Reposting this for a gentleman named Harold Carper:
Harold Carper is a USAF veteran, husband, father, and systems administrator. He is not a people person.
The son of ministers, he was brought up in the Assemblies of God. Once on his own, however, he asked too many questions to which there were no satisfactory answers in mainstream Christianity. After years of study and debate with armchair, Internet theologians from around the world, Harold’s searching led him to a new spiritual home among Messianic Jews and Hebraic Christians. He found the Messianic perspective more scripturally founded, more intellectually rigorous, and richer in tradition than any other, and has been a Torah-keeping Christian ever since.
His fantasy flash fiction story, “The Man in the Axe,” is available for free on his website. Originally, it was the opening to a novella, but both stories were better separate. The full novella, with the working title of Velkis, is in submission at this time. These two stories are set in a world in which the races of men have fought the half-demon races of the Raivin for millenia. The Empire has had the upper hand for the last few centuries, but complacency has weakened their defenses and prepared the world for a new wave of chaos.
Another short story, “The Pillars of Salem” (science fiction, 5,330 words), is available for free on Wattpad and Smashwords. “The Pillars of Salem” is the first story set in a far future in which mankind has carried their cultural baggage across the galaxy, picking up more along the way.