R. S. Leergaard
A Bit of a Twist , A Step Outside of Normal

R. S. Leergard is a 10 year US Navy veteran and an amateur Fantasy writer who occasionally forays into soft Science Fiction.

In 2005 he wrote a series of short stories under the title of 'The Book of Xyxyx'. There were seven of them at the time, the first three parts of which were published at a site called Quantum Muse in August of 2005. These stories were a sort of Fractured Fairy Tales version of the bible and drew a small but avid core of fans at both of the writers sites where they were originally posted for peer review. Another one, Part 8, was added in 2012.

The same site that published the first three parts of 'The Book of Xyxyx', Quantum Muse, also published another of his short stories, 'A Muse to Amuse', in October of 2005.

Also, a short story called – The One – was published by Fiction Magazines in the June 2016 (Vol. 04 No. 08 – no longer available) edition of New Realm (no longer exists).

Part 1 of 'The Book of Xyxyx', ‘Genassist’, was reprinted by Smoking Pen Press in the Read on their Run anthology, 'A Step Outside of Normal'. A short called ‘An Air of Authority’ was also published by SPP in
another of their Read on the Run anthologies, ‘A Bit of a Twist’.

A slightly 'off' sense of humor has him looking at the world from a bit of a different perspective ... yet hestill manages to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground.