The Vagary Tales are a collection of eight short stories that each follow a separate path on a wandering journey. Several genres are represented, so there is a story to appeal to almost anyone.
"What is Right" is a story about Christian, a young man who finds himself unable to recall his recent past. This puts him in danger when he discovers that remembering may cost him his life.?
"The Man in Black" is my tribute to the great Johnny Cash. See how many song titles you can find in this short story about George, a prisoner in Folsom Prison.?
?"Without a Trace" tells of the adventures of Todd and Charles who find a pair of underwear that turn the wearer invisible.??
"Three Gifts from the Queen" is an epic fantasy about a visit Lord Ranor makes to see the Queen. She presents to him three gifts: great and terrible gifts that Ranor wishes he hadn't received.??
"Cross Word" is a short story of a woman cursed with a cryptic message in her New York Times.?
"Sweet Tea" is a story about a boy, and his dog, Barnard. Poor Barnard has post traumatic mowing syndrome. Lance asks his neighbor, Mr. Wegner, if he can help alleviate Barnard's psychosis.??
"The Grass is Greener" gives reason #52 why you shouldn't take your wife golfing.?
Being a high-level assassin isn't all its cracked up to be. Just when you think you have it all--expensive suits, fast cars, weekends on a yacht, travel to exotic lands--everything you know comes crashing down around you. Jake Monday hates Mondays more than any other day of the week. This Monday will change his life forever. "Jake Monday" is an excerpt from my upcoming (2013) series.
Robert Allen Michael, born October 20, 1969 in Weston, West Virginia began telling tales when he was eight. He started with ghost stories, like the ones he read in books and heard from his family. Late at night, he would spin these tales hoping to scare his sisters or impress his mother.
In eighth grade, Robert wrote his first short story, a sort of "Children of the Corn" knock-off. He wanted so badly to impress his teacher that he even drew a cover replete with dripping blood from the title, blurbs and fake reviews. The story was hand-written, but demonstrated his love for writing and ability to spin a yarn.
After that, Robert never really looked back. He wrote almost constantly. Dark Mountain, his first book is self published. It pays homage to his roots, spinning a dark tale about people who reside in the hills and a man who is searching for his faith.
Robert is an accomplished fisherman. He enjoys being stream side catching rainbow trout and small mouth bass. He is active at the Broken Arrow Church of Christ where he serves as a Bible class teacher, a deacon and a coach and mentor for teens. Robert is a voracious and eclectic reader. He is a member of Goodreads and you are welcome to friend him there to check out his library or books he is currently reading.
Robert is perhaps most proud of being a faithful husband and a devoted father of four children: Nathaniel, Eden, Seth and Isaac. His wife Tracey and he reside in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.