Mark Hare


Growing up on the edge of the Louisiana bayous in some way shaped my desire to write. That air of Gothic romanticism, a southern flavoring and atmosphere impossible to ignore, appealed to me and found its expression in words. A voracious reader, gobbling up Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells as a child, becoming a writer was a natural outgrowth of my bibliophile inclinations. When the writing bug bit me when I was eleven, I've been lost ever since.

I hold degrees in history, government, and computer science. My interests are as varied as my education. I am an avid photographer, amateur pianist, and novice chess player. Yet the passion to write fantasy and science fiction never dimmed.

I've been told my style is not marketable: it's too old-fashioned, too descriptive, too poetic, or too imaginative. After years of writing, seeking to get things in print, here I am on Smashwords to prove the doubters wrong.

With good fortune, and the favor of kind, tolerant readers, I hope to entertain, enlighten, and perhaps make a few pennies along the way. So please check out my stories. I hope you find something you like.

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The Moon Temple
Price: Free! Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
At the Great Festival, Elsu woos the beautiful Kai and swears a rash vow to win Kai's hand. Now Elsu and his best friend sail to the forbidden sunken city of Angor Drava to steal the eyes from a statue. But a terrible and deadly evil awaits them in the dark water.

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