Storytelling is something I have always done - whether it was film or photo, song or script - It's just who I am.  Only recently have I felt emboldened enough to pursue my storytelling seriously, even if it is relegated to the quiet hours once the kids have gone to sleep.


Stories by P.S. Patton

The Withering

Set on the world of Noloro a generation after the foretold "Days To Come" had come and gone, leaving the world barren and buckling, brothers Rho and Nod grow up in one of the few communities of survivors as farmers living in a tiny cave village.  After their mother's death, there is nothing left for them in the village, and they decide to set off for a nearby city in search of their father.

While crossing the desert, the boys encounter an orphan named Jeema, a strange girl seeking the help of an ancient sorcerer.  When the dark figure reveals the secret to surviving the final dying days of their planet - what the holy book refers to as The Withering - they begin to suspect something more sinister at work.

Even as time draws short and bonds grow deep, it's up to each individual soul to wrestle with its own faith, forge its own identity, and face a difficult choice which will determine its own fate.

A bittersweet, surreal, and other-worldly fantasy novel about identity, friendship, family, faith, and sacrifice.

This novel is currently in the editing phase.  Join my mailing list to be the first to know when it is available to read!


Saltella is an upper thief, a member of a prestigious society of noble thieves who steal exclusively from corrupt oligarchs and return the loot to its rightful owners: the people.

When a job goes sideways, he manages a narrow escape via an upper thief safeship, only something is off with the crew, and now Saltella is left with no escape.

An action-packed sci-fi thriller that ends with a bang.

This short story is currently being shopped around for publication.  Join my mailing list to be the first to know when it is available to read!

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