Venturing into the Short Story Genre, I have four stories to share, free to read here. The first is a nightmare-inspired horror tale, and the second a derring-do Spacefaring tale. The third and fourth are vignettes set in the Chromosome Quest universe. All are original works for which I hold the copyright but offer free-to-read on my author's website. Please respect my copyright, do not copy them, or repost them elsewhere. If you wish to share them, please direct your friends to this site.
Max enjoyed the Spacefaring life, and though his duties were menial, he felt appreciated and at home in the ship. He rarely even left the ship when in port.
Starting very young as a cabin-boy of a merchant-vessel, he had risen by due degrees from cabin boy to assistant positions in almost every role in the ship. When the vacancy occurred in the Vigilant he applied and was accepted as a junior Spaceman, and quickly rose to a level where he found happiness, contentment and work with which he was comfortable. Then....
The Fur-People of Planet Oz love the Smoothies, strange visitors from another realm. When the great nocturnal beasts begin foraging during the day, the Fur-People are forced to cower in their stone castles, waiting for the beasts to go away. Shameya is determined to unravel the mystery of the Portal and the mysterious visitors in hopes of finding a way to kill the beasts.
Jill and Teena are making a hazardous run between castles on a mission to retrieve firearms sent through a distant portal. Day-walking predators are but one of the dangers they must face.