Cryptic Fiction

Welcome to Cryptic Fiction, a place where the unexpected becomes the expected. Here you will discover the limits of the imagination, with a dash of darkness to spice things up. Break boundaries, explore the extreme, and journey to the other side. Here you will find angels, demons, monsters, and paradoxes in time that will challenge your senses. Walk through the gates of the unknown. Step out of the day and smile at the night. Don't worry, the night will smile back. It's been waiting for you your entire life...​​
I’m Mark Chevalier, an independent writer, and dreamer. I love the craft of writing, it’s been in my bones for as long as I can remember. I look forward to hearing from you, but most of all I thank you for giving me a chance to tug at the edges of your reality. Your support means the world to me!
I am humbled and honored to showcase my poem, "The Lie," which won the Ewing Citation Award for the most outstanding submission to the 2016 Nota Bene Literary Competition.

I want to thank the judges, and everyone who supports this yearly competition, sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

In addition the poem, "Who Knew," was also selected for publication.
Time is up!

The darkness has arrived!

Who is
Jeremiah Strange?

Will Candor survive the exodus?

Penticore Prime
Cryptic-List (What's New)
August 2017 - A new addition to Micro-Stories. Do you dare to read the tale of The Stuffed Bear?

August 2017 - Added pictures from a trip to San Antonio, where I visitied the Alamo. See the  History page.

June 2017 - There is a new addition to Micro-Stories. Come and read the dreaded tale of Cotton Candy if you dare!

May 2017 - Welcome to Micro-Stories. Do you ever see a picture of something, and imagine the stories to go with them? On this page we explore those possibilities. Moments frozen in time, surrounded by a few paragraphs, and focused to razor-sharp clarity.

March 2017 - The Shroud has come to Cryptic Fiction. Can humanity face its demons?

February 2017 - Zeus, ready to strike his brother Hades down for his insolence, is met by a plea from Persephone. See if the God of the God of thunder allows Hades to live in the continuing saga, Undone IV!

January 2017 - Newly added! Do you you like to hold a physical book? Mausoleum is now available on Amazon, get your copy today!

January 2017 - Things are heating up in the poetic series, Undone. Now it's Hades turn. Will he bend to the will of Zeus? Find out in Undone III.

December 2016 - Check out the poem that questions the nature of youth and age.  I Can't Recal l  is waiting for you.
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