Category archives: Thrillers


Specialist Ayden Tanner is dispatched by a covert division of the global hacker group, Anonymous, to find the pope who is missing. A frantic search begins in Italy and beyond its borders amid speculation that the Holy See may know more than they are telling.


The backpack is proudly made in the USA. It is constructed of tough navy-blue canvas to stand up to the Minnesota ice and snow. It’s the kind of bag you can take with you wherever you go: to college, the office, or into the wilderness. In an outdoors-loving city like Duluth, hundreds of people carry the same backpack. From the outside, this backpack looks like all the others. From the […]


The first thing I noticed about being out of my body was that everyone in the hospital room appeared brighter. They glowed. The second thing I noticed was that I was still shaped like me. I wasn’t a ball of light floating around the room. My spirit body, when I examined it, shimmered with an aura like everyone else’s, but it was transparent. I held up my hand and could […]


Only one strange smudge of darkness disturbed Christie’s peaceful visions. Far away, farther than her mind could see, something was missing. There was a memory she could no longer grasp, a blank space as white as the walls. When she reached for it, it darted away. The memory teased her with its emptiness. It was like a sailboat hovering on the far edge of an ocean horizon, dotting up and […]


Sylvie turned the plastic bag of flesh over and over in her hands, unable to believe what she was seeing. From every angle, the truth assaulted her. The broken bones bore human tooth marks. A dark chasm of shock opened inside her. She’d prepared many bodies for burial but never a child’s. Her eyes began to sting, and her throat closed up.   The death was horrible enough, but this […]

A Daughter's Rage

“Oh, that’s really sad. He’s a sick man,” she said referring to the midnight rapist the anchorman was reporting about on the six o’clock news. “And just when you think you know a person. Are you going to help me or not?” “Are you serious? Do I look like a killer to you? And hey that thing cost me fifteen hundred bucks!” The shock from the girl’s abrupt appearance and […]