Cryptic Fiction

Welcome to Cryptic Fiction, a place where the unexpected becomes the expected. Here you will discover limitless imagination, with a dash of darkness to spice things up. Break boundaries, explore the extreme, and journey to the other side. 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...
Hello, 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!

Update - November 2018

Penticore Prime  receives a review from a distinguished literary judge in the "25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

Who is
Jeremiah Strange?

Will Candor survive The Exodus?

Penticore Prime


Update - August 2018

Penticore Prime becomes one of only five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Science Fiction!

I am honored to showcase my poem, "The Lie," winner of the Ewing Citation Award for the most outstanding submission to the 2016 Nota Bene Literary Competition.

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

The poem, "Who Knew," was also selected for publication.

You can also see it at Phi Theta Kappa's website.