Mark Finnemore


Mark Finnemore lives in California with his beautiful wife Panji, who helped him learn that even the rockiest road can lead to a happy ending. Mark is currently working on a novel entitled "Love & Taxes", which he hopes will one day be not only finished, but published and found at your local book store as well.

Mark has a story included in a "young adult" anthology entitled Spirited, which is donating all proceeds to 826 National, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 - 18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

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Wise Things (that other people have said) Volume II
Price: Free! Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Emotions
A cure for holiday stress -- and every day stress!
Wise Things (that other people have said)
Price: Free! Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
Because even the rockiest road can lead to a happy ending. . . .
Tracking the Lizard King
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Poetry » American poetry
Get rich or die trying? Really?
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Think you can run? Think there's somewhere safe? Go ahead. We'll find you. We've got your whole damned life!
Latenite Query
Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Categories: Poetry » American poetry
Do my footsteps fall harder when I come home late at night?
What We've Lost
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Poetry » American poetry
A villanelle. . . .
Between Honor & Glory
Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Martyn took a steadying breath and peered around the boulder. The dragon appeared in no hurry to devour them, taking its time stretching and folding its leathery wings. It wasn't as big as a longboat as the stories said, but it was still huge – four times the size of a horse, plus the tail, long neck, and a head the size of a coffin.
The Giant's Graveyard
Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mullen threw up his arms in disbelief. "Not the giant again, Lass! Didn't you learn your lesson last time? Don't you understand that the beast can't be killed?"
A Legacy of Global Scorning
Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Categories: Poetry » American poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's a hand-me-down world. . . .
The Lancelot Effect
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Jack Paladin frowned at the doctor’s image on his computer screen. He considered breaking the connection, but this guy was his last chance to keep Gwen from leaving him.
Cloudy Daze
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Categories: Poetry » American poetry
Here comes the sun. . . .
A Change in Fortune
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The child's pleading eyes and outstretched hand dug at painful memories John had worked hard to bury. When he turned away, stern eyes and hands on hips awaited him. "You can't even spare a smile for that boy, John?" John blew out a tired sigh. "To what end, Mary? That boy's fate is as meat for the predators out there. Or meat for the Magistrate's axe – just like what happened to Jimmy."
Waterfalls & Lava Floes
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
(5.00 from 1 review)
Warning - going further is not recommended! Do not approach the volcano! But we could see a steaming cloud up ahead, promising views of molten lava. We looked right and noticed sulfuric fumes billowing up, bringing back warnings of “don’t get surrounded by lava”. As I looked left, I heard a yelp of surprise. Looking back – and then down – I found Paul hip-deep in pumice.
Now as it is Forever
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Joe stared out at the old swing-bridge in the middle of the river. Diving from that bridge was the only thing he’d ever accomplished in his life, and if he could do it once, he could do it again. Then things would be different. But the bridge looked vaguely sinister now, a rusting steel skeleton balanced on a concrete finger thrusting out of the dark water. And then there was the boy-in-the-cow.

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