Hi. My name is Greg Stolze, this is my web page, and I write books.

Category Archives: Fiction

Happy Ash Valentine’s Day!

Happy Ash Valentine’s Day!

If I understand correctly, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are to coincide once more in 2029, and then that’s it for the whole of the twenty-first century. Zounds! How am I, a beloved anti-realist, frequent Christian, uneasy cynic and aspiring romantic celebrating this rare conjunction? Well, I’m mainly ignoring it. My wife and I have…Read More

Building A Death Ray Is Hard

Building A Death Ray Is Hard

New fiction up! You’d think this one would be SF or horror, but it’s actually more of a gritty crime piece! Like a lot of my fiction these days, it debuted on my Patreon which, with fewer than 50 backers, is feeling a little lonely. It’s only five bucks to get a fresh new story…Read More

Christmas Season Double-Header!

Christmas Season Double-Header!

About a year ago, I dusted off two very old stories and reworked them for the Patreon. (I did two because it didn’t feel fair to just do one when they were old.) So now, a year later, they roll out here for free. Isn’t that great? If you want to support that Patreon, by…Read More

Curselands!

Curselands!

A year ago, readers on my Patreon got the story of a man exploring an alternate Earth where the touch of man was unknown, because animals never evolved. He mainly goes there to let his dog do its business beyond the reach of pooper-scooper laws, because the gate into that uninhabited world is huge and…Read More

I DREAM OF INSOMNIA is now live!

I DREAM OF INSOMNIA is now live!

That’s right! The long awaited anthology of nineteen of my short works is now on Kickstarter and you can pledge for it at this very instant! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gregstolze/i-dream-of-insomnia/ Now, if you’re a longtime Stolze fan and follower, a lot of the work on that table of contents is going to look familiar, but this is your…Read More

How Do You Like Revisionist Mythos Horror?

How Do You Like Revisionist Mythos Horror?

Some time ago, in the really bleak depths of COVID lockdown, a friend and editor tried to assemble a set of stories set in the HPL Cthulhu Mythos setting (or something like it) but with a hopeful and humanist vibe. When he approached me about it, my first thought was, “There’s no way to thread…Read More

GOT THERE FIRST

GOT THERE FIRST

It’s that lovely time of month again. I’ve uploaded a brand new story at my Patreon page, which means an old one from last year rolls out and lands here, free for everyone, thanks to those cool as hell funding heroes. (If you like the stories here, hey, you know what to do. Or, if…Read More

Just a Simple Love Story

Just a Simple Love Story

This is exactly what you expect from me, right? A light-hearted tale of a girl in love who pursues her goals with great determination, right up to the happily ever after? What? You don’t expect that? Hm. Well, you might like it anyway. Here’s Gwynafra Needs a Love Potion. Also, while I have your attention,…Read More

Listen to the Future

Listen to the Future

This sounds like it should be promoting a new streaming service that somehow costs listeners even more while giving artists even less, doesn’t it? But no, it’s a short story from yours truly – one I always thought would make a decent one-act play. You can read it right here, right now. If you’d wanted…Read More

“Freckles” and Some Good Game News!

“Freckles” and Some Good Game News!

First up, there’s a new story in the ol’ fiction library, and it’s some nasty crime stuff. So, the content warning for Freckles is, there’s torture, murder, and allusions to sexual crimes. If you want to skip out, it’s understandable, but all that darkness is in service of a story about corrupted justice systems and…Read More