Richard Herr
  Speculative Fiction Writer


Invasion from Fred


Shift, vol. 1

Dog & Pony


Sample Pieces

(published in The Cynic)

Invasion from Fred

Joey is trying to figure out girls. One just hit a homerun off his best fastball.
He hopes his Grandma can help him with his problem, since she taught him how to throw the fastball. She tells him it’s a women’s rights issue. He thinks it’s his follow through.
He takes a walk in the woods to try to straighten things out and meets an alien who says his name is Fred.
Or is Fred where he’s from?
And he’s trying to figure out what to look like.

Richard Herr

"Your name is Mars, and you're from a planet called Fred?"