Joseph Paul Haines


Joseph Paul Haines was born in Canton, Ohio, into a family of eight children. He grew up in Ohio, West Virginia, California, and too many other places to count. His stories have appeared in a variety of magazines, including Interzone, Aeon, Abyss & Apex and his story, "Ten With a Flag," is forthcoming in John Joseph Adam's dystopian anthology, "Brave New Worlds." His fiction has been recognized multiple times with honorable mentions in various Year's Best anthologies and, together with Samantha Henderson, he edited the speculative war anthology, "From the Trenches." He lives in Colorado with his wife, Catherine, and Buddy the dog where he finds himself at the karaoke bar all too often. You can find him online at

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The Man Behind the Curtain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Gryffynperch Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Deserted by happiness long ago, David James sets out on a quest to find the only person who truly loved him, his long lost sister Suzi. More than her company, however, he needs something even greater: If he was going to learn to live again, he needed to know how she escaped their abusive mother and how--with only a Superman t-shirt and worn-out towel for a cape--she'd taught him how to fly.
Copper Angels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by Gryffynperch Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the day Mary's Mommy fell down, things just weren't the same. She started talking about strange people under the ground and even cried at church of all places. But when Mary suspects that something bad has taken over her Mommy's soul, something has to be done, just like God says to. Because more than anything else, Mary wants to protect her baby brother. Even if he isn't born yet.
Ten With a Flag
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Gryffynperch Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Can you ever know too much about your unborn child? Is it a boy or a girl? Are genetic disorders possible? What if your child would be the next Da Vinci, Newton, Leibniz, or Pasteur? What if the pregnancy would bring about severe risks? What if it was both? Can you know too much about your unborn child? Can the government? A, "Standout story . . ." New York Journal of Books
A Cry of Women
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Gryffynperch Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Doug Spring weaves and cuts memories. Day in and day out, his job is to help others with remembrances they don't recall or terrors they can't forget. So when Doug's wife is diagnosed with traumatic amnesia, there is no one better to help. Or hurt. Depending on who you asked, of course.
Ten With a Flag, and Other Playthings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,930. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010 by Gryffynperch Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of short stories from one of science fiction and fantasy's brightest new authors, this volume of 15 dark stories from the mind of Joseph Paul Haines will haunt, entertain and move you. From the fan favorite "Ten With a Flag,"to the magic of "The Man Behind the Curtain," this collection of previously published and new stories establishes Joseph Paul Haines as a writer worth watching.

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