The Dark Trek Home

Loved this book I wrote a couple years back. Wish it got more traction, but it was fun to write and create the world the story unfolds in.

The Dark Trek Home

Trent’s grandfather vanished without a trace many years ago and now his brother has been found dead. Mutilated in a field. And the dead man’s son is missing. A fishing trip gone terribly wrong. Trent soon discovers that the guilty are beyond the law—light-years beyond the law. His quest takes him, his brother’s wife, and a small band of close friends to a haunting world he knows nothing about, to strike an impossible deal with the very monsters that tore his family apart.

Its still available here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FNH2YDG

What have you wrote or created that you loved most? What happened with it?

 

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Boom: I’ve been published!

Surprise! I am pretty excited about this news. Four days into 2017 and my challenge to be more creative is in full swing. Ok, I already knew about this one, but its still occurring in 2017. So I am counting it.

I have a short story published by FictionMagazines in the current issue of “Under the Bed”

The link to the publisher is below (or you can find it on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Under-the-Bed/dp/B00GACKD9K). From the publisher, the four gems you get to enjoy are:

Fruiting Bodies

Guy Riessen

O. unilateralis, or the Zombie Fungus, can take over the minds and bodies of entire ant colonies–and it’s just evolved a hunger for higher life forms.

Mis-Fit

Todd Stanley

A fitness tracker takes motivation to a scary level

Purgatory

Lynne Conrad

Two friends enjoying a movie night suddenly find themselves in a battle for their lives.

The Surging in my Soul

Erik Gustafson

Rotating slowly at the bottom of the lake, something very out place resides.

http://www.fictionmagazines.com/shop/u-t-b/under-the-bed-vol-05-no-04/

I hope you read it and let me know what you think or at least share it with your friends and family!

The Carousel Sighed

The carousel sighed

Gears rotated in turn, screaming like hawks

Stretching out from the giant center poll, like a ribcage, the sweeps turned

The galloping cranks, which rose and fell,

Pulled brass rods,

That impaled the colorful animals, rising and falling in perfect rhythm,

Like a youthful heart beat

Rotating the old wobbling platform,

Where pairs of horses, pigs, dogs, and even sea monsters jumped and pranced,

In their tireless, obedient circle,

Endlessly,

They don’t blink, they don’t smile, yet still they know

The band organ in the center, like a heart,

Circulated music throughout the merry-go-round

Above the canopy, the large bearing at the top of the center pole, silently bears everything,

Like a guardian angel,

As the innocent children laughed and cheered,

The carousel sighed,

The carousel wished

Create

That’s my word 2017. I want to do more of that. Not sure how that will manifest just yet, but that is my goal.  My resolution!

Writing for sure. I have a half finished novel sitting there gathering cyber-dust. Time to get back to it.

Viktor Frankl theorized that we can discover meaning in life in three different general ways and one of those is by creating a work or doing a deed. 

So the challenge for myself is to be more creative. Even in the little things. Little things are what matter most and turn into big things. 

And to blog about it.

Happy 2017! 

Create.

Journals of Horror: Found Fiction on sale now!

I have a short story about a carousel ride with a terrifying message shoved down its wooden throat in this amazing anthology….and now it is on sale!!

Don’t miss out!

Only $0.99 from Nov. 27th to Dec. 1st! JOURNALS OF HORROR: Found Fiction is the most unique horror anthology of the year! You have heard of found footage.

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Now experience FOUND FICTION!

http://www.amazon.com/Journals-Horror-Fiction-Todd-Keisling-ebook/dp/B00MTB67GY/

My newest release: The Carousel in the Sky

I am excited to announce that my third novel, The Carousel in the Sky, is out! I am pretty excited about this one. The dark fantasy novel is based on a dream that had a couple years back. In the dream, I was in a forest staring up at a mansion that had a carousel revolving around its sharply pitched roof, like a crown.

The novel is a grand adventure, a terrifying journey into a secret world ruled by evil men… in the midst of which we find Alex just trying to find his lost friend. Not a simple task at all.

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This is the publisher’s blurb: In the middle of a forest of oaks, a mansion sits, inviting the young and old to explore its depths. On top of the mansion, a carousel, but not just any carousel, this one holds secrets that are soon to be unlocked.

You can pick up a copy at Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Carousel-Sky-Erik-Gustafson-ebook/dp/B00PDXOAO6

Also its available on Smashwords here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491462