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Safe and Secure in Atropia
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You set the price! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A couple recently moved into a master planned gated community, kept up to exacting standards by aerial surveillance, "helpful" bureaucrats, and of course the vigilant HOA. But having to worship a parking meter seems a little much. This farcical satire of suburbia illustrates that totalitarianism isn't always an iron-fisted dictatorship (yet), and it may be closer to home than one might think.
Q: BROKEN
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 8 · The Furai Compilation, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A few years from now, in three, fateful minutes, EVERY population center will be LEVELED by Alien invaders. Billions perish; survivors, rounded up and enslaved. The story of a soldier, a FURAI, who escapes bondage, infiltrates the enemy, and waits, patiently, for the day, when man will free himself from Alien bondage- The day man's enslavers will be defeated, their grip: BROKEN.
Children of the Sand
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
A fan asked me to write something about the children of Gaza. I imagined what I would do for them if I had giant hands. What would you do?
Q: LEVERAGE
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 7 · The Furai Compilation, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
“With the right leverage, I shall move the world.” Something new entered the PRISON today. A man, unlike any I've met before. A man who knows my thoughts, what I love, what I cherish, what I need, what I fear- "The softest point, in any security: the men in charge of its administration. Men are clay; mold them to your will-" TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS!
The Write-In
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Who told Rev. Joshua Evans he could sidestep the political machines and run for the Texas House as a write-in candidate? Monday through Friday, Joshua Evans drives a garbage truck for the city of Houston. On Sunday, he ministers to a small church. Why defy the professional politicians? Because it needed to be done to save his community.
Q: DESCEND
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 4 · The Furai Compilation, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A planet's discovered, unlike any other in the universe. A dark, black, desolate, uninviting planet made of pure carbon: 10 times the size of earth, yet gravity is similar; far away from any star, yet there's life, abundant life. The planet itself seems to be crying out, to all would-be explorers: "You're not welcome here!"
The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Inspired by a conversation that occurred after driving past an Olive Garden that was, as always, overflowing onto the sidewalk with Baby-Boomer aged people.
Sweetness in the Dark: A Story of Love and Survival
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 132,960. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The world is headed toward financial collapse when a powerful solar flare crushes the Earth’s electrical grid. Paul Kendall is now in a race against time as he fights to save his family’s lives from the chaos that ensues.
Generally Recognized as Safe
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Series: Wiley Royce. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,580. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The chronicle of Wiley Royce's struggle to keep his cool and perspective in the face of the disconcerting new waves in his life. What can he do for his beloved Brendee, who may or may not want him anymore? What should he do to beautiful, sexy Janae, who clearly wants him too much? How is he going to take down the shady cabal responsible for poisoning the entire first world?
Vanished Flight 777: A Suspense Thriller and Thought Experiment Based on the True Disappearance of Flight 370 in March 2014
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,570. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Clocktower Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
John T. Cullen, scholar and U.S. Army veteran, crafts a rousing thriller that's also a plausible thought experiment. He suggests the missing Flight 370 was hijacked by Islamic terrorists, is being weaponized, and will be used against a horrifying target to outdo 9/11. It's the anniversary of bin Laden's capture, and the terrorists like to use transport methods (eg, planes-MH370) for their crimes
The Equality Remedy (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Mother Nature is taken to court for being heterosexist. But will we be pleased with the imposed remedy?
The Unneeded Panic Room (Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: American English. Published: May 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
After he is outed as a Proposition 8 donor, Michael and his young family are stalked by a vengeful activist. (Short Story: ~14,900 words.)
Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,750. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Set during the 2008 presidential campaign in New Mexico, Bones in the Wash is one-part political thriller, one part family soap, and one part murder mystery. Ambitious Albuquerque Mayor Tomas Zamara, charged with delivering the state’s five electoral votes for John McCain, grapples with a fierce opponent, a volatile new woman, and a demanding family. Oh, and he’s a suspect in his wife’s murder.
The Kill Room
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Bernard Jarvis is waiting to die. He and hundreds of others are standing in line as the government conducts a routine purge of its least valuable citizens. While awaiting his execution, Bernard meets an old friend with some radical ideas. He begins to think that maybe the state shouldn't have the right to determine when he dies.
A Walk In The Sun
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Price: Free! Words: 12,160. Language: American English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a routine fire inspection halts Polly’s plans to build a dream house in Marin County, California, she takes on the machine of County government to get things changed. How far will she go and what consequences will the system extract from her in the process?
The Honey War
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Series: Maple Leaves, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Lydia is at it again, this time responding to the threat of interplanetary war and the collapse of humanity's federal government. With 28 million souls on Lydia's boat, and 30 billion lives on the line, this is it, the finale, if she can survive newborn Artificial Sentience, interstellar space, globalized exo-life, and time travel (!?). Aren't honeymoons supposed to be fun?
Altered States
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Series: Maple Leaves, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 101,210. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A year after Lydia's trip to The Moon, the piano wire is ready to snap. Her political status is a balance beam over a bed of spikes. Her rising popularity in the Canadian Corporate Conglomerate is a powder keg with a lit fuse. When Lydia is forced to decide between the stability of nations and the love of her life...Wait, what? What kind of choice is that?
Drinking Songs From Earth
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Series: Maple Leaves, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,790. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
January 4126 - Lowtown girl, Lydia Stamos, sings for her bar tab and eats out of a soup kitchen, but after years in Vancouver's social welfare system, she's earned a one-way trip to Exodus-Class Star Station Anatali. Boyfriends, girlfriends, drugs, and robots, there's a lot of baggage she can't seem to leave behind. The singing, she can handle. Here's hoping for no more surprises.
Granite Republic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A story told through news clippings, video transcripts, leaked documents, and gripping first hand accounts, Granite Republic details the explosive stand of one small state against a tyrannical national government.
Finding Jupiter
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Series: Chasing Jupiter. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,730. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014 by Brown Wall Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Finding Jupiter is about the dichotomy between an everyday person just trying to make it through a societal collapse and the governmental elite who wish to never let a crisis go to waste. This is a story of conspiracy, politics, bad choices, love, and hope.