Wayne Benham


Morro Bay, California resident. April 33 is my first novel, but I've written a number of stories and songs, and I hope to start adding more free short story collections with somewhat greater frequency. I like things that are a bit offbeat and not easy to pigeonhole (or predict). And apropos of nothing really, but I used to have an iguana named Blue.
You can also find me on the Morro Bay commercial free, format free, all volunteer radio station... streaming worldwide through our website EsteroBayRadio.org.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters, getting into their heads and really getting to know them. Sometimes it seems almost too well. It isn't unusual for me to create a character for a short story, or a minor character in a book, and have a whole back story created in my head with more detail than would ever possibly be necessary for the character's appointed role.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I was in the second grade and I wrote a 10 page science fiction story titled "Planet 77970018139104777x." I cannot recall a single thing about the story but that number is forever burned into my memory.
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Adjustable Magic
Price: Free! Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three short pieces dealing with unusual circumstances and misbehaving body parts. "The Oddly Even Couple", a first date that will never be forgotten- or ever fully remembered. "One Hand Clapping", but the wearer insists it doesn't belong to him. "Social Dynamics for the Teflon Mind", an anti-lullaby for the dispossessed.
Abbreviated Magic
Price: Free! Words: 11,070. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Two short stories of black magic, dark humor, and wicked twists. "Which Doctor"- what happens when divorce simply won't do. A couple plays a cat & mouse game to see who can survive their marriage. The perfect murder? Or the perfect trap? "Deja Voodoo"- Charles has a problem. He keeps waking up on the wrong side of bed. Somewhere in Africa. And it just might be the death of him.
April 33
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 236,430. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Quirky characters and Twilight Zone atmospheres abound when mild-mannered Michael receives an unusual gift- access to a supposedly non-existent 13th floor of an office building. So begins an adventure of darkly screwball fantasy, romance, mystery, mayhem, magic, and a roller coaster ride finale as Michael races the clock to prevent the end of the world as... well, as we don't know it.

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