Cryptic Fiction

Welcome to Cryptic Fiction, a place where the unexpected becomes the expected. Here you will discover limitless imagination, with a dash of darkness to spice things up. Break boundaries, explore the extreme, and journey to the other side. Step out of the day and smile at the night. Don't worry, the night will smile back. It's been waiting for you your entire life...
Hello, I’m Mark Chevalier, an independent writer, publisher, editor, and dreamer. I love the craft of writing, it’s been in my bones for as long as I can remember. I look forward to hearing from you, but most of all I thank you for giving me a chance to tug at the edges of your reality. Your support means the world to me!
Who is
Jeremiah Strange?

Will Candor survive The Exodus?

Penticore Prime


Update - August 2018

Penticore  Prime becomes one of only five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Science Fiction!

I am honored to showcase my poem, "The Lie," winner of the Ewing Citation Award for the most outstanding submission to the 2016 Nota Bene Literary Competition.

I want to thank everyone who supports this yearly competition, sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

The poem, "Who Knew," was also selected for publication.

You can also see it at Phi Theta Kappa's website. 


July 2018 - A painting from my cousin, Laurie Ann Carr, inspired this short Micro-Story I call, The Red Tree .

May 2018 - Come and see the Noah's Ark free novel project.

April 2018 - It takes a god to kill a god. See one born with the Micro-Story , God Killer .

March 2018 - The Storm is waiting for you, with all it's sensual temptations.

February 2018 - Stop being so dramatic, come and see the new poem, Carousel .

January 2018 - A somber poem about society. Come and say, Farewell.

December 2017 - A poem about life, and never giving up. The Things I Used to be

November 2017 - Penticore Prime is released! See one species struggle to survive global climate change.​​

August 2017 - A new addition to Micro-Stories . Do you dare to read the tale of The Stuffed Bear?

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