Elbies - part 1

Elbies - part 1

Robert Taylor

Fiction / Biography

Aliens have arrived, and they're going to kill most of us - but it's for our own good.(First 2 months of Robbie Taylor's 250 Word Project)Cal Minkowski is just a computer nerd at the Department of Justice until he encounters an alien at his friendly local game shop and invites her to game night at his place. Over the months that she plays with his group, her people negotiate the demise of 95% of the human population on Earth - so that they can bring the rest of humanity onto their level of evolution.Soon, Cal will take that next step in evolution, and ascend to a god-like state. But for now, he must struggle with being left behind, LB'd - an Elbie.ELBIES is the inaugural 250 Word Project, an attempt to create a novel in public, 250 words a day - and 250 words ONLY. Every two months, the story so far will be collected and sold for a buck - until the completion and release of the novel on August 14th of each year, when the collections will be taken offline and the full novel will be available for $3.99. Part 1 of each novel will be free for download so that readers can see how the story begins.
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The Demon Legacy

The Demon Legacy

Robert Taylor

Fiction / Biography

Second of a 4 part series: The Demon Legacy. Raunst Baltir hunts after the man who ended his father's life. Crossing paths with a female assassin his life takes a startling twist. When a terrible monster awakens, Raunst must seek his family's legacy and his calling to protect a world on the edge of destruction.Doctor Horace Brooks has never met a patient he doesn’t like, and he’s careful to go over all the issues with husband and wife before proceeding with gene-therapy and the modern fountain of youth…the only question is whether anyone is listening, trendy country club members Ed and Michelle Newell being a good case in point. Couples should share more before making such a life-changing decision. A science-fiction satire and short story.
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A Demon in the Knight

A Demon in the Knight

Robert Taylor

Fiction / Biography

First of a 4 part series: Secret of the Demon.The young Duke TecDemon rises to his father's throne after his death. He yearns to be free of the burdens of being a leader and to set off and see the world. His craving for adventure is soon met when his kingdom is destroyed by vicious beasts and his beloved is missing! His only hope is in discovering a secret power linked to his family's past."Never look back; you may only find what you left or let you go", she told him one day. Now, though, it's different. Vassilis has only a moment to reminisce all about his life: his childhood in Greece, the big family secret, the life-changing betrayal, the long train journey, the birth of a child, his new start in London, his ravishing love affair...No matter how long this narration may take, in reality it only lasts for a moment. Is it enough to encapsulate a whole life?A story about passion, love, solitude and betrayal. A novella about fate's strange games and life's unexpected turnovers. A book about the people's journey to a destination that becomes very different to the one initially set.
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Grizzly Future

Grizzly Future

Robert Taylor

Fiction / Biography

Follow along with Dr. Bob Sperr in his documentary expose on the North American Grizzly Bear. The inroads of humanity have pushed this species to the brink, can evolution save the bears? Dr. Sperr observes one particular bear over the course of several days. His findings brought shock and awe to the scientific community and they will stun you as well. A Teleplay.What is the difference between a gift and a talent? A young man by the name of Jack is about to find out. At thirteen years old most gifts and talents are not yet recognized, but Jack's gift is evident to anyone who watches him shoot a basketball. Despite his incredible ability, Jack finds himself leaving a small Kansas town with his mom for an urban city where his perspective on the world and relationships with others will be put to the test. Jack's first test is finding a friend. As he reaches out to a homeless boy he learns that friendship breaches the chasms of finances, ethnicity, language, and ability. His friendship spurs retaliation from two bullies determined to teach Jack he does not belong in their world. When Jack decides to try out for the school's basketball team the bullying intensifies. It escalates until a horrible accident occurs and Jack is faced with the reality of possibly losing the opportunity of sharing his gift. Through hard work and dedication Jack learns that a gift must be refined into a talent and that his talent encompasses more than shooting a basketball.
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The Goat

The Goat

Robert Taylor

Fiction / Biography

Humans are ridiculous and cruel. Sparky, the talking goat, knows better than anyone. He lives in hiding on the rural farm of his senile owner. The Goat is a story about Kidnapping, Brutality, Murder and Lobster Bisque. Sparky must find his family and rescue them before they are chopped up by a wicked genius.A corporate assassin, a federal agent, a senile old man, a retired circus dog, no this is not the next hit Broadway musical. This is the story of the Goat. Humans are ridiculous and cruel. Sparky, the talking goat, knows better than anyone. He lives in hiding on the rural farm of his senile owner. The Goat is a story about Kidnapping, Brutality, Murder and Lobster Bisque. Sparky must find his family and rescue them before they are chopped up by a wicked genius. He doesn’t stand a chance alone, and reaching them transgresses a new breed of wild: Canadians.
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Humal Sequence 1: A Breath of Hope

Humal Sequence 1: A Breath of Hope

Robert Taylor

Fiction / Biography

The Humals. Humanoid Aliens. They dominated the spiral arm millennia ago then vanished without trace. Man had found traces of their presence, reverse-engineered their technology and speculated endlessly about their demise. But no one really knew what had happened. No one knew why they had disappeared or why so few traces of them remained. For James Hamilton the Humals were not something he concerned himself about. Not, that is, until a billionaire philanthropist seeks him out with a proposition he can't ignore. It started out as the offer of a lifetime. A way to finally end all his financial concerns and to do something good for humanity into the bargain. But as Hamilton was well aware, if something sounds too good to be true then it usually means trouble. Suspicious, Hamilton fears the worst and plans accordingly but even he is unprepared for the events that will follow. With precious few allies and more questions than answers, Hamilton must desperately try to piece together the clues in order to understand what is going on before it is too late. For what starts out as a journey for the betterment of mankind may well sow the seeds of its destruction.
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