J. C. Conway writes science-fiction, romance and fantasy stories for readers of all ages. He is a fan of great fiction that stretches the imagination and probes the depths of human understanding. He is also a complex-litigation attorney, a former high-school math and computer-science teacher, Vice President of his local NAMI affiliate, a husband, father, grandfather, and still a child in this world that is at once both crushingly clear and maddeningly mystifying.
A cattle drive ain't no simple task. And things get a might worse when you been shot, yer miles from any town, much less town doctor, and the bullet is lodged in tight just a horse hair's breadth from yer goll-darned heart.
Somethin's gotta be done, and fer a lowly cow hand, the trail boss's special bourbon might just be it.
There is a tenuous chance for love in the life of Amy Budge, one of the few aware of a terrible truth--reality is not fixed; it is in a state of constant flux. Fortunately for the world there is hope reality might stabilize. But in the process, will Amy's love life flourish or perish? It's hard to tell. But the odds are mounting against the former.
It's tough being a kid--especially a kid with magical powers that now regrets having cast the spell that turned everyone he knows into an imbecile. But that's life for 14-year-old Frankie Turnbull. Now he wants to correct his mistake. But how, when those he's trying to help keeping stupidly interfering? Frankie's options dwindle, as does his patience, until ultimately just one solution remains.
Lawyers in space. An attorney at an off-world deposition faces a strange witness and an even stranger circumstance. But can his senses be trusted this far from Earth as his anti-psychotic field wanes? Don't miss this glimpse of humanity from the eyes of one of its troubled own as he struggles with adversity out among the worlds less traveled. A short story of science fiction and uncertainty.