A. J. Oxford


Adrian Jules (AJ) is relatively new to writing fiction, as long as you do not count Jr. High English class. AJ does plan to keep the day job.


eRATicated: The Remiss
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Some of us have no place to go, and no one with whom to go. Instead, when extinction arrives we make the best of our failure to plan, but cower at what may be salvation knocking on the door. "The Remiss" is the darkest of several sequels that follow the original "eRATicated."
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
We are routinely forced to examine the extinction of mankind from one cause or the other. This time it happened, but not like they told us it would. Our "end of the world" came from the most unlikely source. This vignette explores the day when civilization fell from the welcome eradication of the rat.

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  • A Bear Story on Oct. 07, 2014

    Easy read. Liked the ending. Enjoyed the story.
  • The Hypochondriac‚Äôs Lament. on Oct. 07, 2014

    Clever ending. Enjoyed it.
  • Robin's Song on Oct. 07, 2014

    Good story and premise. I think it could use a stronger ending to follow the climax. And it seems a little old for a children's book, but I enjoyed it.
  • Princess and Dragon on Oct. 09, 2014
    (no rating)
    A nice little story that seems to be a part of a larger project--or if it is not, it probably should be. A very nice illustration is included that greatly adds to the story. I hope you build a book around it with more illustrations.
  • The Secret Frequency on Oct. 16, 2014

    Interesting story. Well written but still needs a bit of editing. What about a remote shutoff? I look forward to reading your other short stories.
  • Ethereal on Oct. 23, 2014

    Good story. Disappointed with the ending and felt like it was a cop out until I reread the synopsis to find that the story is not over. I look forward to the next part and am hopeful it will fill in the holes that the present ending creates. With a couple of very small exceptions, it is very well written.
  • A Good Deed on Oct. 28, 2014

    I enjoyed the story. The ending surprised me. I guess I was expecting something more sinister and I was a bit anxious waiting for it. It was good nonetheless.
  • The Man on Oct. 28, 2014

    Good story and great visualization. At first I tired of what I felt was overused descriptions, but as the story progressed I could see that it fit very nicely with the rhythm of the recurring--and poetic--description of the seated Man. Alas, there is no 4.5 stars so I'm relegated to 4.
  • Largemouth Bass on Nov. 21, 2014

    An entertaining story. It was fun seeing what would happen with the next push of the button. I enjoyed it.