Friends from 4 a.m.

                 Short Stories

                       Dan Cray’s debut story collection includes:

Cienega Mirth

Silent film legend Lon Chaney built an isolated cabin deep in the woods-- a cabin that's now abandoned. Or is it?

Paul Revere

A grieving father with a fist-sized hole in his head makes a desperate attempt to sound the alert about a deadly threat the rest of us can’t… or won’t… see.

What About the Weather?

An astrophysicist kidnaps his ill mother from the isolated mindset of a backwoods town.  But her ex-husband is in hot pursuit, determined to conceal the reason why the ailing woman keeps asking about the weather.

Eternal Christmas

The centuries-old inspiration for Santa Claus returns to Earth loaded with dark secrets, family baggage… and a tantalizing opportunity to give people an annual reunion with loved ones who have died.

Plus three other tales—including The Seventh String and The Stewards, a Writer’s Digest short story contest winner.

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This is 4 a.m., habitat of twisted, subconscious absurdities that make perfect sense... for one hour.