Snow Blind

      Mark Campbell / Fantasy
Snow Blind

A crazed survivor of an unimaginable slaughter warns of an unholy monster. But instead of a war party, an unexpected prophecy sends an unlikely hunter after the beast—an ostracized youth with years of pent up anger. Amidst a preternatural blizzard, can this young warrior overcome his own anger and defeat the undead abomination that threatens his tribe?Mayenta has returned once again to the land with no recollection of where she had gone. All she knew was, every time she returned to the vale, she returned lying in the same spot underneath a dogwood tree growing high upon Honor Mountain--and, as usual, she returned naked. What did it mean that she left Paigorya without warning? Where did she go? WHY did she go? And, most importantly, who was she?The Dogwood Tree eBook short story includes a free excerpt from Laurie Y. Elrod's novel, Blackridge-Book One of the So'ladiun.
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    Writer's Block

      Mark Campbell / Fantasy
Writer's Block

It’s something every writer fears and many face: the dreaded writer's block. However, sometimes the cause is not lack of inspiration, but something much more sinister...It’s something every writer fears and many face: the dreaded writer's block. But sometimes the cause is not lack of inspiration, but something much more sinister...
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    Things That Go Click in the Night

      Mark Campbell / Fantasy
Things That Go Click in the Night

Walking home alone, what’s the big deal? So what if it’s the middle of the night? Anne has done it many times. It’s not like she lives in a big city, just a small, quiet college town. It’s only a few blocks, what could happen? But on this lonely summer night, Anne will discover that there are things waiting out in the night. Dangers beyond her imagination and good reasons to be afraid of the dark…Tim lives in a town, surrounded by mountains, that is destroyed by a huge earthquake. Tim sees a strange light coming from the mountains and heads there. Some bad men pursue, and then shoot him. Tim has a strange experience before he looses consciousness and dies. Tim reawakens in an abandoned alien base, still run by a computer, Mr. V.(voice). Mr. V heals Tim and brings him back to life. Mr.V. offers to help Tim’s quadriplegic brother Arty who was crippled when his fighter jet was shot down. Tim brings a group of people, including Jeremy, an autistic child, along with Arty into the base; they name the base Timtown. Arty replaces his crippled body with a mechanical one, then wants to take over. Tim starts referring to Arty as Clank. Clank is annoyed by Jeremy’s meaningless gibberish. Clank suckers the government into an altercation, but the President decides to be prudent, because they have no idea what they are dealing with. Tim proposes that the base be declared a sovereign state and offers to buy the government out, but the military wants the base and will stop at nothing to get it. Tim is surprised when Jeremy’s autism connects with the base computer. Clank sets a trap for Tim and feels sure that he has succeeded in illuminating him, but Clank finds out that Tim and Jeremy have tricked him. Tim and Jeremy confine Clank, then offer him a deal. There is a Deep Space Probe inside Timtown and Clank agrees to leave on it or be destroyed with the base.
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