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Timothy Hurley, author, complete with cap, will be at the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Book Fest this Saturday, October 12, 2013. Meet him. Shake his hand. Get a free bookmark (does not work on e-readers, sorry). Tell him a plot he can turn into a short story. Watch him interact with rival author, Chaunce Stanton of St. Paul, author of Blank Slate Boarding House for Creatives, a five-star novel of mystery and magic.
Timothy Hurley is a writer of short fiction: literary, humor, sci fi, and gothic horror. He is a retired physician living in Brooklyn, New York and Petaluma, California. He attended Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City and has published stories in online magazines and multi-author anthologies. Shortstack is his first collection. His works-in-progress are: The Ghost on the Barstool, a short story; Johnny Don’t March, a novella; Never Say Oops, a memoir; Thirty Hours with My Father, a memoir.
Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/timothyhurley
Shortstack, eBook July 2013, paperback Aug 2013, at Amazon, reviews average 4.6 stars, includes stories Hanzel and Gretyl A Boomer Fairy Tale, Got Tickets, Genesis, Coming to New York, Memo to Hell, Uncle Bill’s Unicorn, and Rumble at the Grumpy Old Men’s Club.
"Poe's Black Cats" Dark Muses, Spoken Silences, anthology eBook and paperback, Firbolg Publishing, October 2013 at Amazon. A deathbed confession that claims to be the true story about Poe's black cat. Poe's Black Cats received high marks by gothic reviewer Joshua Skye.
"Dead Planet Scrolls" September 2013, Theme-Thology: Invasion, eBook at Amazon. Ekahau is the first Mayan on Mars and landing engineer for VANAG Mining, intent on stripping the Red Planet of its chlorominium, essential to life everywhere. Ekahau finds something in a cave that could threaten the landing, disrupt ore extraction, and confirm that invasions sometimes take paths history forgets.
"Stoop Shoe" Another Left Shoe, Blue Dragon Publishing, print anthology, due fall 2013. If the shoe doesn’t fit—wear it. A young woman fresh from Indiana connects on a Brooklyn stoop when she is brash enough to pick up a solitary shoe she finds there.
"The Hairbrush Murderer." The Story Shack, April 29, 2013. When Miriam and Jacob find the Hairbrush Murderer has been in their bedroom, they lock themselves in, and their fate depends on Jacob’s decision.
"Got Tickets?" The Story Shack, February 18, 2013. Long-suffering Harold and loveable Ethel know it’s black dress for the opera, don’t forget the tickets, and the subway smells. Available in Shortstack.
"Fifty Fifty." One Million Stories, March 12, 2013. War is purgatory—waiting is hell. Nelson’s assignment is to hate and kill, which gives him a fifty-fifty chance against his enemy. Adult language. Short story eBook available at Amazon.
"Post Publication Depression." The Satirist, February 21, 2013. Senior Correspondent, April 26, 2013. Post Publication Depression, not writer’s block, is the scourge of authors, according to Dr. Madrid, who reports on the discovery of a new syndrome. Available in Shortstack.
"Memo to Hell" November 2012. First appeared at Scatterplot, November 2012. Funnier than a lawyer-walks-into-a-bar joke, Blogger-jerk gets Cookie Monster's color wrong and foolishly argues with Manhattan lawyers about it. His dreams and writing career sink into the East River, weighted down by subpoenas and depositions. He says he's learned his lesson, but--maybe not so much. Available as ebook Amazon Kindle and in Shortstack.
"Hanzel and Gretyl: A Boomer Fairy Tale" November 2012, First appeared in Open Doors Fracture Fairy Tales print anthology, Wayman Publishing. Fractured fairy tale Boomers Hanzel and Gretyl are grown-old pensioners in suburbia, facing evil family, frightening shopping malls, and a Hannibal Lector wannabe, with nothing more than Hanzel’s breadcrumbs app and Gretyl’s optimistism. Available as single story eBook at Amazon and as lead story in Shortstack.
“Being in the Box”, Fiction and Verse, fictionandverse.com, October 2012. Clara is terrified she won’t see one spectator at her debut in this playhouse—the ghost who appears in the empty theater box that’s been locked since the murder.
"The Book Report," The Satirist, thesatirist.com September 2012. Humorous short story. The middle manager of self-effacement reviews the master of self-deprecation. Available in Shortstack.