Miss Stake

      C.G. Powell
Miss Stake

Alligators, snakes, and old boyfriends...Oh my. The swamp is a dangerous place, but it’s nothing Veronica can’t handle. That is until a weekend in the marshes brings to light a whole new set of dangers. Now that the supernatural cat is out of the bag, Veronica’s life will never be the same.This is a 10K word short story.In the tradition of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Indeterminacy, The Bourne Fancypantsy, The Bourne Mediocrity, and several other non-existent super soldier stories comes a knuckle hair-ripping yarn sure to satisfy one's blood lust as surely as if it were a buffet for blood with a senior citizen's discount.Out of every thousand soldiers there is one who is a born killer, and one who is a born survivor.Out of every million soldiers there is one who is both.Preston Hawk is... THE MILLIONTH SOLDIERWhat hairy mission is Hawk tasked with that requires such singular gifts?This short excerpt does not answer that question at all. Not even a little.The Millionth Soldier is a teaser of part two of the Violence Trilogy, which can be read in any order. Part one of the Violence Trilogy is Fight Night, a self-contained story whose violence is painted on the canvas of a boxing ring, whereas the Millionth Soldier uses the theater of war.

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