Short, sharp shocks and fragments from the darker corners of 21st century life. From the lingering legacy of the Cold War, to the surreal aftermath of the financial crash, to the ghosts of unlived lives. David Martin's debut short fiction collection draws together stories previously published by the London Magazine and Unthank Books, among others, together with exclusive new work."Spiders, by David Martin, is infused with paranoia bought about by the combined effects of job losses, bomb scares and hangovers.The trace of horror gradually becomes something more palpable, as Martin satirises the violent ecosystem of business cost-cutting and downsizing, making for an effectively grim and darkly comic story." The Workshy Fop blog (workshyfop.blogspot.co.uk)."Relic is artistically drawn. Quite superb." - www.abctales.co.ukShort, sharp shocks and fragments from the darker corners of 21st century life. From the lingering legacy of the Cold War, to the surreal aftermath of the financial crash, to the ghosts of unlived lives. David Martin's debut short fiction collection draws together stories previously published by the London Magazine and Unthank Books, among others, together with exclusive new work.
Karen thought she was lucky when she found the perfect gift for her boyfriend Mark...a gold watch. Soon Karen learns the frightening truth - every past owner has been killed. Now Karen must race agains time to end the curse forever. Will Karen be the latest victim of The Gold Watch?Mary found the gold watch where her father would often take her...by the stream behind their house. It's been several years since he was accused of using "the dark arts" and burned at the stake. Mary learns the dark secret of the gold watch and pays the ultimate price.Over two hundred years later Karen thought she was lucky when she found the perfect gift for her boyfriend Mark...a gold watch. Soon Karen learns the frightening truth - every past owner has been killed. Now Karen must race agains time to end the curse forever. Will Karen be the latest victim of The Gold Watch?
A 12 year old boy named Jacob, who has a peculiar supernatural ability, must endure a sticky situation when he is transferred to a new school, but when he encounters a particular student, he finds out that it is a lot harder to make friends and must find a way to cope with the mess he is in, or face a life time of solitude among his classmates.Jacob and A Dream Come True is about a young boy named Jacob who is transferred into a new school for kids with supernatural abilities. There, Jacob meets a new friend who is there to help him through tough times. Among the students are bullies and these bullies show no mercy when it comes to the new kids. Fortunately, Jacobs new friend can keep the bullies at bay. That is, until Jacob learns who the real bullies are. Jacob is faced with several troublesome situations and must figure out a way to keep his mind from straying away from good. This novel has been adapted from the Fairy Tale known as Rumpelstiltskin.
is it right or wrong? are there situations where the wrong becomes right or vice versa? you'll find out for yourself when you read this emotionally disturbing short story.Sometimes, it's very difficult to draw the thin line between what is right and what is wrong. A case at hand is the one provided in this heart aching short story... how is this wrong? Is something wrong because there are circumstances that made it so or is it wrong because there is a universal judge? These questions and others are humorous implied in this short story. Michael is perhaps crazy enough to put all of us in a place where we are the ones to answer the question for him.
Using primarily information provided in the Navy's official investigation of the death of America's first Secretary of Defense, which had been kept secret for 55 years, The Assassination of James Forrestal thoroughly demolishes the widely believed view that Forrestal's fall from a 16th-floor window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital on May 22, 1949, was an act of suicide. The official report, in fact, did not conclude that Forrestal committed suicide. It concluded only that the fall caused his death and that no one in the U.S. Navy was responsible for it. A major reason why the suicide thesis is still widely believed is that the news of the release of the official report, which the author obtained through the Freedom of Information Act in 2004, has been effectively suppressed. Building upon what he has long made available on his DCDave.com web site, and in the manner of his 2018 book, The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton: An Investigation, co-authored with Hugh Turley, David Martin breaks through the wall of silence and misinformation. This meticulous examination of the violent death of the leading government critic of American support for the creation of the state of Israel is vital to an understanding of U.S. and world history since the mid-20th century.
David Martin's meticulously researched book provides a compelling account of the death of America's first Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, not as a suicide, but as murder at the hands of the Zionists. E. Michael Jones
This profoundly important book describes in detail one of the earliest plots of the "Deep State" as it was constituted post-WWII. The timeworn myths intended to support [James Forrestal's] "suicide"...have been systematically deconstructed by Martin. - Phillip F. Nelson
[Forrestal] posed a threat to Israel and had to be removed from participation in political debate, where his future influence as an editor and publisher after leaving government represented an unacceptable risk I am in awe of this book. - Jim Fetzer
Subservience to Israel is the great treason that may not be spoken in the U.S., which is the reason that this book's exposing of this crime is so important. - Greg Felton
MERCS, MAGIC, AND MURDER--
In the world of the future, reality has shifted. It is a time where supercorporations are the true rulers, and their corporate wars, power games, and espionage missions all too often rampage out of control. The nation is divided into megaplexes, sprawling urban centers peopled by everything from true humans to elves, dwarves, orks, trolls, were-folk, mages, and the occasional upwardly mobile dragon.
In this world where magic and technology coexist, and where both have become far too advanced for comfort, the shadowrunners survive by the quickness of their wits, the sharpness of their fangs and blades, and their skill at riding the computer Matrix. And if the price is right, or the need is great enough, they'll sell their services to any bidder. These are their stories.
'The Trilogy with No Name' - Twisted Tales of terror by all your favorite authors, including John "Night Train" Goff, John Hopler, and Shane Lacy Hensley scream side by side with tales by bestselling Star Wars (TM) author Michael Stackpole, with forewords by Joe R. Lansdale and Bruce "Evil Dead" Campbell! If you don't have these anthologies, you're wrong! But we'll cut you some slack.
Lieutenant Commander Cross has served his country with excellence for many years. When his time in the armed forces comes to an end, he is given a job offer he can't refuse: command an elite squad of soldiers tasked with tackling military ops that are blacker than black and far beyond the call of duty.