SHORTS 4 - Five Free Short Stories Michael Ward

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Published: July 11th 2012

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SHORTS 4 - Five Free Short Stories  by  Michael Ward

SHORTS 4 - Five Free Short Stories by Michael Ward
July 11th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 108 pages | ISBN: | 10.11 Mb

I started writing short stories before I started writing books because I assumed that if I had short story credits then literary agents would take more notice of me. This is not necessarily the case but I did find that I enjoyed writing shortMoreI started writing short stories before I started writing books because I assumed that if I had short story credits then literary agents would take more notice of me.

This is not necessarily the case but I did find that I enjoyed writing short stories. The five short stories below are between 2,000 words and 8,000 words.A dangerous Scotsman in AfghanistanRobert Berenson is a Canadian with the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Berenson is a psycho and a bully and so far he’s gotten away with it. Waiting for Robert Berenson just over the next hill is a man called Duncan McNeill. McNeill is dressed like an Afghan, blends in very easily and speaks Dari, Pashtu and the two Turkic languages that are used in Afghanistan, Uzbek and Turkmen.Oh and one other thing- Duncan McNeill is very, very dangerous and he’s also very, very annoyed.

McNeill is descended from Vikings and in his opinion war should not be about shooting women and children.Story length 6,581 wordsXanneflyThis science fiction story is set in the 26th century. Old Earth is in quarantine and most of humanity is set up on various planets near the center of the galaxy. In this story the crew of the Tafilalt is short of funds and they aim to rent their male navigator, Amnon Bar Tur out for a six week temporary marriage to a Councilwoman from the planet Xannefly.

That is, he will be rented out if they can land on the planet without breaking up in the atmosphere for Xannefly is the most dangerous of all the planets to land on. Malin Strand is the female Scandinavian pilot of the ship and she is the only woman on an otherwise all-male ship crewed by men from Middle Eastern planets.Story length - 7,730 wordsBlowbackRobert Stirling and Tom Craig go to a demonstration in Washington D.C. with the aim of causing an incident that will result in martial law being declared in an American city by the end of the week.

Their actions have unintended consequences.Story length – 3,398 wordsMy Name is Pawan and Soon all of you Will Know my NamePawan (The Wind) soars above the Earth. It is the waking time although it should not be. Mother Earth sleeps and yet there is a heady mixture of methane and other gases swilling around in the atmosphere.

The next mass extinction is tens of millions of years away but as Pawan soars above the planet methane is everywhere. Normally Mother Earth calms Pawan, quietens him and keeps him ready for when she needs help to reinvigorate life on the planet. Pawan has been around for 3.7 billion years since Mother Earth created him. Energy swirls around him and yet Mother Earth sleeps. The mixture of gases in the atmosphere means that it is almost time for Pawan to blow and blow and blow.

Unless Mother Earth wakes in time terrible things will happen. As Pawan soars above the planet he wonders who or what has placed all these gases in the atmosphere. He looks down upon Mankind and then he realizes what has happened.Story length 2,382 wordsSecond Generation RevengeCarl Reinhardt works a subordinate to death by making him work twenty-one straight days without a break. There are consequences to our actions and Carl has a missile heading towards him. That missile is in the form of the dead man’s son and it is as deadly as any missile fired in an armed conflict. Carl retires and moves out of state.

Days blur into one another until the man who has said his name every day since his father died hits the button marked “fire missile” and then Carl’s world is rocked and rocked and rocked.



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