JL Stratton has always been a storyteller, although most folks just call it "spinning a tale" or "lying." He began writing in earnest in junior high school when a creative writing teacher gave him a "C" grade on a piece of speculative fiction, calling it "blasphemy." From that point on, JL saw continued remarks about his writing such as "weird" and "writing for the mind" only as fuel for his writing fire.
Although born and raised in the Northwest of the United States, he now resides in the Southeast, having been deposited there through Uncle Sam's relocation program, otherwise known as military service.
JL enjoys writing across genres, having written or currently working on mystery, crime, science fiction, speculative fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. JL writes paranormal romance and erotica under a pen name.
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The Sentient Soldier
by JL Stratton
The cold realities of war are realized too late both by a manufactured soldier and the command team that controls him. This is a dystopian look at mental conditioning and creating the ultimate soldier, without empathy or fear of pain.
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Smashwords book reviews by JL Stratton
- The G Particle
on June 02, 2014
A wonderful piece of flash fiction. It is difficult to fully develop a character in flash fiction but this author managed to do it in a manner making the setup appear seamless. Also, a very interesting twist at the end gives the reader something to ponder. Great job. Five stars all the way!
- Mia's Movie
on June 19, 2014
I love stories with a twist, and this one delivered! This is the first story I've read from C. F. Sheeler but it will likely not be the last. While I thought I had the ending to this short story pegged by the time I was half-finished, I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. Without giving too much away, I will just say that this story demonstrates how a parent can be proud in ALL their children's ventures. Great short story overall. Sure, there were a very few tense and grammatical errors, I was so engrossed in the story, I did not even catch them until the second reading. Again, I probably only saw them because I am a fellow writer. Nonetheless, this story deserves five stars for unique method of telling and an ending that took me by surprise.
- Space Crazy
on July 22, 2014
Great Story and wonderful introduction to the fascinating world (or universe) of Dar Meltom. The writing was tight, the grammar proper and the story, exciting enough to keep me turning the pages to the end. I believe if one takes a chance on this first story, they will surely be motivated to purchase the other stories in the series, as I have.