Jeff McDargh


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Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
The final installment in the maple Drive series
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A paycheck and it's a new day grab it shake it and see what falls out.
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Where to find Jeff McDargh online

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The Walk
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
What is the sum of a man's life? Can you narrow it down to two pages? Or can it be narrow it down to a simple a walk?
The Doctor and the Little Demon
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How long is a life? When should one end and another begin? Not to mention the bigger questions in life, like should you get a cat or not?
Another Cup of Tea
Price: Free! Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Some times you just need to get away from work and forget with a nice cup of tea, a book and...a zipper.
Abstract Friends
Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
I met my ex on one of those dating sites. Sometimes 23 degrees of compatibility just isn’t enough.
Beware of Dog
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
You ever have that one neighbor? You know that one neighbor with the dog?
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens when we die? Do we go up, do we go down or do we just fade away. One man is about to find out. A short ghost story. Thank you for reading.
The Light
Series: Maple Drive, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A storm is coming. A storm is coming and not everyone will make it through the night. As we step back into the world of Maple Drive one more time we will follow a couple and the events that unfold that will change their lives forever. The next book in this series will bring this and the others into one cohesive story
The Unnamed
Series: Maple Drive, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
An unordinary night in the life of an ordinary girl. A night that will change not just her life but the life’s of many others.
Love & Secrets
Series: Maple Drive, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
How far would you go for love? Small tie in with Jacobs Closet.
Jacob's Closet
Series: Maple Drive, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Some people are in the right place at the right time. Some people are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some people are there on purpose. Detective Jennings wasn’t given the choice.
Price: Free! Words: 820. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
A very short flash fiction story about love and the importance of timing.

Smashwords book reviews by Jeff McDargh

  • Lady in the Room on Sep. 26, 2013

    Great work, keep em coming. Could have expanded a little at the end but still great job
  • Identikit on Sep. 26, 2013

    Colin Reed defiantly knows how to set a mood
  • Trick or treat on Sep. 26, 2013

    great story,fun read. reminded me of being a kid. thank you.
  • Isaac's Bible (a flash fiction story) on Oct. 16, 2013

    Great story, love the atmosphere and feel. The face you went with a male perspective I found interesting. Looking forward to more. P.S. thanks for the review honest and constructive without being nasty And I found a great author
  • A Week And A Day In The Lives Of Two Angry Young Men on Oct. 26, 2013

    Ok loved the story. Laughed my ass off towards the end. Thanks for the review. One star ok, a half hour to read and you didn’t finish?
  • Cons on Nov. 23, 2013

    A little like the twilight zone episode, written in hell. Works for me.
  • The Ancient eBook Reader on Jan. 04, 2014

    Fun story and I liked the self-reference
  • Bacon Double Cheesemurder on Jan. 16, 2014

    Great story. I did see the outcome, but I think I knew that going in and I still enjoyed the ride. Odd, is the story setting in America or the UK? Other than the use of the words gormless, tyres it could be set in America. Thanks for the read and love the cover.
  • First Mistakes - A Guide For Smashwords Fiction Writers on Jan. 16, 2014

    I agree with Walter. Spot-on and you don’t feel like your reading a text book. Also like the part about Criticism.
  • Number Withheld on Jan. 18, 2014

    Nice job of setting the mood and showing his descent. It reminds me of the old spy movies. Nicely done.
  • Crimson Veil on Jan. 18, 2014

    Great story. I agree the dialogue was realistic and a good twist at the end. Fun read, thanks.
  • Deleted Memories on Jan. 23, 2014

    I enjoyed your store, thank you. Do not listen to people like Patrick Jane. A one word review isn't constructive and as a fellow author he should be ashamed. If you haven't, check out First Mistakes by David Blake, especially the first part. It can be found here at Smashwords. Keep writing.
  • 26 Minds on Standby on Jan. 30, 2014

    Fantastic! I read it the first time start to finish and then again out of order and the execution works as good as the concept. I had this mental image of a camera moving me from one person and story to another with a narrator. Loved it, but dogs can look up I don’t care what Big Al says.
  • Oblivious on Jan. 31, 2014

    Stars off a little like Robert Frost with a great description of the woods. Great job with the ending things build up from bad to worse.
  • Smashwords Writing Duel on Feb. 05, 2014

    “Won of the best storys on Smasshwords ive ever red.” Starts off fun with the back and forth and ends with a bit deeper back story of Linda. Nicely done. I didn’t see Linda’s character as weak, but more…. lived. God, I'm glad “Clever Trevor” hasn’t found me yet and I'm starting to agree with some of the reviews of this and your other stories. Dammit, I wish id thought of that story first! Great job, thanks
  • Here in Sullen on April 27, 2014

    I enjoyed your short story very much, like a twilight zone with a point. Just one thing I feels a bit rushed,something I'm guilty of my self. A little more time with it I think you could have taken it from good to great. Thank you for sharing your work.
  • Two Birds (A Short Mystery) on July 28, 2014

    I loved the story,nicely done the pace and layout of the story is spot on. Can't say much more without giving something away.
  • Together Forever on July 28, 2014

    Fun story. Like the other review stated can't say much more but read, enjoy and hope for round two.
  • 20 Minutes of Terror - A True Story on Aug. 02, 2014

    Fun story very descriptive. Thank you look forward to reading more of your work. Just read it I don't want to give anything away. You mite figure it out before you get to the end but great story.
  • Monkey Business on Sep. 05, 2014

    Nice story I would've liked a little more. The transition from the house to the car didn't flow for me. That being said I still enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you.
  • Ghost Train on Sep. 28, 2014

    Nice story and well written but I agree with Mr Lee I think I just wanted a little more. Great job, keep writing and thank you.
  • Endless on Oct. 22, 2014

    Fun and nicely written short and perfect for the season. Nice cover. Thank you.
  • Faceless on Oct. 25, 2014

    Great job. I'm like Cyril I would have liked a little more. Thank you. And as the father of two girls more power to you, I'm behind you.
  • Twas A Good Day To Die on Dec. 22, 2014

    It's a little different than Jonathan Strickland other works but definitely worth the read. I like the blinding in of where we are in the story with the back story of how our it got to this point. Nice job and thank you.
  • The Special Christmas Ornaments of Mr. Everett on Dec. 25, 2014

    Ok so I decided to read it after reading Bob's review and he was spot on kinda it was a nice tale with a disturbing ending. Thank you
  • Fatal Vision on Jan. 04, 2015

    I like the way the story is laid out and loved the ending. Your motto of " All thriller, no filler" is evident and works perfect. Great story. Thank you.
  • Another Day At The Office on Jan. 08, 2015

    Great story. Love the fact that I doesn't go where you think. With more then one plot twist this story it makes for a fun read. Thanks for sharing your work.
  • The Graveyard's Retribution on March 18, 2015

    The cemetery is lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to reap, And mite be awhile before you sleep. I agree the story is a little darker and that's a good thing. The characters are well done and the back story and ending fit perfectly. With a nice build up all the way to the end. Oh and nice cover.
  • Let the Reader Beware on April 14, 2015

    Only from the mind of Jonathan Antony Strickland can you go into short story with the question of are you who you think you are? Are you sure? And come out the the other side with a smile and a feeling of humanity. Great job.
  • The Fool and the Fiend on Oct. 05, 2015

    Another great story from Jonathan Anthony Strickland where he's managed to give the reader micro stories with in a short story but never take you out of the main story line, no easy feat. I loved the twist at the end. Oh and I've spent the last three days crying and cursing the yeti. Would love to read that story.
  • The King of the Dumps on Dec. 19, 2015

    Great short story about King Kong and the little people in his life and death. Love the Epilogue. Clean-Up in Aisle 5
  • Have You Ever Nogged A Nag? on April 18, 2016

    Fun story. As with all Jonathan Antony Strickland stories it's the well drawn characters that suck you in. Great job and thank you.
  • My Idea For An Ideal Heaven on Aug. 01, 2016

    I love the fact that I always feel as if I'm sitting and being told a story by someone even though I'm the one reading it. This is no different. Fun read.
  • Alien Optimism, a Little Bigotry and Wonder on Aug. 20, 2017

    Great read and great twist at the end.
  • Nonsense and No Sense on Aug. 20, 2017

    Great bunch of stories, poems and riddles. Riddle #4 mad me smile and now I think I’m off to make some eggs. Thanks for the stories and….eggs.
  • Abandoned: A Ghost Story on Nov. 23, 2017

    I enjoyed the story but I would have liked a little bit more of an explanation at the end. If it had been a short story or flash fiction I would have been ok with the ending. That being said it was well written and I like your writing style. Thank you for sharing your story. I will definitely check out your other book on Amazon.
  • The Helpful Neighbor on Dec. 10, 2017

    Fun little read. Thank you.
  • The Bloody History Of The Su'Varock Mines on Dec. 22, 2017

    Bloody and I loved it. I read the first posting of this story and enjoyed it but the polish and extra details truly show. Great job. Thank you.
  • Kurtain Motel on Dec. 22, 2017

    Good story, reminds me a little of the movie identity. l enjoyed the writing style. Made for a quick and easy read. My only complaint is that on Smashwords, Amazon etc. It doesn't indicate that it is book one of a trilogy.
  • Rot: Part 1 - Origin of the Feces on Feb. 26, 2018

    Fun short story. Look forward to reading the next installments
  • Let's Hope the Future Doesn’t Sound This Bad on March 18, 2018

    I love when new music explodes on the scene. You've managed to combine some of my favorite things ...aliens, music, art. Great character and setting description though out the course of the story. Great ending as well.
  • The Hitchhiker on May 16, 2018

    Fun short story. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
  • Things To Do When You Become A Zombie! on June 21, 2018

    Funny, snarky, witty and definitely one of the best self help books I've ever read. P.S... Yes.
  • The Two Wrongs That Made A Right on Nov. 12, 2018

    Great little read. Your writing and stories always make me smile and this one doesn't disappoint. I love when Greggor emerges from the crypt.
  • In Fear Of The Red White And Blue on Nov. 14, 2018

    Got to admit I'm a little curious about those mad furry big-eared bastard's. Fun story. Great sense of humor as always. Now I think I'm off for a cup of...
  • My Name Is Memory on March 24, 2019

    Great story. I like the inner voice of Memory / Alice being the majority of the narrator and the ending was perfect.
  • Investigations Into The Strange And Unusual on June 29, 2019

    Fun and imaginative as with all his stories. Don't want to give away anything but I thought the way the the main character received and deciphered the clues was great. I liked the after and p.s. and p.s.s. And one last thing I'm so sick of Bernie upstaging me.
  • The Dead Don't! on Aug. 31, 2019

    Fun read, like all of his stories. I could have read a couple more conversation before it ended but zombies don't.... Fantastic writing as always.
  • Whatever, Whomever, Whenever, Why ever on Oct. 28, 2019

    Happy to say your writing never disappoints. Love the poem.
  • Space Snot on Dec. 24, 2019

    I'm not sure where the author gets his ideas from but I'm not going to complain. Inventive and entertaining.
  • The Library on Feb. 28, 2020

    A fun read and well written. I didn't feel like all my questions were answered when I reached the end. That's not a complaint. I think I wasn't done with the world and characters the author created. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
  • May Contain ????? ????? on April 23, 2020

    A willingness of the main character to deny his beliefs of an eccentric confectionery eventually gives way to more than expected, or perhaps just an unwanted truth. The author offers a bit of whimsy along the way. An entertaining story from an author who never disappoints.