Short Stories

First Blood

(3500 words.  Completed 27 January 2012).First Blood (600x900

 

Intelligence told High Command that the Mar Tabban, arch-enemies of the Citizens’ Army, had moved into the territory garrisoned by Larian’s Regiment. In response, the Regimental Commander sent the scouts of B Company, Larian’s unit, out to locate the enemy intruders. On his first operational assignment with his unit, the scouts of B Company, Larian must overcome inexperience and his own fear and uncertainty to get the information his Regiment needs to emerge victorious.

First Blood is a 3,500 word short story and the third tale of Larian’s adventures.

Larian’s earlier adventures are described in How NOT To Rescue A Damsel In Distress and Measuring Up.

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The Blob On the Rock

(5000 words.  Completed 31 December 2011).

A team of scientists discovers a new life form, one that is born, lives, and dies in the vacuum of space.  Curiosity piqued, they decide to investigate the strange creature.  But new discoveries can also bring new dangers, and they quickly discover there is more to these creatures than they initially thought.

Written for the 1st Quarter 2012 Writers of the Future Contest.

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Lords of the Remnant

(3800 words. Completed 28 July 2011)Lords

Aliens strike at the Centauri colony, overrunning it completely.  Then, sooner than anyone imagined they could, they arrived at Earth to continue their conquest.  An infantryman, certain resistance is futile, nevertheless deploys with his unit to fight against the first wave of invaders.  As his comrades die around him and all hope seems lost, he finds the courage to fight on, but is confronted with a choice that will not only affect his own future, but that of all mankind as well.

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Measuring Up

(4500 words, Completed 3 June 2011)Measuring Up Cover (600x900)

Larian Elesir, a young recruit in the Citizens’ Army (and the main character from How NOT To Rescue A Damsel In Distress), arrives at his first post. Eager to join the war effort, he is nonetheless nervous in his new environment and worried about setting a foot wrong. During his first day in camp, his new companions put him through his paces as they both learn who he is and teach him the basics he’ll need to survive in his job in the army.

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A Chat Before Dinner

(2400 words, Completed 13 February 2011)

A record of a Zombie’s rant about the trials and tribulations of his life as a dis-respected member of the Undead.  His rant centers around humans’ inherent racism, and he attempts to cajole his human listener into understanding his point of view.  Darkly humorous and snarky, this story paints a new picture of a Zombie’s life.

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Falling Softly

(3000 words, Completed 5 February 2011)Falling Softly Cover

An assassin takes on his biggest job ever.  If he’s successful, he’ll make enough money to live in luxury, and maybe get out of the killing business for good.  But in his business, even success carries its own dangers.

Read and find out.

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How NOT to Rescue a Damsel in Distress

(2600 words, Completed 30 January 2011)Damsel Cover (600x900)

Bandits stabbed Larian’s father and kidnapped his girl. Confident in his freshly-learned swordsmanship, Larian set out to track them down, avenge his father, and rescue his first damsel in distress.

 

Things did not exactly go as planned.

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