Meet Angel Child from The Shifty Captive
Name: Angel Girl
There was that little girl at different stages of growth starting from infancy to what must be her current age. Some older cards of her were set aside and stored in a box with a scrapbook with clippings of her hair.
Meet Tobias the Raven from Th e Shifty Captive.
Name: Tobias the Raven
Current Residence: 101 Luxe Lane
Quote: “You will soon be carrion. Fat, juicy carrion!”
3 out of 5
Imagine you are on a cruise in a top-of-the line submarine with cutting edge technology. You are introduced to a world of wonders and scientific marvels, but your cruise keeps going on and on to the point it’s no longer fun anymore and you’re starting to doubt the sanity of your captain. This isn’t a critique of Jules Vernes writing, but a description of the plot. Some may not want this cruise to ever end, but others may prefer to move on. Yet you’ve got to give Jules Verne’s kudos for inventing the concept of submarines in the first place and the other technology inside it. I can’t help envying his scope and vision.
Dr. Moreau strikes me as a more ambitious and unrepentant Dr. Frankenstein. He tortures his creations for his experiments yet they do not rebel against and are lost when he is defeated by the protagonist who uncovers his work and shuts him down. Perhaps the animalmen would’ve been less simple minded if they’d been human to begin with? Dr. Moreau makes a good supervillain character and is the one who standouts in this story.
My short story “Canuck Commodities and Futures” was accepted into Exile Publishing’s upcoming That Dammed Beaver: New Canadian Comedy anthology.
Update: 10/01/2017 The editors have changed their focus and told me they won’t be using my story after all. I’ll see if I can find a home for it elsewhere or indie publish it myself.
This is a modern day chivalrous romance. Lovers of epic fantasy while like this though its courtly anachronisms won’t to everyone’s taste. It treats elves as capricious at best and malicious at worst, which may surprise Lord of the Ring fans who expect elves to act like the ultimate paladins. It’s not a light read but rewards effort if you have the stamina to apply yourself. I recommend this if you’re in the mood for something meaty yet short since it isn’t as long as most epics.