Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

A. F. McKeating

A. F. McKeating

Editors everywhere take note. Be nice to your writers. They don't always take criticism well.When a student in a writing class is snubbed by her tutor, who also happens to be the editor of the edgy magazine which keeps rejecting her stories, she takes it very personally. She wants him to see the real her, so it's time to rewrite some of the rules...Timo's training is going well with the Nym at Sha'Klairon, but that doesn't mean he isn't happy to see an old familiar face: Rivan has come to call, bearing news of the coming revolution for the Grove's Cabal. But their evening of catching up is high-jacked when the Nym gathered in the commons realise he's been taken to see what lies beneath the infamous ruined city of Galairel. The revolution creeps ever closer in this, the second instalment of 'To Walk the Path'.
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Dawn Breaking

Dawn Breaking

A. F. McKeating

A. F. McKeating

The godmother has never fitted in and no-one really wanted her at Dawn's christening. But all she wanted was to show her that there's more to life than pink...Harry, an air conditioning repairman, and his son Frank have journeyed to a fishing bungalow on the Rio Mayo, fulfilling a prior promise Harry made to his son. Frank has returned to Arizona from Chicago where he worked at a Naval hospital during World War Two. Their early-morning encounter with a Mayo Indian brings the father and son into conflict when Frank refuses to believe the man's story. Will they resolve their differences or remain at odds?
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They Shall Inherit The Earth

They Shall Inherit The Earth

A. F. McKeating

A. F. McKeating

Ethan is the first human child created on Earth in 500 years. Is he the answer to the current labor shortage or will his creation change life for the synthetics forever?Don’t get me wrong, George loved his wife, he loved her dearly, in fact he adored the ground she walked on. However, there was a problem; Martha, George’s beloved wife, SNORED. For three long years George struggled to overcome his weakness, the fact that he was an incredibly light sleeper. Every night, after the happy couple had retired and kissed the other goodnight, George lay in bed awake, waiting, listening, fearing, wondering when the nightly performance would begin. Sometimes it started straight away, the very moment his wife’s sweet head touched her pillow. Other times it began much later, well into the wee small hours, after George, having tired of waiting for it to begin, had drifted off to sleep. However, the one thing that each night had in common was the undeniable fact that his wife – Martha – snored with as much force and ferocity as a Storm Trooper invading Poland.
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The Interloper

The Interloper

A. F. McKeating

A. F. McKeating

A fairytale, in which a cat falls out of one story and into a new adventure.A modern fairytale about a talking, giant-killing cat with ambitions. The farmyard animals are eager to imitate his example by learning to speak and throwing off the yolk of servitude. All except for silent Mr Simpkins, the grey cat who is as plump as an overstuffed cushion but not so dumb as he looks...
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