Free Samples Of My Fiction

I’m excited to announce that free samples of my work are now available at my website.  Among them you’ll find stories delving into horror, religion, family dynamics, love, humor, and empowerment.  If you like them, I hope you’ll consider checking out my two short story collections and novel.

Just click on the link to find them:

https://scottwilliamfoley.com/sample-stories/

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“A Christmas Confrontation” – My December News and Views Short Story (Now Online!)

Traditionalist James Henderson is enraged and he’s got a bone to pick with Marty Yaple, a youth minister.  In fact, James is so angry that he raids Marty’s church, catching Marty off guard.  It’s James, though, who is surprised in the end, because Marty turns out to be someone other than who James envisaged, and because the minister helps James realize that his real issue isn’t with Marty’s Christmas Eve service—Get Jiggy With Jesus’ Birthday—but with something else entirely.

But just what is at the heart of James’ fury?  How does Marty help James deal with his ire?  What is so different about Marty that James hadn’t expected?  To learn these answers, read “A Christmas Confrontation” in this month’s issue of News and Views for the Young at Heart.

The Tamarisk Tree by Gloria Beanblossom – A Book Review

In The Tamarisk Tree, Gloria Beanblossom delivers an epic story accurately detailing the true complexities of love, religion, family, and human nature.  

We all know what these things mean on the surface, but life experience tells us there are many gritty nuances to each of these, and Beanblossom does not hesitate to dive in to the murkiness that is real life.

However, just as she shows us the darker side of these things, she also shows us the power of hope when it comes to love, religion, family, and living as a human.   Her characters are flawed, as are we all, but they also have hope, and through that hope they meet with victory, though they do suffer some losses along the way.   Beanblossom understands how to create characters that are active participants in the human race.

Beanblossom has written a book that is very easy to get lost within.  We follow an epic tale as her main characters, Abby and David, struggle to come to terms with the consequences of their past actions.   Abby and David’s story is a complicated one, and Beanblossom gives them the time they deserve, which translates to a very long book.  If you are one who enjoys settling in and joining in the lives of characters, watching them grow and meet the challenges without the author rushing things, then I believe The Tamarisk Tree is for you.

Be warned, however.  Beanblossom pulls no punches.  She is not afraid to display life as it truly occurs, and for some, this realistic depiction may be offensive.   Beanblossom reminds us of the beauties of love, religion, and family, but she doesn’t shy away from the atrocities that can occur, either.