Darryl Hicks


Watch for 'Confiscation Blues', my new novel. Eric has the confiscation blues. He left the Colorado protective cocoon and a neighboring state confiscated his car. His Denver apartment was raided and all of his electronic devices were confiscated. They said he smuggled weed, but the evidence was planted. They said his electronic devices were purchased with money from an illegal enterprise, but his only illegal enterprise was streaming bootleg movies from Aquarium. Hey, lock him up for that, he's clearly a bad person. Eric loses his Denver job, due to testing positive for weed. What's up with that, it's Colorado, eh? Eric moves to western Colorado, new job, different problems. Eric is a common man, he just wants happiness and yummy chocolate doughnuts, why are they trying to kill him?


Confiscation Blues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,510. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Eric has the confiscation blues. Rogue cops confiscated his car. Dirty feds confiscated his electronic devices. His Denver employer fired him, due to testing positive for weed. But life is good, Eric has a new job in western Colorado. Too bad the gun dealers are trying to kill him. Humorous mystery, set in a weed-legal state. Enjoy!
Car Noir
Price: Free! Words: 10,740. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Former Denver homicide cop Michael Ferris hunts for the murderer of a car salesman. Sequel to Upside Down. The Michael Ferris mysteries feature fictional Colorado characters with liberal viewpoints, the conversations are food for thought, not necessarily the author's true beliefs. The story is set in 2013. The 1/1/2014 publish date commemorates Colorado's historic milestone.
Upside Down
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Introducing the Michael Ferris mysteries. All new characters, modern day Earth. Former homicide cop Mike Ferris consults on unusual murders. A weird crime scene drags Mike into the hunt for a disgruntled property owner. Humorous noir. For liberal mature persons only. The story implies an acceptance of an alternative lifestyle, thus the content may be inappropriate for minors and conservatives.
Perpetual Casino
Price: Free! Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Todd, Flo, Jade, Lucy, Randy, and others return in this new eBook short. Flo is swimming in the hotel pool when her room explodes. The bomber soon has River City in an uproar. The returning characters are joined by Fred, Dooley, and a pair of Manolo high heel pumps.
Perpetual Ray
Price: Free! Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The Maddox Maimers, the turkey baster, the audio gnome, and Flo return in this new Perpetual Twilight adventure, the sequel to Perpetual Revenge. The Maddox Maimers run amuck, stealing stuff and kidnapping girls. The action culminates with a pair of Perpetual Twilight visitors staging a gallant hostage rescue. The characters Brian and Ray are used with permission of A. S. Warwick.
Perpetual Revenge
Price: Free! Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Fertile females beware! The turkey baster (that never fails to unduce pregnany) is back! This action packed eBook short is a sequel to 'Perpetual Twilight'. Gretchen is kidnapped. Daughter Flo, cousin Arleen, and neighbors Jane & Sheila are off to the rescue. Todd helps until he's distracted at the location of Troy's downfall. The turkey baster helps in its own special way.
Perpetual Twilight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,570. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Humorous SciFi yarn involving Earthling humans, faster than light (FTL) travel, and events on 2 planets. There's also a turkey baster, a mermaid, and jumping fish. Many oddball characters have a series of adventures as children and young adults. Xanth meets Discworld. All FTL travel incurs time warp. Time warp is the pimple on the butt of FTL travel.

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  • They Came, They Saw, They Took the Tinfoil on May 28, 2010

    As a firm believer that SciFi should be humorous, I liked the tone of this story. Wondered why Gerry wasn't fully mobile, as the adventure would've been the same if she was totally mobile. I'll probably never draw a bath dressed in interviewing clothing ever again in my entire life after this.
  • Dead(ish) on June 19, 2010

    Although I sometimes forgot who was "I", the story was quite enjoyable. Wondered how she managed to bring animate objects to Mike, do lipstick tubes float down the corridor?
  • Say Hello to My Little Friend on June 20, 2010

    I liked the lady bartender.