M.L. Sanford


Author of stories and tales to make you smile, cry, ponder and laugh, and maybe check behind the door!
M. L. Sanford is a freelance writer and author, living in Decatur, Georgia for the past thirty years. He loves all fiction genres (well, almost all) but is particularly fond of mystery, suspense and thrillers, with an occasional dose of romance weaved in for that extra spice that benefits all good tales. At the culmination of a thirty-four year career as an Architect, Mark wanted a change. Since then, Mark has put his heart and soul into a writing career, creating stories that enlighten, delight and even fright.
All of his novels contain some level of mystery or suspense, sometimes dark, and sometimes set at places around the world. His writing style has hints of, and similarities to, H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe.
“I suppose my architectural background has something to do with that. My sense of scene details and spatial awareness, a skill needed in architecture, seems to come out in my writing. I hope it adds another layer to the reader’s experience and enjoyment of my stories."
The mystery and suspense are not limited to novels either. Mark’s unique writing style is expressed in his short stories, possible more so, the shorts offering a less controlled and rigid environment. Some have even called them unconventional and experimental. But all his stories are equally intriguing and thought provoking. You decide.

Where to find M.L. Sanford online


I imagine . . .
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This is a reader challenge! Decipher the protagonist's specific condition, if you can. Read to the end of the short story for full instructions.
No More
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A renowned scientist finds himself at the mercy of an affliction that seems to be incurable despite all his best efforts and intelligence. He will not give up however, trying every observational method and test at his disposal, to get rid of it. In the end, instead of a cure, he discovers something quiet unexpected, something altogether unworldly.
The Branch
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Pete suffers in silence, mostly. His life is controlled by his wife. He is a self-employed handyman, and the homeowners he works for occasionally are never happy, and never pay the full amount. Yet, he’s content, mostly. Then he discovers his wife’s credit card use is out of control, again. They argue, and then it happens . . .
Cutter's Fall
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Young Ben and his mother escape from the city to a small mountain town in the middle of the night without any belongings, and little money. His interest in all things mechanical leads him to form a unique relationship with the local train engineer and the old steam locomotive as well. All three find themselves in a life and death adventure. Some survive it, some don't.

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