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, publisher, editor, 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



February 2018 - Stop being so dramatic, come and see the new poem, Carousel .

January 2018 - A somber poem about society. Come and say, Farewell.

December 2017 - A poem about life, and never giving up. The Things I Used to be

November 2017 - Penticore Prime is released! See one species struggle to survive global climate change.​​

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 n​ew addition to Micro-Stories. Come and read the dreaded tale of Cotton Candy if you dare!

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