John M. Williams


John M. Williams
I have learned by teaching that I know nothing, but THEY know less than me. I have been writing for a long time and my hand aches. My novel Lake Moon was published by Mercer UP in 2002, and I was Georgia Author of the Year! I have published a smattering of stories, essays, reviews, and the like through the years. Now, to some fanfare, I’m e-publishing my fiction! Much of it is obsessed, like myself, with time. In theme it runs the gamut from icky to tricky with occasional grace notes of squalor and squeam. Songwriter Ken Clark and I have written five musical plays. See for details. Please have a look also at for some of my recent blog posts. When you purchase my work you are making a small contribution toward restoring the moral order of the universe.

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The Slyburn Girl and Leonard
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,570. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In The Slyburn Girl, Reuel finds Nedra, a Lunakolb Girl and a kindred spirit in a depraved world. In Leonard, the title character gives an ordinary young man the gift of stopping and re-starting time in exchange for eliminating a mysterious character he calls Traveler.
The Weariness of the South
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 35,830. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
These ten stories of the old and new south feature the young, old, and middle-aged confronting painful transitions and oppressive memories, from brothers at odds in the 1880s to a kid in Civil Rights era Montgomery to an old man lost in the cosmos on a late-night bathroom trip.
Special Forces
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,180. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Iraq war veteran Riddle chances upon a deserted club and learns that a young man disappeared there ten years earlier. Investigating, he begins to be drawn into an underworld of killers and drug-cookers. As he pursues the connection between the disappearance and these dangerous men, he ultimately finds himself in a lethal dilemma: kill or—something worse than being killed.

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