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    The Cold Pools

      Chris Ward

The Cold Pools

Meet me at the end of the world ... As civilization comes to an end, Lewis and Karen take their last vacation to the only cold place left on Earth, the remote resort town of Cold Pools. There, they will say goodbye ...The Cold Pools - a short story of 3,000 words.Meet me at the end of the world ... As civilization comes to an end, Lewis and Karen take their last vacation to the only cold place left on Earth, the remote resort town of Cold Pools. There, they will say goodbye ...The Cold Pools - a short story of 3,000 words, is taken from the author's collection Ms Ito's Bird & Other Stories.Chris Ward is the author of the novels The Tube Riders and The Man Who Built the World, available now in ebook and paperback format.
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    Fallen From the Train

      Chris Ward

Fallen From the Train

Carl Weston finds a young man lying unconscious by the train tracks. Who is he? Where did he come from? Carl knows the man can't have got off the train because the trains don't stop anymore ...Carl Weston finds a young man lying unconscious by the train tracks. Who is he? Where did he come from? Carl knows the man can't have got off the train because the trains don't stop anymore ...Fallen from the Train is a short story of 6000 words. It is set in the world of Chris Ward's Tube Riders.
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    Going Underground

      Chris Ward

Going Underground

Rob knows the trains still run. He can hear them ...Going Underground is a 3000 word short story that formed the basis for the world used in Chris Ward's acclaimed Tube Riders trilogy. The Tube Riders part 1 is available now. Part 2, The Tube RIders: Exile, will be published in summer 2013.In a near future dystopian Britain a drifter called Rob is chasing a dream - that the London Underground trains still run.This 3000 word short story comes with the first chapter of the novel, The Tube Riders, which was set in a world based on this story, as a free sample.Chris Ward is the author of dystopian science fiction trilogy The Tube Riders, as well as the supernatural thriller The Man Who Built the World. A native of Cornwall, England, he now lives in the Japanese Alps with his wife and cat.
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    The Man Who Built the World

      Chris Ward

The Man Who Built the World

Matthew Cassidy is a man on the verge of self-destruction.  His career is in tatters and his marriage is hanging by a thread under the threat of a latent violence he is struggling to control.  His wife Rachel is on the verge of leaving him even before a phone call from his estranged father pulls him back into a world of violence and mystery that he left behind on a bloody winter's night sixteen years before.

Matt must return to the quiet little country town of Tamerton, where he grew up in a world of questions but few answers.  The town has changed but the mysteries remain, and Matt must question everything he thought he knew about his past.  Why was his little sister mute?  What really happened to his mother?  And who are the two beautiful, ageless sisters who live in an isolated cottage out on the moor?

The Man Who Built the World is a tour de force supernatural thriller where the answers are never quite what they seem . . .

Excerpt from The Man Who Built the World :

You can't just leave like that, you know you can't.

The thought hit him like a hard slap across the face, and for a moment he stumbled, catching his footing just in time to avoid tumbling towards the puddles hidden in the dark at his feet.  Just a thought, just a stupid, irrational thought, but it had snagged him like the barb of a fisherman's hook.  His very presence back in Tamerton had opened up a can of long forgotten emotions that would take time to sort, time he didn't have.  Time he didn't want to give.  His sister wouldn't know he had come; she was dead, after all.  And what sort of reception could expect from his father?  Ian Cassidy had made the call to him - only Heaven knew how he had found Matt's number - but how much of that had been as a duty?  How much did he really want to see his son?

Welcome home, son.  Welcome home, little me.

The Man Who Built the World is a paranormal/fantasy/horror novel of 230 pages.

Chris Ward is the author of the science fiction epic The Tube Riders, as well as dozens of published short stories, the best of which can be found on Amazon as part of the collection Ms Ito's Bird & Other Stories.

About the Author

Chris Ward is a native of Cornwall, England, but currently lives and works in Nagano, Japan. He is the author of The Tube Riders, The Man Who Built the World, and the forthcoming Head of Words. He spends his time, snowboarding, writing, playing guitar in his rock band, Steampunk Unicorn (find us on youtube!), and generally having too much to say about just about everything. Thank you for stopping by. Like Chris Ward (Fiction Writer) on Facebook for regular updates, or follow Chris on Twitter at ChrisWardWriter.

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