Aggression

Aggression

Ash Stirling

Science Fiction & Fantasy

An investigation into a string of murders leads Angela Grey into a confrontation with a violent gang - and the help of a slightly unhinged fellow officer. Aggression is the fifth episode in Braeden Wolf Short Story collection.Introducing the field agents of the DAM (Department of Adventure and Mysteries). This is the first part of a 5-part series in which Shakespeare Crush and Isaac Maxwell Pound take on the demons of another dimension. The story begins with the mysterious disappearance of field agent Seth Hogan and leads up to the uncovering of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of government.
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Human

Human

Ash Stirling

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Annabelle is cybernetically augmented, and proud of it. There are those in society though, that believe such augmentations are anathema, and prey on the likes of Annabelle.Human is the sixth episode in the Braeden Wolf Short Story Collection.The first in the LiBREttO series of short stories by Crystin MorganEvery Friday afternoon four friends – Leah, Belle, Geeta and Effie – meet at the local hangout for women with impeccable nails, waiting-list handbags and banker husbands: Café Jamilla. They gossip, they giggle, they bitch, they lust after rainbow-coloured patisseries. And they drink coffee. But when Effie breaks the news that her boyfriend Rhys has asked her to marry him, the sight of her sparkling emerald engagement ring reminds Belle of an extraordinary tale she heard one booze-fuelled night some years ago. A tale of a third wife. A tale of an affair, a guilty conscience, a disappearance, a suspected murder and a desperate plan that couldn’t possibly work. Could it? A tale that’s ripe for a Hollywood treatment, the four women agree. With George Clooney playing the male lead, naturally.
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Intrusion

Intrusion

Ash Stirling

Science Fiction & Fantasy

A young hacker enters the virtual world to risk a run at a mysterious databank and gets more than she bargains for. Intrusion is the first episode in the Braeden Wolf Short Story collection.A long time ago, Diotitus was a Greek god. At least for about a month until his worshiper-base of eight converted. Now, Diotitus lives in an apartment in the afterlife of the generally unsaved. One neighbor is the enigmatic Brangot, and another neighbor is the vivacious Tif Brown. Unfortunately, Tif has completely given up and is now a Drooler. But at the moment conscious thought left her mind, she had a burst of insight that is now the most sought after piece of information. Many gods from many afterworlds want to know the full scope of Tif's thought, and they expect Diotitus and Brangot to find out.
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Favours

Favours

Ash Stirling

Science Fiction & Fantasy

It was meant to be a simple delivery run, dropping a datachip off as a favour. But when the favour is for the information broker Haphazard, it is never simple, as Braeden Wolf finds out.Favours is the third episode in the Braeden Wolf Short Story collection.A humorous retelling of Genesis from Eve's pole dancing to "Skippy" Noah surfing to Hagar in a french maid outfit and more. Each chapter is a condensed scene making the flow pleasant and easy to follow. Weighing in at just over 10,000 words, this short novella allows you to breeze through the beginning of time in an afternoon, perhaps even saying to yourself, "I didn't know it happened like THAT."
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