Weeds in the Jungle

      Stuart Parker
Weeds in the Jungle

Taro Takeda had missed out on a university place by one percentage point and had been unsuccessful in every job interview that had required a tie or a skill. All that was left for him was an offer from the Tokyo crime boss, Tokin Mikoto. Could it be an opportunity to find a place in a city that had turned its back on him? Or was he destined to be just another lost nobody, a weed in the jungle?Inspired by a JA Konrath challenge to write, edit, create a cover, and publish a short story in eight hours or less. A Career Move - A crash-landed alien tries to find his career path but isn't having much luck...3072 word short story (teen+ appropriate)Capture At The Hive - The Evil Queen Mother has finally captured General Megatron, Defender of the Galaxy. 421 word flash fiction story (safe for children)

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    Penycher Pit

      Stuart Parker
Penycher Pit

It is the Dark Ages. Rome has been beaten from Britain and the old kingdoms are re-emerging from the ashes. In the Kingdom of Glywysing, the mysterious pink gold is bringing untold power to those in contact with it, both warriors and beasts alike. With armies converging, Patrick the Axeman finds himself caught in the currents of conquest and desire that are flowing inevitably to Penycher Pit.It is the Dark Ages. Rome has been beaten from Britain and the old kingdoms are re-emerging from the ashes. In the Kingdom of Glywysing, the mysterious pink gold is bringing untold power to those in contact with it, both warriors and beasts alike. Armies, monks and outlaws are converging upon its source, willing to pay any price for its possession. As the final battle looms, Patrick the Axeman finds himself caught in the currents of conquest and desire that are flowing inevitably to Penycher Pit.

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    Directive RIP

      Stuart Parker
Directive RIP

A murderous vigilante gang on the prowl, a ruthless psychiatrist with a thirst for mind control, a poison-obsessed colonel backed by his own private army...it was a case straight out of Riley's Red Line Files and for cops with careers and lives worth preserving it couldn't get much worse - but for Furn and Breeze of the Rogue Intercept Police, it was time to play.In a post-apocalyptic world known as the Territory of Malm, infants are born soulless. With a hideous appearance and unquenchable hunger, they are kept out of sight until they are Chosen.Long ago, the residents of Malm placed their faith in the Office of Souls to lead them and keep them safe after the human race was almost destroyed in the time known only as "Before". But someone long forgotten has other plans, and that means unleashing unspeakable evil into their world.Soul Implantation Day 3675 starts out like any other, and follows the paths of six people who are destined to meet in the courtyard of the Fountain of Souls. They bear witness to a soul implantation ceremony gone terribly awry. Not all of them will survive, and some will suffer a fate far worse than death.Length: 25,000 words*This novella was previously released under the title "The Soul Garden".*The complete Twisted Souls series:The Soul Ripper (Twisted Souls #1)Twisted Souls (Twisted Souls #2)Soul Cycle (Twisted Souls #3)A Soul to Settle (Twisted Souls #4)

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    Death of the Extremophile

      Stuart Parker
Death of the Extremophile

On the eve of WW2, a self-proclaimed professional gentleman and a disgraced hard-nut cop take on the New York underworld in a game that has been devised by the city's very highest ranks, a game with murky intentions and only one clear rule: stay out of the way.MEET JOHN MILTON.He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder.Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way. But his past cannot be easily forgotten and before long it is Milton who is hunted, and not the hunter.1000 YARDSThis 17,000 word novella is an introduction to John Milton, the most dangerous assassin in the pay of Her Majesty's government.Milton is sent into North Korea. With nothing but a sniper rifle, bad intentions and a very particular target, will Milton be able to take on the secret police of the most dangerous failed state on the planet?

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    Hurt World One and the Zombie Rats

      Stuart Parker
Hurt World One and the Zombie Rats

In the year 2092 Kaptu Z of the United Nation's Hurt World Agency is on the trail of Mas, the world's most wanted poacher. As carnage rages, Kaptu Z quickly realizes there are more perils to contend with than simply a deadly dangerous hunter.It is the year 2092. Mas, the world’s most wanted poacher, has resurfaced after many years on the run and her trail of carnage is soon stretching from the Central American jungle to the Swiss Alps, from mysterious abandoned silos in Mexico to the war-ravaged Arctic Circle. Kaptu Z of the United Nation’s Hurt World Agency is on her trail and he quickly realizes there are more perils to contend with than simply a deadly dangerous hunter. An army is being raised the likes of which the world has never seen, its one and only purpose to feed…

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