The ending excerpt from Prevention Protocol
came from this collection, just published. Get your copy for $2.99 UD.Stories in the collection:
1) Future Imperfect (Science Fiction)
The Other Gods - A search engine becomes sentient and contemplates its survival.
The Eternal City - Corporate espionage agents find themselves the victims of a government eradication program.
Morality Play - A mental health professional and a senator discuss the integration of human clones into the general populace, after they revolted against their treatment at a laboratory.
A Fatal Moment - A materials engineer ponders the disease that took her family from her, while leaving her alive and scarred.
The Poet - An alien poet must seek refuge among the victims of his own race.
2)A Touch Paranormal
The Curse Breaker - A woman takes a cursed artifact to save her cousin's life.
Breaking with the Past - A ghost must comes to terms with past, after being given a new life.
The Hunter Sees - A woman stalked by a supernatural serial killer, relies on the help of a blind man.
Dust Motes and Ashes - When fantasy becomes reality and vise versa, how do you adjust?
May They Whisper No More - A former queen is haunted by the ghosts of the people she once ruled.
The Jar - Whatever happened to the vessel that inspired the myth of Pandora's Box?
3) The World of Havor
The Color Walk - A young woman finds out that she's something unusual among her people.
A Gift in Kind - Sequel to The Color Walk. The same young woman meets a foreigner who shares the same experience of being unique among his own kind.
If Mad I Be - A lesser mage seeks help for his mental illness.
Scarlett's Lot - A wizardess becomes the protector of a young witch, with prophetic consequences.
The Rose Duchess - A duke worries about his wife's safety, while their country is at war.
What Child is This? - A young boy, rescued from the sea, shows amazing power.
4) Bibically Inspired
The Destroyer - Passover from the Destroying Angel's point of view.
Hannah's Dinner - A story dealing with priorities, set in the New Testament.
The Inn Keeper's Wife - What do you do when your inn has no room for a woman about to give birth?
5) Random Romantic Jaunts
The Madness of Sir George - An anti-romance story of a widow being courted by a man, who only wants her fortune and title.
The Lunch Date - Who says that romance is only for the young?
Almost Perfect - After some disastrous relationships and hundreds of years, Merlin believes that he has finally figured marriage out.
Suitors of the Seamstress - A seamstress has to make the traditions of her land work in her favor.
A Lady's Wishes - Sometimes the reason for someone's objections are not that obvious.
6) Story Poems
The Rain Goddess - A goddess deals with the pain of what cannot be.
The Hermit and the Magician - A ballad of two friends.
The Devil's Game - Destiny is not so destined.
The Apprentice - Learning to create requires understanding destruction.
Stone Angel - Some witnesses are not so passive and retiring.
Remi and Soma - Based on the transliteration of a very old piece of literature, provided as a challenge to the author.
EPIC – PART ONE – Sorcery and Smoke
A sorcerer betrays his lord to protect the lady of the castle.
EPIC – PART TWO – Lady in the Mist
A lady finds herself trapped in a misty valley.
EPIC – PART THREE – The Foot Soldier's Tale
A soldier and his army lose their leader to mystical forces.
EPIC – PART FOUR – Victor's Loss
A conqueror searches to reclaim his heart's desire. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/262114