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...
Cryptic-List (Past Posts)
August 2017 - Added pictures from a trip to San Antonio, where I visited 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 Recall is waiting for you.

March 2016 - Get ready for a phone call like no other with the series, And God Called.

April 2016 - Terrifying dreams await you in the first story in the series, Tales of the Tormented - Volume 1.

May 2016 - See the new poem, And Yet.

May 2016 - Check out the poem, Who Knew.

June 2016 - New to CF, a History page, where I share my travels with you.

June 2016 - See the new poem, A Mote of Dust.

June 2016 - Check out the continuing saga of our favorite haunted salesman in, Tales of the Tormented - Volume 2.

July 2016 - What makes us who we are? What determines our fate? The poem, Thy Soul, explores the question.

August 2016 - Wisdom takes a lifetime to acquire. This topic is explored with the new poem, Immortality.

September 2016 - The darkness has arrived! Buy the new novel, Mausoleum, if you dare. So as you were...!

October 2016 - We all want to be happy, look at the reasons why in the new poem, Why Should I.

October 2016 - I have always been fascinated by my Greek heritage and in particular, the mythic gods and goddesses which spread down through ages, and endure to this day. In honor of them, I present to you the first in a series of poems entitled, Undone. I hope you enjoy them.

November 2016 - I can't really explain it, this poem, Drops of Water, elicited such a deep emotional response in me. Not to mention that it took a few days to write. I edited and re-edited, and I still feel like something is missing...I am haunted by the notion of this poem. I don't know, you tell me. I know what it means to me, but what does it mean to you?

November 2016 - See the poem that won the Ewing Citation Award for the most outstanding submission to the 2016 Nota Bene Literary Competition. The Lie.

December 2016 - Undone II - The series continues, and the God's take action against humanity.