A Collection of Personal Writings & Experiences

By Zack Thoutt

Featured Book

Tales of Twilight

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his eclectic collection of short stories explores the lives of five fictional characters and the thoughts they experience in their final moments before death. The settings range from fictional tutor to western to modern day, but the characters all have something in common—unresolved conflict that they finally confront.

Featured Chapters

Weathered Pearls

Chapter 1 of Tales of Twilight

Two young boys are home alone at their farm when a man collapses off of his horse outside their cottage. The boys care for the man as they try to figure out what's wrong with him, where he came from, and where he's going.

Londinium

Jun 18th, 2022
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Chapter 16 of Nomad Life

I entered a large sauna. There were three levels of deep steps you could choose to sit on. I wasn’t a sauna noob. I knew that the higher up you go, the hotter the air, so I plopped myself down on the middle stair and immediately started sweating from every pore on my body.

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Through Bone Like Butter

Chapter 2 of Tales of Twilight

A man with a rare memory condition struggles to stay sane on a day when his symptoms subside, but could come rushing back at any moment. Is this reprieve a blessing or a curse? Does his existence bring his wife happiness or pain? And most importantly, is the Devil in their home?

The Young Man and the Sea

Jul 25th, 2021
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Chapter 5 of Nomad Life

I slipped my feet into my running shoes and tied them with a double knot. Skutull knew what that meant—either he was going to be left home to guard the house or he was about to do something fun. He looked up at me with pitiful eyes and a wagging tail, hoping he could will the latter into fruition. To his relief, I opened the front door and signaled him out into the Oregon forest where we were greeted by a cloud of fir spores blowing from the trees. The scents of pine and melon danced up my nose...

About the Author

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ello. My name is Zack Thoutt. I'm a writer, engineer, and nomad from Boulder, Colorado.