Thirteen-year-old Tom Knight, the only child of two loving parents, is dealing with typical teenage challenges such as a bully who lives across the street and balancing video game time with school time when his parents suddenly vanish from his home. Following instructions left by a shape shifting blob of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, Tom enters a nondescript doorway on the side of an antique store that miraculously transports him 26.2 light years away to the planet Chosroes.
As Isobel Watson searches for answers to why her husband, Robert, took his own life, she finds his journal detailing a descent into madness brought on by a recurring dream. In this dream, Robert sees himself tossing the final shovelful of dirt over the body of a small child, but something about the dream feels too real.
Young Billy Bates is worried about how to put food on the table with his father a prisoner aboard a British warship in the port of Sag Harbor. While hunting, Billy encounters a Continental Army raiding party and soon finds himself in the middle of the war for America's independence. Hand written on yellow legal pads in 1980 by long-time Sag Harbor resident Bill Bates prior to his death in 1981, The Raid was edited and finished by his son in 2018.
Short Stories (aka FREE STUFF)
A falling child, headless spacefarers, deals with the devil, and bad decisions highlight a slate of short tales for those whose attention spans are . . . hey, that's shiny.