Short Stories

Appalachian Dream Tales

Callahan Rosenschwanz is a unicorn cursed to live in a human body, much like his ancestors before him. When Cal chooses to break from tradition and marry a human woman, his clan shows what lengths they're willing to go to just to keep his marriage from happening.

Release Date: 16 February 2014

Evening Hallow
For Caroline, the resident witch doctor of Evening Hallow, WV, everything has a price. When she can't do good without evil, evil without good -- when she has to live in a constant state of neutrality, it's impossible to consider her own wants and desires. 

That is, until Caroline takes an unusual interest in Matthew, a man who's been warned to never make contact with her. Will Caroline's pride stand in her way, or will she discover the price of a kiss?

Release Date: 14 February 2015

After a premonition warns her of a great, rising evil, Lady Hurst knows she has to do something – but to fight evil on the side of good, she must first do a great evil. As the resident witch doctor of Arthurfield, WV, she is tasked with keeping her role in the world as neutral as possible.

So when a grieving mother comes calling with her ghostly son, Jacob, in tow, Lady Hurst accepts the contract to exact revenge. Her problem now, though, is that Jacob has taken up residence in Lady Hurst's townhouse, and he's equally eager to do his murderer in. Should Jacob become corporeal before Lady Hurst can complete her contract, she may find the stakes are higher than she can handle . . .

Release Date: 12 February 2016

Cabover Cabaret
In his first day on the job, Thomas Wilson learns the ins and outs of Discreet Movers, a company that caters to a certain type of clientele. His partner, Reggy Cazenove, not only knows the business, he's exactly the type they serve: a weretiger with enough centuries under his belt that he's been around the block and then some.

Speaking of blocks, their client of the hour lives in the suburbs of Arthurfield, WV, a known haven for blood magicians, shield maidens, water sprites, and—deadliest of all—the gods' servants on earth: Ladies. Between their missing client, eccentric neighbours, and a pizza delivery, Thomas is getting a crash course in the preternatural while it's up to Reggy to keep him safe.

The only hitch now: their missing client. So with only their wits and a lot of patience, Thomas and Reggy settle in for the strangest night of their lives . . ..

Release Date: 10 February 2017


No Diet, No Surgery, No Sweat: How I Lost 85 lbs & 4 Pants Sizes
I'm not here to sell you a miracle product, only my story of how I lost weight and continue to keep it off. 

I tried cardio classes. I lost the weight, but not the inches.

I tried diet plans. I lost the weight, but not the inches.

At my heaviest, I weighed 240 lbs, and I hated myself for it. I'm sure you've been there, too – dreaming of all the "what if" scenarios that you've attempted, or meant to attempt, but ultimately fell back into the chair, plate in one hand and fork in the other, thinking, "Tomorrow. I'll start tomorrow."

Well my Tomorrow finally became my Today, and I found the exercise program and meal plan that was right for me. But I don't believe in keeping it secret—which is why I'm sharing my story with honest progression photos.

Release Date: 17 September 2018


Ash Litton

Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, and Cabover Cabaret, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects. She's also written No Diet, No Surgery, No Sweat, an ebook chronicling her weight-loss journey.

When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.