“A celestial spiral spins in the deepest night. It dances to the sound of distant rumbling. The tides of the infinite roll against the Aeon’s hull. The hearts of the people sing with you, and their hearts beat for the coming of that spinning spiral, because it brings great things. A word that represents the end of your old life echoes in your mind for more than one reason.”
—Thus said his dula.
Follow Ari as he battles for the right to marry his bride in a ritual aboard a ship called the Aeon, a place inhabited by highly advanced humans who have evolved along a specific line since leaving their planet long ago.
“There is nothing quite like science fiction. Its influence can be seen in all our modern innovations. Its reading enhances intelligence and creativity. Its powers are vast. Its worlds are colorful and beautiful. I feel that reading science fiction is a necessary part of modern life, for by reading it one can better connect with the world around them, and even more importantly, shape the world in which one lives.” -R.W. Taylor
Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology [Kindle Edition]
“There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly, and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.” — Chanakya
Avaricious, cruel, depraved, envious, mean-spirited, vengeful—the wicked have been with us since the beginnings of humankind. You might recognize them and you might not. But make no mistake. When the wicked cross your path, your life will never be the same. Do you know someone wicked? You will.
The 21 stories in the Someone Wicked anthology were written by the members of the Written Remains Writers Guild and its friends, and was edited by JM Reinbold and Weldon Burge.
Gail Husch – Reckonings
Billie Sue Mosiman – The Flenser
Mike Dunne – The Fire of Iblis
Christine Morgan – Sven Bloodhair
Ramona DeFelice Long – The Chances
Russell Reece – Abracadabra
Carson Buckingham – The Plotnik Curse
Chantal Noordeloos – Mirror Mirror
Patrick Derrickson – The Next King
Barbara Ross – Home Improvements
JM Reinbold – Missing
Shaun Meeks – Despair
Liz DeJesus – Sisters: A Fairy Tale
Doug Blakeslee – The Flowering Princess of Dreams
Justynn Tyme – The Semi-Aquatic Blue Baker of Borneo
Ernestus Jiminy Chald – The Tail of Fate
Weldon Burge – Right-Hand Man
Joseph Badal – Ultimate Betrayal
Maria Masington – Impresario
L.L. Soares – Sometimes the Good Witch Sings to Me
Shannon Connor Winward – The Devil Inside
The illustration for the cover was created by Jamie Mahon. Cover design by Amy York.
The Rise of Peter Troy: The Decayed Ones [Kindle Edition]
Life has always been an uphill battle for Peter Troy. His obsession for zombie films was the only thing that kept him company when times got tough. After losing his job as a butcher at the local market and getting dumped by his girlfriend, all in the same day, Peter tried to close himself off from the world. His efforts were thwarted when his obsession actually became a reality. Follow Peter on his journey to redemption as he struggles with his mixed feelings of excitement and regret. Will he be able to adapt and excel in a world now being overrun by the living dead? Or will he fail to succeed as he did when the world was normal?
Mary Horner is an award-winning journalist, whose work has appeared in more than two dozen publications. She currently teaches communications at St.Louis and St.Charles community Colleges. She earned a master’s degree in communications from Lindenwood University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-St.Louis, where she also received the Writing Certificate. She completed the core curriculum program in medical communications with a special emphasis in editing/writing from the American Medical Writer’s Association. In 2005, she received the Best Mom Award. Her new book, Strengthen Your Nonfiction Writing, is currently available through High Hill Press. Mary blogs about writing at writRteachR.blogspot.com
Steven M. Thomas attended Webster College and graduated from Lindenwood College with a BA in Journalism. He played drums in various local bands and was in the thick of things during the punk rock/new wave explosion of the late seventies. Steven wrote articles for various publications as well as songs and lyrics. He is the author of the acclaimed autobiography “I was a drummer she was a dancer” and the follow up called “Drummer Dancer-The Lyrics.” Steven currently resides in Missouri where he is raising his son, Justin.
Foreclosed (The Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries, a Cozy Christian Collection, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
itzy Neuhaus, tall, blonde, and stuck in the 80s, might be the top selling Realtor in Portlandia, but even her office is dead in this economy. Despite her complete faith that God and common sense can fix anything, she has found herself with a full staff and nothing to do–until her favorite run down mansion gets itself foreclosed, that is.
But with the homeowner desperate to keep Mitzy away from his property and Alonzo, the dangerously hot rival investor trying to snatch it out from under her, Mitzy knows she has to work fast, or the economy won’t be the only thing dead…
*Christian Cozy Mystery*
All eyes were on Mitzy. It had been a while since a promising call came in.
“Well?” Sabrina said.
“The Victorian is going into foreclosure!” Mitzy’s big blue eyes sparkled with excitement.
“The Baltimore Victorian?” Joan asked.
“Deb said movers were there last night, late. This morning all of the cars were gone and the house was dark.”
“No kidding? We’ve wanted that house for ages.” Joan and Mitzy had longed for the old house on Baltimore Street. The perfect bones of a Queen Anne Victorian mansion were like chocolate to Joan–irresistible.
The investment potential of that property was almost too much for Mitzy.
Mitzy dreamed of restoring it to its historic glory and selling it to someone with old money. There was always a market for the historically minded, since the best locations were so rarely for sale.
It was a great investment for Mitzy personally as well. The street was zoned commercial/residential. The big Victorian would make as great an office building as it would a home. But an office would not protect the value of Mitzy’s other Baltimore Street property. A restored vintage mansion, preferably on the historic register, would protect her property values nicely.
“I knew this market had to be good for somebody,” Ben moaned. Rehabbing an old house didn’t involve him until the very end.
Pause the proposal, Sabrina. We need to take a trip to Baltimore Street.”
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