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If I titled one as Book 1, there had to be a Book 2! More suprises are here. This one picks up at the end of Book2A of Destruction Aftermath and Book 1 of P&P. It's somewhat short but is, I hope, a good read.
It would appear that somehow the wrong file for Obligations got posted yesterday. I see several typos and errors that I do recall correcting when a proofreader pointed them out to me a couple of weeks... more
Most of the Connor clan hosting Companions have moved to Texas. It has been a year since the fateful space ship crash. The ethereal alien that survived, opening a portal allowing more Companions into this universe, has been finding ways to protect the hosts. General Branch is still at large. When Branch resurfaces with terrorists, he is focused on revenge. A kidnapping causes a different portal opening, and the beings that enter this universe are not the benign Companions that Caleb knows. Added Chapter 17
No good deed goes unpunished! A young man finds that a good-hearted gesture, has come back to bite him many years later. I'm sorry but the wrong file was posted, I will replace it when I discover where the correct one has disappeared to.
I've restructured my Great Death story, "Seeding Hope Among the Ashes". It turned out that 25 to 30% of reader skipped the section "Intro"s, which contained information for understanding the story. As... more
I had been hoping that I'd have the extensions to Shut Up and Drive sorted by this time, but unfortunately I've been distracted. Chapter three and the final Chapter five are complete, but Chapter fou... more
This is very loosely based on the Riverina Region of New South Wales, Australia and extended into the mountains to cover towns like Tumut and Batlow. Rivers is based on Wagga Wagga, Bowen's Creek is b... more
No. 02-06 - Many societies have a rite of passage where a boy is called a man and a girl is called a woman once they pass the rites. Young Gordie wishes to stand early, as is his right. However, there are things to be done to organise them, and the normal events of life don't stop just so he can do this. As is usual for Gordie, he does it all in his own way, and different to what others expect.
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For anyone interested in what we authors do between story postings, here's the text of a lay sermon I delivered to a local UU (Unitarian-Universalist) church on Atheism and Spirituality.
Alice Spencer-Killdare has settled into her new life as heiress, Knight of the Royal Victorian Order, and Left Hand of God following the events in Belfast almost five years ago. Now a student at Oxford, she splits her time between studying and fighting in dark places. But when her Uncle Eoin gets embroiled in a post-Cold War mess, suspicions abound that the mess was really aimed at her. So she finds herself a member of his party as they go to the US to set things right and find the bad guys. Added Chapter 4
It is a bit later than I thought when I posted to my Facebook page a few days ago, but Chapter Four of In the Darkness Falling has been submitted. This is a long one and took longer than I thought to... more
No. 01-03 - Granite Mannheim and his new regiment are on exercises when they see the neighbours invading. They're all that stands between the invaders and the bulk of the country, so they do what they're trained for; head for a spot to stand and fight while they wait for help to arrive. One regiment against 50,000 enemy troops and his men learn why they call him Granite. Added Part 2 (final)
No. 01-03 - Granite Mannheim and his new regiment are on exercises when they see the neighbours invading. They're all that stands between the invaders and the bulk of the country, so they do what they're trained for; head for a spot to stand and fight while they wait for help to arrive. One regiment against 50,000 enemy troops and his men learn why they call him Granite.
I've revised all the stories and renumbered them to show their chronological order as in the books; this is also reflected in the story list page now. Two news ones will be posted in the next few days... more
They say the Chinese have a curse - May you live in interesting times. A 15 year old boy has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. We follow along while he adjusts to the changes. However, he lives in interesting times and he must deal with them as well as rising to the challengers presented to him. Through all this his true nature shows and he changes the lives of many others in the city of Rivers, and elsewhere. Added Part 12 (final)
I'll continue to correct any errors noted in the display format or spelling that are reported, but no more revisions due to word choice changes or writing style. There are over 340,000 words in over 4... more
Due to medical issues, there will be a one week delay in posting the next chapter of Corruption. Chapter 16 - New Year's Eve will be posted on Friday, April 17th.
I apologize for any frustration for... more
This little offering is intended to be part of the opening chapter in the forth volume of the Bill Axon tales. I am posting now because I have been reposting a revised and corrected version of 'Per Ardua Ad Astra'. I would ask that you please read the new version and review it, either through the Finestories review system or send to me in via a feedback comment. Thank you.
The man telling the country how to survive an apocalyptic event must reach across the country to teach people how to heal themselves. David's saga continues, only without David. Instead six young girls set off in multiple directions, taking his cure to different cities in the hope everyone can treat their own people while not getting killed! This sequel follows each girl as they journey to different cities, trying to convince reluctant survivors to trust them to make them sick. Added Chapters 22,Epilogue (final)
A young man has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. He becomes a writer, and then something else again. First we read two of his stories about himself, then we follow him as he makes another change to his life and changes the lives of many others in the Rivers Region. In the process he unexpectedly meets his own destiny as well. The story is 82,000 words. Added Chapter 11 (final)
Al Adams makes his first visit to Chaos as a Hero. However, he must first prepare for the trip. A rescue is chosen, and plans made. But the plans must change to suit the developing situation he meets on the ground. He does push ahead in establishing himself on Chaos. Added Forward
A new Hero is recruited to work on Chaos, and is taken as a Hero Companion on an orientation visit. Al, being the person he is, can't help but look to change how things are done, and change them for the better. Plenty of action, and no sex. The first of many stories about this Hero. The important knowledge needed about the Damsels in Distress Universe is told in the story, so don't worry. Added Forward
A young man with a unique heritage that guides his destiny has to deal with many hard issues starting with the murder of his father while 10 years of age. We follow his life for the next decade while he works to survive, protect his heritage, and fight the man he holds responsible for his father's death. He's more than what he seems, and strives to meet all his responsibilities. 123,900 words. Added Chapter 15 (final)
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Bill Axon now heads the Space Service. He shares man's dream of going to the stars, and now he's well on his way. He meets some unexpected friends, and makes some new ones. Read how that reality progresses. This story carries on closely from where 'Per Ardua Ad Astra' finished. Added Chapter 27 (final)
A knight travels around the kingdom and recruits a squire. Events begin to unfold as dark magic is detected, and the knight is declared an outcast. He seeks to regain his honor and find the true mastermind. Added Chapter 6 (final)
There are many people who dislike Christmas because of the hard times, loss, or sad times they have experienced. Many folks see it as a time of materialism and stress. Is there a deeper meaning to the holiday? What possible difference could a wrench make? Added Chapter 4 (final)