Speculative-fiction stories, books, poems, and more

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The The House of Imagination House

This is a speculative fiction about our purpose in life, the rebirth of the soul, the possibility of an afterlife, and past life memories. Read More

Featured Review by Lorraine Carey

"This was a very moving piece. I truly do believe in past lives and we keep returning to this earth until we have earned the right to move to the..." Read More

This is a reading of my short story the riddle of the sphinx: solved from my Echoes of the Mind's Eye short story collection (c) 2014, 2021. It is from a recent podcast but I'm afraid the quality of the recording had to be greatly reduced in order to fit… Read More
This book contains all of the short stories in my Mindscapes collection newly revised and edited. It also includes three new short stories. A free preview is available at Amazon. and other leading book sellers. The scope of this collection extends from the innermost dimensions of the mind to the… Read More

Book / Other

August 11, 2020

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The Writer's Nook House

An amnesiac awakens from a nightmare one morning and finds a flier under his door soliciting those who are disfigured to join a support group. After his mirror confirms that he is indeed horribly scarred, he joins the group in hopes to find out if someone there would know who… Read More
Betraying celestials have been banished to earth and must find a way back to Providence or learn to adapt to earth and to humans. Read More
Brad, a grad student, needs a job. Hungover, he finds one in Toten Hall, and much, much more. Meanwhile, he tries to maintain his relationship with Keli, a free-spirited ex-Marine metal sculptor. Given any interest at all, I'll consider turning this story into a novel. Read More
What is the secret behind the black disc? Read More
A rewrite of a story I've written in Middle School, which is available on this site, Anne and Margot Frank survive the horrors at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. In the aftermath, however, the two sisters struggle to move on in the immediate aftermath. Read More

Book / Other

April 30, 2019

This is a taste of the tone and content my first draft of Bozo, a book about a well-meaning chap who keeps getting run over by real life. It's drama, with some humour, and has a speculative fiction backdrop for some flavour. The book delves into the psychology present and… Read More
This story focuses on a teen who finds himself in a strange world where he has forgotten who he is. He doesn't even remember his name. His journey of self-discovery will require the help of allies new and old. Read More
Decades ago a rogue AI chased humanity underground. Now a team has returned to the surface to take their planet back. Read More

Short Story / Horror

January 18, 2019

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The Booksie Classic House

Glen is a 3D artist for a company that manufactures playground equipment. Although he isn't thrilled with his career, he would soon find his haunting muse. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

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James is afraid of the dark. However, on the night of his 18th birthday, he makes contact with it. Read More

Featured Review by Ethan Crandall

"This is fantastic! I love it so much! Thanks for taking the time to read my story. You've got a new fan!" Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Not so long ago, it was becoming recognised that at 3:13 a.m. each morning, everyone heard something disturbing that gave them a jolt and caused the heart to skip a beat. The rogue sound was not the same for everyone. For some, it was the tolling of a distant bell,… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Five Star Amazon (UK) Review by author, blogger and reviewer Philip Ide: "Beyond Falcon's Reach by Jay Northearn, is a mish-mash of high fantasy, gothic-horror, steampunk and electropunk, with a dash of semi-intelligent machine-learning AI's thrown-in to boot. Yet for all of this, the world Northearn has created is homogenous and… Read More

Short Story / Fantasy

January 30, 2018

Reads: 798

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

In college, one of our assignments was to write a short story using the genre Speculative Fiction, a kind of Science Fiction. I revisited and decided to make it a novel. It is a short story for now and a work in progress. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

In the future, will we go back to where we came from? Read More
You don’t hear Mozart a lot on the radio these days. While his music isn’t officially banned like that of Beethoven and Bach, playing it is strongly discouraged. You can no longer buy decadent European music in the shops. No Fauré, No Debussy, no Chopin and certainly no Sebelius. Jingoism… Read More
War Will Come is a novel focused on a 20 year-old girl named Serenity Carmichael. She and her family, along with two other families that are grouped with them, are trying to survive throughout a revolution taking place in America, keeping away from patrols and living off the land. The… Read More

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