My Brother Tom

      David Wesley Hill
My Brother Tom

The frogs held the secret ... a science fiction short story by David Wesley Hill.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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    Here Be Demons

      David Wesley Hill
Here Be Demons

Sometimes even devils get bored ... a short horror story by David Wesley Hill. Not for the squeamish!"We called them Martians for they had no other name. When they bore down upon us in droves from on high, they offered no treatise, no declarations, and certainly no gentleman's agreement. Had they called out to us, we would have responded, would have bartered, bargained or surrendered. Instead, the only sounds uttered unto us were the clicking of multiplicitous claws, sinewy carapaces sucking and frothing as they slid together like fleshy armour, and the vague sound of chittering when they moved."1914. An alien invasion decimates London, forcing a pair of reluctant soldiers to lead a ragtag group of refugees out of the city and to safety through a country that they no longer recognise. Along the way, they encounter horrors of both a terrestrial and extra-terrestrial nature, encounters which bring about an end to everything that they've ever known. Equal parts action and philosophy, their story is not a celebration of war, nor of the soldiers themselves, rather it concerns that inner darkness that lies under the surface of all authority, and the resulting effect upon society when the true horror of humanity, unburdened by any sense of propriety, awakens in violent fashion.
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    My Two Sons

      David Wesley Hill
My Two Sons

When a father must choose ... a short horror story by David Wesley Hill.Connor Matthews was born with powers that human beings can only dream of, and he could care less. All he wants is to be with his wife, who yearns for a quiet life, and his son, who wants nothing more than to train his dad for the superhero he will one day become. And that day has arrived. When a villain comes to his doorstep, demanding his allegiance, he must embrace the powers he has been given, and ultimately become the Champion of the world.
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    Calling the Children

      David Wesley Hill
Calling the Children

Sent into the interstellar dark on a mission of mercy to cure an ancient plague ...Bran has a Power, and he is driven out of his tribe because of it. The Ice is melting - the world is changing, and babies are being born with new Powers that nobody understands - but there are some in this new world who want to make use of the new Powers, and the people who wield them, for their own purposes.
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    The Mermaids of the Darian Coast

      David Wesley Hill
The Mermaids of the Darian Coast

"The Mermaids of the Darian Coast" is a short story that takes place during the 1577-1580 circumnavigation of the world by Francis Drake. It is a companion piece to the author's critically acclaimed novel, At Drake's Command.Fractime’s story tells of key times surrounding the Universal War, a conflict pitting humanity against machine and itself throughout time.When John Mackinac stumbles upon a means to stop the enemy entering his universe involving the reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles, an ancient and secretive society, the Family, comes to the NGA’s aid in this seemingly impossible feat. The Family, citing an archaic legend, enlists John to their cause claiming he is the key to ending the Universal War. (ver 2.0)
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    The Thinner Man

      David Wesley Hill
The Thinner Man

Sometimes dieting is not the answer . . . A short horror story by award-winning author David Wesley Hill.Cats have a way of smiling at us. We always know what they are saying when they are looking affectionately at us. They have big grins that display something special to only their owners. If you'ever had a cat like Ebony, then you know what a kitty smile is like!
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    Moles

      David Wesley Hill
Moles

These undercover operatives were definitely not from Russia ... a short science fiction story by David Wesley Hill.What if the tables were turned, and the hunter became the hunted? What if Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom and fickleness, changed the rules on us? What if the animals began culling the herds of humans encroaching on their land? Let's find out together...
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