Rusty

      Mike Ramon
Rusty

A short story. Rusty and Bobby spend a day looking for their father.When his ship is damaged after being caught in a crossfire, Billy is left to drift across the blackness of space. His calls for help are finally answered, but by the one thing he would rather not get help from.Disclaimer: Strong language.
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    Kitty

      Mike Ramon / Horror
Kitty

Something very strange is happening to Bernie's beloved cat.One day Bernie notices that his cat, Tammy, is getting pretty big. He thinks he might need to put her on a diet. Then she grows bigger. Then the terror begins.
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    The Armageddon Machine

      Mike Ramon / Thrillers & Crime
The Armageddon Machine

After a terrifying secret weapon is stolen from a Chinese military base by North Korean extremists, intelligence services around the world, including the top secret NTRA, rush to find the weapon known as Dragon's Breath, and take down a group of terrorists who are willing to go to any length to get what they want. Even if they have to use the Armageddon Machine.After an attack on a military base in China a frightening secret weapon is stolen by a radical group of North Korean terrorists. Their goal? A unified Korea under their own rule. They are willing to do anything to achieve this goal, and now they have in their possession a terrifying weapon like no other.It will be up to intelligence services around the world, including the top secret NTRA, to find the weapon known as Dragon's Breath, and take down a group of extremists who are willing to go to any length to get what thy want, even if they have to use the Armageddon Machine.
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    The Visitor

      Mike Ramon / Horror
The Visitor

A Short Story. 14 year old Jack is left home alone when his parents go out of town. He expects to spend a quiet day alone watching TV. But then the doorbell rings, and Jack's day is about to take a strange turn. A visitor has arrived.Martina Foxworthy only knew one thing for sure in her life ... the Log Cabin.It was her family's tradition to visit the Log Cabin every year, and every new year was a repeat of the last. Nothing ever changed at the Cabin, Martina's family liked it that way.But Martina, not so much.One day, when a fly ball comes out of nowhere and crashes through her bedroom window, Martina realizes that there is a lot more to life; the Log Cabin was just the thread that kept it together.
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    Ashes

      Mike Ramon / Science Fiction
Ashes

A short story. In a post-apocalyptic world survivors take shelter for the night in a shack while trying to care for one of their members who is sick.A series of short interconnected tales set in the Ark Project Universe.Several hundred years in the future and humanity has reached the stars. Great fleets are sent out to look for intelligent alien life, little do they know that first contact will come from a most unlikely place.What should have been a momentous and great occasion instead turns into something that leads humanity down a dark and dangerous path. There are some who refuse to follow this new path and plan in one form or other to rebel. However, these plans prove futile in the face of a truly alien and deadly foe that threatens everyone. A Novelette of 14,800 words, this is a future science fiction story.This is the first book in The Ark Project Trilogy. The complete Ark Project Trilogy is also available as a complete set.
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    The Grubbs

      Mike Ramon / Horror
The Grubbs

A short story. Paul is curious when a new family moves in next door. The Grubbs have a boy his own age, and he hopes he can make a new friend. But the Grubbs have a terrible secret.A man professing to have stronger willpower than anyone on earth searches the world over for an addiction he cannot overcome. A billionaire without heirs uses an amnesia drug to see who is worthy to inherit his fortune, by seeing how people behave when they have forgotten who they are. An inventor creates a can of instant 'love spray,' but is shocked at the unexpected results when he starts to use it. In eight bizarre fables the reader is taken on a journey through the valley of stupidity, to see what love really is (and isn’t), why addictions and pride are so deadly, the need for moral values, and how judging ourselves positively may be the best judgment we ever make.Come along on an adventure in stupidity, if you dare …
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    Retribution

      Mike Ramon / Thrillers & Crime
Retribution

A novelette. Paul’s daughter is taken when he leaves her alone for a few minutes at the park. He thinks he saw the man who took her, but not everybody believes his story. Ten years later Paul crosses paths with this man again, and he plans his retribution.A song for Rebekah from the fairies heals her hurt and pain bringing her back to love and life.
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    Hallways

      Mike Ramon / Thrillers & Crime
Hallways

A short story. A man wakes up in a seemingly endless white hallway with no memory of who he is, or how he got there.The Orus system’s Orussians had found a brilliant way to harness the power of labor by engineering ant-monkeys, a hard-working and unswervingly loyal slave species—until the uprising.Having further manipulated the genes of her own male ant-monkey, Inoatar, and granting him free will, bioscientist Uriëlla has grievously breached the code of conduct. The barbaric penalty for these acts would not only involve her, but her entire clan as well. As a result, she must wrestle with emancipating Inoatar despite desperately needing him.The uprising, Uriëlla’s actions and their subsequent fallout lead to a struggle of biblical proportions which promises to forever alter Orus civilization.
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    Under the Same Stars

      Mike Ramon
Under the Same Stars

A collection of 16 short shorts, brief glimpses into the lives of a variety of people living, working and dreaming under the same stars.A collection of 16 short stories.What's a Pretty Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? - A middle-aged waitress has a chance encounter with a truck driver.Prescription - A man needs to buy a prescription for his sick wife, but doesn't have enough money.A Brief Hospital Stay - A man waits by his ailing wife's bedside.Game Shows Touch Our Lives - A man sits in a bar after an ill-fated appearance on a TV game show.An Old, Broken Ship - A woman is left to care for her aging, ailing father.Plus 11 others.
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    The Best of All Possible Worlds

      Mike Ramon
The Best of All Possible Worlds

A short story. Jessy and Maddie have a troubled childhood. One day Jessy moves away, and the two sisters try to keep in touch. They promise to meet up again, but it is more than distance that separates them.Author Lauren Jefferson set out to write something completely different, and she achieved that by combining a handful of bizarre suggestions for objects and scenarios intended for inclusion, given to her by Twitter followers.'Small White Room' follows a man and his surrealist captivity... but is it the room holding him hostage or something more?
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    In the Looking Glass

      Mike Ramon / Horror
In the Looking Glass

A short story: A man finds a mirror with a note stating that it is free to take. What he doesn't know is that this is no ordinary mirror. And it has something terrifying to show him.The last thing on prince Xander's mind was becoming king. He'd much rather explore the world, make new discoveries. Unfortunately, he gets his wish in ways he hadn't imagined. Upon Saphora's return, he finds himself infatuated with the idea of visiting Earth. And so he does. But what he finds is unexpected. Seems like someone's found use for Saphora even in her absence. And it looks like people are lining up to get a taste of it. But what does that mean for Earth? With him being called back for the war on Athena, what will Xander do to save his newly beloved planet?
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    The Worst Thing

      Mike Ramon / Horror
The Worst Thing

A short story.At three in the morning George is woken up by a knock at the door. It's a stranger; his car has broken down and he needs to call for a ride. George let's him in. It's an act of kindness that he will come to regret.This is the part I of the book Second Chances - Free for you to try!Note: This is a light romantic suspense...it's really a love story. This book was originally published under the title Unbound (book 1 of Bound and Determined...to find love)Go ahead. Take Charge of your life. Move forward…if you can…Changing her future means letting go of her past. Karina heads to a weekend seminar and discovers the speaker is the person she needs to move on from. But she soon realizes bigger issues are facing her...Brian has moved on, at least he'd believed he had… until he sees Karina in his audience…and realizes he's been lying to himself.Passion pulls them together, love binds them together, but a revengeful enemy determines to keep the two apart…and destroy them both.
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    Tuesday Night at Powerman's

      Mike Ramon / Thrillers & Crime
Tuesday Night at Powerman's

Superpowered police officer Harry Blaine brings his daughter to a very special gym, where weights are measured not in pounds, but in tons. This story is a sequel to Bulletproof and Young Guns, and is included in The Bulletproof Badge collection.Superpowered police officer Harry Blaine brings his daughter to a very special gym, where weights are measured not in pounds, but in tons. This story is a sequel to Bulletproof and Young Guns, and is included in The Bulletproof Badge collection.
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    Into the Strange

      Mike Ramon / Horror / Science Fiction
Into the Strange

A collection of 20 flash fiction stories, ranging from science fiction and horror, to drama and humor.For centuries, Gods and Creatures of the Damned have walked amongst mortals. Unbeknownst of the myth known to mortals, the Creatures of the Damned live in a realm cloaked inside their own, called Pearu. But when the dethroned Queen creates chaos in the mortal world, the Gods banish the Creatures of the Damned back to Pearu, sealing the Gates.Aristaeus is a Hell Demon from Pearu, and a Prince. An agreement between the King of Pearu and the Gods, has allowed him to roam the mortal world as a Reaper, capturing souls. The only problem is being a Reaper has left the Hell Demon with unfathomable feelings for mortals that are not fit for his kind. All Aristaeus wants is to stop the feelings and do his job, while not capturing the unwanted attention from the Gods. But when the dethroned Queen suddenly reappears, mayhem strikes.The King declares war against the Gods, the dethroned Queen just may be harboring an orb that could destroy the world of Pearu, and Aristaeus is beginning to possess powers unknown of a Hell Demon. With the help of his best friend and the Goddess Astraea, Aristaeus must put a stop to the war and the dethroned Queen, while coming to terms with the fact that he may be something far more dangerous than that of a God and Demon.
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    The Mimic

      Mike Ramon / Horror
The Mimic

A short story. A woman is chased by a terrifying creature who looks all too familiar.The Caterpillar Adventure is a story for children. The book explores the theme; from child to a student, using imagery of the natural world to tell the story.It is written with teachers in mind as it also includes a script version of the story. This can be used "as is" or adapted to the classroom context. There are even some hints on how to produce the play.The book can be used as source material in a primary teaching context.
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