Junker's Moon: Pirate Gold

      Peter Salisbury
Junker's Moon: Pirate Gold

Junker's Moon Scrap, Salvage and Servicing Company had never been attacked before but that didn't mean its base of operations was unprepared. Marshall Brion began the day with no idea that within a few hours he would need all the concentrated expertise of three generations of Brions. Space pirates were inbound to the station. They were something to be feared but also to be repelled at all costs.All over the world, young Muslims are watching closely at the developments that are happening around the area between Iraq and Syria, the activities of ISIS. Many are contemplating on the idea of joining the ISIS and become Jihadis.All over the world, nations are worried about their quality young men and women leaving for ISIS.All over the world, especially in the USA, UK, and India, people are discrediting and discriminating against Muslims and Islam, because of what the terrorists did or do or plan to do in the name of Islam, misusing a holy path that says how to realize humanity, how to live the right way to become eligible to enter heaven.All over the world, forces working against governments and humanity, promise youngsters to become Jihadis to be welcomed at the heavens by 'pure virgins' and be provided with all the comforts.All over the world, everyone is promised the heavens but all are having one hell of an issue - This.The book, 'American Jihadi', is for all those promising youngsters, who are being promised by all and sundry.This book is for all those who want to understand why and how terrorists are created and by whom.This book is for all those governments who must be given the wakeup-call now or never.And, all who love an action-oriented Hollywood movie in a Book form.John Madison, Texan, oil refinery expert, a thoroughbred American, who doesn't have a high opinion of Muslims and Islam, but who does have exotic dreams of Arabian Nights and Belly Dancers, was asked to go relocated to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It all starts well, what with a strange woman as his co-passenger next seat, a woman with a stunning frame no man or woman can resist, a woman who could very much be his femme-fatale.His dreams of an exotic Arabian adventure vanish as his flight lands at Riyadh, and when he finds the atmosphere there hostile. Along with a general bad feeling towards Americans and America, there were rioters forcing the refinery under his care, almost nonfunctional. But being a diehard optimist, and an authority in persuading people to do what he thinks right, he plans on having an understanding with all his coworkers, to establish a harmonious situation that would facilitate a peaceful living and working condition in the desert kingdom, at least in his refinery.He begins his efforts, to understand Muslims and Islam in general, and succeeds, along with the discovery of what is happening around the Middle East cauldron, and how his own country's espionage agency was involved in creating a volatile atmosphere around the world in which terrorists and dictators thrive.He successfully reaches an accord with his coworkers, finally, and bonhomie prevails.But the short-lived harmony gets shattered to pieces with incidents he would never understand.And with his very life on the block, he soon finds out what, why, and how.Along with the true meaning of the words, Muslim, Islam, Jihad and Jihadi.And he becomes the AMERICAN JIHADI.I am American.I know I am the strongest.But am I the greatest?I need more oil for my countryAnd more gas for my car.But to have Arab oil in my handsShould I spill Arab blood in their sands?I know I am the strongest.But am I the greatest?Only he who dares taking responsibility shall Stand up and say I am American.Why the USA government has to be spending more of its taxpayers’ billions on its war on terror instead of on its citizens’ Healthcare and Personal income improvement?It was the USA government’s bullying attitude that sowed the seeds for the terrorists that exist in Afghanistan and other countries today. The war on terror is actually a war that it brought upon itself. According to the Annual US Treasury Report on Spending and Revenue for the years 1999-2012, closer to 3 percent of the total GDP was spent extra on defense, in addition to the allotted defense budget, seemingly on the war on terror. This money could very well be spent on Healthcare, if there’s no war on terror.

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    Ms Fixit

      Peter Salisbury
Ms Fixit

Bernice is a computer data technician. Every day she services communications networks, both commercial and domestic. Trouble-shooting is her speciality. One morning on a routine job in the house of an officious client, events take an unexpected turn. A very short, free SF flash fiction story in less than 500 words.An everyday story of innocence from 1972 about playing in a band and discovering the opposite sex."I'm Tom Kellaway, not quite old enough to vote, living a humdrum existence on the wrong side of the River Mersey in my parent’s terraced house of tangerine ceilings, farting upholstery, and dubious oil paintings of naked women. However, 1972 is shaping up to be a good year. I have formed a band with my friends, and I’m the drummer, or at least I will be when I get some drums. I have also met the beautiful Sofia, who might just be the girl of my dreams, although she is understandably more preoccupied with her rugged boyfriend who looks like a male model. The Liverpool Stadium and true love await. Unfortunately, knowing my luck, it is all destined to end in disappointment. Or is it?"The Drummer's Tale is a funny and heartwarming story about the naivety of teenage ambition and the frustrations of unrequited love

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    British Zombie Breakout: Part One

      Peter Salisbury
British Zombie Breakout: Part One

Part 1. After the first zombie breakout infected half the country, the authorities should have been more careful. No-one in Kilkorne, a tiny fishing village with a picturesque castle and harbour, expected an attack. Five teenagers and five adults must attempt to survive a horde of highly infectious, half dead creatures, the army's attempt to burn down the village and a suspected case of haunting.Part One. The authorities should have been more careful after the first zombie breakout infected half of England and disrupted lives right across the country. Unfortunately, either someone got careless, again, or the disease was far more virulent than anyone expected. The remote fishing village of Kilkorne with its picturesque castle and harbour was the last place to expect an attack, despite its proximity to the experimental facility where the disease was invented. Once the second outbreak had been officially announced by the Ministry, anyone resisting capture was to be shot as being infected with zombieism. Alternatively you could surrender and be kept in a quarantine camp, where last time the survival rate was zero.Refusing to accept either option, five teenagers and five adults separately begin journeys from opposite sides of the village. They attempt to stay one step ahead of an insane horde of highly infectious, half dead creatures, the army's orders to shoot on sight, and the Ministry's instructions to burn down the village. Furthermore, the endeavour was not exactly helped by a suspected case of haunting.Short story 14,500 words.

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