memorable stories

not for the emotionally timid

by Jason J. Marchi




... he walks among shadows, a friend to the night. He inhales fog and exhales fear. He passes beneath the yellow suns hanging over the street from the dark porcelain sky. And when he pauses, raises his gold-handled cane, the mists about him gather like ghosts, and stories form for those who see.  He can peer into your mind—and your heart—and he will reveal your most private secrets for others to see. Beware his shadowy presence at the end of your driveway, outside your window, at your front door—for he knows you better than you will ever know yourself.

 In this collection of new and previously published stories and poems, Jason Marchi presents unforgettable tales the likes of which the world has not seen since writers like Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, and Rod Serling (“The Twilight Zone”) first presented their stories to adoring audiences of all ages.


A deeply troubled man who will stop at nothing to discover the identity of the mysterious visitor to the grave of Edgar Allan Poe ... a woman who hears voices coming from a field ... a man whose secret life has now caught up with him ... a woman who is haunted by her own precognitive dreams ... and a man sitting on death row thinking about his next move.

“We hear this lyrical, magical voice so little among American writers. I had Jason Marchi as a student [at Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Short Story Writers’ Workshop in 1998] and with [his] work I feel like I am in the hands of a skilled and confident story teller who knows where he is going and how to take us along on the journey to a satisfying conclusion.”
- Sara Powers (New Stories from the South, Zoetrope: All-Story anthology)
“Jason! Great! Bravo! Love your stories. You are sockdolager!”
 – Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)
“Beautifully atmospheric...written for you, the reader, to savor and enjoy.”
 - William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run)
"Jason Marchi has a keen, poetic view on life as distilled through his stories. His unique view of the human condition is both entertaining and thought provoking."
- Gary Braver (award-winning author of bestselling thrillers Flashback and Skin Deep)

Click HERE for a free sample story!

Publication date: January 2016

256 pp

Trade paper: ISBN# 978-0-9830945-3-1

eBook ISBN# 978-0-9830945-5-5

Suggested retail:

$14.95 trade paper US (Higher in CANADA)

$4.99 eBook


Ages 13+

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