Weirdness, horror, and dark humor abound in these tales that range from bleak to zany with generous sprinkles of sappy sentiment! (The tongue is never far from its cheek in the writings of Zinna Kingsley.)
Three Short Stories and Two Novel Excerpts. Save money! Buy The Zinna Kingsley Reader, enjoy the stories, sample the novels, and decide if Zinna Kingsley is an author worth watching!
It's hard to make it in today's working world, especially when your coworkers are treating you like dirt. Even your lunch break isn't sacred anymore . . .
Sometimes, a man needs a little help . . . a new friend . . . and plenty of DRAINAGE.
A short story of love and revenge! (5300 words)
Dead Man's Land
They said it could never be done, that no one could ever dig a hole to China . . .
But no one ever said the Chinese couldn't dig a hole to America . . .
A short story that dares to ask "What If ? . . ." (2500 words)
The Old Man and the W. C.
It's tough being a crotchety old widower in this day and age. Banker lady serves you eviction papers so they can build a shopping mall on your property. Then, a supernatural horror attempts to claim your soul even as you attempt to move your bowels ...
What will prevail? Despair or a resurgent human spirit?
A touching short story of endurance and redemption ... with a little potty humor thrown in! (about 10,000 words.)
Complete Part One of Voidum
Between Reality and Dream, there is Voidum ... where lucidity is indistinguishable from madness, and only a thin line divides the evil from the good....
Kurt Silas, an intelligent but troubled teenager, descends inexplicably into insanity until he has literally disappeared into his own hallucinations. Now Kurt finds himself in ... Hell. His only hope of escape is to journey deep into the Center of this endless, fantastical, and terrifying world ... the place where madness begins....
Meanwhile, Sarah Browning, his beautiful girlfriend, is at her wit's end, but she is determined to save him. She enlists the aid of Dr Emerson Jeffries, but little does she realize that he is a deranged scientist with profane ambitions who will stop at nothing to discover the secret of Kurt's madness ... which he believes will give him access to the root of unimaginable power....
Complete Prologue and Chapter One of The Lord of Dream and Metal
A Dark Lord from a world of dream, a dimension much lighter than ours, has caught a whiff of Earth--a dense "metal world" whose rich energy he covets to feed his insatiable blood addiction--and he is on the move to conquer and absorb us all!
Chuck is paraplegic and mute due to a drug-fueled childhood accident--but his trauma gave him access to an infinite array of dream worlds, which are just as real as ours but physically inaccessible. Chuck explores these realms in the persona of Corak, his dream self. Corak trains in the arts of geomancy with a powerful Shaman who prepares him for an inevitable confrontation with the Dark Lord . . .
Meanwhile, George and Karl are college buddies who've come up with a technology that enables interdimensional travel. Hoping to further human knowledge (and get rich), they've implemented this technology with funding from a shadowy financier named Don and his feisty companion/associate, Marie. In testing the device, however, George is "accidentally" transported to another dimension, where his genius will be tested to its limits . . . especially when the Dark Lord arrives!
The Zinna Kingsley Reader supplies over 50,000 words of jaw-slackening entertainment! It's better than T.V.! It would take you days to get through that many words watching Prime Time, Cable, and Streaming all at the same time! (This has been verified through extensive studies, Double Blind and Triple Latté.)