Nathan Crowder

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For Marian and Graeme, it’s love at first sight—and second and third and fourth…

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Out of a scrapbook of memories, expectations, and propaganda, the Lost are a generation of young women stuck in a dichotomous war of terror between the body and the mind.

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“I don’t remember seeing any photos or sketches of the set and I’ve been through most of the archives.” …
The old director stared at him. “And you never will. They burned all the plans afterward.” [17min]

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If you disappeared, would anyone notice?

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Never betray an old friend, especially the one who knows where the treasure is buried. [17 min]

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Markus is having a bad day. He’s hopelessly lost in the desert with his extremely-recently-ex-girlfriend—and he’s about to meet The Collector, who plays by ancient rules a game that promises to be very grisly for those who can’t, or won’t, work together. [21min]

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On Halloween, two adults invade the home of a bachelor whose life is still dominated by his dead mother. As the evening and his fear progress, they force him to their life style.

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In the deepest hour of the night, nightmares come. Trapped in a hospital bed, a patient listens as death moves through the room toward him. Can he get help in time? Excerpt: The nights were never quiet. Even the nurses’ soft-soled shoes seemed loud in the rarefied atmosphere of the hospital at night. The ward […]

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Kenley Williams’s alter ego is killing him. Literally. Is a painful life in the hospital worth everything he goes through as a superhero? Does he have to sacrifice love along with everything else? Excerpt: His eyes close. He can sense them, their lives a shout in the Flow of all things. Fear, anger, greed. In […]

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The story of a young man’s deep desire to be known by someone else. What he doesn’t know is that the only person who can truly appreciate him is a merwoman, destined to live her life just out of his reach. [25 min] Excerpt: Tyler wobbled, like walking across the bridge of a ship on […]

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Saston and Marsina were prepared for one baby, and they even expected the shapeshifting, but the arrival of two newborns thrusts mother, father, and midwife into a whirlwind that turns their lives upside down. [9 min] Excerpt: “Well? What is it? A boy or a girl?” Saston peered over the midwife’s shoulder, trying to get […]

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Is he an angel or a demon? . . . or just another face in the crowd? The life of a washed-up minor league baseball player is about to change, after an encounter with a strange little boy. [15min] Excerpt: Two down, sacks loaded, three and one—I knew I had to throw a strike. I […]

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A dark intersection, a brutal attack, and a moment of panic. They said he was lucky, but there are penalties worse than life in prison. [5min] Excerpt: They time-shared me to Chuckie Lee Wilson after he died. If you take a life, you give your life. That’s the law now. No excuses, no shades of […]

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Lester’s state-of-the-art software gave him complete artistic control. He was just about to finish his first novel and become a best-selling author. Then, he got a call from the Publishers Bureau of Investigation. [7min] Excerpt: My implants were sizzling. I was on a roll. Words flashed through my mind. I watched as they transposed to […]

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Twins in a Jewish family experience the psychic connection that often comes with being twins, until the day when Miriam begins to sing a song all her own. [17min]

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First came the Time of Sickness, then the Time of Flies, and now the Time of Bones, where one perfect boy is trying to find a place called home. [13min]

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Nathan Crowder : Profile

January 17, 2010

A certified coffee and micro-brew aficionado, he is a gregarious and happy guy who can see the silver lining in any cloud, though this is rarely reflected in his writing. His fiction has ranged across many genres, but he is generally happiest in the urban fantasy, horror, mystery, or super-hero arena.

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Forgotten, homeless, and barely scraping by, there is only one person a steadfast soldier can turn to for help when a dangerous enemy comes calling. (25min)

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