Brandon Ratliff

Freelance/Fiction Writer

United States of America

I used to have this section filled with a bunch of generic "I did this and then I did that and then this," and I realized something: it sucked. Who cares? If you really want to know more about my background, you can ask. But since that doesn't really affect any potential enjoyment you'd get out of reading something I wrote, I gave it the ol' 86.

Instead, I'm going to tell you that I write short stories primarily. I also spent a long time as a music critic, but I retired from it. I do miss doing that from time to time, but I'd rather focus on the more creative parts of writing. Thus, I have a book coming out soon. It's called Bridges, and I hope you think it's as awesome as I do. It's a short story collection with three novellas. You can read a few of those shorts below, too. So I hope you enjoy them.

What else? I do marketing and coding by trade, and that's pretty fun as well. I love it. Maybe it's just another way to reach people, just like writing. I also play and coach semi-pro football. I'm probably too old to still be playing, but I'm going to continue until I can no longer do it. Which might already be the case... Depending on when you ask.

I host a YouTube cooking series called Metal Kitchen, where I combine my love for heavy music and good food. Click the YouTube link above to check it out.

Anyway, if you want more writing samples or have questions, email me. I'd be happy to oblige. [email protected]



Genus Amans

Genus Amans (Latin: "loving family") is a story told from the perspective of a serial killer.

Fractured Soul

Fractured Soul is a story about a young scientist named Seth Weaver that encounters supernatural events at his place of employment while several staff members disappear.

Short Stories

Out Of Phase

Out Of Phase is a short story about a technology company inventing something that allows solid objects to pass through one another.

Ghosts Of Osiris

Ghosts Of Osiris is a short story about a Navy submarine crew discovering something sinister in the Mariana Trench.

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect is a short story about a young painter making a deal and getting more than he bargained for.

Barren Grove

Barren Grove is a short story about the death of modern agriculture.


Snowblind is a short story about a time when tobacco and alcohol are outlawed.

A Devil Like You

A Devil Like You is a short story about a young, affluent woman that loses everything.

Digital Dreams

Digital Dreams is a short story about technological sentience.

Not Alone

Not Alone is a short story about a young woman staying in a haunted house. Or is it?

The Guardian

The Guardian is a short story about a good Samaritan helping a child find his parents.

Music Reviews