Collection of poetry and short stories being worked into an anthology
Musings of the Northern Poet
Influenced by his love of God, his wife, and the Renaissance festivals; this collection of syllabic poetry will lighten the reader through its couplets and verse. From his best poems written while attending a Biblical college, to his lighter works from his involvement at local Ren Faires, these poems seek to inspire and reach the limits of the mind's emotions. Split into three sections, it is Matthew's desire to have others experience his life's passions: faith, hope, and love.
a short story
Khali fights for more than a promise to reach the status of a queen; she fights to avenge her ancestors and rejoin the Eight Maidens. With all the pieces set, this warrior takes up her sword against an evil king.
An epic adventure in under 5,000 words!
Paint Me a Picture of Poison
Winner of the 2017 Constellation Short Story Contest
Henry's endeavors to collect exotic artwork seemed all but lost to his aging memory. His life and the fate of his art collection take a dramatic turn when the eccentric artist Paulo arrives with a portrait painted with a deadly toxin. On the eve of the exhibit's grand debut, Henry is attacked and the painting is stolen. Although an increasing occurrence of his collection, the venomous portrait vexes his curiosity. Due to Paulo's incoherent behavior and the local police's lack of empathy, Henry finds himself solving the mystery of the stolen paintings alone.