It's June! Summer, sunshine, vacations, blockbusters! This month, the Year of Stories presents you with action, adventure, drama, cowboys, ninjas, forbidden science, and ancient artifacts... Have a read!
Total Length: approximately 15,000 words
Included File Formats: PDF, ePub, mobi
COMING SOON ON AMAZON
The June collection includes the following stories:
No Work, No Money, No Food
Alina's Pa is out with a posse, tracking down an outlaw, but that's nothing' to worry about, even if Ma seems to think it is. Pa can take care of himself, and Alina can, too. She's big for her age, Pa says, and she's got strong hands, maybe even strong enough to use Pa's rifle...
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.
This Wretched Dog
It all started with this wretched dog. My wife put the thought into the children's heads, though she claims they picked up the idea elsewhere. I should have been firmer. I should have ignored their bleating and whimpering. But I succumbed, I gave in to my sympathy. Now look what has become of me.
Meghan Maloney in The Castle of the Grand King
There is an ancient castle hidden in the heart of South America. Once it was the seat of a glorious empire, housing the throne of the Grand King. Now it is a forgotten ruin. At least one archaeologist thinks it's still worth exploring, and he's begun to unearth strange stories, local legends of a mystical machine that turned rocks to bread and water to wine... "Ancient silliness", according to some. But when the expedition goes silent, Meghan Maloney sees an opportunity to get in on the action and maybe even land herself in the history books. She just hopes no one else has had the same idea.