Marshall Zann


Born April 18, 1984. What I do is for entertainment purposes only and isn't meant to be taken too seriously. I was recently forced out of my full time job due to harassment from management and other employees. I had been there for almost eight years and it was not in my interest to leave but I needed to be moved off of third shift when my Mom was diagnosed, not almost half a year after she died. All of the complaints I had made to human resources and the union were completely ignored and I kept being retaliated against by the exact same gang of people. Then, they have the audacity to pretend they're surprised I won't shop there ever again. I can't even force myself to stop to buy gas there anymore. Also, I was not even the second but THIRD person to have to kick my former room mate out. I don't know what the coconut oil was for but it sure as Hell was not going to involve me. The dog was fine. The dog could have stayed here but his owner did not seem to have him on any kind of flea medication. I felt awful for him. I use the room for storage now. I usually get along with people but I also needed to find a wife and kids of my own I'm not responsible for anyone else's mistakes. Seriously, if the kid grows up to shoot up their school, then they're not my genetic code and I don't have any way of knowing what the fuck went wrong with them. Ask the parents. I won't even have sex on the second date and I don't really hit on women. I have to know who the Hell you are first. This has always been the case with me. I'll love someone that doesn't just misjudge me and flake off for someone else. If you're not interested, then I have to treat you as professionally as I possibly can. I don't have to be anyone's friend. I didn't need the death threats from strangers and there's a lot of people I don't need to see ever again. If someone did love me, they needed to prove it instead of trying to humiliate me and I certainly wouldn't have had a third party trying to pick a fight with me. Most people already know to avoid the house by now. I'm pro choice because, for obvious reasons, I have no idea what it feels like to be a pregnant, teen aged rape victim. It is beyond my comprehension and I would rather women make the call on that one. I'm liberal to the point where I let conservatives talk. If you still want to,
You can reach me at I also have a youtube account under the same name and I'm on Twitter. I do not have any other social media or e mail accounts under this name.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember what it was called but it was a book of scary short stories. I was just learning to read and I remember how exited I was to be able to get through it.
How do you approach cover design?
For me, it's the story itself that makes a book what it is. Many famous books have had their covers changed over and over again, but it doesn't make the book itself any different to me. As a reader, I was never swayed either way by the cover so I don't put an awful lot of thought into how it looks from the outside.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Marshall Zann online

Twitter: @MarshallZann


Diary of a Car Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Written around the same time as what became Highways of America so it ended up being a precursor to that story.
The Desecration of the Moon God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Speaks of those who have taken something beautiful and decided to make it unholy and unjust.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Yet another reason why you shouldn't go into the water. This is dedicated to the sludge in the lake. Enjoy.
Old Mother Insomnia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
For my Grandmother, the other ship passing in the night. Goodnight and rest in peace.
Highways of America
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 690. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
I don't like saying too much about my writings but smashwords makes me. simple parable about good and evil.
The Mesh
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Another series of fictional poems. Not based on any real events or people.
We're Off to Save the Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
This one is for those who risk their time, energy, and lives in the name of safety of all of us.
On Identity Theft and Bullying
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature
I normally keep fiction fictional and strictly for entertainment purposes. There is nothing poetic here and I didn't exactly want to bring it up but I don't need another amateur detective trying to sell me guns. I seriously have way better stuff to read.
Boots and Iron
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 240. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
May this day bring peace, joy, and happiness to all of those who have served our country. Let us remember all of the the sacrifices made by those who protect us and our ways of life.
A Christmas Poem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Here, we have a fairly pleasant Christmas poem. It's a friendly twist from my normal works, but anyway, Merry Christmas to all.
The Mark Of the Tiger
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Based on the folklore of Siberia, a man who steals a tiger kill is cursed with what is referred to as "The mark of the tiger". Any person who bears the mark of the tiger is shunned by the locals. Includes Of Storms and Sailors and War of the Spiders.
The Arloa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
The Arloa is a sci-fi fantasy put to poetry. Lovecraftian imagery with a sense of humour.

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bukowski    christmas    coleridge    fantasy    fiction    folk tales    holiday    horror    identity theft    lovecraft    poe    poe fiction gothic    poetry    sci fi    seasonal    tolkien    war