Patrice Stanton


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(Since Spring 2013)

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Attack of the Meteoroids
Price: Free! Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes space-aliens really are out to get you, so don’t judge a space-rock by its stony exterior. The matrix might be hiding something truly mind-boggling which you (and your brain) should steer clear of. Um-m-m...NOW!
Questionable Character
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In an age of Immorality and Deception, having her college's powers-that-be label her character “Questionable” might be a Revolutionary act, but in her estimation (and that of her family and friends) it’s definitely a badge of Honor.
No Respect
Price: Free! Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In the not-too-distant-Future...a snarky power-mad Senator, having trouble getting respect even in the D.C. Swamp, unexpectedly meets a second soulmate of sorts on a history making supersonic flight back home to Texas.
Killer Fries
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Come along with Dev Diller into a recurring nightmare world, wherein a tough man’s man is left wondering, once again, which really would be scarier: settling down and having a bunch of headstrong kids, or routinely dealing with political monsters that never seem to get their comeuppance soon enough.
The Knight Before Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s Christmas Eve and college student Jamison Riley has chosen to spend the holiday alone, in Sigma Mu Pi’s just-off-campus frat house. Of course the fact he’s arranged a blind date for tonight had something to do with turning down several relatives' offers. The date is after all, the first such opportunity - of any "acuity" - he’s had all semester.
The Daily Conjuror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Bithia Wellington-Paine understands the old conjuror's adage, "It takes a witch to know one," so it's clear that's not her current problem. It's simply a common thief with a touch of con man, or rather con girl. The “problem,” at fifteen-going-on-grown-up, was Aristolia Stewart Dunsmore and this teen was about to learn that stolen property - especially from a mage - always has a hidden price.
Oh Hell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Family reunions can be HELL…even in Paradiso, the anything goes island playground. But when your family's divorced, bicoastal, and estranged? All bets are off!
Inter-Magisteria Cooperation
Price: Free! Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
Mel Dobson’s a demon who’s used to flying solo, particularly when on a time-travel gig. He’s been stood-up by his assigned IMC-partner from the heavenly realms; been stuck all week doing KP in the culinary bowels of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. No surprise then, that days ago his attitude had already taken a nose dive of hellacious proportions.
The Butterfly Affect
Price: Free! Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Why doesn’t eight-year-old Brett’s mother understand? All she wants is a pet. Since the family first moved to Texas a few months earlier, the girl has seen nary an alligator...either from her perch, high in the SUV motoring around the Urbs or the sub-urbs, or out the back or front doors at home. Why can’t her mother just get over what happened in coastal Florida to her three precious pups?
Grounds for Divorce
Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Julia needs some relationship advice and a friend suggests she consult a psychic named Morgana. But this one doesn’t read tea-leaves. Nope. She’s a 21st century seer who requires a specific roast of a specific well-known brand of coffee beans. Julia finally tracks down the properly-dated vacuum-packed bag, but gets a rude (psychic-)awakening in the process: cryptic questions. To ask the psychic!
Confession is Good for the Soul
Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A loyal subject does not bite the hand that feeds her...without understanding the terrible price that will most certainly be extracted. But a high-ranking, middle-aged Admin of the ruling regime in Washington has had a pang of conscience. She decides to finally reveal the truth behind the elite pogrom, begun generations earlier, which essentially killed Liberty and Justice for the American male.
They Say
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
They say your 40’s are pretty cool but I’ll never know... My story started in Vegas and, sure as Hellfire, it won’t “stay there.” If I help just one of you young, careerist women out there, that's OK. Only the good die young, you say? Bull. I'm barely-living proof that's a lie. Are you a postmodern ladder-climber? Dread living in perpetual Bridesmaids-Ville? Then read, learn, and "don't."
Yankee Determinism
Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
"To Whom It May Concern…You will be escorted off these premises between midnight and dawn on the…" Naturally they weren’t giving him long to decide or prepare; they never got push-back. But, then, he wasn’t like everyone else. Even so, he still had to consider the three teens he was grandfather, and now, father to. He'd gotten his fill of war long ago, apparently the sheriff hadn't. So be it.
"Three" if by Fire
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Writing about container-gardening was bad enough, but now Yoshi Pratt, 26, has to endure Inauguration Day (in the sure-to-be-swarming City on the Potomac) with an obnoxious female boss who’s the embodiment of something his grandfather always calls “The Peter Principle.” Yeah, he'd dreamed of political-journalism, but dirt, weeds, and unwelcome planter-pests wasn't sounding all that bad today.
Take Two and Call Me in the Morning
Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Hereford Bolton was just happy to finally get a job. I mean, he had a bunch of school loans to pay, not to mention a basement to escape. (Probably never heard that one before!)The realities of not holding out for a better employment deal have been sinking in with a vengeance lately. Something's gotta give...

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