To Rescue General Gordon (a steampunk short story)

      J.P. Medved
To Rescue General Gordon (a steampunk short story)

Henry Emerson didn't plan on disobeying orders, stealing an airship, and facing down a savage army of religious fanatics led by a man who believes he's the Prophet reborn. But he's about to. The famous General Gordon is trapped in a city under siege by the Prophet's soldiers. Henry and James, officers in the Royal Air Navy, and their Sikh friend, Raheem, must rescue him before the city falls.Henry Emerson didn't plan on disobeying orders, stealing an airship, and facing down a savage army of religious fanatics led by a man who believes he's the Prophet reborn. But he's about to.The famous General Gordon is trapped in a city under siege by the Prophet's soldiers. Henry and his friend James, two young officers in Her Majesty's Royal Air Navy, along with the hulking Sikh, Raheem, decide to rescue him. Their methods aren't exactly "cricket." Their superiors call it insubordination. They prefer to think of it as following orders...creatively.The adventure will either bring them glory and fame, or doom them to a painful death at the hands of savage tribesmen… If their own commanders don't get to them first!To Rescue General Gordon is an 8,000 word (35 pages) steampunk short story and the first tale in the Clockwork Imperium series.

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    Nature's Survival

      J.P. Medved
Nature's Survival

In an effort to bring his family together after a death in the family, a father and son hike Mount of the Holy Cross in order to bring their family together. What they find when they get to the summit, will shape both of their lives.David and his father, Sam, are both trying to rebuild their lives after David's mother and Sam's wife died. After a failed attempt at the summit of Mount of the Holy Cross, Sam's last 14er to climb and David's first, both are eager to try to climb it again.But this climb is for more than just joy. This is about reviving a family and paying respect to others.What happens when the two reach the summit, however, will shape their lives forever.

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