John Fazem


My pseudonym is John Fazem (pronounced like "fathom", but with a "z") and I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

I'm currently working on part 2 of Once you go black, but in the meantime here is a short story called "Happy Halloween"… hope you like it.


A Walk in the Woods
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story told in a series of poems: Two guys go for a walk in the woods - one is gay and the other one isn't. While stopping to refresh at a river pool, things take an unexpected turn.
Happy Halloween
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a chanced meeting at a party.

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Smashwords book reviews by John Fazem

  • The Thirst on June 02, 2013

    nice read though it is a bit slow at first. interesting twist at the end. worth checking out.
  • Morgue of the Living on June 02, 2013

    only one word comes to mind - intereting.
  • Flight 370 on March 18, 2014

    The thing about being an author is being willing to take risks and write something deemed inappropriate. This is what makes this author unique. he isn't afraid to let go and speak his mind. sure, naming the short story "Flight 370" is seen by some as inappropriate, but if a man named Godfrey Williams goes on a killing spree, would his novella God's gonna cut you down be inappropriate or just coincidence. As readers we shouldn't be bias and the author stated that his theory of what might happen to a plane that disappeared has no connection to the real life disappearance of flight 370. Despite a few minor errors, the short story is pretty decent. It will, however, upset some readers who probably have nothing invested in the real life disappearance and are just looking for a reason to somehow feel involved and offended. easiest rating of 5 stars ever.
  • There is Something in the Dark on April 24, 2014

    Amazing. I read this book within two hours. It was extremely gripping and filled with thrills, twists and scares. I did not expect the ending, but it was still a great ending. I can easily see Hollywood adapting this into a blockbuster movie... note: this book is NOT about ghosts - it's about something more evil. I'll be sleeping with the light on tonight!
  • 1950s: The Decade of Perfect Housewives, Cadillacs & Zombies on June 18, 2014

    Smart, fun and funny.
  • Snapped on July 07, 2014

    A grusome masterpiece... could have been longer though.
  • Sign In: A Short Story on July 21, 2014
    (no rating)
    Please edit your story. It reads very difficult.
  • In Deeper - A Handful of Erotic Shorts for Men's Men on July 22, 2014

  • How To Date A Corpse on July 23, 2014

    This book was really enjoyable, smart and funny. I recommend it even if you don't like zombies. There's enough drama, romance and comedy thrown into the mix to satisfy any reader
  • Waiting for Snow on July 29, 2014

    Who sold you the rights to my life story? Lol. Very well written story… even brought a tear to my eyes when he got his Christmas. What makes this such a sad story is that most of us can relate. I just wished throughout the story that Dain's father would stop being an ass and realize how lucky he was to have a son. Bravo.
  • Officer Longpipe: The Bank Robbery on Aug. 12, 2014

    The plot was okay, not that original - though it was entertaining. I agree that there aren't enough interracial erotica out there - one of the main reasons I wrote "Once you go black" (which is also on Smashwords for free, by the way) Back to Officer Longpipe - I felt the author could've played more with the title (perhaps a reference to his long shlong or something). The sex was quite something and had me heaving with lust. Just wish the story was longer. Well worth the read and deserves 5 stars.
  • A Real Boy on Aug. 12, 2014

    This book made me feel a bit uncomfortable and a bit disturbed. I've read the other reviews and don't really agree. Sure it had one or two funny moments scattered throughout the messy storyline, though cleverly written it wasn't as hilarious as some of the reviews claimed. I'll give credit where due, and the author made a bold choice to re-imagine a children's book