Tales of Twilight
ur lives are built from a cascade of transitions—childhood to adulthood, adulthood to parenthood, and parenthood to elderhood. We may transition between sickness and health, rich and poor, happy and sad. Each morning we rise with the sun and each evening the Earth’s rotation drags the sun back out of sight, ushering the end of another day and a time of rest. While each of our journeys differ, they all end at the same place: the moment when the light that powers our consciousness fades into darkness.
Tales of Twilight is a collection of five short stories that explore what it’s like to stand in this twilight between life and death. The settings range from fictional Tudor to Western to modern day, but the characters all have something in common—unresolved conflict that they finally confront.
ales of Twilight is a 54-page novelette published in October 2022 that comprises of five short stories. All of the chapters are available both here on my website and through published ebook and print editions.
You can read the stories here for free, or if you'd like a more accessible format, ebook and print editions are available at the link below.
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.
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?
Five Fingers, Four
Chapter 3 of Tales of Twilight
Jessie Bennett is a pathological liar, alcoholic, and gambling addict hellbent on accomplishing his late father's dream at any cost. When he gets mixed up with Wyatt, a wealthy and influential bar owner in Santa Fe, he's given the choice to either save his family or protect his father's dying secret.
The Mind's Eye
Chapter 4 of Tales of Twilight
Earl Baumann is a nearly blind ranch owner in western Colorado living with his assistance dog, Spot. When his son, Martin, visits, they go on a hike that starts off peaceful, but ends in a bitter storm powered by old feuds and grudges.
wo young boys are home alone at their farm when a man collapses off of his horse outside ...