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Scott Gese

Scott Gese is an award winning freelance writer and photographer.

He is a creative and diverse multi-genre writer. His work includes fictional full length novels and short stories as well as non-fiction blog posts, magazine articles and newspaper columns.  

His articles cover a wide range of interests including special places, unique people and uncommon things. His wondering takes him from his home in Oregon's fertile Willamette valley, across the U.S. continent and beyond.  

Scott's freelance articles are well-researched, fact-checked for accuracy and always interesting. 
As a photographer, Scott specializes in outdoor, landscape, street and travel images. He understands the importance of supplying editors with quality images along with his articles whenever they are requested. 

Scott plays well with others. You'll enjoy working with him.

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Short Stories in Multiple Genre's

You'll find an index further down the page. These stories and other longer stories are slowly being added to my publication titled Fictitious on Here's a link to the main page:

If the story below has been moved off the Rope and Wire site, it will show a (F) in front of the title. It will open to the story in a new window.

Crime, Detective

Romance, Friendship, Relationships

Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Western's and Everything Else

(F) Border Patrol

(F) Chicago River Romance

(F) Dark Angel

(F) The Hacking of Calendine

(F) Ishy's Big Mistake

(F) Leroy and the Kid

(F) Never Threaten a Thief

No Gold in the House


Pride Before the Fall


Sharkey's Near Death Experience

Snake in the Grass

(F) The Birthday Surprise

The Delivery that Almost Disappeared

(F) The Devil Runs the Show

(F) The Dirty Dealings of Deplorable Men

(F) The Final Blow

The Lakeside Cabin

(F) The Rabbit Trail

(F) The Real Story

(F) The Red Bench

(F) The Wake-up Call

(F) What are Friends For

(F) A Change of Heart

(F) A Welcomed Departure

(F) An Unlikely Friendship

(F) Anna's Mom

(F) Beating the Odds

(F) Chester Franks, Nobody Special?

(F) For the Love of Art

Friends and Deceivers

(F) It's a Matter of Perspective

(F) Jilted

(F) Lost and Found

Lost in Paradise

(F) Love on the Rocks

Loves Departure

(F) Matters of the Heart


(F) Moon Dance

(F) Once an Asshole...

Popsicle Toes

(F) Shaving with my Dad

(F) Soul Search


(F) The Almost Lynching of Toby Hill

(F) The Bench

(F) The Blue Rose

The Box

The Coast Rail Challenge

The Constant Consumer

The Death of Calvin Dandy

The Death of Steven Henley

The End of Harvey Anderson

The Glass of San Sebastian

(F) The Hampton Family Reunion

The Hardest Decision

The Jenkins House... Almost

(F) The Jumpers

The Making of a Valentine

The Ten Cent Lover

The Three Amigos

(F) The Twice Given Ring

Unspoken Love


(F) World Class Travelers

(F) A Dream Too Real

A Fallen Angel

(F) A French Connection

(F) An Impossible Recovery

Caught in the Storm

(F) Deja Vu

(F) Imagining World War Three

The Early Harvest

(F) When the Future Needs the Past

A Bad Day for Billy West

A Bad Idea

A Close Call

(F) A Hunters Dream

(F) All for the Money

(F) A Nightmare Too Real

(F) A Tale of Treasure

(F) A Walk in the Park

Bad Decisions

(F) Buried Alive

(F) Checkmate

(F) Hell to Pay

Hill House Treasure

(F) Lost in the Fog

The New World Order

The New World Order: The Underground Movement

(F) The Predator and the Prey

(F) The Games Attorneys Play


(F) Sudden Darkness

(F) The Accidental Winner

The Attic

(F) The Fantasy Box

(F) The Haunted Hillburg House

The Room From Hell

(F) The Skin-walker

The Sultans Lamp

The Time Bender

The Underwood Story

The Wedding Dress Curse

(F) U.E. Control

Under the House

(F) Arizona Sundown

(F) An Altered Reality

(F) An Unexpected Shark

(F) Chester's Last Chance

(F) Dry Well Reunion

(F) Leo and Cleo: Betrayed

(F) Leo and Cleo: Leo on the Lam

(F) Leo and Cleo: Leo's Bad Day

(F) Leo and Cleo: A Stranger on the Prowl

(F) Leo and Cleo: A New Dog on the Block

(F) Silas Penny and the Righteous Hand of Judgement 

The Black Mamba's

(F)The Decision

(F) The Man From Piney Woods

(F) The Predator and the Prey

(F) The Reunion

(F) The Revenge of Jacob Willis

The Sasquatch Encounter

(F) The Strange Disappearance of Grady O'Doul

Bail-in Dress Rehearsal

Cold Beer and Hot Sausage

Cub Reporter: The Church on Hollow Hill

(F) Dark night of the Soul

Johnson and Johnston (with a T)

(F) Living the Dream

(F) Mobile Sentinel Security

(F) No Heavy Lifting

(F) Piano Man

(F) Pulled Pork Surprise

(F) The Millstone Barn

(F) The Substitute Santa

(F) The Vagabond

Unexpected Payback

(F) 14 Days in Hell