Author: Jamie McFarlane

Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 8

Chapter 07 Below, you’ll find Chapter Eight of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribe to my newsletter. Chapter 8 – Toad in a Pokey Tinker slid his arms beneath Clara’s unconscious body. Fueled by adrenaline, he lifted her easily and gritted his teeth, fighting back his surging emotions at her condition. The small, battered figure he’d dragged from the river was barely recognizable as the woman who always seemed larger than life to him “There’s not enough room,” Knight said, coming forward to help Tinker as he backed into the...

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Trilogy of the Bold

Trilogy Gambit A Bold Move or a Blunder of Good Proportion? One of my favorite themes in writing is entrepreneurship. As a fiction writer, however, when I write about these things, I don’t have to personally deal with the consequences of big gambles, however. For example, when my characters empty their bank accounts to buy a new spaceship, or replace their dilapidated armor, or buy missiles, or whatever, I (as author) know just how well that’s going to work out for them. For you, well, at this point you’ve probably discovered that I don’t mind blowing up expensive ships,...

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Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 7

Chapter 06 Below, you’ll find Chapter Seven of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribe to my newsletter. Chapter 08 Chapter 7 – Field Promotions “Paige – I need the sheriff,” Knight called, connecting to the sheriff’s office channel as he paced, his eyes darting to the vid screen focused on the Ranger Battalion’s activities in the western valley. “Sheriff has been 10-6 all afternoon. Randy and Jill are both out on calls and our comms are jammed. It’s crazy. I know it’s not my place, but I think you need...

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Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 6

Chapter 05 Below, you’ll find Chapter Six of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribe to my newsletter. Chapter 07 Chapter 6 – Chip off the Old Block Clara held tight to the sides of the console as a stiff gust of westerly wind buffeted the overseer. She knew the direction of the wind was as good an indication of the coming storm as any forecast. After the gust abated, she wiped the grime and sweat from her forehead that had been accumulating throughout the long day. Between the unusually warm...

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How I choose which story comes next

How I choose my next project I’ve been talking about how I choose my next project with a lot of different folks. Most recently, I was chatting w/ Roger H. in my Advanced Reader Team about On a Pale Ship. As of right now, what I don’t know is how well this story is going to resonate with readers. And, as it turns out, I don’t find that the least bit upsetting. The story is good, I’m comfortable with that. The fact is, it has a little hair on it, and I knew that going in. The first 10...

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