Ashes to Ashes

      Nathaniel Fincham
Ashes to Ashes

Dr. Ashe Walters is violently pulled back into the life that he had chosen to walk away from four years before, a life in which he worked with the YPD to hunt down criminals, a life that had led to the savage killing of his lovely wife. As Ashe fights to prove that his only son is innocent of murder, he finds his mental abilities, his beliefs, his sanity, and his overall faith in reality tested.While serving as an outside psychological consultant for the Youngstown Police Department of Youngstown Ohio, Ashe had once assisted Detective Oscar Harrison and the YPD Homicide Division in the investigation and pursuit of many types of criminals, spanning from jealous and vengeful housewives to chaotic and sometimes maniacal serial killers. Some cases would take the psychologist deep down into mud with the filth of society. But it was a duty that he happily juggled with his part-time career at the Wilson Maximum Security Prison. He enjoyed the work. He enjoyed the chase. He enjoyed stopping the so-called bad guys of the world. Until one investigation went horribly wrong leaving his beautiful wife dead and his sturdy family shattered. After choosing to walk away from the YPD and his long-time friend, Ashes decided to take a full-time position at the prison and lock himself away within its thick stone walls. Four years passed since the death of his wife and Dr. Ashe Walters continues to focus his every waking moment on being a Forensic Psychologist for the prison. From his office deep in the dusty catacombs, he spends his days and nights navigating the minds and methods of dangerous criminals, in an attempt at understanding the factors at the root of the madness. It is often a frustrating and demanding career, one that challenges him time after time, but he is content with his niche in life. That is until an unexpected phone call from an old friend forces Ashe to dig up the bones that he had been desperately struggling to keep buried. A new crime has come across the homicide desk, one involving the brutal slaying of a college student, shot to death while asleep in his bed. Ashe wishes he could ignore the case, but the suspect turns out to be his own son, Scott. Even though the relationship between his son and himself had long turned distant and strained, Ashe refuses to believe that his son is capable of such a cold blooded crime. Against the bizarre demands of Detective Harrison, he begins his own investigation, focusing on proving Scott’s innocence. He is immediately swallowed up by questions and doubts. Could his son actually be guilty? Why did the crime resemble that of another, well publicized slaying? And then there is the mysterious pill. What Ashe discovers along the way forces him to travel darkened roads, the ones that lead deep into the lunacy that might exist within us all. As he fights to discover the facts about Scott and the brutal murder, he must also come to terms with his own limitations, as a psychologist and as a father. The possibilities begin to stack up and Ashe finds his mental abilities, his beliefs, his sanity, and his overall faith in reality tested.

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    Poetry for Regular People Volume 1

      Nathaniel Fincham
Poetry for Regular People Volume 1

This discombobulated collection of poetry embodies many, many years of my existence, beginning with a confused young man to an even more confused older man. These poems are my attempt at understanding my life, my world, and myself.Joe is living in a post-apocalyptic world which is mostly reclaimed by nature. After the war human race almost got extinct. Nobody knows why the war started. One day people start to kill each other for no reason. In short world became a place for mad men. In this world a mysterious plague is spreading and infected are turning into ape like people. Joe need to survive the increasing natural threats along with the problems created by the mad people.

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    A Devil in the Midst (A Collection of Stories)

      Nathaniel Fincham
A Devil in the Midst (A Collection of Stories)

Joseph Keppt's reality is stripped away from him in the blink of an eye. A scientist dreams of mankind's future and his own role in God's plan for the human race. And Tony must do his job and his duty even after the world around him has died and begun to rotThis is a collection of tales that explore love and loss, life and death, and what it means to be human.Joseph Keppt's reality is stripped away from him in the blink of an eye. A scientist dreams of mankind's future and his own role in God's plan for the human race. Paul fights a long war and struggles against an evil that he does not understand. A young man mourns for his wife as mystical events begin to unfold in the bedroom they once shared. Tony must do his job and his duty even after the world around him has died and begun to rot. Two spirit guides navigate the halls of a hospital in search of death and a deeper understanding of loss. A family loses a pivotal member of their family during a holiday and a young girl considers her small life and the roles played by the strong animals she holds dear. This collection contains tales of love and loss, life and death, and what it means to be human.

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    Little Rest(A Short Story)

      Nathaniel Fincham
Little Rest(A Short Story)

An Amish family are more than what they appear. They are keepers of the world's most important secret. But, when the faith of one of their members falter, will it end with the destruction of reality?Tedford Theodore and Tanjakwunu discover gold on their property near Almont, Colorado, but they also realize that United States' mining laws will award this gold to their neighbors, The Devil's Own Mining Company. Believing the law unfair, the two middle-aged friends decide to work the mine secretly at night. They risk imprisonment or worse: other miners in the area have recently turned up dead. Their work goes undiscovered for well over a year until…This novella combines historical western elements with some seemingly supernatural. It weaves and unweaves the shared tale of several unusual, memorable individuals including a Haitian priest, twin outlaw brothers, a Woman's Suffrage activist, and an Icelandic Horse, short in stature, but tall in intelligence.

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