The Priest - Upgrade Anthology, Part 2

The Priest - Upgrade Anthology, Part 2

A flock of Naturals struggle to survive in an increasingly Integrated world (Short Fiction, Dystopic/Sci-Fi, p2/11)

”The Priest winced as he got down on to his knees and began to pray. The years of prostration had taken its toll on his old joints, yet he never complained. He recounted the stories, lit the candles and performed the rituals, as was dictated by his tradition ... “

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Rebirth (short fiction)

Rebirth (short fiction)

It turns out that birth and decay are not so different after all.

“So I shat myself again for the fourth time this week. I couldn’t help it. I don’t have the coordination or strength necessary to get myself to the toilet. Not that I could sit on it even if I did, I would likely fall in and drown! This is a world made for giants and I am now so small …“

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Upgrade - Anthology

Upgrade - Anthology

Enter a dystopic future where integration with technology may cost us our humanity. 

A bleak prediction of a world where consumerism and technological advancement has been taken to the extreme.

If you were offered the chance to integrate with technology, would you? How far would you go? Replace your skeleton with a titanium alloy? Save your memories to the cloud? Surf the net whilst you sleep? Install neuro-ocular implants?  Download your consciousness into a new, bio-synthetic body?

Or would you instead choose to remain ‘Natural’, and become part of an increasingly segregated and victimised minority?

In an anthology of 11 short stories, Upgrade attempts to answer the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?

- Upgrade is out now as a Paperback, eBook and Audio Book -

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Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

How can you say goodbye to a child?

"It wasn’t her death that was upsetting to me. It was the dying. I was glad when it was over. For her sake, and my own.

I know it sounds harsh, but that was five years. Five long years of cleaning up vomit, of late nights and close calls. Five years of broken commitments, false hopes, and missed opportunities..."

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12 Word Stories - Part 2

12 Word Stories - Part 2

A collection of 12 word stories:
"Shamefully, he continued gorging. Attempting to fill the hole in his heart"
"Brief respite, an escape from reality, a new habit begins to form"
"Poop stuck on Rover’s fur! Seriously regretting my decision to adopt him"

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12 Word Stories - Part 1

12 Word Stories - Part 1

A collection of 12 word stories:
"He waved. I smiled. Jessica also smiled. I am invisible to him"
"Never satisfied, he looks for approval in the mirror, lifting weights endlessly"
"My boyfriend broke up with me. Now I'm sad ugly and single"

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Finish The Job (short fiction)

Finish The Job (short fiction)

You need to finish it ...

"You surveyed the scene looking for him. Doubt crept back in. Had you done enough? Was he left in a similar state to you? With knife wounds you can never be certain. Despite the comfort you derived from the old knife fighting adage that, ‘The loser of a knife fight dies on the scene and the winner dies in hospital’. Past experience had taught you otherwise..."

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