When a ghost ship turns up in orbit after a half decade of silence, the powers that be are going to want answers. And when you are the only person still breathing, you can expect an interrogation. Hannah, the Empire's leading lady of counter-intelligence, is about to go head to head with the Union's best interrogators in a life or death battle to find the answers to some seemingly simple questions.
This short story is about the dead spirit of a little girl. Maggie was six years old when she died, and she attached herself to another six-year-old little girl by the name of Linda. This is both Maggie and Linda's story.
I spent 22 years of my life in part-time private practice as a counselor. The entire time, I was amazed at how really smart people would make really poor choices over and over. One definition of crazy is when we do the same thing repeatedly and persist in the hope that something new will be the outcome.
Rick Hinder is running for his life. The men he owes money to want to be repaid any way they can get it. Going to his younger brother, Gage, is out of the question. They may be brothers, but Gage is a cop, and cops don't help people like him. However, he needs cash now. Fate is a cruel bitch. He thinks he has found his way out with Alicia. He is counting on the fact she still feels something for him. If he can play her, win her heart, he's a shoe in for the money she's made writing. She has to have money, right?
"a couple of good twists"
In 2012, I read that Amazon.com had ways to self-publish e-books, paperbacks and audiobooks. They would make them available in more than 100 countries via the Internet and produce them when they were ordered. They would mail the paperbacks to the customers at no charge to me! Then, the company would direct deposit the royalties to my bank account. Best of all they paid a 35% to 70% royalty!
The ability to make a fire for warmth in cool and wet environments is critical for survival. Without fire you may die within a few hours. I have spent my life living and playing in the Pacific Northwest in the United States.