Oh, it is on like Donkey Kong! Welcome back to another Friday Night Drabble Party!
Can I get a woo to the hoo, y’all?
Okay, as y’all know, I have a lot going on. A lot going on. A lot. Going on. So here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m posting pics below and maybe one will catch your eye. New novel (Outpost Hell). New novel available for pre-order (Stone Cold Bastards) with a fine t-shirt giveaway. New audiobook out (Drop Team Zero). A novel that has killed it in the SciFi charts and continues to get great reviews and is available in audiobook (Roak). So much going on. Click a pic and be transported to what suits yer fancy.
Now, how about we get to those 100 words of awesome?
A Small Woman
Tera sprinted across the grass, her feet slipping in the damp dew of the early morning. Her lungs burned and her calves had begun to cramp, but she didn’t dare slow.
Her only thoughts were to get to her daughter before that hatch closed. As if she could do anything against the machine that had come for the children. As if a small woman, petite since birth, could fight off the empire and take back the thing most precious to her in the world.
Tera screamed as the armored truck pulled away, spitting gravel in her face.
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Here we are again. It’s Friday. Apparently we’re getting some snow tonight.
I’ll believe it when I see it. Part of moving to the mountains was because of snowy winters. Global warming took care of that! Thanks, Obama! It snowed!
Anyhoo, it’s time to get toasty and kick back for some 100 word goodness.
But, and you knew it was coming, time for a little shilling first!
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And now, on with the Drabble!
The thumb drive sat on my desk for six days before I had the courage to plug it into the USB port on my computer. I should have waited six hundred days.
The files were filled with horrors. Horrors that I couldn’t imagine.
Documents, photographs, maps, sound recordings.
All of it was there on my Mac’s desktop. Just sitting there, the evidence that countless generations had hungered for. I had it.
But, for how long?
The following day the black sedans began to trail me. The men with earpieces on the street corners came next.
I haven’t stopped running.
Well, will you look at this! I managed to get one more episode in before 2016 calls it quits.
In this episode I chat about so much stuff. All the stuff. There’s a lot of stuff. I also unlock a secret to quickly writing a pilot script for TV. You know, in case you needed something more specific than just stuff.
Welcome back to the Party, y’all!
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Now, on to the drabble!
“I give you, the formula for a monster!” Chad exclaimed as he held the beaker aloft and showed it to his friends.
They were less than impressed.
“Seriously?” Michelle asked. “You think that’ll work?”
“I know it will,” Chad replied. “I have zero doubts this will transform anyone that drinks it into a monster.”
“And that’s for us?” Nick asked.
“What? No,” Chad said. He downed the liquid. After a bit of coughing he smiled at his friends. “It’s for me.”
“Then why are we here?” Janice asked.
“Every monster needs victims,” Chad said as his body began to change.
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It’s here! The foul-mouthed space marine mystery-thriller that reviews hate because of curse words! THEY HATE CURSE WORDS!
But now you can make your ears bleed by listening to those horrible, awful, no good, very bad words straight from the device of your choice!
For 2,000 years, Earth and her many colonies across the galaxy have fought against the Estelian menace. Having faced overwhelming losses, the CSC has instituted the largest military draft ever, conscripting millions into the battle against the aliens. Major Bartram North, Chief Training Officer on the CSC Training Station Perpetuity, has been tasked with the unenviable task of coordinating the military education of hundreds of thousands of recruits and turning them into troops ready to fight and die for the cause.
As Major North struggles to maintain a training pace that the CSC insists upon, he realizes something isn’t right on the Perpetuity. But before he can investigate, the station dissolves into madness brought on by the physical booster known as pharma. Unfortunately for Major North, that is not the only nightmare he faces- an armada of Estelian warships is on the edge of the solar system and headed right for Earth!
Major North has one chance to find out the truth, rescue the Perpetuity from its madness, and defend the Earth from attack, or all of humanity could be lost forever!