A Ghost Story
A PARANORMAL SHORT STORY
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This is the first chapter of Claire, the original short story that kicked off the novel
Young Max hates Fourth Grade math. His teenage friend Claire is an ace with numbers, and is always eager to help him with his homework. Max adores her, and loves when she visits him in the old house on Hollow Street.
Claire can also weave a ghost story like no one else. But her favorite tale always sends chills down his spine, and hits a little too close to home...
Only after her short life comes to a violent end, Claire Harvey's true journey begins.
When not tutoring young Max in arithmetic, sixteen-year-old Claire entertains him with haunting stories of the old house on Hollow Street. Unfortunately for him, her favorite tale hits far too close to home, and always chills him to the bone.
As the lonely decades pass, Max strives to find an end to Claire's eternal imprisonment. But after she allows her demon side to assail him in a jealous, impulsive rage, she must accept that she has now lost Max in both life as well as death. When the U.S. Department of Paranormal Affairs sends a team to exorcise her from this world, Claire must deal with them alone. The team's radical leader has an iron-clad agenda: before the break of dawn, Claire's soul will be thrust into the fiery depths of Hell, if not hurled straight to oblivion.
The popular short ghost story "The Tutor" launches this heart-wrenching adventure of betrayal, redemption, and rediscovered love.
A HARD SCI-FI NOVELETTE
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The date of this novelette’s release, August 20th, 2017, is in honor of the 40th anniversary of Voyager 2’s launch ,on August 20th, 1977. Soar on, little bird. Soar on.
Something lies in wait at the furthest reaches of our solar system, where our sun's magnetosphere and solar wind no longer hold the deadly background cosmic radiation at bay.
Seven brave explorers on an international endeavor have followed Voyager 2's path, chasing the ancient probe far beyond the orbits of Pluto and her sister dwarf planets Eres, Haumea, and Makemake. The date is May 7th 2177. What began as an unremarkable day in the sixth year of their incessant mission becomes one the crew of Explorer Two may not live to forget.
And one that the population of the Pale Blue Dot they call home never remember.
An emotional tale of two young sisters as they fight for life on a dying interstellar transport. A battle-hardened search and rescue team is on its way, but a cruel twist in time may have already decided the fate of all parties involved.
Book One of the SENTCORPS series.
Log One: Distress Call (Beta version available here [see notes])
Log Two: Countdown (coming in 2024)
Log Three: Prisoner of War (coming 2025)
Future Logs TBD
NOTE 1: THIS IS AN ADVANCE READER COPY FOR BETA ONLY. Final version may differ from this advance preview.
NOTE 2: Anyone who grabs this and gives me critical feedback (send to: firstname.lastname@example.org) will be included in the acknowledgements in the final version as someone who made the book the best it can be. :)