My collection of free short stories. Because nothing else in life is free.

Welcome to L. Vera's new wordpress blog. You can also find my books "Diary of a Madman" and "The Horror Suicide Show" on


This is where I’ve been!!!

I’ve put my writing on hold to pursue a career as a fire fighter. I know it sounds a little random, especially those who have been reading my pieces over the years and have become great fans. I just want to say I am not ignoring you and yes, I miss chatting with you all, especially at deviant Art. I’m already 2 months in and have four left. If I succeed and pass all the required test I’ll be a fire fighter AND a writer. I’ll have all the time in the world to catch up with my writing.

I actually have one final chapter of The Monolith to write. I have two books in the editing stage and a handful of shorts that need editing. The only really writing that has been done in the last couple of months in the tiniest bits is a short story, slowing turning into a long story, maybe a novella, called “The War On The Blacktop”. It’s a post apocalyptic story where three bikers are being chased by a demon who is after something in one of their duffel bags.

Expect a huge surge of stories in August.


Two stories win first place in Good Guy’s Publishing Flashy Short’s Competition

You will find my short story “Confetti Skycade” and my shorter short, “Bubble Jet Fuel” in the newest “Flashy Shorts – The Sequel”. The both happened to win first place over at Good Guy Publishing and another story “Fallen Awake” was also mentioned as an honorable mention. So I think three stories will be published. I actually think these three are really great stories and if you are a fan of something a bit more washed with wonder, you should pick up this edition when it comes out.

The Monolith is officially Live! “What would you do for one wish?”


After a long delay: Chapter 1.

The Monolith Update: Are You Ready To Die?

The Monolith has 15 chapters done. It was originally intended to be 25 but I realize the story is already almost done at 15. It will probably end at 20. The date is scheduled for late Feburary but is subject to change. And I think it’s fucking an amazing fun story.

Monolith News: [link]

Date: Feb. 24th

Also check out Confetti Skycade my latest short story.

Books can get you in a lot of trouble. That’s why I like them so much. – L. Vera

Sound + Noise

Just a few weeks ago, an FBI task force raided a home* in Portland, Oregon very early in the morning. They broke down the front door with a battering ram and threw in a stun grenade, which is non-lethal but produces a very loud and disorienting noise and a blinding bright light. The team locked down the building and secured the sleepy, compliant occupants. The operation was one of several which also occurred in Olympia, WA and Seattle, WA, involving some 60-80 officers.

Just who were these dangerous criminals, these domestic terrorists whose threat level is so high that an FBI team with stun grenades, battering rams, and assault rifles needed to burst into their homes in the wee hours of the morning?

Why, it’s these two young folks,

Leah-Lynn Plante:

and Matt Duran:

Reportedly, the FBI search warrant was for black clothing, paint, sticks, computers and cell…

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Confetti Skycade

No longer available. Will be found in Flashy Shorts 2 by Good Guy Publishing.

Buy Flashy Shorts Today

When I hear Flashy Shorts, I picture some bright colored shorts, perhaps something Bart Simpson wears. Nonetheless, here is a flashy set of shorts from Good Guy Publishing, coming out Today, with yours truly gracing the pages. The lineup is actually pretty nice, check it out:

Oatmeal Galaxy by K. M. Indovina
Metro Rider by Mark Gatto
Cup Football by Margaret Nesbitt
Duck-egg Blue by Natalie Glenister
The Secret Witch by Debbie Behan
No Criminal by L. Vera
The Flat by Graham Taylor
The Kansas Kindred Killers by Graham Smith

Amazon U.S.

Amazon U.K.

-L. Vera

Diary of a Madman FREE!!!!

You have no excuse not to download this. Even you don’t have a kindle, you can download the PC version here. It’s free till Monday.

Today’s post brought to you be the letter H.


Been super busy with, reading Heath Lowrance’s Dig Ten Graves – which is the greatest thing I’ve read all year – and writing. Can’t stop writing. Writing about everything and it’s fun. Especially writing for this new blog. So stop by if you have time. Better yet, join the team. Or let me interview you. Or just keep in touch.


– L. Vera

A new blog and we want you to help.

“A Knife And A Quill” is a new blog I’ve created with other writers and artist that will feature dark literature, from self published books to children’s books. So far the staff is four people strong and we have a lot of content coming out on Friday.

So there’s many things you can do to help.

1) Join the team. We are looking for article writers, someone with a little spunk who like to write 2-3 articles a month about writing news, keeping with our dark theme most of the time. We are also letting bloggers use their own amazon affiliate links so they profit off the traffic here.

2) Donate. Soon there will be an icon so that you can donate to make the site more dynamic. We only need $100 every year to make the blog a full fledge website.

Also, click on our Kindle Store link if you plan on making amazon purchases. We get a percentage of anything you buy through our Amazon Affiliate links and even that will help the site.

3) Let us interact with you. Need a book review, let me know. Want an interview, send me a message. Want a contest advertised, shoot me the info. Want your site featured in a blog, then maybe we can trade.

4) Send us any crazy short story you have, which we will throw up on “The Wall”. We’ll showcase strange, weird short/flash fiction every now and then which you can add as a publishing credit.

5) Follow us. It’s that simple. If you have a wordpress account or an email address, we would be thrilled to have you following us.

6) I’m almost out of ways you can help. 🙂 But the last thing I could think of is just communicating with us. I respond to everyone and love talking to anyone who’s brave enough to leave a comment. I may not have awesome ties to agents or big companies, but I do know lots of writers and after talking to you, I’ll know one more.