Busting God

      Danielle de Valera

Busting God

Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer everyone up there calls 'God'. 5,500 words.Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer so big that everyone up there calls him 'God'. Against orders from his wily female CEO, aptly nicknamed The Eagle, O'Neill takes his longtime girlfriend Azure with him. She is a part-time model. God proves difficult to find, but with the help of a local freak named David, O'Neill and Baby eventually meet God. What happens then is not what O'Neill was expecting. 5,500 words.
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    Reflections

      Danielle de Valera

Reflections

Short story. 2,300 words, 10 pages approx. When Charles Lawson, formerly the notorious heroin dealer known as 'God' is released from jail, he lives quietly with his cats until old age forces him into a home for the elderly. There, he reflects on his life and, as he dies peacefully, imagines he is reunited with his wife Angela, who passed over some years before him. Short story, 2,300 wds 10 pages.Short story. 2,300 words, 10 pages approximately. When Charles Lawson, the notorious heroin dealer known as 'God' is released from jail, he lives quietly with his cats until old age forces him into a home for the elderly. There, he reflects on his life and, as he dies peacefully, imagines he is reunited with his wife Angela, who passed over some years before him. Short story, ten 2,300 words, 10 pages approximately.
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    The Real Thing

      Danielle de Valera

The Real Thing

Short story, 17 pages. When Charles Lawson (aka God) is forty and enjoying a career as a troubleshooter for coin fraud, he goes to Maralinga in South Australia to determine the authenticity of a mysterious coin found there after the British atomic explosions of 1960. Here he meets 25-year old Jamie Stanborough, chief archeologist on the coin dig. Jamie sets out to seduce Lawson for his own ends.Short story, 17 pages. When Charles Lawson (aka God) is forty and enjoying a career as a troubleshooter for coin fraud, he goes to Maralinga in South Australia to determine the authenticity of a mysterious coin found there after the British atomic explosions of 1960. Here he meets twenty-five-year old Jamie Stanborough, chief archeologist on the coin dig. Jamie sets out to seduce Lawson for his own ends. 5,885 words.
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    Remains to be Seen

      Danielle de Valera

Remains to be Seen

Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and close friend Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star, whom he met while tracking down the notorious heroin dealer, God. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.
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    The Cyborg's Story

      Danielle de Valera

The Cyborg's Story

Short story. 16 pages. Michael 64, a winged cyborg, is hired by Thurston, Director-General of Genetic Engineering, to guard Azuria 27, a famous cyborg dancer changed at her request into human form - an illegal procedure in 2175. Azuria thinks she is changing for love. When she becomes pregnant, she and Michael unwittingly find themselves part of Thurston's plot for cyborg supremacy. 6,350 wordsShort story, 16 pages approximately. Michael 64, a winged cyborg and security expert, is hired by Thurston, Director-General of Genetic Engineering, to guard Azuria 27, a beautiful and famous cyborg dancer, after her wings have been removed and she has been changed to human form. This procedure is illegal in 2175, and Michael 64 can't understand why Thurston has acceded to Azuria 27's request. Azuria thinks she is changing for love, but Thurston has bigger plans. When Azuria becomes pregnant to Elliott, a man she had become obsessed with before The Change, she and Michael unwittingly find themselves part of Thurston's plot for cyborg supremacy. 6,350 words.
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    Transference

      Danielle de Valera

Transference

Short story, 14 pages. O'Neill moves to Brisbane and opens a karate studio. Suffering from insomnia when Azure leaves him, he seeks help from a psychiatrist, expecting to meet "some old git who looks like Sigmund Freud". Dr West turns out to be young and beautiful. Bit by bit he begins to transfer his affections to her. By the time Azure returns, he's become obsessed with Dr West. 4,350 words.Short story, 14 pages. Michael O'Neill moves to Brisbane, where he opens a karate studio. Suffering from insomnia when partner Azure leaves him, he seeks help from a psychiatrist, expecting to meet "some old git who looks like Sigmund Freud". Dr West turns out to be young and beautiful, and bit by bit he begins to transfer his affections to her. By the time Azure returns, he's become obsessed with Dr Adrianne West. 4,350 words.
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    Last Train to Parthenia

      Danielle de Valera

Last Train to Parthenia

Short story, 18 pages approximately. One night, while working on the inner-city circle of StateRail, Sydney, Bob Johnson is hit by a train, In the last seven minutes of his life, before his brain shuts down, he believes he has finally reached the mythical kingdom of Parthenia. 7,250 wordsShort story, 18 pages approximately. One night, while working on the inner-city circle of StateRail, Sydney, Bob Johnson is hit by a train. In the last seven minutes of his life before his brain shuts down, he believes he has finally reached the mythical kingdom of Parthenia. Here, he rescues the young queen L'Etoile from the clutches of the wizard Yogoroth and is all set to become king of Parthenia when he marries her. 7.250 words
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