A Portrait of Tragedy

A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 1)
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Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Judy and her husband Lace move from their countryside mansion (abounding in luxurious amenities) to a studio apartment with very few conveniences. Exhibiting a basic lifestyle, there are clues in the couple’s routine which suggest the story is set in a futuristic time period. Lace accommodates his wife’s requests during the arduous move, while Judy’s animosity poses difficulty and challenge.
A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 2)
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Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Beyond his marital disputes, Lace has greater issues troubling him. He’s recently returned from work, where he serves as an emergency response rescuer. His wife Judy has become less agreeable to his extreme occupation. As the two face opposing conflict, details emerge involving the couple’s unusual outside environment.
A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 3)
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Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Lace is an emergency responder to a world periled by tribulations, and understands the harsh situation he’ll be transported into when leaving his future era of New Millennium. An approaching monster, mechanical in design, is the cause of horrendous earthquakes in a major downtown metropolis. The violent tremors Lace runs from are a mere glimpse into this creation’s full destructive capabilities.
A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 4)
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Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Lace is trapped in the past. Seeking the device that will return him to his own time, he must visit with powerful leaders who reign under the control of a world tyrant. His hunt directs him to estates teeming with armed guards, hellish creatures, and frenzied grounds keepers. With a band of guardians with him on his journey, Lace has more than himself to look out for.
A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 5)
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Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To solve the disappearance of his fellow teammates, Lace delves into the shadowy world he’s been appointed to visit (as a humble ambassador). In recent dealings his passive work ethics have slipped. His employer waits to address these uncharacteristic issues, as Lace returns to his own era to face the most powerful ruler of all.
A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 6)
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Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 6. Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
With Lace’s marriage nearing disaster, will the work duties his wife Judy disapproves of be the cause of devastation? Or will the couple’s relationship end more tragically? Fueled by selfish emotions, Judy’s volatile decisions cause unexpected results. Discover the story’s unique twist in this final chapter to the couple’s marriage.