Eighty years ago, a wealthy Midwest family returned home from a magic show, after which neither they, nor the magician, were ever seen again. Nearly a century later, for a live TV event, their mansion will be opened, allowing contestants to spend one night.

Each contestant – a psychic, a high-tech ghost hunter, a Hollywood scream queen, a local woman, and a skeptic – tries to unravel the mystery. The journal of the family patriarch, Vinton Drake, is discovered, describing his service as a medic in WWI, when he first met the magician.

Intensity soars when the contestants discover their lives are in genuine peril. Is the mansion haunted? What fate befell the Drake family? And will the contestants uncover the truth in time to save themselves?

In this suspense-filled, neo-monster, horror novelette, a writer named Gene Winfield discovers an ominous, handwritten book among the belongings of his late, adventurer aunt. As Gene reads, he becomes captivated with the volume’s account of a savage, unearthly creature.

In spite of the book’s warning, with his writing career failing, Gene can’t resist the inspiration. Near the roaring fire in his aunt’s otherwise cold, empty manor, Gene begins a story of his own, but will he unleash more than his imagination…

Existence Augmented is a dystopian, sci-fi novelette and psychological thriller. The world outside is cold, hostile, and virtually lifeless. Human existence depends on sophisticated, technological living compounds. The people who don’t have them, once driven to theft and murder, are believed to be long since dead.

Alden, a genius of physical and computer engineering, spends his time tending his hydroponics garden, maintaining and improving the complex systems critical to survival, and, in turn, continually refining the pleasant life he’s created with his wife, Laurel. On a day like any other, everything is following Alden’s plans until the power begins to fail…