FLORA fiction literary magazine

July 23, 2022

ONE NIGHT ON THE Coast forever

Some nights just last forever.

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 over a dozen literary journals and anthologies including Hobart, The Broadkill Review, Flora Fiction, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Hello Horror, Clover Leaf Quarterly, Literally Stories, Jolly Horror Press. He has appeared in DON’T CRY TO MAMMA (2019), ACCURSED (2019), and KEEP TEXAS SALTY (2020).

His short stories have been performed live in Ashton Hayes Theatre Club in Cheshire, UK; and the KGB Bar in New York.

Jeff has spent many years working as a provider in the field of psychiatry. Before that, he had a nine-year career as an award-winning television news anchor and reporter. He has been featured on NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, and CNBC. Jeff has interviewed three U.S. Presidents, flown with the Blue Angels, and stood in the middle of five major hurricanes. His vast life experience and study of human behavior shape his writing. Jeff lives with his family on the Gulf Coast in Fairhope, Alabama.