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Joined 04-27-04, id: 410385, Profile Updated: 06-15-11
Author has written 22 stories for Thriller, Horror, Humor, and Supernatural.

I don't know why I can't get the formatting right, and it's pissing me off.

Name: Mike
Age: 38
Status: Happily married to my best friend for over 17 years and father of a 3 year old princess
Occupation: crushed stone plant operator/aspiring writer
Hobbies: Reading, football (Go Steelers), and movies
Favorite Authors: Stephen King, James Patterson, Iris Johanson, Janet Evanovich, Dean Koontz, Jeffery Deaver
Favorite Movies: Anything with a lot of violence
Favorite Short Story (of mine): To Whom It May Concern and Closure
Favorite Longer Story (of mine): The Troll

I try to avoid reading all poetry and romance stories (eww mush). I normally stick to the horror and thriller genres, and I will read and review most stories under 2000 words. (unfortunately, I don't have time to read the longer ones). Also, I review everything I read and, good or bad, I'm incredibly honest. (700 reviews and counting)

QUOTE: Fearless is an interesting word, for in fact, in being fearless you are not without fear, rather you are withstanding fear. You are moving forward in spite of it. Writing a very short story requires a degree of fearlessness and I think reading one does also. I have deep respect for the very short story for many reasons, perhaps most profoundly for its fearlessness. –Meredith Pignon

I greatly appreciate any reviews I get. Feel free to praise my stories or slam them or to point out any problems, mistakes, or discrepencies you may find in them. It's feedback like that that makes me a better writer. Thanks.

I write to get the stories out of my head (and hopefully entertain others). I have finished one novel and I'm in the middle of trying to get an agent. I also love to write quick one shot stories that I put on here for you all to read. I hope you enjoy reading my works as much as I enjoy writing them.

I am re-posting a few stories that I had removed to submit to contests. I didn't do too well in the contests but I hope you all enjoy them anyway. The stories are Closure, In Left Field, My Hell, The Locked Door, and To Whom It May Concern. In the re-posting of these stories, the format got a little screwed up. Sorry about that.

I am also reposting Heaven and Hell and Getting Rid of George. I realized that they are too long so I'm reposting them as chaptered stories.

I am currently working on a young adult/children's novella which I will post on here when I'm done. It's going pretty good so far (no one has died yet). If you'd like to see my first 2 attempts at young adult, read The Toe Monster and In Left Field, they both started out with good intentions but took unexpected tragic twists. Oh well, try and try again.

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Faith by Bloodlilly reviews
A young woman searches for someone like her. A vampire decides that he will be the answer to her prayers, and she will be the answer to his hope.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,870 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 2/21/2006 - Published: 5/2/2004 - Complete
Twisted Pleasures by mazasuki reviews
This is about an ellusive killer with serious problems and the detective who's hunting him.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,142 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 7/11/2004 - Published: 5/9/2004
The Dog by The Shadower reviews
R is for violence. CHAPTER FIVE NOW UP! THE CONCLUSION! Finished, except for epilogue which will be added tomorrow. An oddly behaving dog, a vicious serial killer and a cosmic force, all connected, all centering around one man, the target.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,909 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/17/2004 - Published: 5/10/2004
Confessions of an Undercover Cop by TesubCalle reviews
Based on 'Confessions of a Madman' by FictionPress author Teffers - be respectful and polite and read that story first, please ! An undercover cop is set up as bait in order to catch a serial killer.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,550 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/17/2004
Terror in the Trenches by TaurNuFuin reviews
A German soldier in World War I comes face to face with the terrifyingly real legends surrounding the ancient forest in which he is fighting. (Loosely connected to "The Freezing Forest).
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,429 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/12/2004
Rosealia by C. Aquila reviews
It's Christmas Eve, and there's a killer on the loose. Still, Evan decides to share a cab with a complete stranger...
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,079 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2004
Night by Saikogrrl reviews
This story is something that escaped from my brain while studying Gothic Fictions, and worshipping Edgar Allen Poe and Anne Rice. Feedback is appreciated. :)
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,312 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 5/11/2004 - Published: 4/20/2004
Just Another Vampire Story by Willum reviews
Has anyone else noticed how vampires are becoming the focal point of the horror section?
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,716 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/23/2001
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The Poet reviews
Chelsea's been getting some unwelcome poems from a mystery poet. Will she figure out the writer before it's too late? **The Poet is complete unless you want the alternate ending ** Sorry about the formatting in chapter6. I hope you enjoyed!
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 7 - Words: 3,425 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/29/2011 - Published: 6/23/2011
Reality Rant reviews
Is reality TV a sign of the decline of civilization? This 5 part series is a collection of my feelings about reality shows. A new rant will be updated hopefully every other day. The Rant is done! I hope you all enjoyed it!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,848 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/15/2011 - Published: 6/10/2011 - Complete
The Change reviews
I like the way I am. I don't want to change. It's painful to become something you're not. **The Change is complete. Thanks to those who reviewed.**
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,184 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/29/2011 - Published: 5/24/2011 - Complete
One on One with Death reviews
Death has come to Steve's door. Steve must win a challenge to stay alive. Please read and review.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,383 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/3/2011 - Complete
Regrets reviews
Unfortunately, we all have to live with our regrets. **I haven't written anything in almost 6 years. This is not as strong as some of my other stuff, but it's something.** rated for language Please R/R.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 890 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/26/2011 - Complete
The Toe Monster reviews
Brian tells his son the story of the Toe Monster to keep him from climbing into bed with him in the middle of the night. Find out what happens. Chapter 2 is an alternate ending. Please R/R
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,234 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 2/25/2005 - Published: 5/2/2004 - Complete
Heaven and Hell reviews
What if your not good enough to get into Heaven or bad enough for Hell. Joe McDowell finds out what lies beyond.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,294 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 2/14/2005 - Published: 2/13/2005 - Complete
Getting Rid of George reviews
Rated for language. Tired of that co-worker that seems like he'll never leave. Mitch finds a way to get rid of George.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Humor/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,134 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/14/2005 - Published: 2/13/2005 - Complete
Closure reviews
One of my personal favorites. Sometimes all a soul needs is a little closure. Written as a writing class assignment. Hope you like it. Please R/R
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 399 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/7/2005
In Left Field reviews
This started out as a children's/ young adult story for my neices and nephews and took a strange turn. Derrick loves to play in left field, it's where the action is. Please R/R
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,390 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2005
My Hell reviews
Written for a challenge, my personal hell happens daily. Please R/R
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 303 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2005
The Locked Door reviews
I GOTTA GET OUTTA HERE! Find out what's behind the locked door. Please R/R
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 854 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/6/2005
To Whom It May Concern reviews
A confession, last will and testiment, and suicide note of a serial killer. Take a look at a killer from a different perspective. Please R/R
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 766 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/6/2005
The Troll reviews
Rated for language and violence. COMPLETED! With the help of a couple of kids, a writer investigates urban legends in his old home town. Please R/R.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,209 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 6/23/2004 - Published: 6/20/2004 - Complete
Mother reviews
Rated for violence. A toy store manager is on edge. What happens when he's pushed over it? COMPLETED! Please R/R.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,350 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 6/21/2004 - Published: 6/20/2004 - Complete
That's What Friends Are For reviews
Rated for language and violence. COMPLETE! A man hires a P.I. to keep an eye on his wife. Find out what he does when he is told she's cheating on him. Please R/R.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,838 - Reviews: 7 - Updated: 6/21/2004 - Published: 6/19/2004 - Complete
A New Believer reviews
COMPLETED! Rated for language. A secluded cabin in the woods..strange noises. What will a couple from the city do faced with the supernatural. My first attempt at a serial IS NOW FINISHED! please R/R
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 8,334 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/8/2004 - Published: 5/29/2004 - Complete
Stupid People Will Believe reviews
Rated for la few curse words. My answer to sashay amour'e's funny story challege. Stupid people will believe anything you tell them, but who decides who is stupid?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 801 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/17/2004
Purification reviews
Mild violence. A very short piece about purification through pain. Be sure to check out the alternate ending! Please R/R
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 602 - Reviews: 16 - Published: 5/16/2004
On Hold reviews
Rated for language. Just a little something I thought of when I was on hold for 10 minutes, waiting to order food. I think I may have a problem with patience. Jennifer is having the worst day! Please R/R
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,142 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/13/2004
The Hunter Turned reviews
Doctor Zelig had been searching for a legend. Unfortunately the legend found him. Another workshop piece, hope you like it. Please R/R
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 727 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2004
The Ransom reviews
A man will do anything to get his son back. Another workshop story. Please R/R
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 513 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/27/2004