Good Night Wood

      Mary Kitt-Neel
Good Night Wood

Francis is touring with his band, missing Martine and writing songs about her. Meanwhile, Martine has discovered potentially damaging information about a local politician she dislikes. But making the information public could hurt a friendship. This prequel to "The Toe Incident" has Martine figuring out the importance of friendship, even if she hasn't quite grasped how much Francis cares for her.Imagine living with a bug that clings to the back of your skull. Only you can feel it. Is it really there? Are you insane? Join Blake on his journey in search of this very truth. Read 'BUG' and decide for yourself. A weird short story by James Pollard.

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    Back-Up Acts

      Mary Kitt-Neel
Back-Up Acts

Tingo is happy that his mother is going out on a date. It will get her out of the house so he can more easily chat up the new girl who recently moved in nearby. But a call from his sister throws a wrench into his carefully crafted plan. Meanwhile, his mother's date takes an unusual turn of its own in this slightly dark, yet funny tale from Mary Kitt-Neel.In Program 13 (available now), readers are introduced to Program Thirteen, a young Program recently created at Vesta Corp. Thirteen is Vesta Corp's pride and joy; their best Program to date.But before Thirteen, there was Twelve. This is her story.

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    The Eighth Sacrament

      Mary Kitt-Neel
The Eighth Sacrament

The year is 1985 and Elijah Crowe is a college student who has become addicted to painkillers and dropped out of school to get clean. He knows when he goes back he'll inevitably run into Irene, the only girl he loved, and the one chose drugs over. With understated support from his brilliant but tortured mother and a no-nonsense employer, Elijah moves forward the only way he knows how.Life for Renée has been hard since her parents were killed by Skylark. Her brother, Jacob, lived with her up until two years ago when he was arrested for starting an argument with Skylark. Now Jacob has been sentenced to death as an example to all citizens Hagar.Before his death sentence is carried out, Renée meets Aldric, the leader of a vampire rebellion against Skylark. He starts asking questions, peaking her suspicion. When he tells her that she is the one of the two sisters of Katrina, and with her powers could help take Skylark down, she isn't so sure of it. Skylark does everything he can to convince her to just give herself over to him. He kills people close to her an threatens her life countless timesIn the end she is forced to push her own fears aside to protect everyone she cares for. She looses many, but will it be worth it?

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    Miles from Ireland

      Mary Kitt-Neel
Miles from Ireland

Isabel works for a university and befriends a graduate student from Ireland. He is colorblind, and his colorblindness indirectly helps Isabel look at things in a new way, including a painful incident from her past.Changing Weather. A man and his dog. And an encounter. In the not too distant future?About the AuthorMax G. Bernard is the pen name of a writer with around 45 years of writing, editing, publishing, and journalism experience. He wrote for student, "underground," and radical newspapers in the 60's and 70's. He lives in the Midwestern region of Woodstock Nation, and is residing in the 1960's until something better comes along. He is involved in writing science fiction, mysteries, weird cross genre stories, and semi-autobiographical pieces. A fan of Bob Dylan's music, Alfred Hitchcock's movies, and Philip K. Dick's science fiction. He is married, with two children, and one dog. He is a fervent opponent of DRM (digital rights management) in publishing. He agrees with Tom Robbins that it is "never too late to have a happy childhood," and with the spirit of the statement, "Be realistic, demand the impossible."

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    Numbers: Rational, Irrational, and Accidental

      Mary Kitt-Neel
Numbers: Rational, Irrational, and Accidental

Martine's former grandmother-in-law Mimi has died, and has asked Martine to collect her papers in person. Afraid of dealing with former in-laws, Martine enlists her intermittent boyfriend Francis to accompany her. What she finds in Mimi's papers is rivaled only by what she discovers about herself and Francis during their road trip.This story was originally begun under the National Novel Writing Month Organization (NaNoWriMo.org) for 2013. Now enjoy the completed story.Join the IPMA agents on another Institute for the Preservation of Magical Artifacts adventure, this time at the North Pole during Christmas 2013 to help quash a hostile takeover. The Yeti clan of North America have decided to take Santa's workshop for their own and will use magic, their ferocity, and their sheer numbers to make it happen. Who among the IPMA agents can stop them?Something fishy was up, Joshua knew it. What were the little fuzzy white hair balls that could seemingly use magic to grow to fifteen feet tall in the blink of an eye doing? Were they migrating north for the Holidays? And who were these men in black suits at his doorstep when after he tried to report what he'd seen on the internet.Will he be the key to preventing a hostile take over of Santa's workshop by the Yeti? Will the agents of the IPMA trust him to unlock the secrets of defending the North Pole if he is?As a follow up to "The Old Silk Hat", "Seeing Devils" and "Troll Brother" see what happens in a magic vs. technology battle to save Christmas Morning.

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