Stephen Couch

Biography

Stephen Couch is a writer, a computer programmer, a cover band vocalist, an award-winning audio drama producer, and a lifelong Texan. His short fiction has appeared in such venues as Talebones, Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia, and the Stoker Award-finalist Horror Library Vol. 3.

Where to find Stephen Couch online


Books

N + 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Science fiction short story. Freed from jail but banned from using computers, an old-school hacker finds his fascination with the Internet leading him to a world stranger than he could have imagined.
(Just Like) Starting Over
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: American English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Science fiction short story. Every time he wakes up, he finds himself a prisoner, his memory gone. But through the haze of each new awakening, one thing becomes clear: if he doesn't find a way to escape, these 'humans' that hold him will be his death.
Triple Threat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Three short horror stories by acclaimed author Stephen Couch.
Drive
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Horror short story. Too few men handling too many cattle against too tight a deadline. Things are tough for a group of cowboys on a drive up the Chisholm Trail...and that's before the cows start acting strangely.
The Dandelion Clock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Horror short story. In the depths of the Great Depression, a Panhandle family finds a mysterious contagion may make more than their dreams blow away with the wind.
Needlepoint
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Horror short story. Something stirs in a rotting tenement...but is it the creation of a junkie's fevered imagination, or an old, dark god seeking a home in a new, bleak age?
Sunk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Horror short story. A group of salvage hunters enters an abandoned missile silo in search of treasure...only to find something else awaiting them in its flooded depths.
The Man from M.E.S.M.E.R.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Science fiction short story. When vile blackguards threaten Queen and Country with the insidious power of mesmerism, only one elite group has any hope of stopping them!
The Birdie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Horror short story. A maternity ward snapshot leads a hospital photographer into a world of occult tragedy.
Among the Living
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Horror short story. Ten years ago, Eric and Joan survived a massacre. Now, they travel to the site of their greatest nightmare to find something even worse awaits them...progress.
Fort
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Horror short story. Safely ensconced in his sofa-cushion fort, Patrick is ready for a night of scary movies...until real monsters invade his home, and the fort becomes his only chance of survival.
The Bride Within
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fantasy short story. A grieving preacher embarks on a desperate journey to save his countrymen from the grip of a diabolical contest.
Eigenstate
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Horror short story. A chance encounter with a suicide leads a man to discover his exact double...and the terrifying things that doppelganger had uncovered.
Cocoon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Horror short story. A reporter journeys to a small town to investigate claims of the Second Coming, only to rediscover his own dark past.
The Scarlet Letters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fantasy short story. A young woman finds her life taking a bizarre turn after her pen-pal -- a princess of the realm -- dies under mysterious circumstances.

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