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Excerpt: Three Aliens Walk Into Town


By Marie Robinson

Sam sat in an uncomfortable little wicker chair in Gus’s room in the parsonage, trying to think of something more to say. Gus lay in his bed, staring at the ceiling, his leg in a more proper splint and bandage after the town doctor had gotten a chance to look him over at Pastor Ellie’s request. […]

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Excerpt: Alienation


By Marie Robinson

Ash steadied his breath and finally stopped blinking. Looked down and realized that he’d stepped into the shower fully dressed. His clothes were covered in suds. Ash stripped naked, tossed his soaking shirt and pants outside of the shower, then quickly rinsed his body before getting out and ringing the woman’s clothes out to nowhere […]

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Excerpt: Peacekeepers


By Marie Robinson

By mid-afternoon Alex had done enough work for the day and had settled in to read one of his books. He loved reading and had thousands of books in his digital library on the servers in his bunker. There was nothing better than spending the morning working and the afternoon relaxing and reading. He was […]

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Excerpt: The Iron Gate


By Marie Robinson

They descended deeper into the mine shaft. The yellow light overhead seemed like sunlight filtering through rain clouds. Despite being behind the display of her sunglasses, the constant squint was giving Roddie a headache. Without her mask, she couldn’t hear Sahger through her com. His deep voice came to her from her right. Just above […]

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Excerpt: The Lady in Black


By Marie Robinson

Richard looked above him. Spun to get a view in every direction. He stopped when he faced Naomi and Duncan. They stared at him from behind the chair, each still holding a handle. Richard held his hand up. Pointed to the sky. “Can you see them?” Naomi nodded. He held his hands out at waist […]

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Excerpt: The Alabaster Fool


By Marie Robinson

The floor above them creaked. Richard tensed. Andrea’s hair fell over his forearm as she looked up into the dark like he had. At least she had the good sense not to cry out. Richard pulled out of her arms as the footsteps crunched and scraped along the floor. He pulled her along behind him […]

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Excerpt: The Gate


By Marie Robinson

It had been five years since Landon’s last hangover. He’d gone on a bender after his first — and consequently only — book was panned by every historian, archaeologist, and anthropologist on Earth. Too bad he didn’t publish it on another planet. It probably would have been a bestseller wherever the aliens came from. The last […]

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Excerpt: Conundrum


By Marie Robinson

“I’ve researched the Astrals extensively. There’s a growing theory that all of this — not us here, but the entire occupation — is about judgment. They’ve been here for months. So why haven’t they formally invaded? Why haven’t they taken us over, established their own puppet governments?” Tyler tapped his knee. “It’s because they want […]

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Excerpt: The Beast of Killeglen


By Marie Robinson

Asa knew he was dreaming because he had both arms, and even his dreaming self had started to grow accustomed to the fact that his left arm was gone. There was a great deal of pain in the limb, enough to almost jostle him awake, but his elbow bent and his fingers moved when so […]

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Excerpt: The Mountain King


By Marie Robinson

The first time Lance took a swing, the head of the sledgehammer sunk into the temporal boundary that surrounded the ship. It was like somebody grabbed it out of his hands. He fell forward and splashed against the cold sphere. Like he was trying to pick it up out of its crater. Lance growled in frustration. […]

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