The Colony is a sci-fi novella set in a future where mankind is on the brink of extinction. You can download it on Kindle.
Tomorrow is the day that I die. I have known this for the 18 months I have been alive, but I am still not prepared. It all comes down to the final tests, the ones that determine who is the fittest, the fastest, the strongest. I am none of those things. I will never leave the colony, never see outside the imposing grey walls, never even meet a woman.
My entire existence will be summed up as an increment on Eve’s spreadsheet, another digit in the failure column. Only a handful make it outside, to witness the world that mankind destroyed. It all started with the bees…
Karma is real and it’s kicking my arse.
Did you ever think things couldn’t possibly get any worse? Well I sure did. Living on the streets, scrounging together enough money for booze (and not much else) was hardly a glamorous lifestyle. All I wanted was a little extra cash, was that so much to ask? Now I’m carrying around my very own judge and jury.
I used to think I wasn’t such a bad person, but apparently my new friends don’t agree. They’re doing what no-one else ever could, keeping me honest. Unfortunately that’s not exactly a great fit with my current lifestyle choices.
I’m not in this alone though, no matter how hard I try. I’ve got a mad scientist, bungling police officer, short sighted shopkeeper, vicious street thug and a rare otterhound to keep me company. Lucky me.
Do you wonder how I found myself in this mess? Well it’s a long story. Pull up a cardboard box, pass the off-brand vodka, and I’ll tell you all about it…
I definitely enjoyed the story. A little off the path subject wise but that’s what made it interesting. No matter what you like to read, you can’t go wrong with this quirky little tale.Diverkirk - Amazon
Craig Anderson’s novella reminded me of something I might read in The New Yorker. Normally, this is not the sort of statement I make as a compliment; but I’m making an exception in this case…Joel - Goodreads
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse…
I had it all figured out! I’d learned to live my life with my karma passengers judging my every move. Lucky and I had a routine that worked, we were happy. Next thing you know, I’m being chased by a gang of killer mimes. Then HE came along and ruined it all.
Now my life is out of balance again, and there’s only one way to make things right. I’m going to have to be a real arsehole to survive this mess. The good news is, I have the perfect mentor…
Find out more about Lucky Shot here.
The epic finale to the Lucky Beggar trilogy is finally here!
All I wanted is my happy ending, but karma has other ideas…
I’m finally heading home to face the music, but getting from one end of the country to the other is challenging when you have a hungry Otterhound and several million karma to feed. All I want to do is keep a low profile, but that’s easier said than done with my new found infamy.
Everything was going so great with Lucky that I missed the obvious problem. Now I have something to lose. What price am I willing to pay to save his life? I’m about to find out.
Flashdogs Anthology: Time
Volume 3 of the Flashdogs is focused on Time, broken out into stories about the Past, Present and Future. I have three stories in this anthology:
Past – Mission Timeline: Klaxar is back to take a closer look at human progress, and he doesn’t like what he is seeing!
Present – Once upon a Times Square: co-written with the dragon master herself, Rebekah Postupak. Follow Fred and Chloe as they navigate the pitfalls of dating on HappilyEverAfter.com
Future – The Schrödinger pill: What if there was a pill you could take that would either kill you instantly, or grant you eternal life? Would you take it?
As before, all money raised goes to – The Book Bus
You can find out more about the Flashdogs and the anthologies on their website or on twitter @flashdogs
Flashdogs Anthologies: Solstice Light & Dark
I’m an avid writer of flash fiction and short stories, so when the collective of fabulous flash writers known as the Flashdogs asked me to be a part of their second anthology I jumped at the chance. Volume 2 is split into two books, Light and Dark, celebrating the duality of the Solstice. I have two stories in each book. All money raised goes to a very worthwhile charity – The Book Bus.
There are 48 writers included across both books and the quality of writing on display is second to none. The stories themselves cover a huge range of styles and genres. Most can be read in the time it takes the kettle to boil, a perfect read before bed or on a morning commute. You can find both books on Goodreads – Light and Dark. Both books are available as e-books or as printed paperbacks and are designed to complement each other, as shown in the picture on the right.
You can find out more about the Flashdogs and the antologies on their website or on twitter @flashdogs