Publications

FromBeyondtheGrave_NEWFor some, death is not the end. There are those who are doomed to walk the earth for all eternity, those who are trapped between one plain of existence and the next, those who, for whatever reason, cannot or will not let go of the lives they left behind. These are the vengeful spirits, the tortured souls, the ghosts that haunt our realm. Welcome to FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, a collection of 19 original ghost stories from Brent Abell, Gordon Anthony Bean, Rose Blackthorn, Tim J. Finn, Scott M. Goriscak, Marianne Halbert, Jeffrey Kosh, Lisamarie Lamb, Mark Leslie & Carol Weekes, Edward J. McFadden III, Adam Millard, David North-Martino, Jeffrey C. Pettengill, Nelson W. Pyles, Michael Thomas-Knight, Robert W. Walker, Cynthia Ward, Jay Wilburn, and Jennifer Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preservation

“This is an incredibly vivid and wildly imaginative tale, with descriptive imagery that is still making me feel my skin crawl (read it, you’ll see what I mean). The characters are deftly delineated, the setting and locale is well-imagined, and that imagery…get them off of me!!

Kudos to Michael J. Evans, this one is superb-and terrifying.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contains my short story, “Mutation”.

“MUTATION by Michael J. Evans was one of the very best zombie stories I have ever read, period. The fantastic use of suspense had me sitting on the edge of my chair, literally. The two main characters, Alex and Eve, make a startling discovery while scavenging, which changes the rules of engagement between the undead and the living. ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bit the bullet and posted a short story on Amazon for Kindle.  If you want to check it out, it’s only .99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contains my short story “Forgive Me, Father, For I Have…Burp”

“Forgive me Father for I have … Burp by Michael J. Evans is either a brilliantly written comedy or I totally missed the point. The details are wonderful and remind me of the behavior of early man. I laughed at the ending, but maybe I’m twisted. ”

“Forgive Me, Father, For I Have….Burp. A tragic-comic tale, I loved the perverse perspective: the contrast of the church and the undead, communion and flesh-eating, made me smile throughout. Fabulous and great fun. Or am I weird? ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin

Benjamin

 

“Evans captures so well the mind and perceptions of a young child, in the age group which still clings to “magical thinking,” for whom aMonster under the Bed is not only possible, but natural and likely; a youngest child, battered back and forth between the strictures and discipline of his parents, and the dismissal and inciting terrors of his two older brothers. Reading “Benjamin” is just like being that age, that gender, in that family, in that perspective. Very accomplished; very well-written, and equally important: very, very, scary. Do NOT read after dark if alone!”

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