I have just now posted all my short stories. Notice that the four Jonathan T. Barron paranormal fantasy stories are all here and listed in order on the right column of my main page. (They each won Honorable Mentions in a huge, international contest.) Also, I've posted some links to my related videos on my YouTube channels. Actually, the one channel UniversalDirt, is as about as intimate a profile of "the author" as it decently can be.
"Shoreless" (9962 words) transcribes one of the astonishing voyages
of Captain Therrealmentioned in "Ships Passing in the Night".
From the published notes of "Ships Passing":  This is the same Therreal who commanded
the starship UNS Chariot in the first intentional time-transcendence
excursions based on the theories of Nobel Prize winning propulsionist, Dr.
Pachero-Nanez, who discovered that as a vessel neared the speed of light, its
mass decreased, enabling it to break the light barrier and escape the
limitations of the material-energy-chronos universe. Read "Shoreless" HERE.
Welcome new readers. You can actually read my story "Ships Passing in the Night, Etc." free in the sample Kindle pages on Amazon. Please review the story there, or leave a comment below. Thanks! Cover art by Ariel Alian Wilson Cover layout by Katie Nyborg The art for the story is by Errow Collins. Update (10/10/16): The story is now available online at the MSJ. Update (2/2/17): I have posted it now HEREon the blog, too. Note the footnote links will take you to the MSJ site.
I just recently learned that "Ships Passing..." will be published in its real quarterly book in Autumn 2016 (October) rather than only online. The Mad Scientist Journal bills itself as "The Academic Journal for the Misunderstood Genius" and "The World's Only Reliable Newspaper." The “Ships Passing”
title is a reference to a lines from happy romance contained within the epic
poem “Tales of a Wayside Inn” by Longfellow. The lines are:
that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
This is my copy that just arrived in the mail today from the United Kingdom. The story works on several levels, environmental, social, and political. It might be more relevant than it first appears. Scroll down to the photo of the bear cubs for more information.
Scroll down to see more information, in particular the link to the TV news story about the real Jeffrey Reynolds. "Just Cold" was supposed to come out on January 1 of this year, and when the magazine had some delaying glitches, rather that this spring, I asked that it wait until December to be in time for Christmas. Well, we're having Christmas in April.
UPDATE 10/24/16: I can't find the story anymore at the Dead Mule, but my cool bio, called a Southern Legitimacy Statement, may be read HERE.