Alpert L Pine

Biography

Alpert L Pine lives and writes in a small cabin, off the grid, in the Northwest United States. Once per week, he treks to the nearest town on foot—rain, snow or shine—and spends the day transferring his material into a digital format, with the help of the kindly librarians whom he has befriended. When he's not writing, he spends much of his time with a metal detector, looking for a rumored Templar treasure which is said to be buried somewhere nearby. To date, he's found a few nails, an old Liberty head penny, and a strange amulet.

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Books

They'll Never Cheer Again
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 53,560. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Ten years ago, a brutal hazing incident left a freshman cheerleader in a coma. In response, Casper Falls High School disbanded the cheerleading team. A decade later, the squad has been reformed, but a vengeful force has awoken and is hunting the team, motivated by a deadly mantra: They'll Never Cheer Again. An homage to slasher films of the 70s and 80s.
The Truth of the Matter (Starship Perilous Adventure #6)
Series: Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous, Adventure 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While the Perilous sits on Tangerine undergoing repairs, one member of the crew debates whether to stay or leave. Meanwhile, the others deal with a shady conman from Blake's past. But who's conning who? Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous #6. Approximately 13,500 words.
Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous: The First Five Adventures
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,140. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Blake Starwater is captain of the Starship Perilous. Traveling with him are the frisky Felioness, Kitty, and the cynical robot, OMBot. Together they soar between the Known Worlds, taking on the dangerous jobs that other space crews won't do. This collection includes Starship Perilous Adventures #1-5.
Adrift (Starship Perilous Adventure #5)
Series: Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous, Adventure 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A weak distress signal brings the Perilous to a distant star system where they encounter a derelict starship. What happened to the drifting ship and its crew, and is the Perilous is danger too? Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous #5. Approximately 16,500 words.
All Aboard (Starship Perilous Adventure #4)
Series: Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous, Adventure 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An android on the run, a mysterious man dressed in all black, and a new crew member? The Perilous becomes caught up in the intrigue between a biological construct and a gang determined to possess it. Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous #4. Approximately 13,000 words.
Planet of the Molers (Starship Perilous Adventure #3)
Series: Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous, Adventure 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
While the crew seeks to fill the vacant roles aboard the ship, a job brings them to a world where a new species has been discovered. The first ship sent down to the planet has gone silent. The job: ascertain the fate of the missing crew. Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous #3. Approximately 10,000 words.
Not Remotely Possible (Starship Perilous Adventure #2)
Series: Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous, Adventure 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The crew of the Starship Perilous are on Pandora, where they must infiltrate a corporation, expose a corrupt politician, and help blow the whistle on a conspiracy to cover up a dangerous technology. Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous: Adventure #2. Approximately 9000 words.
A Precious Cargo (Starship Perilous Adventure #1)
Series: Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous, Adventure 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The crew of the Perilous head to New Yellowstone, where a massive volcano has erupted with so much force that a science orbital soaring overhead has been damaged. The job: locate the progeny of their eight-legged client and if possible, bring them home safe. Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous: Adventure #1. Approximately 9000 words.
The Guardian in the Shower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
As incredible as it sounds, Janet has just come face to face with her Guardian Angel. For some reason, he's hanging out in her bathroom. But all Janet wants to do is take a relaxing shower after a long day, so she throws him out. It doesn't occur to her to find out WHY her Guardian Angel has chosen to appear. But she will soon discover the reason. . . Has she made a fatal mistake? An absurd short.
The Heart of Twistown
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tragic circumstances have resulted in the death of Mama Sheena, a loved and respected elder of Twistown. Dav and Sam, just returned and faced with this upsetting news, find themselves embroiled in an increasingly dangerous situation. A second death follows, and everything seems to be leading to a showdown between the people of Twistown and the Neon City Authority. But will either side back down?
We Found Your Name in the Star Registry—Do You Have a Moment?
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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When the strange fellow shows up on our narrator's doorstep, confusion reigns. Once the purpose of the unusual visitor's sudden appearance is made clear, the narrator is stunned. Has he just made first contact? Or more accurately, has first contact just happened to him? And how should he respond to his odd guest's request? A comic short story of galactic proportions. About 1125 words.
Open Mic Night In Hell
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
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When things are going a comic's way on stage, and the audience is roaring for every joke, they're said to be "killing it". And when it's the opposite, and nobody's laughing, they're "dying". The only thing worse: to actually be dead and on stage in Hell. The worst comedy club in existence. A short comic tale of the afterlife. Approximately 1200 words.
Another Day, Another Curse(d Item)
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Magnus is an adventuring warrior with a penchant for accumulating cursed items. In fact, he has so many, some cancel out the effects of others. He keeps the cursed objects because he can't stand to get rid of any loot, but this most recent find could be the end of him! A fun fantasy tale of 2000 words.
El Rey Del Mar (The King of the Sea)
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Fernando Alberto Ruiz, AKA El Rey del Mar, may have been the world's most famous (or infamous) drug lord. But even after a Hollywood film, not many know the true story of his wild life. The drugs. The violence. The mermaids. 2900 words.
It's Always the Apocalypse Somewhere
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Warning! This book contains Flesh-Eating Zombies, Invading Aliens, Nuclear Annihilation, Armageddon, The Rapture — and that's just one story! Elsewhere in these 22 tales, you'll find Carnivorous Plants, Organ-Harvesting Aliens, Cruel Scientists, Superstorms, Cursed Artifacts, and the Worst Comedy Club in Existence. Oh, and one of the stories has mermaids. Drug-running mermaids.
The Witch of Mbuji-Mayi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Will is part of a UN team sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate a series of bizarre happenings. Entire villages have been abandoned, the occupants of these remote villages seeming to disappear without a trace. Local military man, Ndobe Ngeralt, believes the disappearances are the work of a witch. What they ultimately discover is the stuff of nightmares. A horror short. 9000 words
A Little Lore Goes a Long Way
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
All Harmon Crane wants is a Loreist who knows the Lore — is that too much to ask? The World his crew have traveled to is supposed to have loads of treasure within. It's empty. To make matters worse, trouble is waiting back on the other side of the Portal. If he survives the day, it might just be time to find a new adventuring crew. A Worlds of Adventure short story. Approximately 5100 words.
Closer to the Edge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
There's nothing on the barren world of Talos IV except a small mining colony. For Carmen Peach, seven years on from a tragedy that she's never fully accepted, there's something more. A painful memory, which she feels no longer equipped to live with. And a promise made to a lost loved one years ago. A stand-alone short story set within the universe of the Many Worlds Saga. Approximately 4400 words.
Milli Lands Onward
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Eight-year old Milli is learning to fly a starship. She's one of the most naturally gifted pilots that Captain Abe of the Onward has ever seen. Even if she is so small, her feet don't reach the pedals. When an emergency places the lives of everyone on board in Milli's hands, it's up to the young girl to bring the Onward safely down. A stand-alone sci-fi short set in the Many Worlds Saga universe.
They Who Hold the Cards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Real life for Nancy is about to change. She lives and works on an asteroid called Haven. Nancy and her circle of long-distance friends stay in touch through the online virtual reality world of the NEXUS. Unexpected news forces her to confront her employer's strict housing policies. The best she can hope for may not be what she wants. A stand-alone sci-fi short set in the Many Worlds universe.
Through a Blind Man's Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mashups
When a priceless artifact from the near-mythological world of Toridia goes missing aboard the starship Nova Celeste, the ship is put on lock down. To help him catch the thief, the Purser has the aid of an unusual ally: an old blind man, the only witness to the theft. But can the old man's ears see clearly where normal vision has failed? A stand-alone sci-fi short set within the Many Worlds Saga.
The Shaken World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Something strange is happening in Lakeshore, Ohio. This quiet suburb twenty-five miles east of Cleveland has been experiencing an unprecedented series of small earthquakes. They began just after Thanksgiving, and as the days count down towards Christmas, the tremors are only growing stronger and more numerous. But what is causing them? And will they ever end? A holiday short story, 2500 words.
Nothing Down There But Rocks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
On an unexplored planet, Mary Smith is a member of a four-person team tasked with data-gathering and exploration for the Vespal Company. Tragedy befalls two of the crew, leaving Mary and Commander Clark Hammond to attempt a rescue mission. As they struggle to understand the nature of the danger, Mary and Commander Hammond will soon be fighting for their lives. A sci-fi/horror short, 2600 words
The Betty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A robot gone mad! A newly constructed military robot escapes from the research center where it is birthed. Can it be recovered before its programming leads to an inevitable violent and destructive showdown? And what kind of person do you call anyway, when an escaped war machine needs to be quietly reclaimed before all hell breaks loose? A short story of about 4200 words.
The Short and Tragic Reign of the Spider King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
Thurston is a simpleton, a stablehand at the local inn. He might not be the brightest man, but even he understands the value of the jewel-encrusted golden ring he discovers stuck to a large spiderweb in the nearby Wood. Unfortunately, poor Thurston has no idea the cost attached to the glimmering bauble. The price he will pay for snatching it from whence came. A short horror fantasy, 2500 words.
Young Tristan's First Adventure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In a world where adventurers are revered, Tristan and his best friend Peter aren't satisfied with waiting until they're grown up. Together, they sneak out from the safety of their walled town, into the darkness and danger of the world outside. Armed with blades "borrowed" from their fathers, the boys stumble into a deadlier encounter than either of them are prepared for. A short fantasy story.
The Live Ball Controversy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
More than a decade on from the most wild and magical season in Semi-Pro Baseball history, take a look back at the fateful play—the culmination of an improbable season—which saw the Dragons win their very first championship, breaking a century-old curse in the process. But did they have supernatural help? Presented here is the late Adrian Garrett's original article. A short story, about 2700 words.
Message From Another Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When a communication from an alien source is decoded, it turns out to be an invitation for humanity to visit—complete with schematics for a ship which will make the interstellar journey in weeks. After some international disagreements, a French expedition is eventually sent to meet the aliens. Their experience on the alien world is the stuff of (urban) legends! A humorous sci-fi short adventure!
A Customer Review
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Joe Singwell discovers suddenly one day that he's in a database shared by many of the local businesses. And what they have to say about him isn't good. As he reacts to the situation with anger and frustration, he finds his ranking only suffers more. A short story of 3000 words.

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