Published 2006


While pursuing a scandal story for his tabloid, Will O'Brien, a discredited former investigative reporter, discovers an aging senator's recent death by heart attack was an assassination. He makes that claim in a his weekly article, which produces a mysterious informer who tells him of an incredible conspiracy to assassinate senators in order to control the outcome of the midterm elections.

O'Brien and DC Detective Zalva Martinez pursue the conspiracy through a trail of murdered participants and witnesses, discovering a cabal of political fanatics with ties to one of our oldest European allies. Desperate to save the last remaining witness, they fall into a trap set by the conspirators. A trap from which escape seems hopeless.   

The Ruse

This is a full length dramatic play in three acts, that is set in Charleston, S.C. I am currently editing it per a critique done by a dramaturge with a New York theatre. 

A Stalking Horse (Unpublished)

     First Honorable Mention in 2020                     Mississippi Poetry Society contest,                 category "Narrative Poems."

The Trial of Max Pucker

This is a full length dramatic play in two acts, that is set in central Mississippi. At this time the play has not been produced. I have submitted it to several new play competitions and am awaiting outcomes.

The Alpha Squirrel (Unpublished)

     Second Honorable Mention in 2021               Mississippi Poetry Society contest,                 category "North Branch Award".



I began writing poetry in December 2018 and have only written 7 as of this date; however, I am working on several that I hope to finish soon. Most of my poems are lyrical and written in iambic pentameter. 

On Looking Back (Unpublished)

     Third Honorable Mention in 2021                   Mississippi Poetry Society competition,         category "Narrative Poems".





Vacant Space. (Unpublished)    

The Thunderstorm

     Won 2nd Place in a Mississippi Poetry           Society contest , category of "Storms".           

      Published in:

          The 2020 Contest  Edition of  the                     Mississippi Poetry Journal and in the             February Edition of The Florida                       Writer, ​which is published by the                     Florida Writers Association.

People (Unpublished)

     Third Honorable Mention in 2021                   Mississippi Poetry Society contest,                 category "Peggy Duke Memorial Award".

Manuscripts in progress.

1. An untitled political thriller set in Charleston,     S.C. and Washington D.C. Almost finished.

​2.  An untitled adventure novel set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Have a long way to go on this one.

Copyright Robert Goddard. All rights reserved.


Executive Decision (Unpublished)