T.F. Torrey: Things Worth Reading

Second Wind: 35 Short Stories To Chill and Burn

From the west stirs an ominous breeze

Brace yourself.

A new batch of deviously original stories from T.F. Torrey is blowing in, with strange characters and surprising plots.

Scratch your head at the tales in Strange Days, where the “Storm Trees” react to a summer squall, everyone goes crazy for “The Red Balloon”, and a regular guy gets railroaded into “Suspicious Behavior”. Feel a chill at the stories in Nervous Nights, where a motorcyclist is trapped in a dark “Cycle”, and the “Ghost Runner” haunts the highways. In Men and Women, feel the glow of the “Hot Summer Night”, the tender saltiness “On The Beach”, and the jaw-dropping shock of “World of White”. In Life and Death, mourn “The Death of Karma”, relish the unanswered questions in “Above The Field Of Buttercups”, and feel the chill of “A Dark And Stormy Night”. Get ready to laugh at Silly People, where the subversive “Enemies Of The Library” operate in the shadows, where Victor Storm takes his nephew to the toy store, and where Larry Harrison suffers an ordinary night shift.

These and many more stories are churning in, and the forecast is for a dark and stormy night of fiction. This is the mighty Second Wind.


Second Wind and all its previews are off-line until at least February while I release some of its short stories separately and take advantage of promotions that require exclusivity. Watch my weblog for information about when everything goes live and eventually returns.

License note

Some previous editions of Second Wind: 35 Short Stories To Chill and Burn were released under a Creative Commons license, but the current edition has a license with all rights reserved. This change was necessary to support the current promotional efforts. This was not an easy step to take, but it was ultimately deemed worth it for the increased exposure of the book. It is expected that a future edition of the book will return to Creative Commons licensing. In the meantime, the author would greatly appreciate it if those with copies of the book under a Creative Commons license refrain from posting it online, as this could throw a wrench into the author’s plans for this book, and seriously, why would you want to do that?

Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.