I had the opportunity to work with Brent Spencer for a semester while working on MFA degree in Nebraska, and let me tell you: not only can he write a great story, he can perform it, too. I suppose that shouldn't be surprising, given his acting history ... but after I saw him read publicly, I was excited to be working with him for an entire semester.
Click here to read "The Tyrant's Tales" by Brent Spencer.
Brent's collection of short stories can be found on Amaon.com, and you can buy the book used for a ridiculously low price. Here's a link: Are We Not Men ?