Craig Allen was born in Houston, Texas but has lived most of his life in Denver, Colorado. After graduating college, he spent six years working in news radio before getting into the software development industry. He has always been an avid reader.
Here is another excerpt from my short story, Goodbye Sunshine. The full version is here
I didn’t sleep, but I wasn’t awake either. I had no idea how much time had passed. Something crawled around inside the wall. I opened my eyes. I could make the electrical outlets in the darkness, but it was more like knowing they were there than actually seeing them.
The memory of the night before returned. In a moment of panic, I pushed against my neck, applying enough pressure to stop the bleed
Here's an excerpt from my horror short novel, Goodbye Sunshine. Another excerpt can be found here.
I sipped my coffee while staring at the half-eaten muffin in front of me. I didn’t recall the name of the coffee shop. I only knew it wasn’t a Starbucks. Out the window, I could see the Crossroads Theater. Earlier she pulled me into the front seat and stuffed the body into the back. She ripped off the cowling around the steering column and ho
The following is the beginning of my short novel, Season of Bliss. The full novel can be found here.
You can also find excerpts here and here.
Sasha shivered as she tugged at the thin gown. Why did examination rooms always have to be cold? “Ms. Merigole.” Doctors excelled at giving grim news. She assumed they had a lot of practice. Her doctor gestured at a series of lines on a monitor, as if she could understand what they meant. Thing
I just got this email. Maybe one of my characters from Beyond the Sky sent it.
From: GREAT SPELL CASTER
Subject: (No Subject)
I am a spell caster from the Dark hole of African. Come tell me
what are you passing through in life or any type of your
problems is and I will have a solution to that problem.
We specialized in the followings
_____ marriage spell
______ exams spell
_____ divorce spell
_______ success spell
Here's another excerpt from my short novel, Season of Bliss:
She had just gotten the bread out of the refrigerator when she heard the scratching. Her first thought was the neighbor’s car outside her door, but then someone knocked on the door. Her heart thumped. She put a dab of lotion on her hands and headed for the door, checking her hair in the hall mirror first. Jester stood there without the usual security. Presumably, they were downsta
The following is an excerpt from my new short novel, Season of Bliss:
Jester stood in the large, grassy area just inside the fence that surrounded the base. The structure itself was utilitarian, containing only that which was necessary for its function. It was similar to military installations on his world. Human conflict seemed axiomatic. This world probably has similar conflicts to every other world. The prime minister, in a speech on the
Things are progressing slower than I anticipated. To be honest, I expected my novel to be available by now. For me, this is a first time effort, so I am still learning. My hope is that it will be available and ready before the end of April (hopefully sooner than that).
But what is it about?
The novel is Beyond the Sky, a fantasy story in a somewhat atypical setting:
Aura only wishes to live in peace, but there's little hope of that. The won
Hello, I'm Craig Allen. I'm a writer, reader, and soon to be published. My new fantasy, Beyond the Sky, will be coming out shortly.
I could spend countless posts promoting my work, but what's the point? Being didactic isn't going to sell books. Only a good story can sell a book. We'll see if I can accomplish that or not. For now, I'll use this space for updates and whatever thoughts I think are worth sharing.