The Jack

      Drew Banton
The Jack

A Vermont farmer helps his friend with unforeseen consequences. This is a short story of approximately 6000 words.Somewhere in the vast depths of space, a mission has gone horribly wrong. Now a woman is trapped all alone on an alien planet with nothing but her pain and her harrowing memories. At least, she thought she was alone...Lost And Found is a chilling and evocative science fiction short story from Maria Haskins' book ODIN'S EYE. Two poems from Maria Haskins' new collection of poetry 'Cuts & Collected Poems 1989-2015' are also included.
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    The Mascot

      Drew Banton
The Mascot

A young girl from a troubled family shares a love of baseball with her uncle. This is a short story of approximately 4400 words.Evolved Publishing presents a feel-good story to brighten your day. At just over 4,000 words, this quick story from the author of the psychological thriller "Forgive Me, Alex" is the perfect distraction from your hectic day.~~~~~~~~~~...Stress stalked like a murderous mistress in any profession, but particularly so for a surgeon. Stress begot distraction, distraction begot mistakes, and one simple mistake by Dr. Michael Sheehan could well beget death. No one demanded he be perfect, of course--no reasonable person would expect such a thing.......They merely required he make no mistakes....~~~~~~~~~~The sad and depressing Chicago ER has worn down Dr. Michael Sheehan. He wants more. He wants to make a difference. He wants to give back.And what goes around comes around.~~~~~Doctors Without Borders has just the spot for Doc Sheehan, and Pablo is glad Doc came. The local historian and storyteller believes in paying it forward, even if no one can understand quite how he pulled it off.This feel-good story is a reminder that when we do good, we get good.
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