Ghost Ship

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Not all deep space salvage jobs are easy. But this one has it's own unusual complications. More
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Words: 5,160
Language: English
About Michael J. Shanley

My parents were from Massachusetts and much of my early memory came from there. I remember green fields and orchards and stone walls on country lanes with the changing colors of fall. But my father worked for the Public Health Service and we moved wherever the Federal Government sent us. We ended in Kansas. Because we moved around, I didn't have lifelong friends and books filled the gap. When I was a kid when I wanted to go somewhere, a book took me there. Science fiction and fantasy stories took me farther into the unknown universe than any other genre.
As I got older and transitioned to regular fiction, or military history, then general history and nonfiction technical reading, there was always an opportunity for the guilty pleasure of science fiction and fantasy. A quick vacation read, or a book to fill a rainy weekend, science fiction and fantasy could wrap me completely in the tale itself, and I would spend my time in someone else’s tale.
I had my own tales I made up. I have been doing that all my life. In the car on the way to work or simply to fill the slow spots, I had my own adventures on distant worlds or alternative universes where I could lose myself.
When computers came along the writing got easier, and old story ideas were pulled from files left in boxes. New stories were dreamt about. There were tales I could write and think about, but still could not afford to share. It cost too much to get published. Some stories I wrote down, some have been lost. With the trend of E-Readers and online books, I can now share these stories with you.

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Reviews

Review by: Larry Edgin on May 08, 2014 :
Excellent short story worthy of the Twilight Zone.
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Review by: tony parsons on Jan. 09, 2014 :
Captain Barton was in charge of the R.S. Grapple. Sir James Howe, Franklin, Billings, Helmesley, & Doug were crew members.
Andy MacGreggor another crew member watched on a monitor the wreck as it unfolds of the mining space ship the Maize owned by Sir James Howe. The Grapple was sent to investigate the wreckage. Lloyd’s had paid Howe in full & wanted the remains of the Maize.
Mysterious to the end. Will the crew of the R.S. Grapple salvage the Maize?
What a great schifi or paranormal twist. It took me to the very end but I think I got the short story (book). It would make a great movie or TV series. Very easy for me to give the short story (book) 5 stars.
Thank you for the free book (short story)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
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Review by: Liza Butler on Jan. 06, 2014 :
Nice short story of a ghost ship getting revenge on the one passenger that caused it demise.
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