Coming soon from J.L. Pattison
Available November 2020
THE MAN WHO BELIEVED HE COULD FLY
12 Tales From the Edge of Imagination
Featuring the following 12 Twilight Zone-style tales:
A man is arrested for destroying a town clock, but the reason he did it causes the arresting officer to reconsider his own life in ways he had never done before meeting the vandal.
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's lucrative offer, but will eventually discover their greed has its consequences.
To combat attacks from wild dogs, the sheep enact a drastic new policy on the farm that will prove to have devastating consequences.
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, until one day a young boy breaks from the crowd of onlookers to take a seat next to the stranger.
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.
THEY CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
One man's account of life after the invaders arrived, and how it changed the course of his life forever.
THE DREAMS OF EVIL MEN
An old man’s been plagued with vividly realistic nightmares. In every dream he's 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 GREAT DIVORCE
Breakups are never easy, but this one is particularly brutal.
THE MAN WHO BELIEVED 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.
THE WEIGHT OF CHAINS
A simple farmer sets out to do some work on his land when he draws the attention of a stranger who gives him some unsettling news.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY
A man awakens from a near-death, week-long illness only to discover his life is about to get worse.
HALL OF ROOMS
A man attempts to confront the two people who caused him a lifetime of anguish, but discovers that oftentimes, our past hurts should remain in the past.
Coming Summer 2021
WHAT LURKS BENEATH
12 More Tales From the Edge of Imagination
Featuring the following 12 Twilight Zone-stlye tales:
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.
A desperate man trying to catch a mysterious woman doesn’t realize that he too, is being pursued.
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?
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.
TWELVE WHITE TULIPS
A old woman recovering from a hip injury is delighted to have a visit from her daughter, until her husband arrives with bad news.
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.
WHILE YOU WERE GONE
A woman discovers her entire family missing and a stranger in her kitchen who looks very familiar.
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 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.
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?