Take Me To Your Reader is our (much delayed) 4th Quarter Flash Fiction collection for 2020. Yes, we know it’s February 2021… but it’s WAS 2020… ’nuff said. The stories in this one are all about Alien First Contact!
My entry is actually a 1400 word short called Get Out of the Way! Taken from the old adage, ‘Lead, follow, or get out of the way’, it is a semi-humorous, semi-satirical look at when you are too confident that you know which one you should do!
As per ususal, there is a writing advice foreword, this time by Dan Hollifield.
Here is a list of Story Titles and Authors in this collection:
|Note to Mary||Jenny Wren|
|Songs of a Distant World||Michael Gants|
|A Hunt Gone Wrong||William Joseph Roberts|
|Get Out of the Way!||J. D. Beckwith|
|Tea Party||Isaac Craft|
|Searching the Skies||Jerry Harwood|
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Take me to your reader is a collection of fun, serious and wacky stories centered around a first contact with an alien species.
Forward and story contribution “the signal” by guest author Dan Hollifield, head editor and owner of Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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If Science Fiction Space Adventure is what you crave, then you should check out my anthology, Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1.
Matter conversion technology—Matt-Con—has broadened the scope of mankind’s existence. It has opened up the real possibility of viable colonies on other planets in our solar system, and even space itself. Anywhere matter can be captured or energy from the sun can be felt, the possibility of expanding human habitation exists.
In this volume:
Quicksilver (short story)
The space station Chariot of Helios—on its way to Mercury to become a power collection station for Earth’s growing need for energy to power matt-con tech—encounters a strange anomaly that threatens ship and crew.
Null Gravitas (short story)
New crew and new relationships form above the skies of Venus. A post-prequel to Escaping Aurora.
Escaping Aurora (novella)
The sudden destruction of mankind’s first atmospheric terraforming platform leaves three unlucky exonauts struggling to survive in the skies of Venus aboard a cobbled-together airship. Meanwhile, the commander of the space station above battles obstacles that might keep her from rescuing her stranded husband and crew in time.
If you like intrigue, humor and a bit of speculative technological supposition, you should pick up a copy of my technothriller-comedy eConscience Beta from Amazon today!
Peacekeeper Incorporated’s breakthrough nanotechnology could bring repeat offense crime to an end, freeing society from the need for criminal incarcerations. But first, they have to finish testing it. With funding on the line, and time to prove out the project getting short, the lead scientist must find a way speed things up. That’s unfortunate for his guinea pig, and anyone who would stand in his way.
Can the goal of ending most crime justify committing one… even a few?
And what happens when you conflate altruism with egotism?
Find out in eConscience Beta, where two lab techs and an uncouth petty criminal must outwit a brilliant but sociopathic scientist who’ll stop at nothing to establish his legacy as the man who ended crime.
- Pirates & Parlays (Pirate Flash Fiction)
- Tales From The Street (Urban Fantasy Flash Fiction)
- Influx, Oh Flux (Invasion Flash Fiction)
- Gears & Gallantry (Steampunk Flash Fiction)
- Take Me To Your Reader (Alien First Contact Flash Fiction)
- Children of the Corner (Horror Short Stories)
- Dragons & Dribbles (Fantasy Flash Fiction)
- Bugged Out Babblings (Apocalyptic Flash Fiction)
- Napkin Notes (Short Stories That Spring from the Corner of a Napkin)
- Prose & Cons (Convention Flash Fiction Stories)
- Drunken Cranberries and Other Holiday Musings (Christmas Flash Fiction Stories)