Bunny O'Sullivan and the Hawk

Bunny O'Sullivan and the Hawk

Colin Marks

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction

Bunny O'Sullivan is a friendly rabbit who gets along with everyone. When a hawk sees him and his family chomping on Farmer Stubbins's cabbages, will Bunny O'Sullivan be able to get everyone back to the safety of their burrow before the hawk decides it's time for lunch?"Bunny O'Sullivan and the Hawk" is a short tale (1,600 words) for toddlers and young children.Wuhn was a pristine world with lime skies and clear oceans, surrounded by a thin ring system that looked like crumbled glaciers sparkling in the sky. The grass and leaves were royal blue because of the abundance of blue protons seeping through the atmosphere. Its landscape was diverse and luxurious, with cliffs and architecture that reached the clouds.The Wuhn society was a Type 1 civilization of highly intelligent beings. They were over a billion strong and they had developed a moderate degree of telepathy and other advanced abilities. It took a long lineage of strife and struggle for them to make it to this level.In their early history, life was trial and error, and sometimes terror. For most, life “was toil and no one was spoiled. Them being weaker in strength than the other predatory species of the world, caused them to have to resort to using their intelligence and other physical attributes. This put them on a divine path to gaining advantage over everything on the planet; everything except for themselves. An achievement of that magnitude would take time and wisdom.
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To Kill the President

To Kill the President

Colin Marks

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction

A father returns from work to find a cryptic note on his bed. Is his son going to kill the president? And can he stop him in time? This 2,000 word story is the second of three fast-paced intelligent short stories from British writer Colin Marks.A father returns from work to find a cryptic note on his bed. Is his son going to kill the president? Why would he and what can the father do to stop him? This 2,000 word story is the second of three fast-paced intelligent short stories from British writer Colin Marks.
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Dying With My Children

Dying With My Children

Colin Marks

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction

A wealthy business man is dying, laying on his bed surrounded by his children. He reflects on his life and his relationship with his children in his final moments. This 2,700 word story is the third of three fast-paced intelligent short stories from British writer Colin Marks.The Rise of OLMAC, the fourth book in the eight-volume series Allies and Adversaries, chronicles the first conflict between OLMAC and the TELREC.Suld, owner of OLMAC, has had several thousand years to prepare for this moment, but will his ego get the better of him? Can he set aside self-doubt, and rise to be the leader OLMAC needs? And how does this conflict affect the Rell, or the sentient meta? Will they intervene, and change the balance of power forever?The Rise of OLMAC, book four in the series Allies and Adversaries, continues in the fifth volume, A Means to An End.
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The Operation

The Operation

Colin Marks

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction

A late night knock at a door starts a ‘Kafkaesque’ tale of confusion and frustration in this latest 4,000 word short story from British writer Colin Marks.A late night knock at a door starts a ‘Kafkaesque’ tale of confusion and frustration in this latest 4,000 word short story from British writer Colin Marks.This story came to me when I was at the bedside of my girlfriend who had just had a hip replacement only hours earlier. She explained she hadn’t been nervous before the operation as the doctor had come 'out of the blue' and told her they were ready for her. It was hours before she was expecting the operation to take place so she hadn’t had time for the anxiety to build! I’m sure the story is influenced by Dino Buzzati Traverso’s 'Seven Floors' or Franz Kafka’s 'The Trial', both of which I’d read a decade before, and are highly recommended. If you enjoyed this story, please try my others. And for those who are interested, the new hips are doing great!
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