NYE-186f

      Todd Maternowski / Science Fiction
NYE-186f

75,000 years ago, a specific group of undesireable immortals launched from Earth, sent into deep space to colonize a nearby planet. Advancements in technology since has let Earth build entire civilizations on that planet in the meantime. Now, 75,000 years later, the original ship approaches: do they allow the craft to land, or blow it out of the sky?Joey's world turned upside down after witnessing the executions of his lifelong friends. Then things start to get chaotic when someone from his childhood returns and causes more tension and forces him to remember painful memories from his past, while, at the same time, he tries to stay strong and remain intact for his friends. But after he gets shot from the same guy who killed his team, Joey wakes up to find that Ryan has been elected Mayor, and that Kyle is right there helping him. Will Joey make it out alive to be the one to save his city and friends? Or will he scream and crumble internally as he takes a bullet to his head?
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    Cultic

      Todd Maternowski / Mystery & Detective
Cultic

An up-and-coming professor of mystery religions and the occult performs a Tarot divination on himself at the urging of his students -- and finds he will be murdered within the next three days.Nikolai is a young, up-and-coming professor of the occult and mystery religions at a prestigious Midwestern university. He has it all: a half-dozen books on the way, a beautiful and intelligent fiancee, and a classroom full of students who idolize him as a minor deity.All that changes, however, when he is urged by his students to perform a Tarot divination on himself, and finds that something catastrophic will happen... in the next three days.Cultic is the (short) story of one man's frantic search for his possible killer, a race against time as he desperately fights off both paranoid delusions and his own internal demons.
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    Golem

      Todd Maternowski / Fantasy
Golem

Zev, a student from a Midwestern college, is in Prague for his friend's bachelor party. Having heard the story while shopping at the Synagogue's gift shop, Zev decides that he must break into the attic and see the legendary Golem of Prague for himself. What he finds, however, is something completely unexpected...In In the late 16th century, the Jewish Quarter in the ancient city of Prague was under attack. Roving bands of anti-Semitic Christians were threatening the Jews with extinction. In response, legends say, a rabbi went down to the Vltava River and fashioned a huge, horrifying creature out of the mud of the riverbank. This creature was the Golem.The Golem did its work, protecting the Jewish Quarter from its attackers. Some say it did its work too well, and had to be put down for the safety of the rest of the city. The Holy Roman Emperor intervened, asking the rabbi to control the creature, offering protection for the Jewish people if he did so. The rabbi agreed, removed a magic glyph from the Golem's chest, and locked it away in the attic of the Old New Synagogue.Five hundred years later Zev, a student from a Midwestern college, is in Prague for his friend's bachelor party. Having heard the story while shopping at the Synagogue's gift shop, Zev decides that he must break into the attic and see this Golem for himself. What he finds, however, is something completely unexpected...
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