Fifty years have passed since the plague struck, and in the community of Sunrise they hold a yearly Remembrance Talk to ensure their history is never forgotten. As its oldest citizen, Katie is the one who delivers this presentation, guiding her audience through the events that shaped them.
There have been trials and tribulations on the lake island they now call home. Many people have given their labor, love and lives over the years, but the community has come through it all, a new dawn after the dark times.
This is a novelette of ~15,500 words (51 pages)
Lee can generally be found staring at a screen from behind a keyboard, either writing, coding or attempting to read all of the interesting parts of the internet before someone adds a new bit. He has a fascination with stories in all forms, especially film, and enjoys spending as much time as possible in a world other than this one.
You can find out more at his website: leepenney.com
With a monopoly and never-ending demand, life is good for those who work for them, but when Emma's mother falls ill and the company refuses to treat her, she's forced to turn to a group of dissidents attempting to throw off the chemical yoke.
When word of a possible cure reaches them, they ask Emma to steal it. If she's caught, she’ll disappear for good, but it’s the price for saving her mum, or are they just using her? Either way, time is running out.
If you’re a fan of Children of Men, V for Vendetta, 1984 or similar tales of government-controlled dystopia then you’ll love A Nation of Addicts.
This is a novelette of ~8,500 words (28 pages)
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
As the continent-sized storm bears down on the city, Major Tanaka must lead his squadron on another mission many of them won’t survive. The alternative is to watch his city literally be blown away.
The fabled riders are the only pilots skilled enough to fly their massively heavy aircraft into the storm with any hope of finding clear skies again, the last line of defense and the last weapon in the fight to sap the storm’s power or divert its course.
The is a novelette of ~11,000 words (31 pages)
When a family in need of help stumbles across them, Jenny’s first instinct is to do what she can, despite all of her father’s warnings that people can’t be trusted.
She’s prepared to bet her home and her family’s lives to prove there are still some good people left, but will it cost her everything?
This is a novelette of ~12,500 words (41 pages)