Galway Banshee

Summer 2024

Eamon, a PHD in Celtic studies accepts a job as the head of Irish History and Mythology at the University of Galway. This means a transfer from their home in Dublin to the west, to Galway. His wife, originally from Galway, is very reluctant to make the most. It seems to stem back to her her family and something in the past. Eventually she concedes and they pack up and head off to Galway. One night after they have settled in they are driving home late, along a dark foggy coastal road when a Banshee screeches passed the car. Eamon, knowing what Banshees signal, stops the car. His wife and son are asleep. He looks out into the dark Irish night. He sees a form on the horizon and it begins to head towards the car, rapidly. As he tried to accelerate away the car stalls and then is knocked down an embankment by something in the dark. Kevin wakes up injured in the hospital to find his wife and his son dead. Over the next few months, Eamon is plagued by dreams, dark ones and turns to the bottle and opium. The university gives him leave to sort himself out but he sleeps over further with no obligations. One night, in an opium inducted sleep, he is visited by his wife. She tells him about an ancient legend that has cursed her family. She tells him that him is in danger. The next day he puts the bottle aside and starts to investigate the legend. What he finds terrifies him.

Judgement Day: The Final Journey

Winter 2025

The third and final novel in the Judgement Day series. This one starts on the East Coast in New York a couple of days following the original outbreak in San Francisco. The darkness and the stories of it fill the news around the world. As it becomes clear that it is heading west and consuming all in its path. Three vastly diverse groups of people manage to find themselves on an old African freighter headed for what they hope will be safety. As the old freighter holds it course, barely ahead of the darkness, demons within the group members begin to play out. Once in sight of the coast, all Hell breaks lose.

When We Are Kings

Spring 2025

Four American marines from a small Midwest town enlist in the military and become marines. Ultimately they end up serving in Iraq and see some real action. After one very difficult firefight their unit is given a weekend pass. One of the four marines is a movie buff and one of his favorite movies is Last Tango in Paris. He convinces the other three to do Paris for the weekend. The weekend turns out to be legend, they have the time of their lives, they are kings for a weekend. A few years later, the war is over and they are back in the Midwest in dead end jobs, failed marriages and relationships. They struggle as veterans getting the help, they need. They deal with PTSD, VA issues and the ability to adjust. What they do have is Friday’s at the local bar and the legacy of what they were. The talk ultimately always goes back to Paris, when they were truly alive and kings. One night, together they say screw it all and book tickets on the last flight to Paris. They discovery in Paris, that you can't go back.

The Price of Freedom

Fall 2024

Justice, sadly, is a human concept that takes on varying forms based on where the luck of the universal draw placed you in this world. While the Webster's dictionary definition may remain consistent across the globe, how justice is delivered varies greatly. In all cases, the definition is subject to those who have the authority to distribute justice. In Western countries, fortunately, justice followed a well-established set of laws, for the most part at least. In other parts of the world, justice, or the semblance thereof, is delivered through the whim of those who hold power. Those who lost life’s roll of the dice, found themselves in corners of the world where life could be dramatically altered. Life, liberty, and justice, at the end of the day, are often inaccessible.