Lawrence Dagstine


Lawrence Dagstine is a native New Yorker, video game enthusiast, toy collector, and speculative fiction writer of 25+ years. He has placed more than 450+ stories in online and print periodicals during that two-decade plus span, especially the small presses. He has been published by publishing houses such as Damnation Books, Steampunk Tales, Left Hand Publishers, and Dark Owl Publishing (of which he has a new short story collection being released in 2023 called The Nightmare Cycle). He is also author to numerous novellas and two previous short story collections from the 2000s era: Death of the Common Writer and Fresh Blood. His work is available on Amazon and B& Visit his official website, at:

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He is a graduate of New York University in Journalism and The Science of Publishing.

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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
It’s not every day that a 1920’s flying ace risks his life to bring a plane down safely for a little girl. But when a horribly disfigured Sal and Lillian land in the remote, snowy mountains of Montana, a friendship will occur, a bond like no other. As the winds blow and the snow accumulates, the pilot will do everything in his power to get this child down harsh ravines and rocky slopes.
A Child Weeps in Moscow
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 38,670. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alien possession meets alternate history, in this communist tale set in 1923 Russia, about a boy named Abraham (Abe), whose parents suddenly disappear one day. Like many of the adults throughout Russia, they are being taken away in the night by a special police force put together by Lenin’s “new” government, a government put together after the arrival of spacecrafts with biomechanoid origins.
The Paraplegic
You set the price! Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
When Herbert was told he had amnesia, he knew things were bad. When he couldn’t feel anything below the waist, he got scared. When the doctor told him he’d be paralyzed for life, he got depressed and wanted to die. After all, no one wants to be a paraplegic. But what made him crippled so suddenly? Now in the hospital, little does Herbert know that the force responsible is not done with him.
How Jones Goes
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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In the late 21st century, overpopulation is a problem. There's also the problem with mental health. In one particularly unusual asylum, there is Dr. Born (psychiatric intern) and Dr. Bloch (sexologist). And then there's Jones. You have not met anyone like Jones. You see, it's not every day that patients claim they are from Mars. And it's not every day they come and go as they please.

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