By Joseph Erhardt
A guy kills and forgets--utterly--that his sufferers ever existed; a nurse investigates and uncovers a stunning secret.
A couple is stranded of their Colorado cottage by way of an antagonized creature that they can't see, and it's getting bolder and smarter because the hours pass by.
A scientist creates a time computing device and precipitates the last word Disaster.
Two boys input a county reasonable and stumble upon the world's maximum juggler, who has a mystery that's either awesome and razor-edged.
The Dinosaur Chronicles includes 14 lengthy and brief stories of technology fiction and myth within the vintage kind; they run the gamut from the considerate to the witty to the poignant. overall size: approximately 60,000 words.
Excerpt from "Letter of the Law":
At the access to the Resuscitation Room there’s a bit lip the place the damaged tiles of the hallway meet the damaged tiles of the refurbished dispensary. They shoved the gurney around the lip with an important hiccup, now not being concerned in any respect approximately their shipment. they may in addition were rolling a six-foot salami.
Excerpt from "The useful Meek":
My cut back says I’m depressed. He’s incorrect. He additionally says I’m passive-aggressive. He’s correct approximately that. yet at five-seven and a hundred thirty kilos, I’m presupposed to be active-aggressive?
Excerpt from "Crawl Ice":
He didn’t understand why, however the darkness him. He struggled to maneuver. He crawled to the kitchen, stumbled on the junk drawer at the 3rd try and pulled. The drawer caught, and he rattled it up and down as he yanked. It flew out, gouged a brand new channel in his ribcage and overturned at the floor.
Excerpt from "The nice Aribo":
Darkness had lengthy fallen, and the high-gloss wood balls glistened within the glow of the halfway lighting fixtures. They flickered as they danced from hand handy and twirled as they gone through the tall arc in their orbit. the good Aribo’s functionality remained excellent, as no ball dropped, although as he introduced the top of the 10th cycle, the rasp within the clown’s voice additional a damaged croak to the cold autumn eve.
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Prices of rooms were dickered over. Friendly arguments started about who slept with whom. Minor necessities were brought in from wagons or saddlebags. Baths were requested and water heated. Hay was taken to the horses, and Kote topped off the oil in all the lamps. The tinker hurried outside to make use of the remaining daylight. He walked his two-wheel mule cart through the town’s streets. Children crowded around, begging for candy and stories and shims. When it became apparent that nothing was going to be handed out, most of them lost interest.
I’ve killed men and things that were more than men. ” Chronicler shook his head slowly. ” Kote stopped polishing the bar and turned his back to the room. He nodded once without looking up. “Some are even saying that there is a new Chandrian. A fresh terror in the night. ” “The important people know the difference,” Kote said as if he were trying to convince himself, but his voice was weary and despairing, without conviction. Chronicler gave a small laugh. “Certainly. For now. But you of all people should realize how thin the line is between the truth and a compelling lie.
The commander left everything else lying on the cloak and got to his feet. The others took turns going through Chronicler’s things. ” One of the men nodded. ” “Take it, but leave yours. The same for you, Witkins. ” “I lost mine, sir,” Witkins said. ” The whole process was surprisingly civilized. Chronicler lost all of his needles but one, both extra pairs of socks, a bundle of dried fruit, a loaf of sugar, half a bottle of alcohol, and a pair of ivory dice. They left him the rest of his clothes, his dried meat, and a half-eaten loaf of incredibly stale rye bread.
The Dinosaur Chronicles by Joseph Erhardt