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Orphan Stone

By Cody L. Stanford

Copyright Cody L. Stanford 2011

Smashwords Edition

Cover Design by Wendy Barsotti


For my sister Melinda Combe, who, as a young girl, wished more than anything to be a fighter pilot. Here are the stars I hope she always wanted.


The paradox of writing is that one must do it alone, and yet one cannot do it alone. Several people helped with the writing of Orphan Stone, including Bruce Memblatt, who has read everything I’ve written, and my sister Melinda Combe, who has enjoyed my writing and helped out in many ways. Both of them read Orphan Stone in early drafts and offered feedback on its development. Wendy Barsotti got a kick out of creating the terrific cover for Orphan Stone. My friend Danny has proved that someone can believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself. Finding a home for the orphan Erzsébet has been tough. I think her knack for invention would say that self-publishing is right up her alley.

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