Flayed — In The Future, Veterans Will Still Struggle To Fit In, And With Pain

Cover art by Erik Elliott The blurb: A short story, about 3500 words. Donte is a veteran and a colonist on a struggling new world under a hot young flare star. For most of the colonists, the struggle is in coaxing crops out of the alien soil and avoiding the radiation of the flares. But... Continue Reading →

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Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 7

Part 7 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. With a crash, chunks of the wooden arm blocking the exit of the garage we had just come from clattered into the street intersecting the one we’d just... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 5

Part 5 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. He set the cellphone on the dashboard.  The car started on its own, but Elvison fumbled around, confused, until I realized what he wanted and showed him how... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 4

Part 4 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. “It’s the Adversary’s servants,” he said, rooting around in his jacket with one hand.  Oh, God.  He’s got a gun, I thought.  I wished I had one of... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 3

Part 3 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. “Jesus Christ,” I said, “are you trying to tell me you think America is Heaven?” “Archangel Jesus Christ may he look over us and keep us safe in... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 2

Part 2 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. I slapped a couple of bills down on the bar, picked up a basket of pretzels and followed him down the gauntlet of zombie slot players, out through... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 1

Part 1 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott The inside of a casino at 3 AM is a strange place.  It’s half-dead just like everywhere else in town at that hour, but it’s not deserted.  Not by a long shot.  The lights blink and flash, no matter... Continue Reading →

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