Author: Jamie McFarlane

Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 5

Chapter 04 Below, you’ll find Chapter Five of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribe to my newsletter. Chapter 5 – First Contact “Hey, Tinker, you want some noodles? I’m getting hungry,” Knight called from the couch he’d occupied for the better part of the morning, watching as the Third Ranger Battalion dug in. They were fortifying a position his old commander would have referred to as ‘danger close.’ The armaments they were setting up could easily reach the Burrow if aimed properly. Perhaps even more disturbing than the arrival...

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Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 4

Chapter 03 Below, you’ll find Chapter Four of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribed to my newsletter. Chapter 4 – Casualties of War Clara stood in the back of her pickup and watched as T-Rex, the largest excavator within five hundred kilometers rumbled out of the lot and turned east on Highway-32. Weighing in at 240 metric tons, it was a true throwback, technologically, relying on metal tracks instead of the anti-grav components common in smaller machines. Capable of moving twenty cubic meters in a single bucket, it was every...

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Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 3

Chapter 02 Below, you’ll find Chapter 03 – Scrub ‘n’ Bugg of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribed to my newsletter. Chapter 04 Chapter 03 – Scrub ‘n’ Buggy Knight watched helplessly as Tinker pushed and pulled at Hill Buggy’s levers. His AI projected a warning, indicating they had less than four seconds before hitting the ground below. Suddenly, their fall slowed significantly and Hill Buggy pulled in tight against the vertical face of the cliff. Tinker slowed the big wheels as they dug into the dirt and brought Hill...

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Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 2

Chapter 01 Below, you’ll find Chapter Two of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribed to my newsletter. Chapter 03 Chapter 2 Clara Daws shook her head as she looked back through the diner’s glass window. Tinker and Knight back together again. The two were like brothers to her growing up and she thought that was all gone. She’d dated Knight when he came back from the service, but it didn’t last. Though it shaped him into a strong, honorable man, she’d discovered a dark, moody side that he kept bottled...

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Uncommon Bravery – Chapter 1

Introduction Welcome! ‘Uncommon Bravery’ is the second story I’ve written as a serial. What’s a serial? For me, it’s a story that I’m writing, one chapter at a time and releasing it before I move on to the next chapter. This presents a challenge, in that I dilligently try not to go back and revise previous chapters. When I’m finally done, I’ll combine the chapters and publishing the story to retail outlets. It will, however, always be part of my website. Want the chapters sooner? Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and you’ll receive them a couple of weeks before everyone...

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