The single largest undertaking has been the development and publishing of “Dark Deception” – a novel of contemporary dramatic fiction that reached maturity at an impressive yet very readable 300 pages.
The hardcopy rendition along with information/reviews about the book is available through Amazon at: Dark_Deception_Amazon_hard_copy
The text is also in e-format available through all major e-copy sources.
Amazon Kindle: Dark_Deception_Amazon_Kindle
Barnes & Noble Nook: Dark_Deception_Barnes-Noble_Nook
In addition to Dark Deception, over the years I’ve done numerous shorter pieces – travel items, local interest texts, and short stories. Travel and local interest items were published between 1990 and 2007 with my last text being a “Your Kind of Town” contribution to the Smithsonian magazine in late 2007.
Two of my print-only short stories were Preemption (Dan River Anthology, 2008) and Sixty and Sacked (Carry the Light Anthology, 2015).
For your immediate reading pleasure, here are links to some of my free-read short stories. FYI – when you read at such free sites, you are supporting creative artists world-wide and their publishers.
Blind Faith. Those familiar with the Mormon culture may find the text particularly interesting.
This item has a bit of a history, rooted in an event most people don’t remember or noticed to begin with.
The text is inspired by an incident in Rexburg, Idaho in November 2008, shortly after the 2008 American presidential election, when school children took up a chant of “Assassinate Obama”. As Rexburg is a largely LDS community and home to the Idaho campus of the LDS-owned Brigham Young University, the incident intrigued this former member of the LDS church and became the inspirational seed of the work. Using an array of fictional elements, I extrapolated both forward and backward in time from a fictional Rexburg-like incident to create my short story.
The second free read short story is titled End of Days, and uses the science fiction genre to present a solution to current issues ranging from climate change to overpopulation.
The third free-read short story is Silence the Demon. This gig marks two “firsts” – it’s my second story published by STORGY and they replied with an acceptance to publish less than 30 days after my submission. I was pretty blown away.
My latest free-read short story was published by Short Stories 101 and, as it’s a bit controversial and critically rejected by multiple publishers, I’m opting NOT to include its title. Just follow this link.
Again, feel free to contact me at [email protected] at any time, but no attachments or links, please. I’ll also be checking out the blog side of the website on a somewhat regular basis.
Lawrence – just call me Larry – Pratt