NEW! Afterdeath

Chloe and Olivia Borders haven't had the best of luck in their lives. Their parents died tragically when they were young, and the woman who raised them, grandma Rose, has just passed away. To rekindle their friendship, the twins decide to go on a nation-wide road trip. On the first leg of their journey, disaster strikes and they are both snuffed. Waking up on the other side, however, they have to come to grips with the fact that the afterlife is nothing like either of them imagined. Now they are in a fight for their very existence, and on a quest to return to the world of the living.

Red Nexus Novel

*New Cover!* Red Nexus was an Indiefab Book of the Year Finalist for Science Fiction.

The Calumnist Malefesto

The Calumnist Malefesto and Other Improbable Yarns is a collection of twelve short stories in a speculative fiction genre.

Thirty at Thirty

This is the OIW's newest anthology celebrating its thirty years of existence, and includes thirty short stories and poems by various member authors  to mark this momentous occasion.

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Ideas float in the ether like dust motes dancing in a jag of sunlight. When they collide and coalesce, they plummet to earth to plant themselves in rich, loamy strata, and birth the most interesting of human (and sometimes inhuman) dramas. We at Trode Publications like to think of ourselves as the biographers of those strange and tortuous ideas that grow into bizarre and wonderful shapes. Follow us on their journey to see where they lead.

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The Story Recipe

By Benoit Chartier | September 16, 2017

A story is a confluence of many aspects. Think of a recipe: when you create a delicious one, there are…

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Vacation

By Benoit Chartier | February 23, 2017

The shit hit the fan on our fourth day of vacation in L.A. We were somewhere downtown surrounded by a…

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Being Human pt. 9 (Efficiency of Positive Emotions)

By Benoit Chartier | December 21, 2016

One of the great quandaries I am posed with is efficiency. Not in the sense of ‘faster’, but in the…

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Being Human pt. 8 (Self-Analysis)

By Benoit Chartier | December 21, 2016

It is not enough to say: “I’m awesome!” as many seem to do, with no particular reason. There is no…

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Being Human pt. 7 (Inequality)

By Benoit Chartier | December 20, 2016

Yes, we have been becoming, on the whole, a much less destructive species, which is laudable in many ways. We…

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Being Human pt. 6 (Interrelation)

By Benoit Chartier | December 20, 2016

From the little dog in your neighbor’s yard to the Prime Minister, to the whales beneath the sea, to the…

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Being Human pt. 5 (Obsessions/Passions)

By Benoit Chartier | December 20, 2016

In my last part of Being Human, I spoke about the choice between material possessions and gathering knowledge. There is…

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Being Human pt. 4 (Mental vs. Material)

By Benoit Chartier | December 20, 2016

Even though you will have material comforts and physical benefits to your life, I don’t want you to miss out…

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Being Human pt. 3 (Virtues)

By Benoit Chartier | December 14, 2016

The main aspects that I have discovered I needed to pursue to achieve the best balance in my own reality…

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Being Human pt. 2 (Competition vs. Cooperation)

By Benoit Chartier | December 14, 2016

The world is filled with competing schools of thought. As a matter of fact, you yourself are a competing school…

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