Cryptic Fiction

Welcome to Cryptic Fiction. I created this site because I believe that the art of the story is fading.

For centuries tale-smiths passed down our history and inspired us, creating new worlds that excite our imaginations and explore our humanity.

It's why I write, and I thank you for giving me an opportunity to reach out to you through my first love, the written word.

The Terror Inside Me


Penticore Prime receives a review from a distinguished literary judge in the "25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

Who is
Jeremiah Strange?

Will Candor survive The Exodus?

Penticore Prime


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.