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Year of Stories – Week 24

For week 24 of the Year of Stories, you’re getting treated to an offbeat ninja adventure, Council-Approved.

Kashi is in training, learning everything he can from his ninja mentor, Toru. He hopes to apply soon to become an official, council-approved ninja, part of an elite society, but before he gets there he has to survive his next practice mission. Supposedly this one’s going to be a lot more challenging than the past few cakewalks.

Read it now.

Help Build an Adventure Story

If you’re a fan of adventure franchises like Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and Uncharted, you’ll find my newest reader input opportunity very exciting!

You can help create the hero ($5), the villain ($5), and the treasure they’re both hunting ($3) for a new adventure story that I’m going to write.

See the post in the Store for full details.

Year of Stories – Week 12

Welcome to week 12 of the Year of Stories!

Free this week is Plasma, a 2,000-word sci-fi drama. Read it now! You can also buy it for 99¢ in the Store.

There’s a war on. Jayk is a willing soldier in the fight against the Fargon, and he’s ready to do his part whether he’s in the fray or back at home recuperating between tours. But does his idea of “helping from home” line up with reality?

The highlighted Store release for this week is Unsettled, a 6,800-word sci-fi action epic. Read it now for only $0.99!

Darien Hammond and his wife, Tiffany, helped clear planet Oronado of the incumbent alien Cust almost two decades ago. They laid down roots, started a farm and a family, and settled into their new life. Then the Cust returned. The human settlers are on the run, scrambling into shuttles as their cities and farms are burned from orbit. Can Darien and his family make it out in time?

To read previously released stories, check out the Year of Stories page.

Year of Stories – Week 7

Welcome to week 7 of the Year of Stories!

Free this week is Escape Velocity. It’s a 1,700-word sci-fi romance, now available to read for free or buy in the Store. Here’s the synopsis:

I thought stasis would be like sleeping. I thought I’d simply close my eyes on Earth and when I opened them I’d be a hundred light-years away, with no memory of the intervening time or the immense distance I had travelled. I thought stasis would be an escape, but I’ve spent the absent infinity of our voyage through space exploring the inside of my own head, reliving every one of those moments, those days, those joys, those sorrows.

The highlighted Store release for this week is Captain Blackbird and the Mutineers, a 2,300-word pirate adventure. Read it now for only $0.99!

It’s a beautiful day to be a pirate, as far as Captain Blackbird is concerned, but it seems his crew feels differently. They’re sick of getting scurvy and going weeks without finding any treasure! When they take a stand and threaten mutiny, Captain Blackbird knows there’s only one solution: it’s time to go hunting for treasure in the treacherous caves of Gorgon Isle!

To read previously released stories, check out the Year of Stories page.

Flash Fiction: Living the Dream

Since it’s been taking me a bit longer than I hoped to get Feel-Good ready for release, here’s a story I just wrote at Six-Minute Story to hopefully hold you over for a bit. It’s called Living the Dream.

Image by Andreas Solberg, used under Creative Commons. Some rights reserved.

Bobby had lived in his imagination as a child. Within the universe of his mind, he was an action hero, an iron-willed daredevil. He could meet any challenge, snatch victory from the jaws of any defeat, bravely pull off any stunt.

Now that he was older, he was learning more and more that he would probably never trade tracer bullets with South American guerillas, or infiltrate the secret Appalachian hideout of a band of communist child kidnappers, or balance on the hood of a car, guns blazing, while pursuing Somalian bank thief pirates across a perilous frozen lake.

But maybe, just maybe, he could still live those dreams through his words.