- The Hallway with a Door (In Progress)
- The Ecstasy of St. Theresa (currently sitting in the damn desk drawer…)
Special Agent Trent Van Acker watched as a sadistic killer cut his fiancée’s throat. Blaming himself for her death, Van Acker hid in self-imposed isolation to nurse his guilt with art and Jamison whiskey.
Four years later, a body is found displayed in the same cemetery where his fiancée is buried. Naked, cleansed, and positioned as if it were rising into the heavens, the body seems a message. Van Acker has no choice but to re-enter the world where he joins with homicide detective Elizabeth Holdridge, a woman whom he finds is as damaged as he.
Another body is discovered, two more women go missing, and the pair determines a sculpture called The Ecstasy of St. Theresa is the kill model and philosophical motivation of the murderer. As the feast day of St. Theresa approaches and the killer’s activity escalates, Van Acker fears the killer is about to unleash an even greater masterpiece of death. But as the killer’s plans continue to unfold, Holdridge and Van Acker continue to unravel, calling into question their ability not only to stop the killings, but to save themselves from the inner darkness they both fear.
“Boot Steps”– Published in 100 Doors to Madness
“To the Victor, History”- Published in 100 Worlds: Lighting Quick SiFi and Fantasy Tales.
The Valley Of Lost Lives (fantasy) Published online in Sorcerous Signals and also in print at Mystic Signals.