The Outsider Tales is a collection of five of Mark Gillespie’s early short stories about society’s black sheep - that is, the weirdos, the losers, and the indescribables who don’t fit in.
Snowballs From Mars (Winner of IdeasTap Short Story Competition) - During her first day at work, a young library assistant witnesses a shocking incident involving one of the regular members.
The Architect - On New Year’s Eve, a failed actor receives a mysterious phone call from a stranger with a familiar voice. But who is the man on the other end of the line? And what does he want?
Dark Lights - A body is laid to rest in the town of Seaview. But why are there no mourners?
Scratched Rolls Royce - A lonely woman rides the city bus at night, in search of cheap thrills with strangers.
The Rambler - Two soulmates cross paths after thirty years apart.