Two Fisted Nasty

A Novella and Three Short Stories

Two Fisted Nasty

Two Fisted Nasty

A Novella and Three Short Stories

Short Story Collection by Steve Vernon



These are some of the nastiest noirest stories I ever wrote.

Pick up this collection and read LEFTOVERS - one of the nastiest novellas that I have ever written.

Let me tell you a bit about it.

LEFTOVERS - What’s left of a man when everything worth losing has already been lost? Is vengeance worth any price? Ask Father Simon. Leftovers is a story of redemption, sacrifice and leftovers. It is a story of the bottom and what you find lying beneath it. It is a novella-length hardcore chill that will shock even the most hardened reader.

I’ve thrown three gut-punch stories to go along with LEFTOVERS.

STATISTIC – Just when you think you don’t count anymore you come to the bridge and you find what you really are counted for.

SOUL SURVIVOR – You didn’t really think the devil was just after souls, now did you? This one is more weird than nasty but who really cares? It all comes out in the wash…

DOPPLE DRIBBLE – A dark and nasty yarn about a man who is haunted by a basketball. This might sound a little goofy but once you get into this tale you are never going to sit comfortably when you hear the sound of a basketball being dribbled down the evening sidewalk.


“This short novella—which is as dark and grimy as the back alleys of skid row—displays author Vernon at his finest: just when you think the horror can’t get any worse, he employs his bizarre-style to twist LEFTOVERS into a surreal story that you just won’t be able to shake off. LEFTOVERS is a must for Steve Vernon fans, as well as those who like their horror shocking and off-centered—and most amazingly, there’s still bits of the author’s trademark humor despite the seriousness of the story.” – Horror Fiction Review

“If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon.” - BOOKGASM


Everybody always wants a peek at the man behind the curtain. They all want to see just exactly what makes an author tick.

Which ticks me off just a little bit - but what good is a lifetime if you can’t ride out the peeve and ill-feeling and grin through it all. Hi! I am Steve Vernon and I’d love to scare you. Along the way I’ll entertain you. I guarantee a giggle as well.

If you want to picture me just think of that old dude at the campfire spinning out ghost stories and weird adventures and the grand epic saga of how Thud the Second stepped out of his cave with nothing more than a rock in his fist and slew the saber-tooth tiger.

If I listed all of the books I’ve written I’d bore you - and I am allergic to boring so I will not bore you any further. Go and read some of my books. I promise I sound a whole lot better in print than in real life. Heck, I’ll even brush my teeth and comb my hair if you think that will help any.