Matt Phillips


I was born in Palm Springs, California and raised in the Coachella Valley and nearby Mojave High Desert. Lots of dirt, cacti, and sunlight out there.

I've worked as a busboy, pool attendant, waiter, bartender, halfway-decent restaurant manager, film festival administrator and newspaper reporter. I've lived for stints in Portland (Oregon), Boston, Durham (North Carolina) and Denver.

My fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction Offensive, Powder Burn Flash, WeirdYear and the Scratch Anthology. I've made or written films which have appeared in the Hayti Heritage Film Festival, PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas and the DVXuser Film Festival.

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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 35,700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015 by Number Thirteen Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
You can only take so much from a man before he has nothing left to lose... Calvin G. Redbone is a simple man with a simple routine. Until his best friend winds up dead. Until he realizes that nothing's as simple as it appears on the surface, maybe not even Calvin G. Redbone himself. As he unravels the truth about his friend’s life and death the question becomes: what’s Calvin going to do about it?
Last Shift
Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Everybody has their breaking point. For Sandy, a waitress at an all-night diner, her breaking point might be tonight. A slick crook in a shiny Camaro picks her up from work. But Sandy's luck means this guy is up to no good. Will Sandy, the thin little blonde with three-inch heels, finally snap? A short suspense thriller about two crooks and the woman who is somehow caught between them.

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