Coming soon from J.L. Pattison
A MAN NAMED ED
A mother answers a knock at the door to discover a mysterious man on her doorstep. He offers to take her son, free of charge, into his care to train him, educate him, and prepare him for the future. But is the man’s proposition too good to be true?
A young boy finds himself in an enclosed chamber with one glass wall that looks into two other chambers, each with one occupant. Everything seems fine until the wall in the third chamber opens.
A desperate man trying to catch a mysterious woman doesn’t realize that he too, is being pursued.
The lives of three vastly different people intersect in the span of a few minutes as each one views the other through a different set of eyes, and proves that people aren’t always what they seem.
THE DAY BENNY DIED
After years of conversations between two women in a state prison, one of them finally confesses to the other about her part in a murder from decades earlier.
THE DRAGON KEEPER
As a village mob descends on a cave to slay the last dragon on earth, an old man proposes an idea that would make them all rich, but it would require the dragon to remain alive. The villagers are persuaded by the old man but will eventually discover their greed has its consequences.
THE DREAMS OF EVIL MEN
An old man’s been plagued with vividly realistic nightmares. In every dream he is partaking in the genocide of innocents from throughout the annals of history. Is his condition just a matter of an overactive imagination, or something far more sinister?
THE FARMER IN SHACKLES
A simple farmer sets out to do some work on his land when he draws the attention of a stranger who gives him some shocking news.
Everyone in Poe’s village receives a baby dragon when they’re born who stays with their human companion for life. But when Poe wants to slay his dragon, the villagers cannot understand why.
THE GREAT AMERICAN CLUBHOUSE FIRE
A seemingly innocent rivalry between suburban neighborhood boys turns bad when one group burns down the other group’s clubhouse and a body is found inside.
THE HOUND, EVER BEFORE ME
A story about one man’s struggle against a curse that relentlessly pursues him like a hound.
THE LITTLE GIRL AT THE DOOR
A little girl wishes to bring the gift of life to her dying aunt but is delayed by her parents. Will the little girl be too late when she finally arrives?
THE MAN IN THE CHAIR
In a chair—in the middle of the room—a man sits quietly as his life’s failures are revealed to him with the most brutal of honesty.
THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE COULD FLY
A man believes he can fly, and is riding an elevator to the top of a building to prove it. All the passengers encourage the man to follow his heart and fly, but one voice among the group dares to object.
Falling asleep while watching an old television show, a man finds himself on the set interacting with the characters who want to know about the world where he came from. The man wakes to realize it was all a dream . . . or was it?
THE MONSTER IN THE WELL
Jack has a secret: he keeps a monster in an old well. As long as the monster stays in Jack’s well, it can do no harm, but if it escapes it will destroy all of mankind. The monster has remained captive for many years until the day a nosey neighbor opens the well.
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE
In a dream in which he was being pursued by Nazis during WW2, a man wakes up to finds that his real situation is no better.
THE RED BRIDGE
While in search of Eternal City—a kingdom whose inhabitants live forever—two travelers discover that the city lies on the other side of a great chasm and is only accessed by two bridges. However, neither man can agree on which bridge to take, because picking the wrong bridge will prove deadly.
REVOLUTION FROM A PARK BENCH
An ordinary-looking man sitting on a park bench begins to draw the attention of everyone around him, and eventually, the world. Because the man’s actions are so strange, no one dares approach him. Then one day a young boy breaks from the crowd of onlookers to take a seat next to the stranger.
A man awakens in a windowless room not knowing who he is, where he is, or how he got there. He never gets hungry or thirsty, but as each day passes the room gets smaller. The only means of escape is a single door that remains locked from the outside.
IN SEARCH OF GREENER GRASS
A man takes his family on a journey into the unknown universe in search of a habitable planet hoping to find an escape from the wars of home. But the grass isn’t always greener, even on other planets.
When a mother is asked by her young daughter about The Takers who steal children away from their parents, her explanation as to why her daughter is one of the children The Takers won't come for, only brings up deeper questions than the mother is prepared to answer.
THE TIME ASSASSIN
When the inventors of a time machine are propositioned by the biggest investor in their project to go back in time to commit an assassination, the mission becomes more complicated than they expected.
A writer for a travel magazine is given an assignment to visit a town in the middle of the Nevada desert that’s rumored to be run by Satan. Once the writer arrives, he is shocked by what he discovers.
It’s the 1940s, and love and war are in the air when a woman has a chance to meet with her former husband at the train station as he’s passing through her town. After years of separation she had prayed for this opportunity to—not only ask his forgiveness for what she did to damage their marriage—but to hopefully rekindle their love.
However, much has changed in her life during their years apart, including the accident, the result of which makes her reluctant to meet him. Is it better to meet him and take the chance of being rejected, or to not show up at all and let him always remember her how she used to be?