Veezee: The Invasion

Veezee: The Invasion

Clyde Key

Clyde Key

Veezee: The Invasion is the story of the first arrival of Extra-Terrestrials to Earth, the havoc they cause humans, and the victory of the valiant group of humans who finally evict alien intruders from Earth.Veezee: The Invasion is the story of the first arrival of Extra-Terrestrials to Earth, the havoc they cause humans, and the victory of the valiant group of humans who finally evict alien intruders from Earth. When the first messages were detected, scientists believed that we would never meet the Extra-Terrestrials because of the great distance between them and us. It was hoped that we could learn from them but even that possibility seemed remote since it would take at least four years to get a response to a message. And at first, there was little real communication because of the response time and language differences but a cult grew anyway, attributing aliens with high intelligence and an advanced society. Even so, many were wary of aliens but it didn’t matter because they were so far away that all scientists believed that physical contact would be impossible. But then Earth learned that aliens were coming. Even though it would be many more years before the aliens’ arrival, the cult became a bureaucracy that enforced politically correct attitudes about the VEEZEE. Still, Ed Halloran (although he was an agent of the bureaucracy) worried that the aliens might not be the benign benefactors that had been claimed. And he was right, because aliens came in a cloud of devastation, and it was soon obvious that alien physiology and alien concepts of society and personhood were incompatible with human life. Halloran, along with his partner Marilee Sharp, and an army made up of very old soldiers and very young recruits, were called upon to rid Earth of the scourge.
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A Bear Story

A Bear Story

Clyde Key

Clyde Key

A short story about Mo Dingle's ill-fated attempt to bag a bear for a bearskin rug.When a rebellious youth named Donovan leaves his home in Europe for a family trip to Australia, he quickly determines another course when he takes advantage of an opportunity to seek out adventure of his own. While slipping away from the care of his guardian and sister at the airport in Darwin, he decides to take a tour bus to a Crocodile Farm, which inadvertently continues to take him hundreds of miles deeper in the outback and into Kakadu National park. His curiosity continues to get the best of him, when he sets off on foot to explore a trail to a waterfall and plunge pool. One mishap leads to another until he finds himself alone in the dark and unprepared to face the unknown that envelopes his surroundings. Once he discovers that he is lost, he continues to make his way through the bush, but not without its perils. Eventually, he befriends an Aborigine boy named Neji, who is on a journey into manhood. Together they fight against the elements and the mysteries of the dark, with beliefs and rituals as deep as the Dreamtime. All the while, a peculiar stranger continues to shadow them for unknown reasons. Pretty soon, Donovan finds himself on an unexpected course with this deliberate Swagman, with his harsh ways and cruel intentions. Without warning, Donovan is forced to use all that he has learned, in order to survive this downward spiral that seems to be leading him nowhere, with his only hope of making it back to civilization again...
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