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Excerpts from published eBooks

Captain Disaster: The Dark Side of the Moon - 1 2 3
The Captain Disaster Collection - 1 2 3 4
The Mellow Hip of the Thing - 1 2 3
Captain Disaster: The Damaris Touch - 1 2
Outside, Inside - 1 2 3 4

Friday, 28 September 2018

Tradition Break (short story)

The figure stood tentatively before the rehab clinic, wondering if he was really doing the right thing.  He'd been popping pills ever since he was tiny, and really got a buzz out of it.  In fact, you could almost say that it ran in the family.  He probably wouldn't have much of a career left either, and maybe...  No, he pushed that thought aside.  It was just too horrible to contemplate.

The therapist looked at him with a sad and knowing smile.  He'd seen this same sad story so many times now.  Kids, drugs, hallucinations...

"So, what do you see when you're taking the drugs?"

"Well, I normally do a lot of small pills, you know, kid stuff really.  When I'm on these there are, like, ghosts that try to get me.  I need to eat all of the pills quickly or I'm out of time, black out and have to start again, like.   But in the corners I find the hard stuff, the super-pills.  When I'm on these I can do anything.  When I touch the ghosts when I'm really high, they have to go back to their cage because I'm invincible.  The buzz doesn't last long, though, so I have to be careful I don't touch them just after I come down."

The therapist looked sadly at him.  Advanced paranoia as well.  This was going to be a hard case to crack.


But crack it he did, and it was worth the effort.  Pac-Boy broke the habit, went on to lead a highly successful and happy life, and all his personal ghosts died due to a lack of exercise.

(And may that be a lesson to us all.)




You can blame 16-Bit Dad for this - I remembered this story I wrote many years ago whilst chatting to him on Twitter, and he said he wanted to read it.  Therefore I dug it up and you have just read it, you poor thing!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Double header comedy scifi sale

I'm putting both of my ebooks currently available at Itch.io on sale - they were cheap anyway but now they're even cheaper!

Captain Disaster: The Dark Side of the Moon is just 95 cents

Captain Disaster: The Damaris Touch is only 88 cents

These are both comedy scifi short stories featuring your favourite space-faring captain in PDF format, so can be read on any type of reader (or your desktop if you prefer).


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Captain Disaster Collection - Free for 2 days

The Captain Disaster Collection will be free on 1st and 2nd June 2018.

I'm having a new cover designed for it too, but not sure if that will be ready in time for the free promo.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Captain Disaster: The Dark Side of the Moon now on Itch

For those who like PDF rather than Mobi, I have released the short story Captain Disaster: The Dark Side of the Moon on Itch.io.  It's slightly cheaper than the Kindle version at $1.25, and there's also a free chapter available.


Captain Disaster sleep-walks his way onto a moon with a terrible secret. Will he escape the danger, find help from the moon's inhabitants, and manage to endure the many dreadful puns, and manage to get back home?

This short story of 10.5K words is based on the point and click adventure game of the same name, but with a few differences thrown in to make things more interesting, and to include more character interaction. The humour never leaves the page but this is also a story with heart. Fans of classic science fiction books, movies, TV series etc will spot numerous references - some subtle, some less so - including Dr Who, Terrahawks, Star Trek and many others. There are several references that point and click adventure game fans will recognise too.

In summary, ideal readers of this ebook will be sci-fi fans who like a laugh, don't take things terribly seriously and ideally are also fans of the point and click genre. 


Click here to buy the eBook / download the free chapter.