hundred and fifty years ago. What Annalee does know is that she loves him, and she's going to do whatever it takes to keep him safe.
When the Family Gathers
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Mr. Carlin has a secret: he has been living a lie, a lie that, when revealed, could destroy his entire family. Today his loved ones are all gathered in one place...but can he bring himself to tell them the truth?
Flower Beds
Series: The Rise of the Totalitarians, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man's decision to water the flowers in his front yard leads to a deadly confrontation.
Letters to a File
Series: The Rise of the Totalitarians, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Folders in a storage room tell the story of a civilization's fall.
I'll Move So Fast
Price: Free! Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
He arrived on a bicycle, bringing with him a great mystery...and a message of hope.
The Sign of the Fiddler Crab
Series: The Rise of the Totalitarians, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In a totalitarian state of the future, a young teacher goes on trial. Her offense? Teaching...
Price: Free! Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young couple spends what could be the last night of their lives together.
The Golden Mask & The Throng
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
THE GOLDEN MASK: A lonely man whose only friends are books spends an evening with a strange novella he has been warned not to read. THE THRONG: In the Deep South of the early twentieth century, a bitter and impoverished aristocrat plans to sell the last remnant of his family's once-sprawling plantation; little does the buyer know that the property is full of monsters...
Doll Baby
Price: Free! Words: 21,540. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Norm Peters is looking for love on the Internet. He had better be careful, though, because the online world, like the physical one, has an abundance of shadowed paths. And down one such path lurks a shapeshifting monster that calls itself Doll Baby.
The Life and Times of Willard Grimsby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Skip Dozier likes to say he's in the business of murder: he creates graphic novels that document the lives of fiendish mass killers from the darkest corners of history. One of Skip's newest fans, who happens to be a killer himself, is so impressed that he wants Skip to serve as his biographer. And he'll be overseeing the work personally, just to make sure it turns out right.
Beef Stew from Anna Lou
Price: Free! Words: 17,770. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This Halloween you're invited to dine at Murl's Famous Country Buffet, a place where folks gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and a warm, down-home atmosphere as the world around them comes to a screaming end. Step right in and let our charming hostess, Anna Lou, find you a seat. We hope you enjoy your meal. It's probably your last.
Slocomb's Pond
Price: Free! Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Slocomb's Pond has a bad reputation. Some people have returned from it with tales of hideous creatures living beneath its placid waters. Others have not returned at all. This is the story of four boys who, one winter night, decide to tempt Fate at Slocomb's Pond, and who are caught most unaware when Fate takes them up on their wager.
That's All the Time We Have
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A friend comes to say goodbye in a short memoir of love, regret, and finality.
The Offices of M. Coopersmith
Price: Free! Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Nobody knows what sort of business goes on at the Offices of M. Coopersmith, an establishment that has operated in Summerville, Georgia, for as long as anyone can remember. But one thrilling autumn night, a pair of high school students will learn the truth about the mysterious M. Coopersmith...and have the honor of accompanying him on his final mission.
Magic Days
Price: Free! Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Glenn Lockwood has made a new friend, a man by the name of Vernon Hudspeth. Today Vernon is seventy. Tomorrow he'll be sixty, and fifty the day after. Who knows how this is happening? Who knows why? Maybe these are just magic days, when impossible wishes are granted, dying loves are restored, and hints are everywhere that the cosmos is a far grander thing than anyone can imagine.
Destiny and the Ice Cream Man
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Chad Stapleton has decided to drive home tonight, from Palm Beach to Savannah. It's not that long of a drive, and he's made it plenty of times before. The only difference is that, this time around, there's a madman lying in wait at the Welcome Center where Chad's going to make an ill-timed pit stop. A madman with a special lesson to impart...
Swim With Me
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A father, haunted by the memory of better days, laments his failure to make peace with his only son...before the end.
The Lake of the Hathaways
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,280. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It's the summer of 1985, and ten-year-old Jeremy Roberts has made some new friends recently: Bill and Nora Hathaway, a pleasant middle-aged couple who live in a big house by a lake. But the Hathaways are far more than they seem. Very soon they will be embarking on a voyage into the infinite...and they will ask Jeremy to come with them.
Treasure House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,240. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Retired high school history teacher George Swift has disappeared. Two of his former students, Tyler Weldon and Karen McElroy, are determined to find him. Their search will take them into a world of rogues and thieves, scholars and assassins, ancient maps and forgotten knowledge; a twilight realm where the line between legend and history grows thin, and dreams of a lost civilization beckon...
The Summer of Beasts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,140. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
It came under cover of night to prowl not just quiet suburban streets, but the shadowed places of the human heart. Preying as much on the psyche as the flesh, it carries a message for the residents of a small Coastal Georgia town: fear the sunset; the summer of beasts has arrived.
The Sandbar
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Most often you see him in the morning, just after dawn, walking and walking but never arriving anywhere, his earthly existence bound to the dangerous sandbar that lies just offshore. Drew Addison, a local resident, has resolved to help this mysterious traveler complete his journey. But to do so he must first reveal a terrible truth.
The Way of All Things
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jason and Maggie Chandler have traveled to the end of the universe: a cold, dark, silent place where, in the halls of the grand palace that represents life’s last outpost, they will bear witness to a universe in its death throes—and glimpse the beginning, perhaps, of what comes next.
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nathan Merritt is trapped in a thicket. It's an in-between place, beautiful and strange, full of winding trails. Which of these paths he takes will be the most important decision of his life...for some of them lead home, others to nowhere, and others still to eternity.
The Silver Shore
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
On a deserted beach late at night, a man encounters a miracle...for the second time.

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James Hampton's favorite authors on Smashwords

Marcia Carrington
Latest book: Dream State.
Published December 5, 2019.