Marshall Zann


I've been writing music and poetry since I was very young. I grew up in the suburbs and loved nature, the paranormal, astronomy, theology, and philosophy. Aside from a few authors, (H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien.)Most of my real influences were musicians, Poets, scientists, film directors, artists, and people I've known throughout my life. These songs are written for an audience of strangers and no one else if I haven't specified differently. I shouldn't have to make it a point to say it but someone or another keeps trying to get me to fight with them through anonymous posts and, now, they keep trying to log into my email account. Sorry I had to clear out my friends list.

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.
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Where to find Marshall Zann online

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The Desecration of the Moon God
Price: Free! 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: Free! 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.
Woodland Hootenanny
Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
From "The Mesh". I've always enjoyed ghost stories. I would guess many sightings are bogus but there is no real telling how our surroundings really work.
Old Mother Insomnia
Price: Free! 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: Free! 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: Free! 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
Price: Free! Words: 170. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature
This is something that others and myself have had to deal with before. Identity theft is a growing issue in the world around us and I think everyone should be aware of it.
Boots and Iron
Price: Free! 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: Free! 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 Seasons
Price: Free! Words: 210. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
I've always loved the autumn and spring. Most can agree on winter but I never really cared for the summer months.
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    holiday    horror    identity theft    lovecraft    poe    poe fiction gothic    poetry    sci fi    seasonal    tolkien    war