David Halliday

Biography

I have published poems, short stories, plays, art works in reviews and publications across the United States and Canada. I have several published books:
murder by Coach House Press. This book is a series of poems and illustrations set up like scenes in a movie, describing the murder, trial, and mob execution of an innocent man. Winner of the 2001 Eppie for poetry.
The Black Bird by. The Porcupine’s Quill. This is a book of poems, illustrations and short prose pieces describing the fictional making of the John Huston film, The Maltese Falcon.
Making Movies by Press Porcepic. This is a book of long poems, interviews, short fiction pieces about a fictional BBC documentary about a fictional Canadian film maker, Samuel Bremmer and his company of actors and colleagues. It follows his career through the creation of a series of his movies.
Church Street is Burning, a book of poems, was a finalist in the 2002 Eppie for poetry.
The God of Six Points, published by Double-dragon-ebooks. A man who believes he is a god believes he has murdered one of his subjects.
Sleeping Beauty, published by LTD ebooks.com is a murder mystery. A woman lands in a small village where the only escape is to be murdered. Finalist in the 2003 Dream Realm Awards. Winner of the 2004 IP Book Awards.
The Hole, published by LTD ebooks is one in a series of cop stories. There are unusual happenings in the quiet suburb of Islington. People have begun to disappear. And they have been disappearing for generations. For the soon to retire Sam Kelly, this is his last case as a detective. All the clues point to a mysterious hole, which appears to have no bottom.
In 2007 I was short listed for the C.B.C. Literary Contest in poetry.

Smashwords Interview

What are your first memories of story telling?
This is before television. Even radio was unavailable in many parts of Prince Edward Island. My grandfather, after a long day farming would sit in the kitchen regaling everyone with his stories about different characters he had met, or who worked on the neighbouring farms, who worked at the nearby mill, or whom he met while visiting town. He had an Irish lilt and his stories would wander off onto a multitude of tangents but always he would return to the nub of his story. It wasn't just the interesting characters that coloured his stories but the lilt and music in his voice. It was like listening to a lullaby.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
In my early years I did some book tours. And readings. Posters of my work appeared on subway walls. But none of it sold much. If you are an artist, writer, painter, poet, any of the solitary arts and you're hoping to make a career then go into banking. There are some who enjoy doing readings. I've done a few. Hated it. But that's not to say some have not advanced their careers, or at least their reputations by doing such readings. Margaret Attwood was like a rock star in the 70s. Robert Priest was very good. But most readings are like listening to someone who is constipated and on the can. I did some television and radio interviews as well and perhaps with practice I might have become good at it. Leonard Cohen was and is wonderful at these.
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Where to find David Halliday online

Series

Picture books for Adults
Stories told with words and pictures. Stories about violence, love, existentialism. Stories that are short on the page, but expand inside your imagination.
At The Beach
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By The Side Of The Road
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Go
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Helluva Life
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The Minotaur
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Domestic Violence
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Cameos
Someone you saw on the bus everyday. A colleague at work. The choir master. A girl in a brown coat waiting in line at the supermarket. A girl you went out with. Once. All these persons do not make up the core of your life experiences. They are bit players. Making cameos in your story. This is a book about these cameo players. But the central figure in all of these relationships is missing. There is no hero. This is the story of the crowd.
Cameos Part One
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Cameos Part Three
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Cameos Part Two
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Cameos Part Four
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The Cases of Detective Sam Kelly
A career near its end for the legendary detective. Who would know that the most intriguing cases hadn't yet appeared.
The Hole
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Hit and Run
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Snow
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David Halliday's The Invisible Man
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The Invisible Man
“Down below in the long grass the crickets were too loud. Two teeth shone like nuggets in the dirt. The headlights from the Jaguar crawled across a young woman who lay naked except for the bra around her neck. Blood ran out of each corner of her mouth giving the impression of a smile. A clown’s smile. A tear running over her cheek. Her eyes were closed. Her hands were bound behind her. There were teeth marks on her neck. Her legs were spread apart. There were scratches along her inner thighs, which were quivering spasmodically. Off to the side in the darkness someone was sitting on their haunches, whimpering. Why’d you make me do it? “ Life was unfair. That's what everyone thought. Each in his own story. Stories that needed to be told. A man was going mad. We all know someone like that. Sad. A son has lost his mother, a husband his wife. . The routine of tragedy. A priest was having a spiritual crisis. A kid thought God was out to get him. A marriage breaks up. That's what the Six Points area was like. And then there was something else. Someone else. The invisible man.
The Trailer
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The Writer as a Man
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Lip Gloss and Movie Making
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Domestic Bliss
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The Priesthood
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Books

Things I Forgot To Say At My Funeral
You set the price! Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I wish I didn’t smoke. I wish I didn’t forget so many things. That’s right, I don’t smoke. I wish I was smarter. (Is that even possible?) I wish I’d met Trudeau. (Pierre) I wish I’d been more successful. And my parents could have seen it. I wish a lot of things that I don’t really care about it. Someday I’m going to was alive.
1948
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A serial killer, triplets, a high school dropout, a wannabe movie star, a woman out for revenge, a disgraced high school teacher all headed west. To look for their dream. But the universe had a different dream and it didn't include the earth.
Freddy
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Adventure » General
“My name is Freddy or Willy or George. I invented history. Before me it was a bunch of things falling apart. There was no order. Catholicism and chaos.” The story of one of the great mind of Western Culture, Friedrich Hegel, the root of both Communism and Fascism in the 20th century.
Mario: A Lost Boy
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Poetry » Canadian Poetry
The hours when the creatures come out. Raccoons. Snakes. Deer. And the cats. And other kids. The younger kids are out to catch frogs. They like to force feed the snakes. The older kids are mostly peeping Toms. But they disappear around midnight. If you go into the hydro field you can hear giggling in the high grass.
Helluva Life
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
I am losing my voice. Words. Vocabulary. I am forgetting what things are called. 'Thing' is my go to word. It is not Alzheimer. It is something else. Something worse.
Domestic Violence
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
The monster comes home to an empty house. He goes to the attic where he opens a chest. And rummages around in it. He takes out a rope. Throws it over the rafter. Finds a chair. Picks up his dog. Violence begins in desperation. In a free fall from sanity. We become the center of the universe. For a brief moment there is nothing else.
By The Side Of The Road
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The Trans-Canada Highway was approved by the Trans-Canada Highway Act of 1949. Construction was begun in 1950 and finished in 1971. Upon completion it was the longest highway in the world. It runs from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. And that's when the adventures began.
The Minotaur
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate structure built by Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, the monster eventually killed by the hero Theseus. I'm in the middle of that maze. The maze of images, ideas, sensations. I don't know how to get out of it. I'm in a panic because somewhere the Minotaur waits for me. Or so I thought.
At The Beach
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A young man goes down to the beach. To do some hallucinogenic drugs. He feels that the beach is the perfect cover for him. People laying around doing nothing. And it becomes a habit. Over the years he returns to the beach, listening to the chatter of the ordinary life. And goes over some of the events of his own life. And then he dies.
The Day After Christmas
Price: $2.50 $1.00 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young boy is disillusioned by Christmas. All the gifts have been unwrapped and everyone has gone about the business of cleaning up. And yet he feels sad. He and his best friend, Ludwig Van (the invisible dragon) take off on a journey into a wintry day. In the depths of despair they find the true meaning of Christmas.
Poems to Remember
You set the price! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love
I went to an all boys Catholic high school. Our English teacher introduced us to many fine poems. And then there were lively discussions. Some points of view came from left field. Others were well beyond that. But it all came to a cacophony of voices. A poem in itself.
Second Thoughts
You set the price! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2019. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Ideas. That’s my madness. Everywhere I look I see patterns. Patterns are someone’s idea. Order is recklessly rearranging the furniture around us. Order giving birth in the ashes of death. Order is my God. Patterns are His skin. I need a universe in which everything makes sense. What else is consciousness for?
Cameos Part Four
Series: Cameos. You set the price! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
A colleague at work. The choir master. A girl in a brown coat. Your accountant. All these persons do not make up the core of your life experiences. They are bit players. Making cameos in your story. This is a book about these cameo players. This is the story of the crowd. Part Four
Cameos Part Three
Series: Cameos. You set the price! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A colleague at work. The choir master. A girl in a brown coat. Your accountant. All these persons do not make up the core of your life experiences. They are bit players. Making cameos in your story. This is a book about these cameo players. This is the story of the crowd. Part Three
Cameos Part Two
Series: Cameos. You set the price! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A colleague at work. The choir master. A girl in a brown coat. Your accountant. All these persons do not make up the core of your life experiences. They are bit players. Making cameos in your story. This is a book about these cameo players. This is the story of the crowd. Part Two.
Cameos Part One
Series: Cameos. You set the price! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A colleague at work. The choir master. A girl in a brown coat. Your accountant. All these persons do not make up the core of your life experiences. They are bit players. Making cameos in your story. This is a book about these cameo players. This is the story of the crowd.
The Flower Confesses To The Vase
You set the price! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Poems about waking up. From one's youth. And facing the winds of darkness. With the light of our kids, our loved ones, our courage
The Baltmore Catechism
You set the price! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A series of poems investigating the other and how we reach it. The self is a prison. Out there may be a phantasm. Outside the hive are nightmares. And darkness. We are the round stones on the shore who have eyes.
Making Movies
You set the price! Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Written in the spirit of Robert Service, this book is a parody of the documentary styles of the BBC. It concerns itself with the movies of a fictional director, Samuel Bremmer.
Somewhere in the 1970s
You set the price! Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Screenplays » Biographical
Across a continent. Writing poems on the back of napkins. Trees everywhere. The fetuses of books. Prairies as flat as a book spread out on your chest. Clap Clap Clap the sound of the train over the rail ties. A million alliterations.
Bicycle Thieves
You set the price! Words: 49,010. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
It was the nineteen fifties. The suburbs. Septic tanks. Cape Cod houses. Row on row. New schools. Bullies. Mad boys. Black and white television. Aerials. Dogs running free. Pond hockey. Cigarettes. Teenage crushes. Bicycle Thieves. And death.
Murder
You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2019. Categories: Plays » Canadian, Poetry » Canadian Poetry
A young girl falls into a nightmare. Is murdered. Police, witnesses, the crowd. The morgue. An accused is found. The trial begins. Spectators. Elements. The prosecution rails. The defense shrugs. The judge nods off and on. Judgment and sentencing is given to the mob. Innocence is a dream.
Snow
Series: The Cases of Detective Sam Kelly. Price: $4.50 $1.80 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 55,450. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Death arrives in many ways. Sometimes through greed. Like bank robbers. It was snowing. They should have known better. It looked like Christmas.
The Hole
Series: The Cases of Detective Sam Kelly. Price: $4.50 $1.80 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 51,650. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Detective Sam Kelly is in the last days of a long career. His final assignment is to investigate Joe Mackenzie's complaint that neighbours are dumping garbage down his well. Kelly soon discovers that many locals have vanished over the years. In every case the disappearances lead back to the mysterious hole in Mackenzie's backyard.
Go
Series: Picture books for Adults. You set the price! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Plays » Canadian
Bit and pieces. Life in pics and words while in transit. A brief glance. An aside. Hope is movement.
Rise of the Past
You set the price! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Every morning is a confirmation that we live in the myth of the day. Our sun has created the illusion that times passes in units. The President sleeps restlessly. His wife weeps in her dreams. Someone is at the door. These poems are meant to unsettle.
The Bankers Are Swinging From The Crucifix
You set the price! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Old men pushing walkers. Standing in liquor store lines. Walking dogs. Waiting in malls for the day to end. With young men's eyes looking at young women. Standing in front of urinals. No longer looking for answers. Questioning the questions. Scribbling down poems. On the way to Windsor.
OPEN 24hrs
Price: $4.99 $2.00 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 99,930. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
It was a world. Drifting through the cosmos. Laughter. Spilling pills. Love and indigestion. The plaza. Before the malls. Open 24 hrs. For heart break. And Peggy Lee's laconic sad voice. Everyone wondered what it meant. Until they heard the sound. Of their stomach's grumbling. And the hob nailed boots. The cracking sound of bone. Against rock. Everything was alive. For a while.
David Halliday's The Invisible Man
Series: The Cases of Detective Sam Kelly. Price: $4.99 $2.00 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 251,230. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Children have nightmares. They wake up in a sweat and cry out for their mothers. A village can have nightmares too. The villagers wake up and cry out for each other. These stories are about that nightmare.
The Sammy Kelly Story
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 23,420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The last book in The Invisible Man series. A young boy is dealing with his mother's death, and a father who hasn't come to grips with his own grief. And a girl who doesn't see him. And in the background, a serial killer who is stalking her.
The Assassination of a Citizen
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Murder investigation. Bodies. Too many meds. Too many moments in the middle of the night where time takes its vengeance. Things go wrong. I wish it had never started. Its all mixed up inside me. Don't tell me that love will save me. I know what hell feels like. Sam Kelly's eyes fading in my thoughts. All those pretty girls will never have daughters of their own.
The Exhibition
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 16,030. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Exhibition is a story written like an Brueghel painting. Time turns on itself. Events are repeated and altered. At the core of the story is an exhibition of paintings. The paintings tell the story of the moments before, after, and surrounding the assassination of John Kennedy. And amongst the crowd at the exhibition is a serial killer.
The Margaret Kelly Story
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 31,910. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Margaret Kelly is dead. But she can't help eavesdropping on her husband's life. He's a retired cop brought out for one last case. Margaret fears for Sam and for their son. She's knows that something is happening. She doesn't know what, or doesn't want to know. And then somewhere in her story she starts to disappear.
The Adventures of the Invisible Man
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Life was unfair. Thats what everyone thought. A man was going mad. We all know someone like that. A son has lost his mother, a husband his wife. The routine of tragedy. A priest was having a spiritual crisis. A kid thought God was out to get him. A marriage breaks up. That's what the Six Points area was like. And then there was somethin
A Boy's World
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 35,220. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Sometimes I can’t remember what mom looks like. Sometimes all I can remember is her smile. Mom has only been dead a year and her face is already beginning to fade. I have to look at the pictures dad keeps on the mantle. They too are beginning to fade. There must be something wrong with me that I can’t remember mom. Maybe I didn’t love her enough.
The Harry Loom Story
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harry Loom's life is falling apart. And yet he couldn't see that it wasn't just his life. It was as if the whole community in the sleepy suburban neighbourhood had begun to implode. Time had caught up to everyone. And it was all a dream. Or seemed so.
A Tour Through A Mad Man’s Days
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
A mad man walks through his afternoon recalling memories from a past he had long forgotten. A young kid joins him. The kid believes that God is going to assassinate him. The two friends attempt to rediscover the mad man's lost world. And then the mad man discovers his mission in life. He will save the kid from God.
Life at the Rectory
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A parish priest is dealing with several lives at crisis, the young boy becoming a hoodlum, another young boy who feels he is fated to die, the Parish pastor who wonders if he is suited for the Church, a woman who has fallen in love with him, and his own soul.
Several Incidents in Mackenzie Philip’s Afternoons
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Mackenzie Philips had to deal with all the trials of youth, bullies, school, parents who don't understand him. And God. Who Mackenzie believes is out to get him. God wants revenge. Because Mackenzie has committed a terrible crime. He's killed someone. He's killed two someones.
The Mad Man
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
The Mad Man is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. Having returned from up north, Charlie Benes hands out with his old friends. Discussing life, his new bride, the virtues of cannibalism. And he is going mad.
A Boy’s Life
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A Boy's Life is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. Mackenzie Philips is a young boy dealing with school, bullies, girls, and boredom. But Mackenzie harbours a terrible secret, one that he cannot share. Threatened by bigger boys, teachers, and the police, Mackenzie is afraid of only one person... God.
Several Incidents in Frank Craven's Week
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Several Incidents in Frank Craven's Week is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. A college teacher in mid life starts over with a new wife and child. A friend from childhood is returning to town with a surprise announcement. Old friends meet again. And a serial killer is checking out power saws in the local hardware store.
The Priesthood
Series: The Invisible Man, Book 5. You set the price! Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The Priesthood is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. A middle aged priest, troubled and uncompromising has been moved from parish to parish. In administering to his flock he meets a young woman who has recently lost both her son and her husband in a motor vehicle accident. Things become complicated between them. And then she is attacked.
Domestic Bliss
Series: The Invisible Man, Book 4. You set the price! Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Domestic Bliss is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. A marriage on the edge. An older husband, a young wife, a small child. Dreams that have turned into statistics. A life where the bloom is gone. How will things be resolved. And then she was assaulted.
Lip Gloss and Movie Making
Series: The Invisible Man, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Lip Gloss and Movie Making is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. A young feisty girl is going through teenage life in the suburbs. She has a supportive boyfriend, loving parents, and unknown to her, a serial killer.
The Writer as a Man
Series: The Invisible Man, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Writer as a Man is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. A man is lost. Suspended in possibility. Waiting. For his life to begin. He has become a writer. Of sorts. Waiting for his mother to pass on and then pass on his endowment. But life does not wait.
The Trailer
Series: The Invisible Man, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
The Trailer is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. This story concerns a retired cop who now works as a crossing guard and has become the object of two students' school assignment. They want to make a movie about him. He is not enthusiastic but his dead wife who talks to him everyday is.
Hit and Run
Series: The Cases of Detective Sam Kelly. You set the price! Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Detective Sam Kelly was investigating a murder. And then there were all the other crimes that no one knew were happening. Drug dealers, pedophiles, marital abuse. Don't turn over that rock. There are things underneath crawling.
Thoughts On A Stormy Night
You set the price! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Anger and humor. Burning like a furnace in my head. The year my mother died. Poems from my tumor.
Diary of a White Virgin
You set the price! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
Eisenhouer was gone. Kennedy was now. Wrestling was real. The Leafs were winning Stanley Cups. Television was a series of comedies about white kids in the suburbs with skin problems. No one was raped. No one knew what rape was. Or killing. Or starvation. Except my father. And he didn't talk about the War. .
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