Is This Heaven?

      M T McGuire
Is This Heaven?

Michaela Stevens has just died but, she wonders, can a gay lady get to heaven and if so, should it be like this? Should the heavenly host be that way? And is there a place in heaven for so many baked beans? Short story at about 4,500 words - no adult content but some light swearing so I'd rate it at a PG.British humour and spelling.When Tammy Miller is forced to live in Ashville Manor, she quickly learns that nothing is quite as it seems. “A vampire?” Tammy said slowly, not really sure how to make sense of it. He didn't look like anything she had read about. His skin was a little too pale, but so was hers. He didn't have weird looking eyes or fangs. She reached out and pressed her hand on his chest. His heart was beating just like hers. Dante watched her reaction, he knew she was checking him out. Trying to figure out if he was about to jump her and suck her body dry. He wasn't like that, that was just fiction written in books by people who had no idea about real vampires.Her hand moved from his chest and gently touched his hand; his skin wasn't cold. He was definitely living and not dead. Weren't vampires Immortal?? She leaned a little closer. “You're not dead!”

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    The Tale of Spam City

      M T McGuire
The Tale of Spam City

Griselda, the Spam Eating Wench of Noop has never clapped eyes on a can of spam, let alone eaten any. If the situation becomes public knowledge her family faces social disgrace. But the world tinned-meat by product crisis is deepening and spam is thin on the ground. Only Griselda can save her family from ruin but can she find some spam before the truth gets out?British English, light swearing PGA note from the author.This is a short story. Before you start, I think I ought to clear something up.'Short' to me, means a piece of writing that is not long. My shorts are character sketches, scenes, events, experiements that come in under five thousand words. So, 'short' here is a description of length, not a genre or a specifc way of presenting a plot. And because they're experimental, they are free.

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    Bog Man

      M T McGuire
Bog Man

A perfectly preserved pre-historic cadaver is discovered in the fens and brought to a Museum. For the new Director it should present a major opportunity but is it real? And if it is, how come the pre-historic ring it's wearing also bears the marks of a local shop. And where is the Museum's Head Electrician? If the Director doesn't find answers soon the unthinkable may happen. He may look an idiot.I promise, there isn’t a vampire or werewolf in sight.

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    They Came, They Saw, They Took the Tinfoil

      M T McGuire
They Came, They Saw, They Took the Tinfoil

Gerry wakes up in in a bath full of cold water in her interview suit and best shoes. How did she get there? How did she sleep and why is there nothing aluminium left in the flat? Her flatmate Jane wants a shower, her other flatmate, Nina, is looking for her saucepans but Gerry... she just wants answers. British English, a bit of light swearing U/PGIf you were a sentient gadget, what would you do? Travel? See the world? After overhearing one warehouse worker tell another that 'Green Bay is better than San Francisco', a newly conscious handheld device decides to re-route its shipping destination. Along the way its talent for personality recording and playback leads a number of unsuspecting human carriers through a host of changes. (Book Two of the "All Geeked Up" trilogy)

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