Mark Cantrell, Author

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Blog: Time Waits For No Morlock

Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 27, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

  Read a book and make a dream come true

Where did all the time go? Mark Cantrell ponders the strange temporal reality in his novel Silas Morlock...

REMEMBER what Eins...

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FICTION: As Mankind Perishes, The Last Dolphin Sings...

Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 18, 2016 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Dolphin's Song


Flash Fiction By Mark Cantrell

Copyright © January 2015


WHEN the world turned to dust, the last dolphin left the dying sea to crawl onto the beach of eternity. There she ...

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FICTION: When Man Comes Along, A Pup's Fate Is Sealed

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 3, 2016 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

White Fur

This is one of the earliest pieces of short fiction I ever wrote, so no apologies that it's not up to the standard of my later efforts. It's also the first story I ever had published, appearing in a supplement of my local newspaper back in 1992. T...

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FICTION: Fear Has A Fury When It Breaks

Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 10, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Sod’s Draw

A Short Story By Mark Cantrell


THE young toughs were waiting for him again by the turn into his street, leaving no way for him to avoid the gauntlet of insult and intimidation. 


They knew his route too well; all the best places to lie ...

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FICTION: There's No Place Like Home For Those Who Are Poor

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 2, 2015 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

There's No Place Like Home

Flash Fiction By Mark Cantrell

Copyright © February 2015

“AFFORDABLE housing? Affordable housing! Are you taking the piss?”


I rolled my eyes. Phil was off on one again.


“A fucking palace is affordable if you’ve got the fucking money, but you don’t get that by working for it. Working cl...

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FICTION: They Searched For A City

Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 21, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Man Who Dreamed

Of Bradford

 Short Fiction By Mark Cantrell

 OUT of all the offices in all of the city, she just had to walk into mine.


She wasn't what you'...

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STORY: Confronted With The Demands Of Commitment

Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

"Final Draft"

Commitment is everything for an author, as Dan learns in this flash fiction piece by Mark Cantrell, but can he keep the girl?

DAN was having a great time.


His fingers flew over the keyboard, bringing the story to life. It was like being in there with his characters, listening to their every word, watching their every move. He was the silent witness completely embroiled ...

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FICTION: Vampire Noir

Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Deadly Night Shade

 By Mark Cantrell

When Shade's lover is killed by a vampire slayer, she vows revenge, but her murderous fury will lead to a terrible revelation about the man she intends to kill...

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CITIZEN ZERO: The First Chapter (Sample)

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Beggars Can't Be Choosers

HE was being watched again. As soon as he arrived at the bus stop the camera turned to stare.

Mills sighed despondently and tried not to think about it. Such thoughts only made him...

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