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

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Did You Forget “The Forgotten Monk”?

Did You Forget “The Forgotten Monk”?

If you didn’t get in on the Kickstarter for The Forgotten Monk, it’s not too late! The publisher is still accepting pledges and pre-orders until JUNE FIRST. You can even upgrade your pledge if you care to. For details, just click here. -G.Read More

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Someday, Laughter

A brief thing, prompted by the detonated fiction experiment. A short, bruising story about teenage theater humiliation.

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Regret, With Math

The award-winning story of love, death, choice, and multiple-universe theory.

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These People Mean Nothing to Each Other

A rancid slice-of-life illuminating four self-absorbed pieces that fit together into something much more sinister.

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Two Things She Does With Her Body

A piece of brief, character-driven literary fiction (meaning “neither pornography, mystery nor fantasy”) based very loosely on someone I met at the dojo.

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A Hole in the Darkness

A cop and a crook drive out in the middle of nowhere, late at night, and dig a grave. Then they try to decide who has to get in it.

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Falling

Martial arts students try to avoid getting hurt when they lose control of themselves.

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Shrimp

A taciturn judo instructor unexpectedly tells a chilling story about his childhood.

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Whatever Happened to Lala?

Whatever Happened to Lala? has nothing unnatural or uncanny going on. Just unhappy.

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Kindness

A story about a man who tries to do something decent, only to have it go entirely off the rails.

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Carving the Night-Dark Soil

A man with an exciting and important life tries to trade it all in for a chance to write his novel about Protestant settlers in Nebraska. It is a work of satire. Additionally, I have read this one aloud as a podcast! Hooray!

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The Murder Queen’s Fan Mail

A young prisoner writes to the novelist who inspired him. Special thanks to Dizzy Banjo for the prison door sound used in the podcast!

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Careful, She Bites

Two girls in a psych facility share personal information.

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Fantasy Fiction

13th Age Elfish

This is a TrueType font named 13Aelfin. Feel free to download and use as you see fit. It has both capitals AND lowercase!

13th Age Abyssal

This is another TrueType font, called 13Abyssal. Use it freely. Again, it’s only capitals.

13th Age Aasimar

This isn’t a story, it’s a TrueType font called 13Asimar. Feel free to use and distribute it. (It only has capital letters.)

The Forgotten Monk: Chapters 1-2

My next novel is entitled The Forgotten Monk and it’s currently getting funded on Kickstarter. If you’re at all curious about the story of a martial arts monk with amnesia trying to solve the mystery that is himself, check it out.

The Doom of Swords

My first podcast experiment is imperfect, but it was free, after all. It’s from the setting of REIGN.and is now available in text form in Worlds of Their Own. It has swordplay, adultery, revenge, and an incontinent donkey.

 

Unripe Fruit

In a society with strictly defined castes, concretely proscribed gender roles and rigid family expectations, how do youngsters wind up blood-covered and naked out in the forest?

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The Grey People

A Bronze Age narrative in the Lovecraft Mythos vein, featuring a grandma seeking her missing son in the company of her grandchild.

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Weird Stuff

Ghosts: The Straight Dope

Reluctant as I am to write stories about writers, this one also has possession, cruel magic, epic halitosis and oh so much alcohol.

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A Long, Romantic Weekend

The wreckage of my first attempt to ransom fiction, which ran aground on the reefs of long-form uncertainty. I had a lot of fun writing this, though. The first time major characters get introduced, you get a catalogue of their body scars. It also features a car crash, impromptu surgery, and a tornado. As you might surmise, the title is ironic.

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Icke

Have you ever wondered what a school shooter with fish telepathy would be like? The answer I came up with was far more grim than would have expected.

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Zombis Blanc

If anyone could possibly deserve to be chased, manhandled, drugged, beaten, drugged again and forced to toil for jeering captors, it’s the protagonists of this story. It’s set in the slave revolt of 1791 and based on medical fact.

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In the Blindness of the Glare

As part of the Ardwin ransom, I agreed to write a story incorporating ten elements demanded by donors of $50 or more. Here is that story. It is not tidy, but hopefully fun. (One element was that I had to include myself as a character. Otherwise, I don’t do that.)

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A Wind at the Window

A story of icy calculation, burning revenge, and mysterious death set in Finland.

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ENZYMES

He thinks he used to be human, but the question is, what does that mean for him and his mission? Also available as a splendid podcast!

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Emily Speaks

A bit of near-future fiction concerning the monetization of a woman’s voice.

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7 and 7

The novella sequel to SWITCHFLIPPED has Kung Fu, despair, and pillow talk on index cards.

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TRANSMIT

A far more plausible narrative about contacting aliens, the risks, the rewards, and the difficulty of telling them apart.

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The Turning of the Time

A SWITCHFLIPPED-like narrative about time control, choices not made, and the dangerous combination of senility and firearms.

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How to Make a Book Safe

Is it better to believe or deny? Does it matter if the deity you consider exists or not? What if it makes perfect sense… and is unspeakably vile?

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NECROCHROME

If you had a cell phone that could text with the dead, what secrets would you seek out? Which would you try to cover up?

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Specimens

An ambitious biologist gets a big promotion! And drugs!

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Special Purpose

A young girl in an impoverished future finally finds out what her family has planned for her.

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By No Means Vulgar

BY NO MEANS VULGAR is a collection of short stories inspired by The Play’s The Thing, a Shakespearean roleplaying game.

In the Court of the Yellow King

Come and enjoy new visions of the King, expanding and deepening the fragments glimpsed in the award-winning True Detective television series, penned for your delight by a host of master scribes eager to guide you to a new world of delirium, despair, and madness.

Cthulhu Lives!

This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft’s work.

DELTA GREEN: Alien Intelligence

You are NOT CLEARED for this book.

These eight tales of cosmic horror and personal apocalypse were not written to make you feel secure about your place in the universe. They are here to unsettle you, to horrify you, and to challenge your misguided notions of history, humanity, and morality. Enjoy.

DELTA GREEN: Dark Theatres

Take your seat.

Delta Green: Dark Theatres presents eight new stories of intrigue and horror, eight theaters in which desperate actors engage clandestine passion plays for the grim amusement of alien gods, Witness the horrors of the Raids on Innsmouth the terrible secrets of World War II, the tropical nightmare of Vietnam, the chill vacuum of Yuggoth, the asynchronous folds of space-time, and much more.

Don’t Read This Book

Down a lonely alleyway, under a starless sky, lies a city that never was, yet is: the Mad City, where nightmares walk the streets, and a good night’s sleep can get you killed. Here, then, is a book from that place.

Have Blaster, Will Travel

Sentient robots on a murderous rampage. Deadly pirate attacks in deep space. An adult entertainment star on the run. Espionage in a diner in space. These are the tales of the Bulldogs!

The Lion and the Aardvark

These confusing times of Internet trolls, one-percenters, toxic fame, and impending singularity cry out for clarity—the clarity found in Aesop’s 2,500 year old fables.

Lucifer’s Shadow

This anthology features ten different tales of horror and apocalypse.

The New Hero, Volume 2

With 13 thrilling stories of threatened identity and vanquished disorder, this second volume of the New Hero series boasts a diverse cast of top writers who tear apart and recombine the limits of the serial adventure form.

The Sleep of Reason

The Sleep of Reason is a unique and unsettling anthology book. There are no zombies here.  No vampires or werewolves.  No familiar solutions.  No safe havens.  Instead, we offer new landscapes of dread.  New icons of terror.  New arts of horror.

The Strix Chronicle Anthology

We are like you. We live in your cities, we laugh at your jokes, we share your good times and your bad ones. We meet you in clubs and back alleys, at glamorous parties and dive bars. We need you, to sate our endless hunger. We are your Kindred.

Whispers From the Abyss

The WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS ANTHOLOGY is the first ever H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection created specifically for readers on the go. All 33 spine-chilling tales are concentrated bites of terror.

Worlds of Their Own

Adventure without limits!

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