Rebecca M. Senese

Biography

Based in Toronto, Canada, I write horror, science fiction and mystery/crime, often all at once in the same story. Garnering an Honorable Mention in “The Year’s Best Science Fiction” and nominated for numerous Aurora Awards, my work has appeared in TransVersions, Deadbolt Magazine, On Spec, The Vampire’s Crypt, Storyteller, Reflection’s Edge, Future Syndicate and Into the Darkness, amongst others.

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Books

Beyond Bounds: Book 2 of the Beyond Saga
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Working as a healer, Nadia struggles to resist her killing urge. Elsewhere Devon hunts a deadlier rogue Assassin who targets him after a botched confrontation. Will he be able to find the Assassin again while resisting the pressure to betray Nadia? Will Nadia be able to help him while resisting her own deadly urge? "Beyond Bounds" is a 58000 word novel.
Mind Hunt: A Science Fiction/Mystery Novel
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 124,580. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
VR Officer Max Grainger races to stop the killer of 5 families. Without evidence, Grainger’s virtual recreations remain guesses until he stumbles across the dream recreations of Presidential aide Janine Sanders. The similarities shock him. What’s the link between the nightmares & the murders? Will Grainger find out before his own VR-inspired seizures drive him into madness? Or death?
The Santa Murders: A Christmas Horror Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Startled by corpses under the tree, Santa turns to Mrs. Claus to solve the mystery and save Christmas. Mrs. Claus soon realizes the strangeness of the killings as her own past catches up with her and she must face the consequences of her actions. Actions she took without Santa’s knowledge. Can she stop the killings and save herself and Santa? "The Santa Murders" is a short story.
Life Among the Dead: 5 Zombie Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,680. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A father and son head off for their latest night shift. A reporter gets the break of a lifetime, interviewing a famous artist about his latest work. An old woman decides to face the end with dignity for herself and... others. A man falls in love only to find his girlfriend harbors a dark secret. A girl and her brother journey into a strange land to find their mother.
The Night Killers: A Horror Novel
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 128,000. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a post apocalyptic future overrun by rabid vampires, Peter Masterton & the Night Killers squad fight to protect the domed cities while maintaining their humanity. Facing abandonment by the cities, Peter discovers the vampires are working on a new mutation of the vampire virus that could tip the balance & destroy humanity. Fighting infection, Peter races to stop the vampires or die trying.
The Color of Blood: The Chonicles of Richard Damon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
With a penchant for the bizarre, roaming artist Richard Damon explores new subjects and new materials. Join him on his quest to find the best shade for the color blood red. Includes: “Paint the Town Red,” “The Gallery is Now Presenting...” and “Abstract in Black.” “The Color of Blood” is 36,605 words.
My Girlfriend, the Zombie: A Zombie Romance Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Mitch finds the perfect woman in Sharon: beautiful, smart, sexy, except for one tiny little secret. Sharon has special dietary requirements. And Mitch won’t find that served at any restaurant.
Who Do You Think You Are?: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After finishing her latest assignment, Stacy finds her Self has been stolen. With only one day left in her temporary personality, Stacy races to find her lost Self and remember her job while avoiding a killer bent on stopping her. Can she reclaim her Self before she forgets everything - including her life?
Bad Ends: 5 Horror Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,080. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Why buy a house in need of more than renovation? Why own a candy store when you hate candy? Every Halloween he comes with a price, can you avoid it? How can a tattoo grow & change? Will you be able to transfer your skills when you leave this job? Includes: “Starter Home”, “Candy Man”, “The Hallow Man”, “Tattoo You” & “Exit Interview.”
The Hallow Man: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
As a child, Monica’s grandmother warned her of the Hallow Man. Every Halloween he demands a sacrifice, sometimes big, sometimes small. One night he comes for Monica and she begs him to pass her by. He does, but extracting a terrible price. Now the Hallow Man is coming again and this time Monica can’t imagine what she'll have to pay. And pay. "The Hallow Man" is a short story.
Body Double: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Body renter, Bobby wakes up from his latest job with blood on his hands. What had his client done while renting Bobby’s body? Looking for the answer Bobby finds out who his friends are, and aren’t, on a journey that takes him halfway around the world and into the mind of a murderer. Never trust what your body does when you’re out of your mind! "Body Double" is a short story.
Starter Home: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
For Robert and Martine, their first house is a dream. Sure it needs a few touch ups, a little too much moisture in the basement, fixing the railing on the stairs, and getting rid of that odd stain in the small bedroom. With rising excitement, they toast their new plans but the house has plans of its own... "Starter Home" is a short story.
Tattoo You: A Horror Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Rebelling against her stifling life, Maureen’s new bird tattoo symbolizes her dream of freedom and possibility. But soon the tattoo is changing and Maureen feels strange stirrings. Her bird tattoo is growing and growing birds need to eat...
By Howl & Claw: 5 Werewolf Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
What kills and leaves a strange, elongated print? What howls in the dark, Yukon night? What stalks these burglars in an empty house? What follows an old woman in the woods? What chases squirrels in the full moon? Includes: “A Trace of Blood,” “Wild Call,” “These Premises Protected By...,” “A Walk in the Woods,” and “Wolf’s Bane.”
A Trace of Blood: A Horror Mystery Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Detective Lionel Collins hates investigating weird murders but someone is leaving a trail of shredded bodies in their wake. The only clue is a strange elongated fingerprint that leads Collins on a path he comes to regret.
Writing Critique: A Horror Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
So you’ve finished your latest story. It’s all ready and you’re waiting for your writing group to critique it. Why do your shoulder blades feel so itchy? “Writing Critique” is 1325 words long.
Abstract in Black: A Short Horror Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,540. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
With only a paint brush strand, detective Doug Rowett thinks artist Richard Damon is responsible for the brutal murder of a young man. Did the missing blood end up on Damon’s canvas? Unable to prove his suspicions, Rowett pretends to be a new artist, looking for a mentor. As Damon takes Rowett under his wing, Rowett fights for his sanity as he learns the meaning of “artistry.”
The Art of Embalming: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
For Stacy Breaken, interviewing esteemed artist Thorton Wendall Matthews III is the chance of a lifetime if she can survive his legendary temper. But the Matthews she meets ends up being mild and courteous. He even offers a sneak peek of his new sculptures. Just don’t ask about the materials... "The Art of Embalming" is a short story.
Family Business: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Jeb schooled his son Ryan in the family business of raising the dead. Paid good even having to always work the night shift. Heading out for a three night raising was just part of the job but they should have paid more attention to their work attire. Raising can be hell. "Family Business" is a short story.
Food for Survival After a Disaster, With Plates: A Horror Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Along with the other residents in the retirement home, Gladys watches the end of the world on the news. Then she spots Benjamin Stokes sneaking out and she decides to follow him. Gladys discovers the cellar where Benjamin and a few others are going to wait out the apocalypse. But the world is mighty different when they crack open that door. Or is it?
How to Cook Husbands: A Creepy Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A silly printing error spells disaster for Marjorie’s cookbook until her sister Ellen hits upon an idea that creates a sales sensation. But the gimmick turns deadly when a woman takes the advice of the title. "How to Cook Husbands" is a short story.
Future Visions: 5 Science Fiction Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Envision a future where: a young woman flees to save her android boyfriend; immortality is the worst kind of life sentence; a robot dog stands in the way of a great heist; no bug spray will stop this infestation; and solving a murder ripples through a detective’s life deeper than any echo.
Puppy Love: A (Sweet) Horror Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Mandy considers herself a cat person until she sees the gray and black puppy in the pet store window. One look and she's in love! Despite the cost, Mandy feels compelled to buy the puppy and they quickly settle into a new life. Then the first full moon comes and Mandy discovers something very special about her new puppy... "Puppy Love" is a short story.
In Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country: A Horror Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After their mother is attacked, Cora & Seth defy her orders to escape and infiltrate Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country to rescue her. Surrounded by mutations & zombies, Cora must choose between saving her family & fulfilling the prophecy.
Don't Mess With Justice: A Super Hero Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When all the Super Heroes vanish overnight, ordinary cleaning lady Edith Buttress lays down her mop and picks up the dustpan of Justice! "Don't Mess With Justice" is 10,752 words.
Wolf's Bane: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Any wife would be upset to awaken to find their husband missing, but Mrs. Willis has even larger concerns. Most husbands weren’t werewolves. And most wives didn’t have to worry about the local Dog Catcher. Damn Fred’s penchant for squirrels!
The Beginners Guide to the Recently Deceased: A Horror Novella
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,100. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
During a zombie apocalypse, Madgilyn waits with her Grannie who refuses to leave for the hills. Madgilyn is prepared to do what’s necessary after Grannie dies; she’s ready with the axe. But what happens when Grannies dies, comes back and wants....tea? Grannie is still Grannie, isn’t she? Now what’s a good granddaughter to do?
Candy Man: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Lewis hates candy which makes owning a candy store difficult. Then one day, Lindrick, a salesman, arrives with samples of his company’s new candy, Fat Reduce. It’s an offer Lewis can’t refuse. Soon Lewis learns there are worse things than developing a sweet tooth... "Candy Man" is a short story.
A Walk in the Woods: A Horror Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The old woman loves the woods, loves the childhood stories of the wolves chasing little girls in the woods. So today when she felt well, it’s time for a walk. As she slips away from her nasty servant, she goes for a walk in the woods, only to find, some of those tales were real… A Walk in the Woods is 1,823 words.
Santa Quits Christmas! A Christmas/SF Short Story
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Santa’s fed up! Lousy weather, unionized elves & no one’s cleaned the reindeer litter boxes in ages. As the world’s population blossoms, getting presents to everyone in one night becomes impossible. Santa’s had it & quits! Now what is the UN going to do? Who will deliver presents on Christmas Eve? How will the world survive without HO HO HO? Santa Quits Christmas! is 2096 words.
All the New Tomorrows: 5 Science Fiction Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,310. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Explore the future where a boy discovers his parents’ secret: who is he really? A man has to decide between fighting a cold and a woman’s survival. A master thief finds he can’t trust a pretty face. A tracker can’t believe his eyes. And a woman must decide if justice is all that important after she’s dead.
Going to Hell: 5 Horror Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A farmer looks forward to selling his little chickies but what exactly are they? Why is this ad man always doodling gargoyles? Are they following him? Is working alone in the file room healthy for this young woman or is there something in there? And what’s that howling in the Yukon darkness? Is it as dangerous as a paper cut?
Oh the Horror! 5 Horror Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,830. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
One man confronts his fear of carnivals. Another man wonders if he has squirrels in the walls or is something else coming for him? Two thieves choose the worst house to burgle. One woman traces her late mother’s secret meeting on a bridge at midnight. Another woman tries to quench the burning hunger inside. Join these people as they journey into the dark... if you can find your way out!
The Gallery is Now Presenting...:A Horror Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Excited for his first showing at the gallery, Craig Reardon accepts an offer of a congratulations dinner from celebrated artist Richard Damon. All goes well until Damon requests to see Craig’s paintings. Then he offers a critique Craig might not like. Or survive.
Fetch: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Should have been an easy job: get in, get the ore, get out. Then Molly's idiot brother-in-law Mickey lets the guard dog escape. Now Molly has to chase the dog across the asteroid and engage in a game of fetch. Before she realizes it, the dog leads her to a mystery warehouse where Molly finds a secret worth far more than any pile of ore. "Fetch" is a short story.
Your Cheatin' Heart: A Tiffany Waters Paranormal Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Following a cheating husband and his tarty blonde, PI Tiffany Waters witnesses the explosion of the lover’s motel. The police find only one body: the husband. Now Tiffany must save her husband from a mystery man demanding her photos of the lovers’ meeting. But how can two copies of the same photo be different? How can the blonde in the photo blink? “Your Cheatin’ Heart” is 7,693 words.
Lo' Down: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Leaving the safety of the caves, Jarod came down to the city with his team, to forge among the ruins for supplies. They only got one hour before the chemical pheromones altering their system gives out. Then the lo’s will smell them as human and if the lo’s smell them, a swarm will be next. Ain’t no one ever survives a swarm. "Lo' Down" is a short story.
Soul Hungry: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Dealing with illness, Wendy feels a burning hunger deep down. She even saw it on the monitor, a black center surrounded by red. How could that be inside her? The doctors seem convinced they can cure her but Wendy wonders. What is this hunger? How will it feed? And will she survive it?
The Echo of Bones: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Detective Natalie Morgan reads the minute whispers of human bones. This delicate energy remains after death. Natalie uses her unique skill to help solve murders. But one dry spring, Natalie comes across an impossibility. A set of bones without an echo. How can that happen and who did it? Natalie risks her career and sanity to find out. "The Echo of Bones" is a short story.
Daily Bread: A Horror Novella
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Opening the Daily Bread Bakery fulfills Melodie and Annie’s dream of running their own shop. Melodie works the front counter while Annie creates the breads and pastries that turn their bakery into a success. Soon they have more customers than they can handle. But success comes with a price. Will Melanie discover the secret ingredient? “Daily Bread” is a horror novella of 10,486 words.
Skin Deep: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Hotshot ad man Doug Richards lives the life: working the top accounts, screwing over his colleagues, bedding the hottest women. All of the money, none of the strings. But why do the shadows take the shape of gargoyles and why is he doodling them without thinking? How can they move? "Skin Deep" is a short story.
File Under Oblivion: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Patty spends her days in the filing room, organizing, collating and filing. Soon the files begin talking to her. They demand more than new labels, more than her time. The files demand blood. The files demand sacrifice... Paper cuts are just the beginning... "File Under Oblivion" is a short story.
Returning Home: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
After her mother’s death, Katherine Snellman discovers a letter from her long-missing father. Consumed with curiosity and grief, she returns home to retrace a secret meeting on a bridge at midnight and discover a horrific truth she never suspected. And may not survive. "Returning Home" is a short story.
Wild Call: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In the wilds of an idyllic Yukon summer, Buck pans for gold while waiting for his partner to return with more provisions. Buck dreams of returning home to his girl, Sadie, if, no, when he strikes it big. Then one night he awakes to howls and Buck soon learns that Sadie's disapproving father is the least of his worries...
Life Time: A Science Fiction/Romance Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After an accident freezes her in time, Kathlyn Harting flees to Kolania to hide among aliens. For centuries, she is safe from humans, until an exploration vehicle arrives to make contact with the Kolanians. Now to keep her secret safe, Kathlyn knows she has to disappear again, but how can she run from a man who has unexpectedly awoken her heart? "Life Time" is a short story.
Reawakening: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Janice Belsom was murdered. Now Janice Belsom, or J358 as the court call her, will testify at the accused trial. How can Janice face the man who murdered her? And what will happen to her after she does? "Reawakening" is a short story.
Beyond Reach: Book 1 of the Beyond Saga
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,690. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Nadia: an Assassin. Genetically engineered. Built and trained to kill. On the run from her owners, The Gemini Corporation. Devon: the Tracker. Hot on her trail. Closing in. Stranded on a space station, Nadia searches for escape before the urge to kill overwhelms her. While every moment brings Devon closer. And closer. Designed to kill. Desperate to stop.
I Think, Therefore...:A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alicia has everything a girl could want: money, clothes, a beautiful home and even Johnny, the leased Trinity model 0Z791-4 prototype male who caters to her every whim. No matter what she wants or how many times. But when Johnny is recalled, Alicia begins to see beyond the limits of wealth to what it is to be human.
These Premises Protected By...:A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Petty thieves Denny and Billy find the perfect target: a house where the family leave every month for three to four days. Settling in to strip the place bare, Denny and Billy soon discover the house isn’t as unguarded as it first appears.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm: A Horror Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Farmer Jenkins’ little chickies are the hit of the country fair. When the Down-Home Families restaurants want to use them in their restaurant, Jenkins is thrilled. Now he just has to convince the company man, Mr. Kogan, that his little chickies are special. And won’t Mr. Kogan be shocked at how exactly how special Jenkins’ little chickies really are! "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" is a short story.

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