Fifteen Years of Tobacco

      Richard Black
Fifteen Years of Tobacco

After 15 years in power, Isaiah Mujuni, President of Barudi, the world’s leading tobacco producer realizes it’s all over. Demonstrators and rioters, inspired by similar events in North Africa have run amok- burning Government buildings and trashing the capital. They want him out and the International Community is on their side. His enemies want him tried for trumped up charges of human rIn this character-driven short science fiction story, a family in a dying space ship is responsible for delivering a vaccine to a colony on Jupiter's moon Europa. Without the vaccine, 5,000 souls could be wiped out. But the ship is hit by a meteor before it gets there. The resulting dilemma creates heroes out of ordinary people.

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    The Ethical Banker

      Richard Black
The Ethical Banker

On the eve of a major speech on “Morality in Banking”, a wealthy banker finds himself suddenly facing accusations of rape.With his reputation in tatters, he learns the hard way how easily a woman can bring any man, no matter how rich or powerful down.Hiring a shrewd lawyer to defend him, he faces the long arm of the law, with ruthless tabloid reporters in pursuit.Larco and Poo Poo have called a meeting of Snub Nubbins, and some attend. They soon realise there is a Wizard in their midst, the Wizard has great knowledge, and speaks of teaching and schools. Larco becomes a member of the new grand council. In the great move from the jungle back to the city of Snub Nubbin, Larco discovers an emotion, and he's confused, but he likes it.

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