BEYOND: A Paranormal Microfiction Anthology

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About the author

A.L. Paradiso

Born in Europe, English is his second language, following Italian—then Latin, Pig Latin, French, ASL and assorted computer languages. He now lives in upstate New York with three cats.

He managed a series of oil company outlets; ran two of his own; became a mechanic, then truck driver, did direct sales; became a Field Engineer for main frame computers. After ten years he switched to software and worked ten more years, receiving world wide acclaim, as a System Programmer.

In college he took a dislike to writing of any kind and swore never to try that again. Well, some years later, influenced by Babylon 5's creator and his own pressure to write about three traumatic events, he turned to creative writing. As of March 2021, he has shared 150 published stories online (over 5.1 million views), in fifteen anthologies and two literary journals. He has been a volunteer AARP instructor since 2000. He's listed in  "Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2020" We suppose he's one of those who just can't keep a job!
               author, instructor, storyteller

Follow him at  and also in 

"PRACTICE My Son": Father and genius son bond in 
in association with American Library Association, 

"Seth's Talks": Dragon boy rider and his dragon, Seth, chat during lunch. In Flash Fiction Addiction  anthology; 

"Crossed Wires":   Her parents loved me. Was that enough for us? In  GUA No. 8 print Arts magazine 

"Super Power": Adapting to a surprise super power. Could you do better?  in Blaze: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Flash Fiction Anthology  ebook at , print at 

"Windy Paris": A non romance romance in 100 words. In BEYOND: A PARANORMAL MICROFICTION ANTHOLOGY, Dark Drabbles  #4 

Dragon Tales Collection:   Join with a boy obsessed with becoming a dragon rider. Share five of the stories with kids after you read them.  B&N; 

"Big Bang Explained": My revolutionary grand unification theory explained by Carl Sagan. In Tempest: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology 2019! 
        In paperback at 
             And kindle at 

"EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE": Inspired by the song. Who is he?  In GLEAM: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Second Flash Fiction Anthology 2019.  In paperback 
         and  Kindle 

"Romance on Wheels": In BAD ROMANCE, billed as an anti Valentine's Day anthology, about a man's romance with his car and how it affected his living romance(s). 

Interviewed by Sarah Walker, UK, 

"DNA Surprise":  A family is surprised by DNA results. In Maelstrom: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Literary Anthology 2019,

"Faller?":   LOVE - is love trust?  in DARK DRABBLES #7 

"Deep See": is in OCEANS: Drabbles #9  Dark, sea creatures. The octopus incident.     
"Deep See Covert": in OCEANS: Drabbles #9  Dark, sea creatures. Octopus royalty. 

"Black Feline Love": is in Love is Love by Breaking Rules Publishing. If you ever lost a beloved pet, you MUST read this. 

"Paris Encore": Is in Glamour: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Romance Anthology 2019 This is a special story called ‘a beautiful, bitter/sweet love story'. 

Quantum Quirk: I wrote this for a call from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore for a story that  included Quantum Mechanics. QM is not the star. 

Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2020 and 2021: I'm honored to be included with so many talented authors! 

The following are in 

I Will Not Fear:   Facing a greatest fear. Overcoming it? Perhaps. 

PAIN less: About siblings. I find this a moving if not disturbing piece with some truthful details 

A Little Help: An aging theme. 

Black Feline: Heart wrenching story of a life-long bond. 99% true.  

Thanksgiving 2121: What it may be like on its 500th anniversary - on a space station 400 miles up.

Laundry Day: A common task has lasting effects, surprises and secrets revealed. 

Hairy Kari's Bad Hair Day A man tries immersion therapy to help his wife resolve her Haphephobia at a spa/salon.
My Secret Passage: Discovering an unusual secret passage at home

My Overseas Volunteer Trip to Dumbistan in West Asia: My 10-day journal of a life changing trip to a primitive village-nation.

Forrest Monsters: 70-year secrets revealed; small rebel army may be our last hope.