Rish Outfield

Biography

Rish Outfield is a failed writer, failed actor, and pretty much failed human being. Still, he manages to get up in the morning/afternoon because of you, good sir or ma'am. Someday, he plans to thank you in person.

Rish is a fan of Horror films, Eighties music, and the television work of Joss Whedon. He enjoys chasing after frogs, talking about comic book characters, and thinking about the Star Wars Trilogy. He is a voice actor and podcaster, and can be heard co-hosting the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine and That Gets My Goat podcasts, where he and Big Anklevich waste much of their time, hopefully entertainingly.

He has been a writer of short stories all of his life, but has only recently begun to share his work with others. He once got a job because of his Sean Connery impersonation, but has lost two due to his Samuel L. Jackson impression.

Where to find Rish Outfield online


Books

Old Man, Young Man: Four Stories by Rish Outfield
Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Four Rish Outfield short stories about the old and the young: "Old Man River," "Grandpa's Prize," "Last Call," and "Unreleased."
Written in the Stars
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Gordon finally finds the courage to ask Allie out, he finds out she's had something of a premonition about it.
Subtext
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Tamsen and Christianne's friend was so fond of her cellphone that she requested to be buried with it. Is that how she is sending them text messages?
House of Ideas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Gerald Kappler moved to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a famous writer. Little did he know that that success would come with the help of an extraordinary bathroom stall.
MagiClaw
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Stewart's little brother Anthony spends his last two quarters to play a convenience store claw game, he is surprised that Anthony not only wins . . . but wins big. Also includes an author's note.
Confessions of a Film School Dropout
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When Ty enters the Film program in college, he meets Spence, a film student even more dedicated than he is. When he drops out, it may have just saved his life. Also includes an author's note.
Trick
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00)
It's Halloween night, and a father takes his six year old daughter out to trick or treat. But before the night is through, he will end up with more than just a tasty treat or two.
The Key Collector
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Mason has a collection of keys on his wall, gathered one at a time at the command of disembodied voices. The media has started calling him "The Doorman."
Birth of a Sidekick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(5.00)
The time has come for the Lean Rider, Western hero, to pick his new sidekick, and orphaned Benny Parks is thrilled to be chosen. He looks forward to a series of adventures and life lessons alongside the famous gunslinger, but has no idea what he's really in for. Also includes an author's note.
Unconventional
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Divorced and about to lose his son, Tom decides to take the three year old to his first comic book convention. He wants to create an experience that will last in the little boy's memory long after he's gone . . . and that certainly happens, though not in the way he would have planned. Also includes an author's note.
Last Contact
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 14,910. Language: American English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Everyone finds the Others revolting. They are aliens, unwelcome visitors now squatting on Earth. And when Hughes is forced to partner up with one of the Others for his Biology class presentation, he is mortified. But will he still feel that way once he's gotten to know her? Also includes a note from the authors.
Tech Noir - Stories About Technology
Price: $4.44 USD. Words: 27,480. Language: American English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rish Outfield presents six tales--and two bonus shorts--about the dark side of technology. Includes "Memory Lane," "Confessions of a Film School Dropout," "The Pen Was Mightier," "Monitored Conversation," "You've Got a Friend," "The Blame Game," "Too Much Information," and "Subtext." Also includes an author's note.
The Pen Was Mightier
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33)
Wyatt is given a magical ballpoint pen, but its power is limited.
Dead Letter
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Brendan and his girlfriend discover a black envelope on his windshield, they think it's a joke. But the message inside it is no laughing matter.
Feeder
Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.33)
The family bird feeder is fascinating to look at. Especially since it's not just birds that visit it.
Unreleased
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Years ago, Trevor Vanllewyn and his friends released a supernatural being from its imprisonment, and he was the only survivor when it was contained again. Now, as an old man, Trevor wants to see the beautiful creature one last time. Also includes an author's note.
All Night Gas
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00)
When a man pulls into a gas station in the middle of nowhere, he finds out he's not alone out there. In both the bad and good sense.
Overtaken
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nicole and Barry have moved to the little town of Traysi, Arizona, and on the thirteenth of October, there's a knock at their door. It turns out that in Traysi, every October 13th is Takeover Day, when certain residents of the town are singled out by something not of this world. Also includes an author's note.
The Blame Game
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00)
Dan and Hailey see a news story about a teen who killed his parents, and jokingly try and guess his motivations. When they found out the truth, however, the joking stops.
The Scottish Scene
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When three high school girls decide to do a scene from "MacBeth" for a class presentation, they discover there's a reason to be superstitious about saying the title out loud. Also includes an author's note.
Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run
Price: $1.11 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
Jay and his friend Nathan are gambling at a Vegas casino, but Jay has had too much too drink. Which would explain why he sees a monster join them at the poker table. Wouldn't it?
Say Uncle
Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Uncle Cal is driving his two year old nephew around, when the boy begins speaking in full sentences. Somehow little Alex is the messenger of adult Alex, in an unpleasant future that, just maybe, can be averted. Also includes an author's note.
A Slight Delay
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.20)
For an airline passenger, an unexpected wait on the tarmac takes a turn for the strange. Also includes an author's note.
The Awful Tale of the Minnesota Diarrhea Ghost
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.25)
In this tiny tale, Grandpa sits down his two grandsons and tells them just enough about the Minnesota Diarrhea Ghost.
On Dusty Wings
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Herb foolishly goes up to his father's cabin in the midst of an American epidemic. Now he's in danger from Them, the scrabbling, horrible, flying little monsters, the ones carrying plague in their dusty grey wings. Includes an author's note.
Office Visit
Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Genie and Sally are two young girls living in a small American town, not too long ago. When a new dentist moves into town, people begin to behave strangely about him, causing the girls to become suspicious. Nothing ominous could happen in their peaceful little home, could it? Includes a note from the author.
Beyond The Fence
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: American English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.20)
In this extremely short story, Alexi's kite goes over the fence. The fence to the Swirskys' backyard.

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Smashwords book reviews by Rish Outfield

  • Isaac's Bible (a flash fiction story) on Sep. 30, 2013
    (no rating)
    This is a very short tale, but there's a lot of story in it. It could probably double in length and not feel at all padded out. I really liked the descriptions throughout, the sound of the frogs, the mystery of what was happening and why. Not a lot of it is explained in the end, and that, to me anyway, is a lot closer to how life really works, where you never know the whole story, and nobody's there to tie it all up with a pretty bow at the end. Still, I wanted to know more. I wanted to know why. I wanted to know how the main character felt about it all. That's a criticism, I suppose, but it's also a compliment. To leave your readers wanting more is way better than leaving them wishing it had ended a while before.