Best Intentions

Best Intentions

JT Pearson

Fiction

A man and his wife that suffers from bipolar disorder go into the city to spend the weekend and end up having an adventure they will never forget.Flash Fiction, 500 words. This story is about a purse snatcher who picked on the wrong lady too often. The media and police almost treat her as badly as the thief. In the end, she finds her own solution. I hope you enjoy it.
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My Brother's Keeper

My Brother's Keeper

JT Pearson

Fiction

Wealthy, retired tycoon Charles Stanford is sneaking around behind his brother's back with his wife when he finds out that his brother is terminal with cancer. Charles contacts a company that has had success fighting cancer by exchanging human and animal DNA. Instead of curing the cancer they create a chimera for Charles, a dog that carries much of his brother's DNA. Things go wrong.Wealthy, retired tycoon Charles Stanford is sneaking around behind his brother Winston's back with his wife when he finds out that Winston is terminal with cancer. Charles contacts a company that has had success fighting cancer by exchanging human and animal DNA. Instead of curing the cancer they create a chimera (animal/human hybrid) for Charles, in the form of a dog that carries much of his brother's DNA. This way Charles can still have a part of his brother that he really did love even though he cheated with his girlfriend. Things go wrong when the dog seems less like a new being and more like the reincarnation of his brother in an animal's body. This is a very real science. The University of Minnesota has dozens of pigs that produce human blood for a possible future method of producing blood for transfusions. Other companies have gotten fined for experimenting in DNA mixing that is unapproved.
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The Reductionists

The Reductionists

JT Pearson

Fiction

In the future the problem with overpopulation is solved by a gameshow that allows everyone to vote on the city where they'd like to see the population reduced. Then cameras follow the action as people are reduced to dry cubes. Even though people are in favor of a less crowded country nobody wants to work for the Department of Poulation Reduction except for the elderly who are bored and lonely.In the future the problem with overpopulation is solved by a gameshow that allows everyone to vote on the city where they'd like to see the population reduced. Then cameras follow the action as people are reduced to dry cubes. Even though people are in favor of a less crowded country nobody wants to work for the Department of Poulation Reduction except for the elderly who are bored and lonely. This story is dark comical science fiction.
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Solomon

Solomon

JT Pearson

Fiction

It's 1957 and aliens that resemble us but say very little about their origins are trading technology and advanced machines for some of our soil.Quickly companies form partnerships with the extraterrestrials and single mother, Lydia Meyer is convinced by a slick salesman that used to sell vacuum cleaners to purchase a new Solomon series robot to be a companion for her lonely son. It goes badly.This story was inspired by Brian Aldiss' Supertoys Last All Summer Long. But instead of exploring what happens when a couple recieves a child that is a robot this story explores what happens when a child recieves a surrogate parent that is a robot. It's done with alternate history, the year 1957, and aliens that resemble us but say very little about their origins are trading technology and advanced machines for some of our soil.Quickly companies form partnerships with the extraterrestrials and single mother, Lydia Meyer is convinced by a slick salesman that used to sell vacuum cleaners to purchase a new Solomon series robot to be a companion for her lonely son. It goes badly.
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Tiny Earth Declares War on Earth

Tiny Earth Declares War on Earth

JT Pearson

Fiction

This is humor along the lines of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe. The president is coming into the Whitehouse after being elected and the Secretary of Defense tries to brief him about our microscopic nemesis and the building agression between the two planets. After the president realizes that he isn't being hazed his first day in office he needs a plan to defend earth.This is humor along the lines of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe. The president is coming into the Whitehouse after being elected and the Secretary of Defense tries to brief him about our microscopic nemesis and the building agression between the two planets. After the president realizes that he isn't being hazed his first day in office he needs a plan to defend earth. He instructs the Secretary of Defense to form a committee of short people to help him understand the agression that comes with being small. He also gets in contact with the most powerful sub-branch of the CIA, DC CARPET AND DRAPES, a cleaning company so deep under cover that sometimes they even forget that they are government agents and clean peoples home for months on end. If you like the other quirky stories I've published you'll like this one too.
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A Song of Crickets

A Song of Crickets

JT Pearson

Fiction

Recovering drug addict Dannie crosses the head of a drug cartel which puts her and her husband Junior on the run from a hitman right out of a nightmare. WARNING: Although this story is written tastefully (Tarantino-esque) some readers may be offended by the violence and torture.When recovering drug addict Dannie takes a job for a local drug dealer working at his drycleaning store that he uses as a cover to launder more than just towels she has no plans of crossing him. But when she sees the cocaine that's delivered and put into her care to lock in the store safe she decides to steal just a taste. But after she's high she grabs both the drugs and the money. She flees the store and tells her husband Junior what she has done. The two of them are chased across the country by Raycraft the coldblooded hitman that works for the drug lord.
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All Things Under the Moon

All Things Under the Moon

JT Pearson

Fiction

This story is written with the same multiple narrator style as William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Its about the reaction people have when they find out that the moon has started to rotate closer to the earth and will eventually cause the destruction of the planet. It primarily focuses on a young couple and their decision to have a baby or not when destruction is barely more than a year away.The moon is rotating closer and closer to the earth like a clock counting down the seconds to our destruction. With only a year remaining until the catastrophic event, Earth’s scientists race to find a solution to save the planet. A couple struggles over the decision of trying to conceive a baby or not. A man fights with the young moon cultists who strip naked and rub the apples from his tree all over their bodies during their nightly ritual. Another man tries to reconcile with his son before their time runs out. What will happen to them and the rest of humanity?
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The Iceman Lives for One Day

The Iceman Lives for One Day

JT Pearson

Fiction

Conrad Whistler has grown bitter in his old age and blames God and everyone else for the condition of his life. On Christmas Eve he decides to walk out into the ferocious storm that is ravaging the tiny northern town called Port North. The kind folks that live in the humble town mistake his frozen corpse for an ice sculpture and unwittingly include it in the holiday festivities. This is weird.Charlotte is brilliant for her teenage years but her intellect doesn't serve her well. She's too smart for her own good and strikes out to live alone in a large metropolitan area. Success is fleeting and life isn't what she anticipates when she ends up homeless and living in the streets. Winter is coming and she struggles with forming trustworthy relationships. She does her best to do more than just survive, although her pride prevents her from doing little else.
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The Best Short Story of 1976

The Best Short Story of 1976

JT Pearson

Fiction

This is a story told from the point of view of a young boy that describes growing up with his twin sister, psychic mother, and his neurotic, supersticious father, and an incident they endured with one of their neighbors that the towns people referred to as The Bird Lady. A very old woman that many accused of being a witch. There is also a black cat that plays a prominent role in the family's livesThis is a story told from the point of view of a young boy that describes growing up with his twin sister, psychic mother, and his neurotic, supersticious father, and an incident they endured with one of their neighbors that the towns people referred to as The Bird Lady. A very old woman that many accused of being a witch. There is also a black cat that plays a prominent role in the family's lives. This is a very odd little story.
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For Joyce

For Joyce

JT Pearson

Fiction

Famous writer Joyce Carol Oates is a young girl on the verge of beginning her writing career when a strange being visits her.Please be advised that this is a short story (4,000 words).When his father loses his job, a young painter offers to take him fishing for muskellunge, a barracuda-like freshwater fish, at Big Eagle Lake, in Ontario, Canada."Haunting and beautiful."Cornucopia PressJ.G. Sandom is the author of six thrillers and mysteries, including The God Machine, Gospel Truths and The Wall Street Murder Club, plus the eco-thriller The Wave – A John Decker Thriller. Booklist called Gospel Truths "a splendid, tautly woven thriller . . . (and) an intelligent mystery of tremendous spiritual and literary depth." And Library Journal termed it, "A masterful first novel, based on a true incident, which spins a complicated web of corruption, greed and deception." Kirkus Reviews called The Wall Street Murder Club "A Big Apple Deliverance, endowing New York culture with all the corrosively dehumanizing power of Dickey's wild nature." And Booklist said, "(Sandom) writes with stunning elegance . . . A sure hit with any suspense reader." Caroline Thompson (author of Edward Scissorhands) said, "Move over, Dan Brown . . . All hail J.G. Sandom . . . (The God Machine) is a thrilling and breathless, rapturously-written and mind-blowing read. It'll keep you up all night, turning pages as fast as your little fingers can manage." And Historical Novels Review said, "History galore, violence, and intrigue fill the pages of this tightly plotted, twisting and turning adventure story . . . The God Machine is a very impressive historical thriller!" Kirkus said, "Sandom's strength lies in the verve of his story, with writing that has both muscle . . . (and) brains . . . (The Wave) races from improbable to crazywild, all in good fun, with Sandom always one step ahead . . . A story with enough manic energy to be worthy of a nuclear explosion." While known mostly as a writer of thrillers and mysteries, Sandom is also the author of several Young Adult (YA) novels, including the award-winning Kiss Me, I’m Dead and Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher. The Washington Post said, "(Sandom) writes with a precision and delicacy unusual for YA fiction," and called Kiss me, I’m Dead "a subtle gem."
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Squatters

Squatters

JT Pearson

Fiction

Cameron Peralt returns to his boyhood home long after his mother's death and finds that a heavy metal band is now living there. He attempts to get them to leave and the battle begins. Light humor.After the interest created by his recently published ebook The Onion Peeler,as promised is the first of two volumes of what the author describes as street poetry,after the style of that great Australian Poet Banjo Paterson. Most of these poems are in a humerous vein and a number are love letters to his beloved City of Nottingham and its people,the remaining poems are a reflection of the darker side of life,human nature,and various events.
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Public Toenails and My Fights Over Stolen Chicken and Such

Public Toenails and My Fights Over Stolen Chicken and Such

JT Pearson

Fiction

A young married couple attempt a simple Sunday outing to the grocery store but when the man's wife accuses him of flirting with the girl working the deli counter and influencing her to steal chicken for him he tries to reason with her. She's stubborn and insists that he report the incident to the store manager. Problems arise. This is a quirky odd storyA young married couple attempt a simple Sunday outing to the grocery store but when the man's wife accuses him of flirting with the girl working the deli counter and influencing her to steal chicken for him he tries to reason with her. She's stubborn and insists that he report the incident to the store manager. Problems arise. This is a quirky odd story.
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Killin Machine

Killin Machine

JT Pearson

Fiction

Jake Barnes, an odd man, is a struggling novelist that makes his living at a publishing house where the owner and the other employees find him too strange to fraternize with. His social life and his writing career change when a mysterious man shows up on his doorstep demanding that Jake hand over the man’s cat. Quirky humor.In A Fool For A Client, Hobie Burrows returns to San Francisco after the conclusion of A Dream Is A Pinhole In Time. Not only does he have to face a future without Keiko, Lott & Pembroke (his old law firm) undermines his plans to practice law as a solo practitioner in San Francisco. Can Tiranoan technology and a wealthy client help him succeed on either account?A Fool For A Client is a story in The Encircling Belts of Tirano Saga. Planet Tirano creates a unique milieu for the series The Encircling Belts of Tirano Saga. Its aristocracy consists only of pureblooded descendants of the leaders of the mother ship that landed two millennia ago. Genetically engineered women, conceived in vitro, control Tirano’s computer network and hyperspace portals. Vhirko, clones of women who died valiantly in battle, guard Tirano’s monarch. Tirano has been at war for decades with a savage alien species that becomes sentient only if mentally linked in groups of four or more.Tirano’s King Mhikhel unleashes fundamental, and uncontrollable, changes to this milieu when he acknowledges as his child an illegitimate son of a commoner and raises the child (Tarnlot) as a prince. Despite the aristocracy’s antagonism, Mhikhel grooms Tarnlot to serve as the Lord Chancellor (the highest governmental post, which is normally held by a member of the aristocracy) when Mhikhel’s heir (Prince Zhun’Mar) assumes the throne.In A Bastard’s Oath Tarnlot must rescue the throne for Zhun’Mar’s by foiling both an aristocrat’s coup d’etat and the aliens’ coup de main. In the series’ second installment, A Dream Is A Pinhole In Time, Tarnlot and Zhun’Mar escape an ambush in deep space by entering a hyperspace fissure that strands them on a planet in an unknown galaxy: present day Earth. The third installment, Outliers of Tirano, begins the stories of Siniastra, Zhun’Mar's daughter. Sibyl of Doom continues the story of Siniastra's quest to serve as Queen of Tirano despite the efforts of Tirano's aristocrats to remove her from the throne.
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An Unkindness of Ravens

An Unkindness of Ravens

JT Pearson

Fiction

Jeff has been locked up in solitary confinement for nearly five years when the warden offers him an opportunity to reduce his sentence by joining crews that are repairing the country's energy grid, which has been rupturing and blowing up buildings and people, the unexpected and unfortunate result of changing the nation's fuel. He is added to a crew loaded with the nation's most notorious killers.Malver turns to his father."You must stay hidden son. For if she sees you, she will be frightened off," his father says as both of them divert their eyes back to the young female sitting by the river.His heart sings out to hers. A longing he has never felt before. He feels the need to touch her. It builds as her face turns more his way. His father lightly taps his shoulder. He turns and notices the leader guards walking towards them. The one stops beside Malvar.Did you mate her yet?He drifts his eyes back to the young beauty. His sigh tells the guards his answer.You have been coming here for four months now, yet you have not sedduced her to mate you.
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The Farm

The Farm

JT Pearson

Fiction

After a war that nearly wipes everyone out, famine becomes the biggest problem as the toxic aftermath won't allow any growth. All of the plants and animals are nearly gone and people are dwindling. Then scientist come through by setting up farms in the vacant skyscrapers, using artificial sunlight and a sophisticated watering system. This story focuses on the regular schlubs that guard the farm.After a war that nearly wipes everyone out, famine becomes the biggest problem as the toxic aftermath won't allow any growth. All of the plants and animals are nearly gone and people are dwindling. Then scientist come through by setting up farms in the vacant skyscrapers, using artificial sunlight and a sophisticated watering system. This story focuses on the regular schlubs that guard the farm. The only reason that the people that remained survived the famine was because they had slow metabolisms. The remaining society consists of former fatties. Not survival of the fittest, the narrator points out, but survival of the fattest. The two friends get themselves into a bind when one of them is challenged to an honor duel by a mutant.
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