The Machines

The Machines

Eric Smith

Young Adult / Humor / Nonfiction

(Short Story, just over 2,000 words) A war in the future. Heavy AI and self replicating machines.(Short Story, just over 2,000 words) A war in the future. Heavy AI and self replicating machines.Personally, I think there could be a plot here. So ya never know, maybe this will be the one I go back to in a few years and mine it for a novel or six. As always, I would love to get feedback and constructive criticism of all types.
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Two.5 from Eric

Two.5 from Eric

Eric Smith

Young Adult / Humor / Nonfiction

Two short stories and a sneak peak of the Novel Bayard's Will. The first story is about a retired soldier dealing with loss and the second is about an aspiring writer dealing with ruthless rejection by the one person who mattered most to her.Bayard's Will is a science fiction fantasy story set in a dark ages type world. This sneak peak is about 7,000 words long.Two short stories and a sneak peak of the Novel Bayard's Will. The first story is about a retired soldier dealing with loss and the second is about an aspiring writer dealing with ruthless rejection by the one person who mattered most to her.Bayard's Will is a science fiction fantasy story set in a dark ages type world. This sneak peak is about 7,000 words long and includes the entire prologue and first chapter. Psionic powers and abilities are not uncommon in the world of Bayard's Will.
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Don't Read the Comments

Don't Read the Comments

Eric Smith

Young Adult / Humor / Nonfiction

Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she's playing Reclaim the Sun, the year's hottest online game. Divya — better known as popular streaming gamer D1V — regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game's vast and gorgeous virtual universe. But for Divya, this is more than just a game. Out in the real world, she's trading her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mum pay the rent.Gaming is basically Aaron Jericho's entire life. Much to his mother's frustration, Aaron has zero interest in becoming a doctor like her, and spends his free time writing games for a local developer. At least he can escape into Reclaim the Sun — and with a trillion worlds to explore, disappearing should be easy. But to his surprise, he somehow ends up on the same remote planet as celebrity gamer D1V.At home, Divya and Aaron grapple with their problems alone, but in the game, they have each other to face infinite new worlds...and...
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The Girl and the Grove

The Girl and the Grove

Eric Smith

Young Adult / Humor / Nonfiction

Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend, Sarika. And now that Leila has finally been adopted, she dares to hope her life will improve.

But the voices in Leila's head are growing louder by the day. Ignoring them isn't working anymore. Something calls out to her from the grove at Fairmount Park. Is she ready to answer?
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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Eric Smith

Young Adult / Humor / Nonfiction

Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres, like Adi Alsaid, Lauren Gibaldi, Sangu Mandanna, Karen Akins, and many more.
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