The Duel

The Duel

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

When Farrel tracks down the notorious master wizard, Beskar Aarl, who has stolen the book of the Makers and is attempting to cast the spell of dominion, he finds himself with few choices. He is a young and talented wizard in his own right, but the last thing he wants is to be in a duel. Unfortunately Beskar Aarl has other plans for Farrel, but will Farrel survive?Farrel is a young and talented wizard and he has managed to do what the entire conclave of wizards has been unable to achieve. He has tracked down the notorious master wizard, Beskar Aarl,who has stolen the book of the Makers. Beskar is going to use the book to cast the spell of dominion and Farrel finds himself with no other choice. He must stop Beskar, but in a way that avoids ending up in a duel that will surely end his life. Unfortunately Beskar Aarl has other plans for Farrel. Will Farrel survive?
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Shady Hazy and the Subliminal Criminal

Shady Hazy and the Subliminal Criminal

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Shady Hazy is a jack of all trades, of sorts. He'd do just about anything for the right amount of cash. He even did the odd hit if times were tough. than one person had snuffed it so Shady could pay the rent on time. He is also able to read people's thoughts, it's how he stays one step ahead of the game. Will his abilites be enough when he has to hunt down a criminal who can control minds?A wonderful opportunity presented itself in early May of 2012. Patti Larsen, a Prince Edward Island author, was going to be presenting at the Montague Regional High School. With Patti already travelling East of Charlottetown, she was more than willing to visit our school to work with some of our budding writers. A group of thirty-nine students from grades seven, eight, and nine were selected by their English teachers based on ability and interest level in writing to attend a writing workshop run by Patti.The writing workshop blossomed into an anthology of student stories. With Patti’s guiding hand, students have compiled an outstanding collection of short stories for your reading pleasure. It is hoped that through an opportunity such as this one students will have gained an insight into the process of writing a book or novel and perhaps consider story writing as a future career.I want to take this opportunity to thank Patti for giving up her time and energy to foster the writing spirit in our student body. She has committed a great deal of her own time and energy working with our students promoting her love for writing. Her passion for writing and the energy she brought to the student workshops is one of the main reasons this project was so successful. I would also like to thank Kevin Stonefield, our principal, and the entire Montague Intermediate staff for allowing our students time to take part in this writing project. The flexibility of our staff and willingness for them to allow students release time from other subject areas is a testament to their desire for student excellence.Finally, I would like to recognize the students for all of their contributions during this process: the initiative displayed creating their stories, their willingness to accept feedback, and ability to work as a team in the publication process. Without their creative ideas this process would not have been possible and I hope they learned as much about the process as I did.Sincerely yours,Mark QuinnTeacher-LibrarianMontague Intermediate School
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World War H

World War H

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

With the Zombie apocalypse complete what happens when there are no humans left? What is a zombie to do? Keith is not a well zombie, he has resorted to eating rats to feed his craving for fresh flesh. Follow zombie Keith as his world is turned upside down by the very rats he has been eating!It was only a children's game, put the chestnut beneath your pillow and dream of your future husband. However, in her dream she saw a monsterous visage, so deformed and hideous that she awoke with a start and was certain that this would be her fate. Then she met Jack. Could their love save her?Set in Napoleonic times, The Vision is a dark romance of love, fear and fate.
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Barkley's Body Swap and Pawn Shop

Barkley's Body Swap and Pawn Shop

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Ferret is a street smart career criminal who is skilled at one thing, saving his own neck. One doublecross too many has put his life in imminent danger. Ferret is a survivor and has one last doublecross planned. Find out what lengths Ferret is willing to go to in order to avoid trouble and stay alive.A group of men on a mission in the far reaches of space crash land on a savage planet, Earth. The only way their kind can survive here is to drink the blood of humans, which they take no pleasure in. On Earth they are known as "vampires". The youngest member of the group, Shae, encounters a teenage girl named Abigail, who challenges the group's loyalties to each other, endangers their survival, and steals Shae's heart.
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Generation Next The Real Thing

Generation Next The Real Thing

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Gundar is just another alien living on earth trying to make ends meet. He is working hard to make his club, The Black Hole, successful enough to franchise it, but to what end? Find out what Gundar really has in store for the people of earth."Sadie Stories" is a virtual peephole into the lives of the denizens of the idyllic village of Sadie, Connecticut. Focusing primarily on gay teenager Corey Evans, a Seventeen year old import from San Francisco who relocates to the small town after his Mother's untimely death and finds himself a little more than startled at the bizarre reality that encompasses Sadie; a town of perpetual happiness and blissful ignorance regarding anything beyond it's boarders. However, beneath the exterior of perfectly aligned tract houses and well manicured lawns, a delicate web of personal eccentricities, dashed dreams, wounded souls and dark secrets lay quietly in wait. During that last magical summer, on the cusp of adulthood, Corey finds himself an unwitting harbinger of change, as his very presence rocks the very delicate balance they cherish. Treasured friendships are forged and consequentially challenged, the ties that bind families, once thought impenetrable, are torn, and decisions are made that will change the course of lives forever. Chronicling that period in our lives when we each find our crossroads, Sadie Stories offers a unique glimpse into the very real events that mold us as human beings, offering distinctive portrayals of Men and Women, both young and old, from all walks of life- ultimately celebrating the tenacity of the human spirit.
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Drifter

Drifter

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

When an ancient Ark ship from the early days of galactic exploration and colonisation is discovered drifting in close orbit around Concorde 5 the experienced salvage crew of the Southern Cross are called in to investigate. When the salvage crew arrives they soon discover this is no ordinary salvage mission.I was so lucky to be Brad’s girl. Bradley Jennings was his name. Brad was the boy that had managed to steal my heart.He was also the boy who would kill me.Jennifer Duncan is madly in love with the boy of her dreams, Bradley Jennings. What starts out as an innocent date, spirals into a twisted web of deceit.
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Deathday

Deathday

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Sam just came home from a hard day at work. The last thing he was expecting to find was a deathday notice. With just two weeks notice of his impending death follow Sam as he tries to make the most of his last days and find love before it's too late.This is my story. I'm not Merlin. But it seems that something is. Am I insane? Did it really show me a great 'Science' that would save the world? Or was it all a mad chase that would serve only to destroy my life? But I did see so many things. Everything I saw. Goddesses. Holy Grails. A giant sword of power rising from a huge stone. An incredible Being of Light. I was told to go to all of the great places. So I went where I was told... By something I could see only in dreams... And waking visions... Or that I could talk to by using a bent piece of copper rod only. Am I crazy? Have I gone insane? But when I went where I was told amazing things did happen. Even earthquakes happened sometimes. And now? Now the great revolutions are happening. Exactly like I was told they would. And all because of this 'Science' that something that is Merlin showed me. Hear my story.
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Heir Neekay

Heir Neekay

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Neekay is a humanoid on the run. His body is augmented through very special and secret technology. He is always ready to run at the first sign of danger, the technology in his body is too precious to allow it to be captured. Follow Neekay to find out just who he is running from and why.Neekay is a humanoid on the run. His body augmented through very special and secret technology. He is always is ready to run. He has to protect the technology in his body form capture. When Neekay comes home one evening he realises his enemies have found him and its time to run again. Neekay is sick of running. Will he choose to stay and fight? Find out who Neekay is running from and why.
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Prominence - Jump Master

Prominence - Jump Master

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Vaslus is a doomed world orbiting an unstable star. To preserve their civilisation the Vaslusians are embarking on the greatest colonisation scheme ever imagined. In the first of this short story series follow Jump Master Tanlen and his new apprentice as they embark on a jump to bring colonists to a new world only to find more than anyone had bargained for waiting at the other end.Vaslus is a doomed world orbiting an unstable star. It could be weeks or it could be centuries away but their world will eventually succumb to its unpredictable solar prominences. To preserve their civilisation the Vaslusians are embarking on the greatest colonisation scheme ever imagined. In the first of this short story series follow Jump Master Tanlen and his new apprentice Relv as they embark on a jump to bring colonists to a new world only to find more than anyone had bargained for waiting at the other end.
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Accident Man

Accident Man

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

What if making accidents happen was your job. If you liked this short story please check out Shane's new full length novel Apocalyptica - Rogue Memories!!!What if making accidents happen was your job. Follow Mr Smith as he goes about his daily work.If you liked this short story please check out Shane's new full length novel Apocalyptica - Rogue Memories!!!
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Cure Overdose

Cure Overdose

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

In the not too distant future society's problems haven't changed. What would happen if drug addiction could be cured by one simple pill?Tayt is a Tracker, a man whose job is to hunt those souls lost to drug lust and bring them back for rehab. When Tayt is called to identify one of his bounties who has overdosed he is dragged into something much bigger.
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Prominence - Redemption

Prominence - Redemption

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

The Orlak are strange plant like beings that appear intent to annihilate every Vaslusian world they find. They are winning. With Vaslus under increasing threat of total destruction by its unstable star things are desperate. It is now or never to make peace, but how do you make peace with a civilisation you cannot even communicate with?The Orlak are strange plant like beings appear intent to annihilate every Vaslusian world they find. They are winning. With Vaslus under increasing threat of total destruction by its unstable star things are desperate. It is now or never to make peace, but how do you make peace with a civilisation you cannot even communicate with? Follow Relv, who is now a Rear Admiral and battle hardened commander, and Major Del Kelba, a Hebran commando, on a desperate mission behind enemy lines to make peace with the Orlak.
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Long Odds

Long Odds

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Teklas is a dump and Isa is desperate to get off planet as fast as possible and back into a real job. She finds herself running illicit portable poker machines to make money. It's either that or go back to stripping or the mines.So far she has been lucky and avoided the cops. When her friend Tara tampers with one of the machines see how her luck changes and why.Teklas is a dump and Isa is desperate to get off planet as fast as possible and back into a real job. She finds herself running illicit portable poker machines to make money. It's either that or go back to stripping or the mines.So far she has been lucky and avoided the cops. When her friend Tara tampers with one of the machines see how her luck changes and why.A story about destiny and probability.
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Visions of Magic - Invasion

Visions of Magic - Invasion

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

It is 15 years after the end of the Starvation War and Farrel has become a powerful wizard. He was on a secret quest with his best friend Solomon until he finds himself pulled back to his homelands as an army from across the Great Sea has invaded and subjugated the orcs and is now determined to invade Risandea. Can Farrel and Solomon defeat the invaders and their mysterious masters the Azdaha?It is 15 years after the end of the Starvation War and Farrel is now a powerful wizard. He has been on a secret quest with his best friend Solomon that has taken well beyond to borders of Risandea. However, he finds himself pulled back to his homelands as an army from across the Great Sea has invaded and subjugated the orcs and is now determined to invade Risandea. Follow Farrel and Solomon as they fight against the invaders and their mysterious masters the Azdaha. Can Farrel save Risandea and overcome a new dark magic that could make him a mindless slave?
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Necrofairies

Necrofairies

Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin

Neen is a fairy living in a harsh polluted city. She has learned to adapt and survive. She is a talented thief and not shy with a gun.When her regular partner in crime, an assassin called Sliver, lands a job with a massive payout she accepts fearless of the risks.Find out exactly what Sliver has dragged her into and whether she will survive to enjoy her pay.Check out Shane's novel, ApocalypticaNeen is a fairy living in a harsh polluted city. She has learned to adapt and survive. She is a talented thief and not shy with a gun.When her regular partner in crime, an assassin called Sliver, lands a job with a massive payout she accepts fearless of the risks.Find out exactly what Sliver has dragged her into and whether she will survive to enjoy her money.First book in the Necrofairies series.Please also check out Shane's first full length novel, Apocalyptica - Rogue Memories.
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