Novellas

The following novellas, which are longer than short stories but shorter than full-blown novels, are available from UnWrecked Press. Enjoy the following novellas about where normal meets strange…


Unassisted Living

Unassisted LivingRetirement: it’s not just for the elderly.

Thirty-six-year-old JB lives to inspire the old folks at Whispering Pines Rest Home. He listens to their stories, encourages them to get some fresh air, and makes sure they aren’t just sitting around waiting for the end to come.

But he’s not a doctor, not a therapist. He’s a resident of Whispering Pines, too.

When the finances for Whispering Pines hit the skids, the Home starts to earn the wrong kind of attention. And JB is left to confront the harsh reality of his past, and the reason he dropped out of life to retire three decades early. A reality he has been working hard to avoid since stepping foot inside Whispering Pines.

Sometimes life — and getting back to really living — requires some assistance.

66 pages (trade paperback version). Published December 2013 by UnWrecked Press.


The City of All-Worlds

The City of All-WorldsBartolamus the Sorcerer is dying. His days of adventuring and forging new words of magic are firmly behind him. Or so it seems.

As his trembling apprentice approaches his bedside with a silver whistle in his right hand and a tarnished bell in his left, the ancient wizard shares his history. He also reveals his plans for one last quest: an attempt to re-open the doors to the barred and mysterious City of All-Worlds, far away and spoken of only in whispers.

For the locked City of All-Worlds is rumored to hold a portal at its center that could link other worlds to this one. A portal of immense power and danger. A gateway that once made the world of Subaridon a vibrant and thriving land.

Will Bartolamus the Sorcerer return to the City and return Subaridon to its former glory? Or is this all simply the raving of a dying madman? Blow the silver whistle and ring the tarnished bell, and see for yourself…

50 pages (trade paperback version). Published December 2013 by UnWrecked Press.


Redemption, Drawing Near

Redemption, Drawing NearFirst contact between a priest and an alien…

Less than a dozen years from now, over thirty black ships containing the aliens the world will come to know as the Wannoshay arrive on the frozen earth of the Great Plains of America and Canada.

When communications break down between the military personnel of the humans and the leaders of the Wannoshay, Father Joshua McDowell gets a chance to make first contact with the aliens.

And just as he thinks he has come to understand the aliens and his new friend known as Johndo, Father Joshua realizes he has a lot more to learn. And what he doesn’t know about the Wannoshay just might kill him…

A Wannoshay Cycle novella.

50 pages (trade paperback version). Published December 2013 by UnWrecked Press.


The Last Sorcerer

The Last SorcererMagic: It can show up in the strangest places…

An old man sleeping in a cardboard box in snowy Chicago holds the secret of sorcery in his head. Thanks to the damage done to him by using magic decades ago, he doesn’t realize it. Most days he can’t even remember his own name.

But when two teens try to jump him in an alley, the magic Words come back to him at last, and he “infects” the kids with magic. And soon Chicago has a wild epidemic of magic on its hands…

An earlier, but still self-contained version of the novel A Sudden Outbreak of Magic, but with a slightly altered cast of characters and plotlines. Consider it the “alternate-world” version of the Contagious Magic story.

62 pages (trade paperback version). Published December 2013 by UnWrecked Press.


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