The Earth's long hidden ruling family lives among us altering the path of our evolution. Known to humans only as the characters in a deck of mystic cards, within the Arcana each sibling has a role to play and a task to perform before dying and being endlessly reborn. Follow Matt as he discovers who he really is and where his ultimate destiny lies.
Seed of Harmony was written in the old style of a Space Opera. Chapter 7 introduces two young men whose budding relationship will be core to the rest of the story. To find out more about me or the series, check out the Harmonic Empire website, and register for citizenship. The Empire welcomes refugees!
This introduces Jake, the narrator of Moorpark Palms, a funny book of stories about a small Los Angeles apartment building in the 1990s. Jake & Conor is a light little romance, once intertwined with the longer book. I broke it out because it distracted from the apartment stories.
Kian spills his strawberry milkshake on Daven at a Mall Food Court. Daven is caught between irritation and fear when Kian follows him to the men's bathroom. In mere minutes, Dr. Daven Noland meets Kian Raja, an Assassin with a warped sense of humor, and a valid contract with Daven's name.
What is the nature of love and how do we feel about it? Elliott is struggling because he likes a girl, needs her, but he doesn't really love her, not like he loved Claire. Claire was the love of his life. He bumps into another soul who is hurting from the same kind of condition. In the end, the emotions become lyrical and we see how the creative process is sometimes a healing one. Let's see if we can find the Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.
When Gerard is eight, he starts getting hurt without getting injured, and it doesn't take long for him to realise that he's experiencing someone else's pain. But when Gerard falls from his bike and ends up losing his foot, he dreams of flying through the countryside on a big red horse, and his whole life becomes about the desire to feel just as complete as he does when he's asleep.
A new teacher, Mister Darin Stanford, is assigned a special project by the headmistress of a private school. His project is Christopher Bird, a rich child who has had his life dictated by his father. The teacher and student need to find some way to trust each other and make this situation work. Neither is prepared for what they will encounter.
This story is written for the Jagged Edges / Unintended Consequences 2017 Anthology