May X, MMXVIII in History

I just passed the 51,000-word mark in a historical fiction project (Book 1 of 4) for a client. The book has action, revenge, retribution, a secret love that if found out will result in agonizing death, and high-stakes for an entire culture at risk of being wiped out by the mightiest military on the face […]

And No… It’s Not a ‘Shipwreck’ Experience…

A glimpse of things in my day working with clients

Some of you might be interested in a little glimpse of things in my day working with clients (this one’s name–a scientist–is redacted in the following about their historical fiction project). And don’t let this post’s image fool you… it’s not a ‘shipwreck’ experience (though that is in their story)… ——– Original Message ——– Subject: RE: […]

ABOUT ‘Wings’

A Short Story of Faith and Self-Determination

He looked at her across the fire, the flame’s dance of light and shadow on the stone wall, as she sat with her head down. He turned his back to the fire and looked out into the night. “The road seems so much longer when we have no dreams to believe. And we have no destination… life has no purpose.” He heard the steady sound of water running down the mountain and knew it would wear away more rock. “It stayed that way until I decided one day to start walking and not stop until I found what I sought.”

The Candle... a Short Story by Dennis Lowery

The Candle (A Short Story of a Love Stronger Than Death)

A Short Story of a Love Stronger Than Death

What if you could give someone you love one more hour of life? The passion of love bursting into flame is more powerful than death, stronger than the grave.

Some of my early reader comments:

“You wrote a great story and I felt every word. Your significant ending was SPOILER REMOVED. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful heart!” –Evy Hannes

“Wow, I enjoyed reading very much.” –Irene Kimmel

“Wonderful, Dennis. Very well written!!” –Sylvia Sotuyo

“Wow…what a great story. I loved it Mr. Lowery. Loved it!” –Jo Ann Boomer

“Captivating.” –Mohammad Azam Khan

“It was wonderful. Chilling and hauntingly beautiful… very Stephen King-esque. Right up my alley, being a huge Stephen King fan. I have goosebumps. Absolutely loved it.” –Bobbie Today

“Wow, Dennis Lowery, I adore your writing! You pulled me in very quickly, and had me wanting more and more! Excellent story, I thank you for that amazing read. You are a very talented writer.” –Cristie Brewer

“Love it!” –Fay Handstock

“Brilliant, Dennis Lowery. Your writing always leaves me wanting more! I too saved it to re-read later. Thank you.” –Rebecca Harden-Heick

“Oh, wow… Very powerful… I felt so much compassion for the couple. And the intrigue of the supernatural, really gets you thinking. It really is an excellent story.” –Margie Casados

“Stephen King would be happy to put his name on this story! (I mean this as a compliment).” –Jyoti Dahiya

“Great story!” –Susan Gabriel

“I love this!” –Dawn Hart Jackson

“Poetic justice. Love it.” –Vicki Tyley

“Like your writing, it is so original and imaginative. It comes from somewhere deep inside. And you deliver your words of art so well.” Renee M.

WINGS (Short Fiction) by Dennis Lowery

Wings… (A story of Faith and Self-Determination)

The eBook is Available Now

A Short Story About Faith and Self-Determination

The Origin: One of my readers (on social media) sent me a picture of a mist-shrouded forest; serene but also had a touch of the ethereal to it. I knew a little bit about the reader: she was a single mom, raising a child (with some challenging circumstances affecting their behavior), and seemed to be struggling at times with what she faced. She also loved fairies, had a wonderful sense of humor and appreciation of the beauty in our world (despite all she dealt with in life). When she sent me the picture, she asked, “Can you write me a story?” I did and WINGS was the result. The revised, expanded, published version is available now.

A middle-aged man in search of his own life fulfillment and to heal wounds from the past finds a magical being–a fairy girl–who is looking for the same. How can she go on as a wingless fairy and can she trust a Man trying to help her?

WINGS (Short Fiction) by Dennis LowerySome of the comments from my early readers:

“I think this story sends a positive message to young people who are not happy with their bodies, or life situations. I enjoyed reading this short story, Dennis Lowery. Thank you.” –Hazel Payne

“That is a really good read. I quite enjoyed it.” –Jocelyne Corbiere

“That was a beautiful story, and full of meaning. Sometimes, we need to stop and fill our minds and hearts with love and tenderness for life can be very hard.” –Kathryn Nokony

“Dennis, I just loved it, actually read it twice… Forgive me but I see romance in so much, and when she asked ‘What will you do with me?’ It’s not what you wrote, but the way you wrote it, that made it come alive. Also, when she said ‘You’re a man,’ all of “his” response was so well-written. I promise not to reveal too much of the story because I encourage everyone to read it — but when each character shared their story of pain and courage; different but yet familiar, and she said: ‘To fly…’ and stated her outcome so far. I had to take a break from the story; I felt tears running down my face because it became so real to me… The ending was surprising but great. What a great message in this story… Thank you for sharing your great gift with me. A great, compelling, short story… ‘Wings’ touched me deeply, your writing moves me!” –Bernice Joe

“Just beautiful! I cried a few tears as I read this… Every time I think Dennis Lowery can’t write any better, he does. This story gave my wings a much-needed pick me up… I love that each story he writes, I find myself in it. This story is the perfect focus on the woman with kindness from the man, tragedy, pride, vulnerability, joy, and peace.” –Sarah Odendahl

“That’s a fantastic short story. My girls love fairy stories.” –Liz Moshier Echols

“Every time I read one of your stories I’m in awe! Keep ’em coming please.” –Regina Dollar Castleberry

“I love to read your stories, you take me right there.” –Jo Myers

“That was beautiful!” –Janet Mix

“This was gorgeous! A very cool story!” –Macady Watson

“Love the story.” –B. Ambrose

“I love your stories, especially Wings. You’re a great writer!” –Lisa Fuller

“Great story! They will meet again!” –Susan Gabriel [And you never know… she may be right]

“Well-written and I would love to read more of your work in the future!” –Yannick Bretschneider

“Oh my gosh…I wish it would’ve been longer. It is a shame she went through all that. It also would have been so nice to get more backstory on both the man and her. But this story was absolutely flawless in my opinion.” –Luke Cooper

“This is such a unique story, and the words are so descriptive!” –ARS

“So beautiful. It had me in tears. But then, Dennis Lowery always seems to touch my heart with his words. I think this might be my favorite.” –Nina A.

“This story was beautiful!” –Alison Fu

“Incredible, and so moving!! Thank you for the beautiful story, Dennis.” –Linda Anani

“So beautiful. Almost brings a tear to my eye.” –Lisa Korn

“You soar, Dennis Lowery. One of my very favorites.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara

“Very nicely written. My favorite genre.” –Paul Wade

“I enjoyed reading Wings, definitely magical, Thank you for sharing. Now I want more. You’re an excellent writer” –Yolanda Ocasio

“So beautiful.” –Sherry Thompson

“You know women so well… you have fulfilled your purpose.” –Renee McDaniel

“Magic. And even better you were able to write it so quickly.? You know the writing is so good that you can feel that you are in the story. That is one heck of a trick.” –Mike Trani

“Fabulous Dennis Lowery – truly enjoyed my morning read. Loved it.” –Diane Carolyn

[She quotes from the story] “’Why do you go on then?’ ‘Because,’ and he smiled at her from the knowledge that only comes from experience, ‘Because, I deserve to find what I’m looking for.’ As we all do. Wonderful story, Dennis Lowery.” –Samantha O’Brien

“Loved it.” –Robert Partridge

“It is beautiful!” –Claire Toffolo

“I love this part… ‘We fly highest and farthest then. That freedom… the feeling of our wings drinking in the wind, is what fairies long for.’ Truly beautiful, and so much feeling, Dennis Lowery.” –Margie Casados

‘Deadly Weapons’ [M]

A Flashfiction--Crime--Scene

In a social media post, one of my readers, Nina Anthonijsz–in response to another person’s mention of my writing skill–claimed, “He can make a story about a friggin’ paperclip and make it good!” Further below is a screen capture of the comment thread. So, I took about three minutes and wrote this for her (then […]

Every picture tells a story… don’t it? | ‘THE CROSSING’

One of my social media connections, a reader who has enjoyed some of my writing, that I also now consider an online friend, posted this picture from a vacation. One of his connections, also one of mine, Debra commented something to the effect that, “Dennis Lowery could probably write a story about it…” I’ve done […]

MUSIC VIDEO – SEASONS PASS | Life Remains

This book will publish mid-November. From readers of the two advance copies I shared of the production pre-pub proof:  “Got it and cried a bit.Held it to my chest and giggle cried. I love how your words can strike a different chord for each person that reads them. Anyhow… I was flying high about the […]

4000 words–Reader Comments–about the stories in NIGHT DESCENDS

AVAILABLE NOW Reader comments follow below Story Descriptions (opens in a new tab or window) The hardback is a special print version with a matte finish dust-jacket and higher quality (heavier) paper that enables use of color pictures (the story covers) in the book’s interior: Signed Hardback Price is $26.95. The paperback will be a traditional […]

31,673 words

It’s not something I keep track of or pay any attention to. But this morning, when adding a few more reader comments about some of my writing and stories, I noticed it. Maybe some of them are from you… 29,922 words UPDATED JANUARY 3, 2017, NOW AT: 31,673 words That’s the word count on my Reader […]