The 5 Stone Ring

Genre: Fantasy

The legend say:

In ancient days in a village 150 miles away from Xi’an, China lived a medicine woman. Her name was Nian Zhen and she was highly respected in the area and very powerful.

Nian Zhen used herbs and crystals to heal, punish and advise the believers who came to see her.  She could see things and always spoke the truth, often upsetting those who came but she could not lie.

A rich and selfish farmer’s daughter came to see her, bringing several admirers with to put on a show. She believed that she was more important, educated, and beautiful than anyone else, including Nian Zhen.…

Rightful Owner

Genre: Thriller

 

Stretching Callis slowly rises from sleep.

‘Damn this bed’s comfortable’.  She looks around knowing there are a dozen things she can do to finish moving in, but the road’s calling.  Dressed in her running gear, she blitzes a power smoothie and gets moving.

Within minutes the only focus is her and the road, just the way she likes it.  Thump-thump. Thump-thump, its mesmerizing. She has a good run and heads home.

A quick shower later and Callis is starving.  She puts on water for eggs and slices 2 whole-wheat toast. She stops dead… weren’t there 6 eggs? Why would there only be 5 now? Callis always has 2 eggs.  She looks around in confusion. …

A Boy Called Maggot

Genre:  Thriller

 

Panting, Billy watched the dust lift and float as he tried to control his breathing.

‘BILLY. BIL…LLY… MAGGOT.’ His stepfather’s voice reached under the porch, turning his stomach to water, he struggled not to pee himself.  His stepfather Josh only called him “maggot” when furious.  He kept a bowl of sweets on the counter. His sweets.  Billy couldn’t resist stealing just one.  He never thought it would be missed, but the bastard counted them and now he would get it. He rested his head in the dust praying that his mother would be home early. The heat lulled him into sleep.…