Brian Lawrence
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Joined 11-14-11, id: 809924, Profile Updated: 02-04-12
Author has written 38 stories for Mystery, Spiritual, Sci-Fi, Historical, Thriller, Supernatural, General, Fantasy, Horror, and Fable.
IT professional by day, English composition instructor by night, Brian Lawrence writes a wide variety of fiction. He has published two novels and over twenty five short stories. Posted on this site are many of his previously published short stories and many that have never been published. He invites your comments and hopes you enjoy the stories.
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To Die is Gain
The latest Phillip Angelo mystery. Phillip goes to sleep in his own bed and awakens in China where he and his partner Michael must find out who is lost in order to stop the killings at an underground Christian church.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,409 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Complete
The Monkeys reviews
He is having a difficult time dealing with all the poverty around him until a troop of monkeys cheers him up. But were they even there?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 787 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/21/2012 - Complete
The Hero: A Sports Parable reviews
A teenager did everything his professional baseball hero did. Everything.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 526 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/21/2012 - Complete
Trapped
Charles Rinehart killed his wife and the reporter wants to understand the why. This is an experimental story written in all dialog from just one point of view. Two people are interviewed about this murder. We hear only the answers, though, not the questions.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,666 - Published: 8/11/2012
Time Heals All Wounds
The man that raped Carson's mother and killed his father has been released from jail. Carson, a graduate research assistant in theoritical physics, is determined to right the wrong this man has done to his family. And the current experiment in time travel may just be the way.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,524 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Complete
The Knife in the Stone reviews
Ian MacCullum is just passing through St. Louis county when he hears the screams. He goes to investigate and comes face to face with something from his ancestors' legends.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,663 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Complete
Look Before Leaping reviews
Yes, Larson killed that woman. He had to. He had to feed. Now, if he could only convince the court system that it was not murder.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,705 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Complete
For Slaying Evil Monsters
Eight year old Brandon Marsh is not at all crazy about his mother's new husband, but there's really nothing he can do about it. But, when his mother and her new husband go on their honeymoon, his uncle gives him a mysterious toy he got in Hong Kong. Could this toy be the answer to Brandon's problems? Inspired by the movie Gremlins.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,731 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Complete
Footsteps in the Snow reviews
Sandy Harper needed a change. She was tired of her husband. And she thought she had the perfect plan on how to get rid of him. But then what are those footsteps in the snow approaching her house?
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,647 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Complete
Questions and Answers reviews
In a small golf resort bar in Michigan, Frank Lane just happens to run into Alex O'Brien. Alex engages Frank in their favorite game of questions and answers. That night's topic - someone in the bar is a hired killer and someone is the mark. He gives Frank three questions he can ask other than directly who the people are.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,871 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Complete
Mother's Comfort
Set in Allahaba, India, this is the story of a little girl named Munni and her mother, who are beggars. It's magical realism and was originally written for a workshop I took on Magical Realism.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,477 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Complete
Motherly Love
My Marble Hill mysteries are generally inspired by a true crime that I've heard or read about. This one is my take on the Jon Benet murder.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,373 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Complete
The First Time reviews
Amber and Nicky had the perfect plan to get rich. Only the widow Margarat Ashford didn't die as easily as they had hoped.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,215 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Complete
Pursued Through Fairyland
A Mercedes sports car, Bryce Canyon, and a high speed chase. This was originally a contest piece where Mercedes was the sponsor.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,477 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
Human Trials reviews
There is only one thing that Adam wants and that is his own child. He's willing to try anything to achieve his dream. But something has gone wrong.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,167 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
Double Jepardy reviews
A Jake Sledge mystery. Jeopardy DuPree comes to seek Jake's help to stop her sister from mudering her father. Can you find all the game show references? Answer key at the end.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,035 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
Descent Into Madness
Hallucinations or are they really after him?
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 898 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
Holiday Cheer
George "Lefty" Bruder has lost a good friend and companion. Holly Day has been murdered. And it looks like the work of the serial killer dubbed the "Finger Killer". But Bruder isn't convinced so he sets out to find the killer.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,188 - Published: 6/12/2012 - Complete
The Hole In One
Jimmy McCormick has always beaten the odds. But now, he's faced with odds that may be unbeatable. And if he doesn't beat these odds, he loses his life.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,930 - Published: 6/12/2012 - Complete
Sudden High Pressure
Marble Hill Police Chief Tom Petrosky must determine who shot George Oakley with his Tom's gun. There are only five possibilities and none of them make sense to Tom.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,042 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Complete
I Will Not Hate, I Will Not Persecute
An old man teaches Jimmy Jackson a tough lesson about persecution.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,133 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Complete
The Greatest Gift
All little Peter wants to do is deliver a gift to his grandpa, hoping that by doing so, he can reconcile the hurt between his parents and his grandpa.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,422 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Complete
The Line
One thousand years ago, the world's most powerful wizards joined forces to stop the bloody war. They created two realms - one good and one evil and put a river between the two. They also put a guardian in charge of each realm. Now, Gabriel the Good and Eduardo the Evil are discontent with their roles and want a change.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,263 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Complete
Spiritual Guidance
Marble Hill Police Chief, Tom Petrosky discovers a prisoner hanging in his cell. Simple suicide or something more sinister. Maybe the apparition he sees in the cell will help him figure it out. He's either going nuts or recieving help from beyond.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,127 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Complete
Fireworks
Nathan and Pedja live a half a world away and both experience "fireworks" in very different ways.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,860 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Complete
Morning Call
Bobby gets a call from his ex-girlfriend. She wants to see him, but Bobby has no interest. He should have met with her. The first morning call is only the beginning of the nightmare.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,447 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Complete
A Day at the Fair
Andrew Claxton is visiting the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. He gets more than he bargained for when he goes into the exhibit called "The Hereafter."
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,607 - Published: 5/23/2012 - Complete
Creation
Trey Richardson, the captain of the starship Galaxy II has his faith tested when his ship comes through a wormhole into a new solar system.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,182 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/23/2012 - Complete
Nothing but the Best
Cisco the Cat is on the prowl trying to discover who murdered the math teacher.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,975 - Published: 5/23/2012 - Complete
Buried Feelings reviews
Has Suzanne finally found the perfect guy? Dennis seems to be all that she's every wanted. But what skeletons are hidden in his closet? Includes an alternative ending. Let me know which one you like better.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,209 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Complete
Just a Brief Encounter reviews
He can't get her out of his mind. Can he live with what he had to do?
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,816 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Complete
Valley of the Dry Bones
Ezekiel has been having visions from God and now he's on his way to the Valley of the Dry bones, where God has told him go to. What he can't figure out is why the sandal maker is with him.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,895 - Published: 5/12/2012
You Bet Your Life reviews
A new game show called "You Bet Your Life". The more the contestant bets the more they can win if they defeat the virtual reality game called Hide and Seek. No one so far has bet the max - their life, which, if they win, they walk away with 100 million.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,254 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/12/2012 - Complete
Sitting on a Park Bench
While watching some children in a park, Philip Angelo feels a wash of evil. Pulled into a case involving abuse, Philip relives memories of his own tragic childhood.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,524 - Published: 2/4/2012 - Complete
Blood on the Cat reviews
A woman is violently murdered in the small town of Marble Hill, IA. Former Chicago homocide detective and now police chief Tom Petrosky works with forensics specialist Patricia Johnson to find the killer.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,762 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/4/2012 - Complete
Attics
An inmate is missing from the St. Louis Forensic Psychiatric facility and psychiatrists are being murdered. Detective Michael Ray must find the inmate and stop the murders.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,047 - Published: 1/17/2012 - Complete
Lost Children
A Philip Angelo mystery. Philip needs to find three lost children to return them to their mother.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,968 - Published: 1/9/2012 - Complete
Life Debt reviews
Someone is killing poachers in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. Will Indian Forest Service officer Shekhar Singh be able to stop the killings?
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,316 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/21/2011 - Complete