Deux Semaines (Two Weeks)

Deux Semaines (Two Weeks)

Jeffrey Miska

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Social Sciences / Science

"Deux Semaines" is the story of Jay, a middle aged man who decides to seek the advice of a therapist after losing the love of his life. The terror of falling into a mid-life psychosis compels him to reveal his story in it's most intimate detail. The passion that burns within the memories of his concealed pain will take him back to her, and to his friends as if he traveled back in time.The Ruling Elite and Other Stories is a collection of short fantasy from Xina Marie Uhl and Janet Loftis. Here you'll find a slave-mercenary struggling to save the life of his mistress, a palace guard defending his city against the destroyer of prophecy, a wanderer who brings more than just past grief into the lives of four sisters, two men who go on a dangerous hunt to kill the witches destroying their village, an outcast trying to outwit the village oracle and get justice for her murdered mother, and a captain who discovers how high the cost is to return the dead to their rightful homes. Come read stories which fuse fantasy with history and anthropology by two of XC Publishing's most talented writers.
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Insane Possibilities

Insane Possibilities

Jeffrey Miska

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Social Sciences / Science

A short story about a vivacious young physicist and mathematician named Kristine, who has devoted her life to science. Hallucinations cause her to seek help from a social worker named Paul and she's terrified when she hears a questionable diagnosis of schizophrenia. Her path leads her to a place where perspective is all that's real, and sanity is nothing more than the limit of what we believe.A short story about a vivacious young physicist and mathematician named Kristine, who has devoted her life to science. Her newly found love for meditation and yoga bring hallucinations that frighten her enough to seek the help of a social worker named Paul Ghent. She fears the worst when she is handed a possible diagnosis of schizophrenia, but the diagnosis as with all things in life, is uncertain. Kristine's scientific mind drives her personal need to find a definite answer that ends in what seems to be the impossible. Taking her therapist on her journey into what could only be her delusion, they both find out the truth about her. It's the lesson that perspective is all that's real, and sanity is nothing more than the limit of what we believe.
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The Nocturnal Voice

The Nocturnal Voice

Jeffrey Miska

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Social Sciences / Science

This short story is the third in a series. Unique to the others, the inspiration and story line follows Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung's theory of synchronicity. The story opens in a mental institution just as a group therapy session is about to begin. It is the moment when Daryl, an intelligent and eccentric young man finds the purpose behind a haunting voice speaking to him in his dreams.This short story is the third in a series. Unique to the others, the inspiration and story line draws from Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung's theory of synchronicity. The story opens in a mental institution just as a group therapy session is about to begin. It is the moment when Daryl, an intelligent and eccentric young man meets Ali, an unhappy victim of life's cruelty. This chance meeting that brought them together gives the final answer to the haunting voice within Daryl's dreams.
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The Last Letter

The Last Letter

Jeffrey Miska

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Social Sciences / Science

Marie is a college student living in Laval Quebec. An unexpected tragedy brings her to a turning point in her love life. Little did she know that the voice of a young girl sharing her name and her pain, would give her the answer she was looking for.Medb hErenn serves Seidhloch the Moneylender of Ulthar as the steward of his business interests in the Dreamlands, because she owes him a debt. Though she serves him faithfully and honestly, she does not like being beholden to him, so when the Cats of Ulthar offer her a large reward to retrieve their most sacred artifact, stolen from the Temple of the Great Ones, she accepts without hesitation.It seems a simple enough task, but it has been taken to the onyx city of Inganok in the far north, where cats are forbidden to go. On top of that, who or whatever took the artifact seems to be after more than financial gain, despite its priceless value, because upon reaching the city it has vanished without a trace. Then Leng Men appear, old enemies from previous adventures. Are they somehow involved, or will they prove to be a red herring?Medb and her companions must find the artifact, not just for the reward, but also before it can be used to release an evil that could threaten the whole of the Dreamlands. But how can one find a needle in a haystack?
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