Pull up a chair, make yourself at home. That's right. Kick off your shoes, put your feet up on the footstool. Pour a glass of lemonade and settle in. "Llama" tell you a story or three... Monsters, mayhem, magic, and a host of non-human characters to tickle your fancy.
This three story collection set at different times in the same future, looks to the depths of the mind to define sentience and courage. Deep thinking characters navigate their lives, striving for small victories from passing, macabre circumstance. Dialog dense with weighty motivations, take an enlightening walk into a future reflection of recognizable humanity.
"I never would have thought she was still alive, but she is. Michael Olm has Jen and he's doing unspeakable things to her at this very moment. In my head, I know its a trap - that all he wants is to destroy me completely - but my heart tells me I have to go." Tank and his team face off with their ultimate adversary in a fight that will leave only one side alive. Gutsy men in combat: This is Tank.
"Yeah, I'm fat and I know it, baby," Edward yells at the TV weather caster, his fat belly jiggling as he gyrates and pumps his hips. Cat watches on. It is amused. Master is on a roll today. Somewhere deep above an alien considers the foolish human and his maniac dance. There's an job that they need a fool for. It considers. "He'll do," it says. And so the adventure begins for our Edward Renown.
Snow blankets the cold streets of Orlando. A man from another place – another world – has been sent to see a young boy there. He will also meet the boy’s mother & though duty-bound to complete his mission he will find himself at a crossroads.
This is a story about making a choice. This is a story about the past as it is about the present. This is a story about love, & what people might do for it.
Investigating a body, Detective Megan Kershaw finds it’s a discarded Mech with a mind swipe chip. She traces it to Denton Weathers, the richest man in the city. After, Megan receives a commendation and her partner is murdered. Can Megan discover the real answer behind the destruction of this Mech or will she become the next victim?
"Download Complete" is a short story.
Short Story Press Presents Emmerette’s Mirror by Brent Miller
Emmerette, an eighteen-year-old girl, is traveling with her brother and parents on one of the last planes to the Remnant Facility, the building in which this feat of technology is to take place. The underlying tension and anxiety of the plane’s other occupants makes her uneasy.
10 years old, rifle in hand, his entire squad dead, the young Rex Pain is having a bad day. A sandstorm strong enough to strip the metal from his space soldier suit has come and with it the enemy. Caught in a rough do or die battle for his life, he must make decisions that will take him through betrayal to a place beyond. Rex Pain starts here. An unmissable addition to this long running series.