Monday, October 13, 2014

In Creeps The Night

Recently I had one of my short stories published in an anthology of creepy stories called, "In Creeps The Night." I'm very excited to be apart of this project. Not only do I get to share the pages with some amazing writers, but the profits from the sale of this book (both eBook and paperback) benefit Mother's Without Borders, a non-profit organization that helps orphaned children across the globe.

You can find my story, "The Shadow Man" on page 138. 

If you would like to enter for a chance to win a trade paperback copy signed by me, enter your email address below. Five (5) lucky readers will randomly be chosen. Contest ends 11PM CST October 22nd. If you win, I will ship your personalized copy within the U.S. for free. Other's outside of the U.S. will need to cover the shipping costs.

For more information on the book and the other authors, below is a posting from Blue Harvest Creative, the designers and marketing group behind the project.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU SIGNED UP ON 10/13 YOUR ENTRY DID NOT GET SUBMITTED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. PLEASE RE-SUBMIT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW. THANK YOU!

Michael A. Walker
Defying Procrastination




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Her Last Words


You see it in the movies often. Someone is holding a loved one in their arms, or holding their hand as they speak their last words. They take that last shallow breath and close their eyes; forever. Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, and Steel Magnolias are a few movies that come to mind that employee this kind of heart wrenching plot twist to invoke emotion from the audience. As effective and moving as these movie tactics are, they pale to capture the pure, raw emotion of experiencing it firsthand.

Monday, October 6, 2014

What Mother Would Say?

My parents and I - circa 1969


"Has it really been twenty-five years? I've watched you grow from the heavens. Oh, how I've enjoyed it. You make my heart smile. I cry for you too. I know you want to be with me, but not now, son. Not now."



Michael A. Walker
Defying Procrastination