Tempests

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An old friend with a terrifying secret suddenly appears in Bradley's life. What has been happening to her, and can it be stopped?

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301911769
About Michael Carter

THANKS FOR VISITING MY PAGE

*****'CUTS' PUBLISHED IN 'THE COLORED LENS', WINTER 2014 - NOW AVAILABLE*****

***** OVER 11,000 DOWNLOADS THROUGH SMASHWORDS *****

I'm a writer of mainly horror, science-fiction and fantasy stories, and live with my wife and three cats in County Durham, England. When I'm not being a full-time registered carer, I enjoy writing, reading, watching films and TV, drinking good beer with good friends, and collecting rejection letters.

In the past I have had stories published in small press magazines including, "The Colored Lens", "Cthulhu Cultus", "Dark Legacy", "Dread", "Pop Fiction", "The Domain", "The Ancient Track", "Blue Silver Dementia"; e-zines and websites, "Frightnet", "Nightscapes", "Dark Portal", "Magnetic Fiction" "alt.ghoststories.", "Writers Dungeon", and "Raise The Dead".

After a ten year break, and thanks to friends Jonathan Strickland and Robert Wilkins, and my wife, I am seriously writing again, trying to catch up on a boat-load of new ideas, and sending them out into the world. My newest success is my short science fiction story 'Cuts', which appeared in 'The Colored Lens', Winter 2014 Issue.

My many influences include H.P.Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Thomas Ligotti, Angela Carter, Sue Townsend and many more.

Of the stories here, UNCONTAINABLE, DREEK MIDWINTER and EYE CHECK are the most recently written, while HUNTING COMP, OBLIVIOUS and CONS go back to the mid 1990's.

Thanks to all who have downloaded, read or reviewed my stories. Like most writers [some don't give a hoot], any feedback is very important to me, and I appreciate every review.

Comments, queries, or correspondence can be sent off to mickcarter1978@gmail.com

Enjoy.

The next story to be published here will be ???

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Reviews

Review by: Emily Carter on April 17, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this story. Knowing it was new ground for the author I think he handles the relationship between the two protagonists excellently. Really good mix of sci-fi and romance.
(review of free book)

Review by: Rob Wilkins on Feb. 09, 2013 :
Firstly, I have to say I'm entertained by the idea that there might be a "cheap equivalent" of Old Spice -- isn't Old Spice the cheap equivalent in the first place? -- but all in all, the story is worth a read.

It's fairly light sci-fi, and the piece shows the writer testing out new styles and themes in his work. I think that has some impact on the tale itself, which feels somewhat slow and subdued compared to the writer's more recent work. But despite that, the story remains interesting nonetheless, and although it ends a little abruptly it does so in an interesting way, leaving me keen to read the next part.

(As such, if he doesn't write it, I will fly to his house -- just as soon as I've worked out where it is, anyway -- and there visit upon him a beating with a stout stick.)

(Also, and I'll remove this later, the comment at the end is dated 1/2/12, even though I'm pretty sure it should have been 1/2/13.)
(review of free book)

Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Feb. 04, 2013 :
This sci-fi story involves a young man helping out the love of his life with a rather strange recurring problem.

The story builds up the relationship between the pair throughout it, and the two share stories of there pasts till eventually they fall in love. It's then that the girl reveals her dark-secret to her new boyfriend and the story takes a new turn, building up as tension grows and a plan between the two is formed.

The story itself is well written, with some very good imaginative lines thrown in. This is done particularly well as some writers tend to get overly clever/flowery with sentances. Many is the time I've read something that would make a brain-surgeon, rocket-scientist and (cleverer still) an umemployed landscape-gardener scratch his head.

There are one or two things left unexplained but I know from a conversation with Mick (the writer) that this is to be explored further when he writes part 2.

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""""""SPOILER ALERT""""""
(do not read if you have not read "Tempests" yet)

It also shows that it's not just E bloody T who can phone home.
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(review of free book)

Review by: Faye Hollidaye on Feb. 02, 2013 :
Though this story has its flaws (misuse of punctuation, etc), I was interested until the end. This is a good read, but I feel like the emotions of it could be played up more, to make it more exciting.
(review of free book)

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