crack the spine literary magazine

February 3, 2020

left on the floor by the bed

A couple imagines their relationship in a different way. Does it even matter?

Accursed - horror Anthology

Jolly horror press

December 10, 2019

Traditional Gold Wedding band

She is on the hunt for a very ordinary piece of jewelry. 

Don't Cry to mama

Jolly Horror Press

February 12, 2019

Following Sadie

Sadie brings a special message from beyond the lake. That is, if she is telling the truth. 

Hobart literary journal

APRIL 2, 2019


The tragic life of Ken Caminiti, and what was always hiding behind those eyes.

Literally Stories

November 27, 2018


Satan has a few things he needs to get off of his chest. It’s time to set the record straight, because you’ve got it all wrong.

hello horror literary journal

October 31, 2018

looking for mr carl

Mr. Carl has gone missing and almost everyone wants to find him.

Taco Bell Quarterly Review

August 2019

Blue Dumpster Confession

It's crazy what you'll learn smoking next to a Taco Bell dumpster. 

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Jeff Barker

Jeff Barker has been published in several literary journals and anthologies including Hobart, The Broadkill Review, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Hello Horror, Literally Stories, Jolly Horror Press, and Taco Bell Quarterly. His work has appeared in the anthologies: Don't Cry to Mama (2019), Accursed (2019), and Keep Texas Salty (2020).

Jeff has spent many years in the field of mental health and psychiatry. Before that, he had a nine year career as a television news anchor and reporter in Texas, Alabama, Florida, and Oregon Jeff has interviewed three U.S. Presidents, and stood in the middle of five major hurricanes. His vast life experiences and study of human behavior shape his writing.

Jeff is married and has four children. He lives on the Gulf Coast in Fairhope, Alabama.