Austin James Hatch
A few of the many challenges in raising young children.
When Ruth suggests a retirement home, Jack seeks a way out.
A horror-love story.
It's the story about how abuse spreads from the roots through the stem, and eventually flowers in a young family, and takes place right before y2k.
Austin James Hatch
Revised and resubmitted.
A boy under the cancerous spell of his abusive father. A town under the deprived grip of misogyny and violence. Both stunted and silenced with fear.
The Preeminent is a noir-like story that takes place well into a dystopian future where five families control everything and someone is out to eliminate one of them.
a glimpse of artistic impotence: Risk and power, and the balls to talk back.
A successful businessman journeys to a hostel in an Indonesian jungle to repay his debt for twenty years of good fortune.
This is a story of a bet gone bad.
A husband's dirty secret is hurting his marriage and professional life.
To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Review
In a world gone insane, a man gets a message.
One man's trash is another man's treasure. And one little girl's dream is anyone else's nightmare. *Edit* Just to be clear, this is an excerpt from a larger piece so don't expect resolution here.
I read about Persia (as it was then) for the first time when I was a child. Never dreaming that I would one day know this country and its people quite well. This is an account of a single day.
A man reads a social media post from an old crush. As flash fiction, it isn't meant to get much longer.
A young woman realizes that the magic of requited love does not last forever.
At 7:50am every weekday morning the mute Calvin leaves the homeless mission and walks to the abandoned Tomorrow Technologies building. Today Helen finds out what's drawing him him there.
An astronaut snaps and inadvertently kicks off a series of brutal murders, but no one really dies.
Astrophysicists and Google give the protagonist more than he can bargain for.
Julia thought her teacher would be *happy* she's invented a time machine.
A snapshot from a young woman's life in the year after she moved to a small town to open an all ages venue and coffee shop with her husband. Set in the Pacific Northwest in 2007
A researcher collaborates with a prison warden to experiment on inmates. The warden fears being exposed by the leaking of information, but it's a different type of leak they should be worried about.
What if one of the irreplaceble engineers in a matrian colony commits an unforgettable crime?
Greg, a middle-aged professor, following the loss of his daughter and the failure of his marriage, relocates to a rented room in the countryside.