Happy Halloween

We’re back! Thank you to everyone who emailed or sent us messages via Facebook asking: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WEBSITE? Our domain registrar failed to send us a renewal notice when the domain expired, and we temporarily lost the website, and had to spend several HOURS ON THE PHONE and more than a week of waiting to get it back. Very frustrating, but we’re back now, and just in time for Halloween. AND we renewed the website for many years to come! So, Happy Halloween!  Tomorrow, I’ll post a quick rundown and update of everything that’s going on at the Inkwell. If you’ve got any questions you’d like to see answered, ask below (or email me) and I’ll address them tomorrow. Have a great...
What’s Your Escape?

What’s Your Escape?

Hey there, Goners, Dave here. Have you ever been carried away by a great short story? Short stories have always served as an escape for me. When I was bullied in middle school, a loser with few friends in high school, and working the midnight shift for years at a gas station, short stories offered an escape from crushing reality. They took me away to other worlds. But more importantly, they inspired me to create my own escapes. They inspired me to write. Whether I was reading Stephen King’s short stories, Robert McCammon’s Blue World, Alfred Hitchcock collections, O’Henry tales, or old sci-fi anthologies that my grandmother had given me, short stories held an immediate magic that even surpassed full length books. These short stories showed me that there was more out there than my own little world. Yes, a lot of what they showed me was made up, but it didn’t matter. These worlds and the people within them helped a lonely boy get through some rough times. When Sean and I started Dark Crossings, they served as a break between our epic serials. And in just two years, we’ve written 18 of these little journeys into the unknown. Dark Crossings: The Collection includes 18 short stories written between 2011-2103. At more than 186,000 words, this is our largest book yet. Part homage to our favorite writers and TV shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and even some of our 80s inspiration, Tales from the Darkside, and part experimentation, these stories have become reader favorites over the course of the past two years. While most of...
Dark Crossings: The Collection

Dark Crossings: The Collection

From the bestselling authors of Yesterday’s Gone and Z 2134 comes 18 unforgettable terrifying short stories for fans of The Twilight Zone and Stephen King’s short works. 18 short stories and author’s notes are included here for the first time in one collection totaling more than 186,000 words. PULL THE TRIGGER — Ellie’s husband owes money to some powerful people. The only way she can save his life is to do one “simple” job — retrieve a mysterious box and kill the courier. CHRIS WAKES UP — Chris wakes up a zombie, alone, and hungry. As he struggles to hold onto his humanity, he finds himself the unlikely protector of a young girl seeking safety. RESPERO DINNER — In the not-too-distant future, Xavier is the guest of honor at an exclusive dinner. Respero Dinner is a thought provoking tale of love, loss, and the choices we make in life. THE VISITOR — Blind and dying, writer Mary Fletcher is waiting out her final days in a nursing home. A mysterious visitor shows up,  a visitor who sounds exactly like the love of her life who she believed to be dead. DINER FADED — Zach hops into his car and hits the open road, eager to put a couple of states between he and his girlfriend. Zach pulls into a diner, hungry and with a gas tank on fumes. He gets more than he ordered and something he may never escape. THE WATCHER — Since the death of his young daughter, Frank Grimm’s life has completely unravelled. Barely connected with his wife, he now sits in his home office, watching...
Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 16 (podcast)

Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 16 (podcast)

We’re back with Episode 16 of the Collective Inkwell Podcast, featuring Yesterday’s Gone, as read by Sean Platt. And because of the delay, we’re uploading three episodes tonight. Here’s the audio file for Episode 16: (Right click and save). Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 16 Alternately, you can listen to the episode here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/collectiveinkwell/Yesterdays-Gone-Episode-16-Collective-Inkwell-Podcast.mp3 Or you can subscribe via iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/collective-inkwell-podcast/id667565150 If you DO subscribe there, please leave a review. Note: Episode length and titles are different from the book series. Each book episode translates into several hours of audio. So Season One may have 20 or so episodes by the time it’s completed. We will keep the seasons separated, though. Here’s the prior episodes: Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 15 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 14 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 13 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 12 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 11 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 10 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 9 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 8 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 7 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 6 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 5 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 4 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 3 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 2 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 1...
Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 15 (podcast)

Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 15 (podcast)

We’re back with Episode 15 of the Collective Inkwell Podcast, featuring Yesterday’s Gone, as read by Sean Platt. And because of the delay, we’re uploading three episodes tonight. Here’s the audio file for Episode 15: (Right click and save). Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 15 Alternately, you can listen to the episode here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/collectiveinkwell/Yesterdays-Gone-Episode-15-Collective-Inkwell-Podcast.mp3 Or you can subscribe via iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/collective-inkwell-podcast/id667565150 If you DO subscribe there, please leave a review. Note: Episode length and titles are different from the book series. Each book episode translates into several hours of audio. So Season One may have 20 or so episodes by the time it’s completed. We will keep the seasons separated, though. Here’s the prior episodes: Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 14 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 13 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 12 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 11 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 10 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 9 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 8 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 7 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 6 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 5 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 4 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 3 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 2 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 1...