Short Stories

 
Short Stories
Party Line

Party Line

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Genre: Short Stories

Long before there were cellphones the big news was when your house had a telephone installed. In the 1950's party lines, where you shared a line with other households, meant you were able to listen in on your neighbours phone calls.

Kate Baker is so excited to use the newly installed telephone she inadvertently listens in on a neighbours call she should not have heard.

This begins a terrifying journey for young Kate that threatens to destroy her family.

A story of terror from a time when technology was very different.

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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

The world has ended.There are few human survivors. Jenna goes on a dangerous mission to find the old knowledge.

If they are to survive she must bring him back so they can learn how to farm, garden, and most importantly find the water they so desperately need to live.

She finds Kurt dying, but learns she too carries the old knowledge.

Will she make it back alive?

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A Little Old Fashioned

A Little Old Fashioned

Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – she must choose life or death.

She receives an offer she can't refuse. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come true.

Will she succumb to temptation and gain her little piece of paradise or do the right thing.

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Solitary Man

Solitary Man

When Uno Kellogg, corporate explorer, is awakened by his AI after the starship Destiny arrives at Pegasi IV Uno and the AI begin the greatest adventure in human history. Pegasi IV contains life -- intelligent life.

But it's a one way trip for Kellogg and the AI has evolved beyond it's programming.Will the mission succeed?

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Time and Space

Time and Space

J'inkrac Bay (J'in to his friends) wins he third prize of the all-inclusive trip of a lifetime aboard the S.S. Maid of the Universe. Aboard ship he meets Mitale, an enchanting woman, who makes more sense to him than anyone ever has. Together they begin a journey across time and space to discover an incredible truth neither of them expected.

An adventure of the far future where time and space become one and mankind greatest dreams may come true.

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Sidekicks

Sidekicks

In an alternate universe a metawave has struck the Earth creating super heroes and super villains, but not all heroes and villains are created equal.

They are soon divided in classes. A being the top teir heroes with the broadest range of powers to the D class heroes and villains who have limited powers.

Sidekicks tells the story of the sidekick, Kick Boy and Captain Incredible, both D class heroes and their most recent contract (missions are contracted) to stop Dr. Crisis and his sidekick, Calamity Cain (D class villians) and their plot to poison water supplies to extract a hefty ransom for the antidote.

A tale of danger, action where super heroes confront the forces of evil bent on world domination (or at least to be paid for non-domination).

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Replacement Parts

Replacement Parts

In the late 19th century, during the age of steam, heroes rise and Dr. Xavier Devlin and his creation, Ambrose, aim to stop these from becoming out of control. Dr. Devlin latest creation, a steam powered time machine, will allow him to travel to the past and erase his enemies from existence. But an egotistical hero called Mr. Indestructible may arrive at any moment to stop him. Will Dr. Devlin succeed in his quest?

A steampunk tale of superheroes and super villians fighting to control our past and our future.

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Betrayed

Betrayed

In Saskatchewan in 1912 it is against the law for a white woman to work for a Chinese business owner. Widow Dorothy McMillian desperately needs money so she and her daughters can travel east to escape the harsh future her late husbands farm offers.Though they are breaking the law her daughters take jobs at a local Chinese restaurant.

Royal Northwest Mounted Police officer in charge, George Wellington, her late husband served with George in the Boer War, has asked to see her and she fears the worst.

Dorothy must confront a valued family friend and convince him of her plight. Will he listen?

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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch

A fleet of alien vessels hovers in Earth orbit. Thirty days ago the aliens, calling themselves the Hsu-Zat, used aa EMP pulse to knock out all electrical power across the planet. Chaos soon erupted as civilization collapsed.

One pocket of of survivors form a neighborhood watch hoping to work together to survive.Today the aliens wish to meet and Liz Chamber is elected to meet with the alien's leader.

What does this mean? Will the human race survive?

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Survivors – Russ Crossley

Survivors – Russ Crossley

In the aftermath of an atomic bomb test in 1955 three young children are discovered alive and unharmed at the epicentre of the massive explosion. This event triggers a mystery that leads to a startling discovery. We are not alone in the universe.

A tale of super science affecting the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities.

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Muggins Rules – Russ Crossley

Muggins Rules – Russ Crossley

In 1944 France, Lieutenant Gus Aimes must decide which of his remaining men will defuse a deadly bomb or die trying.

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One For All – Rita Shultz

One For All – Rita Shultz

When Jewel wakes up one morning she discovers something about her has changed. It’s not puberty it’s something else. She soon discovers her best friends are also changing. A tale of teenagers taking their first steps into a larger world, a world desperate for heroes. These three girls may have the answers and they are all for one and one for all.

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Rebellion – Rita Schulz

Rebellion – Rita Schulz

Erin travels to the Moon for what at first seems like a simple job opportunity. Soon she discovers she's in the middle of a deadly rebellion. Will she survive to leave the Moon with her mind and body intact? A page turner of a story about unexpected consequences.

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One Day At A Time – Rita Schulz

One Day At A Time – Rita Schulz

After massive comet strikes the Pacific Ocean off shore of their small town Ellen fears she, her husband, Lee, and her grandson Mathew will not survive the impending tidal wave headed their way. crumble killing millions of people along the west coast of North America. Deadly tsunamis, earthquakes, and even the San Andreas Fault

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Three Sisters – by Rita Schulz

Three Sisters – by Rita Schulz

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Genres: Mystery, Short Stories

Rebecca’s Aunts suspicious death creates many unanswered questions.
Now managing the large fortune was up to her.
But did someone murder her Aunt? Would they kill again?
Has the love of money driven someone in the family to act?
She would have to find out quickly or everything could fall into the wrong hands.

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Graybill by Rita Schulz

Graybill by Rita Schulz

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Genres: Fiction, Short Stories

Fear grips the King of Graybill. The terrified Queen of Man and Dragons refuses to fulfill her royal duties until the mystery of Graybill’s Forest is solved for all time. The future of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

A tale of dragons and survival concerning a family forced to question their very existence.

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Honeymoon – Rita Schulz

Honeymoon – Rita Schulz

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Genres: Mystery, Short Stories

During a raging storm a terrible secret leads to a night of terror!

Trapped in a remote cabin while a violent storm rages Melanie Brock wonders if nature itself is at war with her agonizing search for happiness.

Will she and her new husband survive their honeymoon night or will her dark secret destroy them both?

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Dark Night – by Rita Schulz
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Curious – by Rita Schulz

Curious – by Rita Schulz

After a young girl sees strange lights in the sky headed her way she decides to give chase. Her cats join her. What they discover is stranger than she ever could have imagined.

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Captain Virtue and The League Of Evil by Russ Crossley

Captain Virtue and The League Of Evil by Russ Crossley

In an alternate universe Captain Virtue fights for truth and justice at the direction of his artificially intelligent rocket pack known as RED, and to make a living. After successfully completing a demonstration mission they are contracted by Admiral Roosevelt to take part in a dangerous mission to infiltrate the League of Evil and retrieve top secret files. But they won't be alone. Another mercenary team is joining them.

Flying into the face of danger RED and Virtue accept the mission so join them for a fast paced action adventure with these incredible heroes and discover the unexpected.
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A Simple Assignment – by Russ Crossley

A Simple Assignment – by Russ Crossley

In Degenerate City there is only one private dick that hunts the names on the naughty list. Christmas Elf Cheerful Baby Vickers, C.B. Vickers to her enemies and Vickers to friends and coworkers, cleans up the streets to safeguard the integrity of the lists.

When a new case draws her into murder and conspiracy Vickers must uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice to complete her investigation.

Teaming with her sometime partner, DPD homicide Lieutenant Jack Spike O’Malley, they must face the thugs and scum of the city to solve this deadly case. They soon discover a scheme that will disrupt North Pole operations for decades to come and change the naughty and nice lists for billions of people around the world.

Will Vickers and O’Malley survive a confrontation with a killer and save the future of North Pole operations in the bargain?

A thrilling noir elfin mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat as Vickers discovers this case is not a simple assignment.

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