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Shadow Realities

(The seventh book in the Writer on Demand series)
A collection of stories by

There are other worlds in the shadows; dark worlds that mirror our own and seep in through the cracks in our facade of normality. Shadow Realities brings you five stories that reveal these dark alternatives to life as we know it.

Writer on Demand Vol. 7: Shadow Realities contains five complete stories:

Psycho Physics (approximately 6,000 words) slipstreams a hard-boiled detective through a world of science into a world that he can only pray is science fiction to get his man and avert an unimaginable catastrophe. This story originally appeared in Slipstreams, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers (DAW Books, Inc. 2006).

For Every Time, A Season (approximately 2,000 words) reveals a mirror world where everything is exactly the same as our world, except for one crucial dimension that makes all the difference in the world--a life and death difference. This story originally appeared in Time-Traveled Tales, edited by Jean Rabe (Origins Game Fair Anthology 2012).

Rural Route (approximately 4,600 words) reveals the shadows of another reality and their plans for bringing their patterns of darkness to our reality in an unconventional assault that almost no one sees coming. This story originally appeared in Boondocks Fantasy, edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, Inc. 2011).

Day of the Shadows (approximately 4,000 words) captures what happens when our darkest fears become reality. This story originally appeared in Carnage & Consequences, edited by Marc Tassin & Friends (Walkabout Publishing, Inc. 2011). (approximately 4,300 words) teaches us to be wary when our dreams come true, because darkness is concealed inside every wish come true. This story originally appeared in The Dimension Next Door, edited by Kerrie Hughes and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, Inc. 2008).

About the Author:

Best known as the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, comedy, and memoir genres, with several published novels (including Net Impact, Forced Conversion, and GREENSWORD) and more than forty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including short fiction in The Crimson Pact, Carnage & Consequences, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Sidekicks!, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Time Twisters, Civil War Fantastic, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, Renaissance Faire, Sol's Children, Love & Rockets, and Pandora's Closet.

Many of Don's stories are electronically available, individually or in his Writer on Demand TM collections by genre, including "Tales of Gamers and Gaming," "Tales of Humorous Horror," "Tales Out of Time", "Grim, Fair e-Tales," "Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam," and "Not-So-Heroic Fantasy." More collections of stories will be coming soon.

His original stand-alone tales, "Gentlemanly Horrors of Mine Alone," "Running Free: A Tale Inspired by Patsy Ann," "Season's Critiquings," and "Father's Day," are available for just 99 cents each.

Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers of America, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, GenCon Writers Symposium, Origins Game Fair Library, and St. Charles Writers Group.

Find out more about him at or read his blog on GoodReads.


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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Shadow Realities: (Writer on Demand Vol. 7)
Author(s): Donald J Bingle
Publisher: 54-40' Orphyte, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA