Michael Hearing


Michael Hearing is a freelance SEO content writer/essayist/novelist living with his wife, dogs, cats, horses, and ferrets on a few acres with a small lake in northeastern Oklahoma. There, he tries to grow vegetables, catches quite a few fish, and does his writing.

Having lived a fairly desultory life, Michael decided that it’s time for some order and method. So he is finishing up and publishing some books he’s had in the works for many years. But, still, he is likely to be all over the genre map. In most cases, though, he has lived what he writes about, and his works ring true.

Michael taught English at the college level for fourteen years and was a writing tutor for ten years. He wrote a monthly column for a small regional newspaper for about two years, and he has been published in New Oxford Review. Michael has been a freelance writer and copy editor for over sixteen years (as of 2011). If you'd like to hire Michael to write for you, just email him at: michael.hearing@gmail.com

Where to find Michael Hearing online


Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
"Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and Future" is a two-story bundle of approximately 6,600 words – two prescient short stories that treat of what is and what may be. Both scenarios will likely come to pass, and neither will be very pleasant. So be warned . . . be prepared . . . and watch.
Two Tales of Horror and the Paranormal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
"Two Tales of Horror and the Paranormal" is a two-story bundle of approximately 9,600 words. In it you'll see that things aren't always as they seem – that there's a lot more to some humdrum, everyday lives than the people living them ever dared to imagine. And the implications are, well, sometimes frightening . . .
Over the Edge
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
A new bride and party girl who marries merely to escape her former life. A naïve, solicitous husband who sees no harm in an ordered life. A honeymoon hike on a mountain trail. And a tragic outcome. Murder, manslaughter, a misunderstanding gone horribly wrong, or sheer accident? Perception is everything, isn't it? In any case, justice has a strange way of working itself out.
After The Fog: Four Tales of Horror and Supernatural Suspense
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
"After the Fog" – Four Tales of Horror and Supernatural Suspense. Sanity means seeing what is real . . . what is there. But that's not always as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it takes a completely unexpected, violent, preternatural reversal to make us see beyond the fog. And that's exactly what you'll find in these four original, intriguing stories.
A Helping Hand
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
"It’s not every day you find a human hand while digging potatoes. But that's exactly what happened to Leonard Johnson on a Saturday morning not long ago." That's how this quirky little story begins. This discovery sets off a chain of inexorable events that lead Leonard to rash action resulting in a terrible kind of justice. A balance must be restored and a lesson learned.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
We all think we want 20/20 vision, don't we? But in the metaphysical and psychological realms we often prefer our accustomed blindness. It's far more comfortable. Here are two stories (approximately 6,500 words) that take a close, 20/20 look at these things
Two Stories: Supernatural and Psychological Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
"Two Stories: Supernatural and Psychological Mysteries" comprises (obviously) two stories (approximately 9,700 words) that have elements of the psychological/supernatural mystery/thriller with an admixture of horror. "A Helping Hand" . . . "Eve's Refusal" . . .
Eve's Refusal
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
St. Francis knew it, Bobby McGee learned it, and Andrew Thurston meets the realization head on. Eve is a nobody – just a dirty, mentally challenged homeless woman who stands on a street corner in her rags and "prophesies." But she knows exactly what she possesses, what most of those who pity her don't have. "Eve's Refusal" is a Flannery O'Connor-esque short story of approximately 3,400 words.
Elmore's Accident
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
"It was that most loathsome of all things: an uncanny, routine-disrupting inconvenience and anomaly." Elmore had never reckoned on the paranormal or the preternatural. But now that he's had his accident, he is "seeing" certain events in the near future – including his own (although he doesn't know it yet).
The Thanatos Solution: A Cautionary Tale about the Near Dystopian Future
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Just a few years down the road, the new health-care plan is firmly entrenched. A new bill, Ethical Assessment of End-of Life Care, has also been enacted into law. And the authorities are ruthlessly implementing it throughout the land. The "thanatos solution" has arrived.

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