On Your Left

      Robert T. Belie / Humor / Horror
On Your Left

Some public servants provide shelter for the homeless, others food for the hungry. Me, I run over cyclists with my car. If not me, then who? Over three dozen to date, and the number keeps growing. I don’t want fame or money for my deeds, but a plate of nachos every now and then would be nice.Since the ages before time was measured, the angelic races have existed. Unseen by our eyes, they move through creation, shaping our world, sustaining our existence, and battling demonic hordes. But the war is changing; the battle lines are expanding into new frontiers and the next epoch is emerging.Centuries after the first humans were exiled from their home, their descendants have pushed eastward into a prehistoric wilderness. In a land shrouded by mist and superstition, primitive tribes struggle to establish new civilizations, unaware that their world is about to change forever.Weary from unceasing conflict, Sariel—legendary warrior of the Eternal Realm—crosses into the Temporal in search of the only one who can bring him peace. But he is not the first; others have already begun their inhabitation. As the dominance of their kingdom spreads, threatening to engulf all of humanity, Sariel finds himself standing between his own kind and the one he loves and must embrace the life he abandoned in order to secure her freedom.
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    Nothing Can Stop Me

      Robert T. Belie / Horror
Nothing Can Stop Me

Youth usually is linked with limitless dreams and unbound potential. A worry free time where no obstacles are insurmountable. Indeed, nothing can stop Tim and Moira as they prepare to start their lives after high school graduation, except perhaps a prank gone horribly wrong, an untimely death or two, and the patient workings of a vengeful spirit.I pray that this message is heard. Excuse me if my speech is hard to decipher. My name is John Laman. I am a thirty-three year old scientist, and a convicted criminal. But I am innocent of the crimes that they say I committed. I know it sounds like an especially bad cliché, but it is the truth. I am telling you this now while I still can, because in a matter of minutes my mind will be elsewhere...Dr. John Laman is the inventor of The Bubble, the most sophisticated criminal rehabilitation technology ever invented. Never, in his wildest nightmares, did he dream he would be its first prisoner.Inside The Bubble is a short story of 3000 words, from the author of the bestselling Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy and standalone mystery, Someone to Save You.
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    23 Forster Street

      Robert T. Belie / Horror
23 Forster Street

The world changed overnight with the public unveiling of the daguerreotype in 1839. From that moment on photography would revolutionize the world by capturing the essence of life like nothing else before. And one Pennsylvania man would extend the reaches of this technology to blur the very lines between life and death at his humble studio at 23 Forster Street.Between birth and death resides the short glow of an ember known as life. For centuries artists have sought to convey depictions of life’s brief moments using various forms. Their efforts have produced splendid works that are still marveled at today, but to one degree or another they lacked a realism and authenticity that would not come about until 1839 with the public unveiling of the daguerreotype. From that moment on photography would revolutionize the world by capturing the essence of life like nothing else before. And one Pennsylvania man would extend the reaches of this technology to blur the very lines between life and death at his humble studio at 23 Forster Street.
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    The Waiter: Dador Geschenk

      Robert T. Belie / Fantasy
The Waiter: Dador Geschenk

Shopping is a tool others use to fill the emptiness of life devoid of true accomplishment and meaning. Aside from simply restocking the essentials, Ben usually finds little joy in the whole ordeal. But an unexpected meeting with a shopkeeper, and a waiter named Dador Geschenk, might serve to change his perspective.Monster Number was grossly overweight and had a shaggy body, like a mammoth. In the beginning, Monster Number could not walk very well. Though he swayed a little, tottering and often falling, my father trained him for detecting and killing. After a few days, we attacked Math City.Math City was bombarded, the doors and the walls shaking while the dark shade of the Monster Number came down, covering the city. Monster Number threw big stones, one after another; and like repulsive ghoul crashed through any barrier.Then, after many horrible explosions, Monster Number entered the city, and we followed him. He smashed countless numbers as he put down his steps on the earth.
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    The Bricklayer

      Robert T. Belie / Horror / History & Fiction
The Bricklayer

Sanders was a bricklayer by trade and a good one at that. His latest project would involve crafting a fireplace on a mountaintop estate for an elusive owner. Although he had done hundreds of similar jobs before, this one could very well be his last if he fails to comprehend the true value of a few toy soldiers.Sanders was a bricklayer by trade and a good one at that. His latest project would involve crafting a fireplace on a mountaintop estate for an elusive owner. Although he had done hundreds of similar jobs before, this one could very well be his last if he fails to comprehend the true value of a few toy soldiers. His young boys would certainly appreciate them as pilfered gifts, but Sanders may not stay alive long enough to watch them ever play again.
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