The Light


By Bob Wood

A deserted old railroad track ran just outside West Point, a small town that reeked of it’s paper mill. The station master was killed there while carrying his lantern; his head being severed from his body, it’s said. Legend has it that late at night, when conditions are right, you can still see the light of his lantern on the track.

High schoolers liked to take dates to seek “The Light” in the gloom; most never did … but pursued other delights. I was enjoying other delights with my date when suddenly she stiffened … and breathlessly exclaimed, “I see the Light!”

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My Books are Available on Amazon.

Available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.

Just a quick reminder that my three works published on Kindle are also available in paperback. You can find them either by googling “Amazon” and “Phil Slattery” or by following this link to my author’s page.

While you’re in Amazon, you will see that two of my stories can also be found in Creepy Campfire Quarterly and Infernal Ink.

All three of my works are also available on Kindle Unlimited.

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets this Thursday

image001The Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, January 12, in the Entertainmart (formerly Hardback) Café at 7:00 pm.  I will be leading the discussion on what I have learned from publishing on Kindle and using their marketing tools.  Everyone is invited.

The Farmington Writers Circle is a group of local writers who are interested in exploring and developing new means of marketing and publicizing their works.

My Books are Available on Amazon

Available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.

If you have enjoyed some of my stories scattered around the Internet, I have good news for you.  I have two collections of short stories and one novelette now available on Amazon in either Kindle or in paperback.

The two short story collections are entitled A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, a collection of published and previously unpublished horror (obviously) short stories,  and The Scent and Other Stories, a collection of short stories on love, relationships, and the dark side of human nature.   The novelette is entitled Click.  It is a suspense/thriller about a policeman recovering from an emotional trauma, who secludes himself on an isolated island only to find himself hunted by two unknown assailants.

To find out more about these works, including reading the praise I have received from readers for the published works, visit my Published Works page on this website.

The Chamber Magazine is Now Live!

ps1 SlatteryI am pleased to announce that The Chamber Magazine is now live.  Issue 1 contains a short story by George Gad Economou, a poem by FRED, and a non-fiction article by John A. DeLaughter on H.R. Giger.

Issue 2 will be online April 1.  Please start submitting your stories, poetry, articles, and other works per the guidelines published on this site and at The Chamber.

Update on Upcoming Promotions for January and February

Phil Slattery, 2015

Note the promotion timeframe for Diabolical has changed from what was announced in December.

I will be giving away the e-versions of  two of my works over the next two months.  I will announce each in advance and on the days it is free.  Check back frequently for updates.

Diabolical:  Three Stories of Jack Thurston and Revenge:  January 1, 5, 12, 15, and 19.

The Scent and Other Stories:  January 26, February 2, February 9, and February 14 (Valentine’s Day).