Talon's Tall Tales

National Novel Writing Month is 30 days of inspired insanity in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words by 11:59:59 pm on November 30th. I wasn't going to do it, but I got inspired. And I'm insane. I write like mad anyway, so why not? Unlike a lot of the people who did this, I like what I ended up with. So I took my insanity one step further and put my baby up here for all to see. I had a blast writing it. Maybe someone will have a blast reading it. It's not a masterpiece. It's not perfect. But damn, it was fun to do!

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Shaman
chapters: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven

It wrote itself. Don't blame me. A sci-fi adventure that's more adventure than sci-fi, complete with wise-cracking, foul-mouthed pilot, xenobiologist turned stripper, genetic experiments and more. Let's begin with a gunfight on the doorstep of a church in a desert that shouldn't be there ...

It took roughly 21 days to reach 50,772 words. And much thanks to Mike for the website. This is far niftier than what I had done on my own.

chapters: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | BONUS!!!

Two and a half years later, Talon and his crew find themselves stranded on Junket, a planet Talon said he'd never return to, after an attack by pirates weilding magic weapons renders Blue Ava's Angel's engines useless. In the city of Crossgrove, Talon picks up an engineer who brings with him a deadly adversary. Also along for the ride is a mysterious man named Rune who knows more about the three stars than he wants to tell them.

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Brain Damage
chapters: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten

Fifteen years have passed. War ravages the universe. Emperor Kaylan has one goal: to exploit every resource available. Planets are dying. The inhabitants of the universe are falling victim to terrifying experiments. Rune leads an ever-shrinking group of mercenaries in a seemingly hopeless war. They have one hope: rescue one of the most powerful psychics in the universe. And pray ...

chapters: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | EPILOGUE

Two thieves, neither of whom are all they appear to be, are contracted to steal a rare and powerful artifact, but the man who has hired them will only misuse that power. When they fail to return with the artifact, the whole universe becomes a hunting ground. Will they be able return the artifact to its rightful owner? Will they survive the hunt and evade the authorities? Will they find the answers to questions that have plagued them both for years? Set foot on the path with them and learn.

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