Mind of Benjamin Cooper
The Creative Stylings of Benjamin Cooper, stories that penetrate the deep recesses of the mind and imagination
I’m a published author of genres ranging from speculative fiction to science fiction. Many of my releases are available online by clicking the titles below. Amongst the long boxes of his comic book collection, aquariums, Union Civil War reenactment gear, and concert posters, Benjamin Cooper concocts his fantastic works of fiction. Having studied creative writing at the University of Iowa, this father residing in Naperville, Illinois aims to open his creative mind to the world.
The Perfect Job, appearing in Furtive Dalliance Magazine
An unemployed slacker stumbles upon an unexpected discovery while on a job interview. Will it be a blessing or a curse?
Can the Provider lead a successful revolution on Saturn’s moon of Titan? Will the colony gain independence from Earth?
Struggling to come to terms with a recent breakup, a college student planned the perfect murder, or so he thought.
Publication: The Literary Hatchet Magazine
Genre: Creation Myth Speculative Fiction
Nicholas’s life was is a downward spiral. Just when his luck seemed to be changing, he soon found himself in a heap of trouble with a newfound friend.
Coming to with amnesia, Bill pieces together his past while struggling to survive on an alien world.
A henpecked husband wants to spend some time away from his suffocating wife, but mysterious forces conspire to amplify his guilty conscience.
Publication: Enhance Magazine
A short story about the uneasy relationship that is between a young boy and his strange and reclusive grandfather.
A short science fiction piece about Roberto who has trained for years to become a gunner on an interplanetary warship.
Haley is at her ex-boyfriend’s bedside as he clings to life in a coma. She’s desperate to communicate, riddled with guilt from their rocky relationship.
A poem exhibiting my affinity for nature.
Publication: Foliate Oak Magazine and Frontier Tales
Genre: Historical Fiction A courier for the British army during the French-Indian War traverses enemy territory to deliver a letter.
Publication: Broadswords and Blasters Magazine
Detective Sloan just wants to go to the bar and catch the Yankees game. Unfortunately for him, his job involves solving murders.