Category Archives: Sample Fiction

Some examples of Gene Stewart’s work.

pp 159, 160 of Fair Copy, The Official Version by Gene Stewart, excerpt:

…She’d tumbled to confusion.  Tracing welts and scars back to bright edges and shiny slices of fear made her clench.  She skittered awn from such memories the way like repelled like in magnets. “I never wanted anything enough to go … Continue reading

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Snow Cry Tarot by Gene Stewart

  A graffito cartoon of a man with a shovel over his shoulder walking a T-Rex on a leash caught Lesser’s attention as he strolled through a district of gentrified brick factories and warehouses near the Missouri river. The Tyrannosaurus … Continue reading

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Lovecraft at the Beach by Gene Stewart

Oliver Hollis Howich, archaeologist Trevin Moore Auster, crank preacher Janet Hampton (Howich), student Olive Jane Howich, illustrator, artist # Howich squatted between the door jambs picking at the rotten wood saddle, on the threshold. How many people had trodden on … Continue reading

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Cemetery Stroll, a tale of espionage & love; first draft, opening

“Cemetery Stroll” by Gene Stewart Stained stone angels guarded their walk from other people’s beliefs. They held hands at times or paused to kiss. Their talk came pinesap slow and honeycomb sweet. Sere leaves swirled at their feet in happy-puppy … Continue reading

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Another Day at the Vatican

“Another Day at the Vatican” by Gene Stewart She approached him as he stood gazing at one of the fountains in a smaller piazza off the main tourist route.  He’d gone exploring, as he often did.  This statue of a … Continue reading

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Seamless, Invisible

“Seamless, Invisible” by Gene Stewart Serious men sat around a conference table. They all wore the uniform of power, a business suit. All were over 40, most over 50. A couple had surpassed 70 years but looked 30 years younger. … Continue reading

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“Good Enough For Police Work” as by Art Wester

  “Good Enough For Police Work” as by Art Wester A woman walked into a chaotic police squad room late in the afternoon.  She stood waiting until someone, it happened to be a homicide detective, noticed her.  She was then … Continue reading

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On Refuge Ridge

  “On Refuge Ridge” by Gene Stewart As he mounted the snowy ridge, he glanced down to spot a hand-hold in the wind-scoured granite.  He saw a shape wedged under a small ledge.  It was a leather-clad journal wrapped in … Continue reading

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“Hewit’s Report” by Gene Stewart in New Anthology of International Genre Fiction

     

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The Feast of the February Flies

“The Feast of the February Flies” by Gene Stewart It was the third time her mother went in to have her skin cancer checked.  The first two times it had been no big deal, band-aid stuff.  This time, though, they … Continue reading

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