Rusty

Rusty

Mike Ramon

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A short story. Rusty and Bobby spend a day looking for their father.When his ship is damaged after being caught in a crossfire, Billy is left to drift across the blackness of space. His calls for help are finally answered, but by the one thing he would rather not get help from.Disclaimer: Strong language.
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Kitty

Kitty

Mike Ramon

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Something very strange is happening to Bernie's beloved cat.One day Bernie notices that his cat, Tammy, is getting pretty big. He thinks he might need to put her on a diet. Then she grows bigger. Then the terror begins.
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The Armageddon Machine

The Armageddon Machine

Mike Ramon

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After a terrifying secret weapon is stolen from a Chinese military base by North Korean extremists, intelligence services around the world, including the top secret NTRA, rush to find the weapon known as Dragon's Breath, and take down a group of terrorists who are willing to go to any length to get what they want. Even if they have to use the Armageddon Machine.After an attack on a military base in China a frightening secret weapon is stolen by a radical group of North Korean terrorists. Their goal? A unified Korea under their own rule. They are willing to do anything to achieve this goal, and now they have in their possession a terrifying weapon like no other.It will be up to intelligence services around the world, including the top secret NTRA, to find the weapon known as Dragon's Breath, and take down a group of extremists who are willing to go to any length to get what thy want, even if they have to use the Armageddon Machine.
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Ashes

Ashes

Mike Ramon

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A short story. In a post-apocalyptic world survivors take shelter for the night in a shack while trying to care for one of their members who is sick.A series of short interconnected tales set in the Ark Project Universe.Several hundred years in the future and humanity has reached the stars. Great fleets are sent out to look for intelligent alien life, little do they know that first contact will come from a most unlikely place.What should have been a momentous and great occasion instead turns into something that leads humanity down a dark and dangerous path. There are some who refuse to follow this new path and plan in one form or other to rebel. However, these plans prove futile in the face of a truly alien and deadly foe that threatens everyone. A Novelette of 14,800 words, this is a future science fiction story.This is the first book in The Ark Project Trilogy. The complete Ark Project Trilogy is also available as a complete set.
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The Grubbs

The Grubbs

Mike Ramon

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A short story. Paul is curious when a new family moves in next door. The Grubbs have a boy his own age, and he hopes he can make a new friend. But the Grubbs have a terrible secret.A man professing to have stronger willpower than anyone on earth searches the world over for an addiction he cannot overcome. A billionaire without heirs uses an amnesia drug to see who is worthy to inherit his fortune, by seeing how people behave when they have forgotten who they are. An inventor creates a can of instant 'love spray,' but is shocked at the unexpected results when he starts to use it. In eight bizarre fables the reader is taken on a journey through the valley of stupidity, to see what love really is (and isn’t), why addictions and pride are so deadly, the need for moral values, and how judging ourselves positively may be the best judgment we ever make.Come along on an adventure in stupidity, if you dare …
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Retribution

Retribution

Mike Ramon

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A novelette. Paul’s daughter is taken when he leaves her alone for a few minutes at the park. He thinks he saw the man who took her, but not everybody believes his story. Ten years later Paul crosses paths with this man again, and he plans his retribution.A song for Rebekah from the fairies heals her hurt and pain bringing her back to love and life.
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Hallways

Hallways

Mike Ramon

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A short story. A man wakes up in a seemingly endless white hallway with no memory of who he is, or how he got there.The Orus system’s Orussians had found a brilliant way to harness the power of labor by engineering ant-monkeys, a hard-working and unswervingly loyal slave species—until the uprising.Having further manipulated the genes of her own male ant-monkey, Inoatar, and granting him free will, bioscientist Uriëlla has grievously breached the code of conduct. The barbaric penalty for these acts would not only involve her, but her entire clan as well. As a result, she must wrestle with emancipating Inoatar despite desperately needing him.The uprising, Uriëlla’s actions and their subsequent fallout lead to a struggle of biblical proportions which promises to forever alter Orus civilization.
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The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Best of All Possible Worlds

Mike Ramon

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A short story. Jessy and Maddie have a troubled childhood. One day Jessy moves away, and the two sisters try to keep in touch. They promise to meet up again, but it is more than distance that separates them.Author Lauren Jefferson set out to write something completely different, and she achieved that by combining a handful of bizarre suggestions for objects and scenarios intended for inclusion, given to her by Twitter followers.'Small White Room' follows a man and his surrealist captivity... but is it the room holding him hostage or something more?
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Under the Same Stars

Under the Same Stars

Mike Ramon

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A collection of 16 short shorts, brief glimpses into the lives of a variety of people living, working and dreaming under the same stars.A collection of 16 short stories.What's a Pretty Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? - A middle-aged waitress has a chance encounter with a truck driver.Prescription - A man needs to buy a prescription for his sick wife, but doesn't have enough money.A Brief Hospital Stay - A man waits by his ailing wife's bedside.Game Shows Touch Our Lives - A man sits in a bar after an ill-fated appearance on a TV game show.An Old, Broken Ship - A woman is left to care for her aging, ailing father.Plus 11 others.
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In the Looking Glass

In the Looking Glass

Mike Ramon

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A short story: A man finds a mirror with a note stating that it is free to take. What he doesn't know is that this is no ordinary mirror. And it has something terrifying to show him.The last thing on prince Xander's mind was becoming king. He'd much rather explore the world, make new discoveries. Unfortunately, he gets his wish in ways he hadn't imagined. Upon Saphora's return, he finds himself infatuated with the idea of visiting Earth. And so he does. But what he finds is unexpected. Seems like someone's found use for Saphora even in her absence. And it looks like people are lining up to get a taste of it. But what does that mean for Earth? With him being called back for the war on Athena, what will Xander do to save his newly beloved planet?
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The Worst Thing

The Worst Thing

Mike Ramon

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A short story.At three in the morning George is woken up by a knock at the door. It's a stranger; his car has broken down and he needs to call for a ride. George let's him in. It's an act of kindness that he will come to regret.This is the part I of the book Second Chances - Free for you to try!Note: This is a light romantic suspense...it's really a love story. This book was originally published under the title Unbound (book 1 of Bound and Determined...to find love)Go ahead. Take Charge of your life. Move forward…if you can…Changing her future means letting go of her past. Karina heads to a weekend seminar and discovers the speaker is the person she needs to move on from. But she soon realizes bigger issues are facing her...Brian has moved on, at least he'd believed he had… until he sees Karina in his audience…and realizes he's been lying to himself.Passion pulls them together, love binds them together, but a revengeful enemy determines to keep the two apart…and destroy them both.
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Tuesday Night at Powerman's

Tuesday Night at Powerman's

Mike Ramon

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Superpowered police officer Harry Blaine brings his daughter to a very special gym, where weights are measured not in pounds, but in tons. This story is a sequel to Bulletproof and Young Guns, and is included in The Bulletproof Badge collection.Superpowered police officer Harry Blaine brings his daughter to a very special gym, where weights are measured not in pounds, but in tons. This story is a sequel to Bulletproof and Young Guns, and is included in The Bulletproof Badge collection.
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Into the Strange

Into the Strange

Mike Ramon

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A collection of 20 flash fiction stories, ranging from science fiction and horror, to drama and humor.For centuries, Gods and Creatures of the Damned have walked amongst mortals. Unbeknownst of the myth known to mortals, the Creatures of the Damned live in a realm cloaked inside their own, called Pearu. But when the dethroned Queen creates chaos in the mortal world, the Gods banish the Creatures of the Damned back to Pearu, sealing the Gates.Aristaeus is a Hell Demon from Pearu, and a Prince. An agreement between the King of Pearu and the Gods, has allowed him to roam the mortal world as a Reaper, capturing souls. The only problem is being a Reaper has left the Hell Demon with unfathomable feelings for mortals that are not fit for his kind. All Aristaeus wants is to stop the feelings and do his job, while not capturing the unwanted attention from the Gods. But when the dethroned Queen suddenly reappears, mayhem strikes.The King declares war against the Gods, the dethroned Queen just may be harboring an orb that could destroy the world of Pearu, and Aristaeus is beginning to possess powers unknown of a Hell Demon. With the help of his best friend and the Goddess Astraea, Aristaeus must put a stop to the war and the dethroned Queen, while coming to terms with the fact that he may be something far more dangerous than that of a God and Demon.
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The Mimic

The Mimic

Mike Ramon

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A short story. A woman is chased by a terrifying creature who looks all too familiar.The Caterpillar Adventure is a story for children. The book explores the theme; from child to a student, using imagery of the natural world to tell the story.It is written with teachers in mind as it also includes a script version of the story. This can be used "as is" or adapted to the classroom context. There are even some hints on how to produce the play.The book can be used as source material in a primary teaching context.
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Words

Words

Mike Ramon

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A short story. Our narrator lies in a hospital bed. He was told a secret, and now he can't forget it.The Kraken - Chapters 1 & 2 FREEThe Melville Files 0 "Where other authors give us the trappings of steampunk without real substance, Jonas Cobos infuses his world thoroughly with the substance and spirit of the genre, 110% full of steampunk ideas and motivations. And he did something few other writers have done...made steampunk goggles actually functional tools rather than mere fashion statements." Ralph E. Vaughan "After reading this, I felt I definitely got a tempting taste of what Cobos has to offer as an author, and I can't wait to see where this series heads next. Whatever the destination, I'm definitely on board for the journey. Highly recommended." Sam G. "People that have enjoyed the work of Jules Verne or H.G.Wells will take to Jonas' writing style. His clear, bold writing is well paced and consistent throughout, a well structured read. Although it is short, it sets up what could be a great series, filled with more of the same twists and characters." Tom Condal City. 1871. The private detective John Melville Salas receives news of the murder of his friend and mentor Domingo Badía, better known as “Alí Bey”. All the clues seem to point towards a mysterious secret society called “The Custodians of God”. The investigation will lead the detective to the Hungarian capital city, Varós Buda, where he will discover a terrible secret related to the Lost Ones in Time and the incident that chained them to such a disastrous destiny. An old manuscript hides the keys that can lead to the ruins of an ancient civilization. Deep in its belly lies a powerful weapon and the key that could lead to the rescue of his daughter Sara and the rest of those frozen in the time.
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