THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE COULD FLY
12 TALES FROM THE EDGE OF IMAGINATION
The Man Who Thought He Could Fly is a wildly entertaining and deeply thought-provoking collection of short stories filled with drama, intrigue, suspense, and allegory, all cleverly delivered in the familiar Twilight Zone-style of storytelling that J.L. Pattison’s fans have come to expect.
The Dragon Keeper
The Weight of Chains
They Came Upon a Midnight Clear
The Great Divorce
The Dreams of Evil Men
The Man Who Thought He Could Fly
Revolution in the Park
A Beautiful Day
Hall of Rooms
BECAUSE SOME CONSPIRACIES ARE TOO BIG TO FAIL
Agent Sherard Parker never expected to get caught.
His first reconnaissance mission with the DEA was supposed to be simple: infiltrate a small South Pacific island and gather intelligence about its involvement in the international drug trade.
But when Parker stumbles upon a hidden airliner reportedly shot down weeks earlier—an act of terrorism that sparked a war—he realizes the island is more than just home to a major drug operation, it's also part of a conspiracy so evil it could lead to World War III.
After being captured, Parker is forced to abandon his original mission for a far more important one: escape from the island and return to his family.
Can Parker lead an eclectic band of prisoners in a daring life-or-death escape from their tropical prison, or will those in charge of protecting the island prevail, keeping its dark secrets forever?
"Think Twilight Zone with a touch of early [M.Night] Shyamalan."
Author, Greg Elsasser
"A 21st Century Rod Serling."
Author, Mark Escalera Sr.
"It reminded me of the old Twilight Zone stories with the twists and turns."
Reader, Carol Bridges
A stranger in a cornfield, a letter detailing horrific future events, and a chance to change the fate of a nation slipping into turmoil.
Theodore Garfield never believed the old farmer’s story about the day the stranger appeared in his cornfield. And Theodore was even more skeptical about the letter the visitor left behind detailing the gradual downfall of America beginning with the assassination of a future president named John F. Kennedy.
Years later the farmer’s story is all but forgotten until a young senator named John F. Kennedy is elected president. With the farmer and the letter now long gone, will Theodore be able to prevent one of the most tragic days in American history?
“Pattison definitely delivered a twisted, adventurous, piece of brainwork.”
Reader, Bonnie Madrigal
“After reading The Island, you will never watch or read a news story the same way again.”
Reader, Ardis Charbonneau
"A solid story that you can’t put down. J.L. Pattison does not disappoint."
Author, John Cavallone
"It's rare to find a book that has a gritty and compelling storyline without using sex, language, and violence, but Pattison pulls it off. "
Pastor, Dan Ruben
"[J.L. Pattison] knows how to write a story that packs a punch . . . . [The Island] creeped me out yet engrossed me with its suspenseful atmosphere."
Book Reviewer/Blogger, Kester Nucum
Available in Paperback and eBook
TWO SHORT STORIES.
TWO TIME TRAVELERS.
TWO CHANCES TO CHANGE HISTORY.
J.L. Pattison's first paperback release, Saving Kennedy contains his first two short fiction eBook releases, The Visitor and Alibi interrupted, both exploring the subjects of the JFK assassination, time travel gone wrong, and the consequences of the decisions we make.
"I was blown away. It was amazing and scary at the same time. The Visitor left me breathless."
Reader, Michelle Bledsoe
"For a short story, it packs a punch . . . . You come away from the story sober and thoughtful."
Author, Yaasha Moriah
"A time travel story that was distressingly realistic."
Author, J.L. Gribble
TIME TRAVEL ALWAYS HAS ITS CONSEQUENCES
When Stewart Hudson travels back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing President Kennedy, he not only becomes Oswald's alibi, but he also finds himself stuck in 1963.
To ensure Stewart gets it right this time, the wife of his future grandson confronts him before he leaves for 1963, and she quickly learns that meddling in the affairs of the past always has its consequences.
"[Alibi Interrupted] gave me chills.
So many twists and turns . . . . It was perfect."
Book Reviewer, Kester Nucum
"J.L. Pattison has a good command of language, plot, characters, and dialogue.
His writing is on par with some long-established authors . . . . He writes with a flair reminiscent of Rod Serling."
Reader, Larry C.
“Returning to Pattison's writing is like returning to an old friend. It makes me want to read more [short stories] like this. Pattison's books are the kind that really remind you why you love reading."
Book Reviewer, Olivia Emily