About mfburbaugh


Born in the post war era of 1947 and raised in the farm country of upstate New York, MF Burbaugh saw ground level life and death.

In school, all the way into college he was an avid reader which put him in trouble as often as not. He had already read required reading books assigned as many as several years before and refused to reread them.

From sixth grade on the requirement to read and report on a book a month again found him at odds. Seems DC Comics and Playboy were not considered valid for book reports so he made them up. Author, title, and storyline, from scratch, thus began his career as a story teller.

Joining the Army in 1966 and spending almost two years in Vietnam, he added to his grounding of reality, a reality his friends back home would never understand. He wrote his first novella there on toilet tissue (not the soft fluffy stuff we use today) and after 21 years in the Army, 2 children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren he now resides with his wife of forty four years in El Paso, Texas.

He writes mostly in the sci-fi/fantasy genre.

Author of several books and short stories, The Bounty Hunter is the latest available in eBook and paperback.

Merle Burbaugh
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Agent 727 where are you?

WC: 2812 This is a spoof on every type of nutty 'agent' show you can think of. If you are offended by 'fat' jokes you will be offended by this story as well. Agent 727 Where are you? By MF Burbaugh “Agent 727, come in please. I know you can hear me damn it! Answer me!” I could hear her disgust again. I gave the girl I was with a kiss as I rolled off. “Sorry love, duty calls.”...

Added 25 Feb 2015 | Category Humor | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,532 | 2 Comments

Call of the Sun

I saw a drawing of an Elvin woman lying in the grass with anearly morning mist about and holding a flute while watching fireflies dance. She wore a crown of flowers upon her head. This is what came to mind. Please drop down to the start to read it. It seems it fell short on the number of characters required to publish it so I'm adding all this to get the count up. Sorry, I won't change my...

Added 24 Feb 2015 | Category Fantasy | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 610 | 1 Comment


I went to the door, I couldn't think who would be here at 3AM. I was writing, I found early morning a good time to think. I wasn't thinking when I opened the door, I wasn't thinking when I immediately slammed it either. I took a breath and opened it again. Sure enough, the scene hadn't changed one bit. He stood there and grinned at me, then said, “You're not dreaming, may I come in?”...

Added 06 Feb 2015 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,103 | 2 Comments

Glimmer of Time

WC: 6343   KX730, Solarian Sector Naval Command Destroyer Glimmer of Time   "Mayday, mayday, mayday, this is kilo xray seven three zero, going down. Anti-gravity fields almost destroyed, primary drive destroyed, ship integrity questionable." "Mayday, mayday, mayday, Captain Guzman, Kilo Xray seven three zero, SSNC Destroyer Glimmer of Time going down, planetary...

Added 05 Feb 2015 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 3 | Avg Score 4.67 | Views 1,369 | 2 Comments

A child's fear?

I’m NOT afraid of the dark! ‘clunk’, There it is that frightful sound! ‘clunk’, I shiver and shake as I look around. ‘clunk’, I’m so frightened because there is no light. ‘clunk’, What is it? Will I have to fight? ‘clunk’, Oh my God, you think I could win? ‘clunk’, I shiver and shake as I hear it again. ‘clunk’, Should I call for help? Will they come see? ‘clunk’, Or will IT...

Added 30 Nov 2014 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,160 | 1 Comment

Wishes and Witches

WISHES AND WITCHES by MF Burbaugh   "Wishes at the shrine, a copper for my time. Wishes I make true, come let me help you." The cackle of the old crone as she laughed was haunting, daring us to purchase her service. Daring anyone. "Come hither little ones, see your dreams. Come hither dears, all is not as it seems." I looked to Kathy and asked, "Want to? We're in the city...

Added 26 Nov 2014 | Category Supernatural | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,084 | 2 Comments

Welcome Heroes

(This short story is graduation day for the elite of the elite, Space Marines... It is based on one of my eBooks 'Rocer Penal Colony' available at most eBook sites, but not needed for this.) "Come in, come in. Find a seat. Welcome." Four hundred new Space Marines filed in and took seats in the auditorium. Bringing it to near capacity. Either it was me or they were getting younger...

Added 25 Nov 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,379 | 1 Comment


(Note from Author: This is fiction but I knew a woman just like her.) NANCY James couldn't read but he knew it was important, after all the postman gave it to him directly. He sat heavily on the steps. In his 21 years he could not ever remember the postman giving a letter directly to him. He stared at the envelope wondering what to do. He saw the stamp with the airplane on it and he...

Added 22 Nov 2014 | Category General | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,173 | 2 Comments

Fastest gun in the west.

Fastest gun in the west MF Burbuaugh short story My name is Brentwater, William Brentwater. I have spent most of my life defending myself because of my size. Most people think because I am small I am some pansy. Far to many just called me Wee Willy behind my back and snicker. From sunup to sundown I spend every waking moment making my peacemakers sing deaths song. A few thought they...

Added 17 Nov 2014 | Category Humor | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,364 | 3 Comments

K-Lunk Ptet

K-Lunk Ptet WC: 5200 MF Burbaugh “K-Lunk Ptet,” it said again. “Look, I have no idea what you are saying,” I told it. I still wasn't sure what the hell the it was, but this was my damn land and no stinking robocop was telling me what to do. It seemed to stop, like it wasn't sure what it wanted to do, then it spun partway around and pointed a thing at a dirt hill and the damn...

Added 16 Nov 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 971 | 3 Comments

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