The Vladivostok Kind – Ch 5

5. LIKE A REAL ACTION HERO Yuri went to the roof early the next morning. It had been a long night and he needed ballast for the day ahead.  He had developed his pre-run rituals in Syria, hunting SDF militia in the hills outside Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor. That was where he’d learned to savor daybreak; […]

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A Chasm of Choices

chapter 4 of the latest Tale from the Exclusion Zone, THE VLADIVOSTOK KIND 4. A CHASM OF CHOICES The day’s hike was almost over. Light was draining out of the sky and the air was chilled with the first hint of night. The village of Zymna was spread out less than a thousand meters away, […]

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More Zone fiction. Part 3

3.  THE NEW TRINITY True to their word, the boys from Vladivostok had brought their own guns. The sky was brightening uncomfortably fast, but Kaspar and Gleb knelt on the grass and began dividing the rucksacks’ contents into two large backpacks as if they had all day. Yuri was stung by the notion they had, […]

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New Zone Fiction, Part 2

  Part 2 of the latest tale from the Exclusion Zone (READ PART 1 HERE)   LOOSE BOOTLACES   Nikolai Sokolov, the accountant from Vladivostok, was an idiot. To be honest, Yuri hadn’t actually met Nikolai yet – another thing he had neglected to tell Zakhar –  only two thick necked byki named Kaspar and […]

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New Zone Fiction

  Another tale from the Zone.  Expert Guide Yuri Bonyev is back, this time handling a completely different kind of creature.   *** ACCOUNTANTS FROM VLADIVOSTOK   It’s an old photo, faded and water stained. Yuri has seen it on the wall behind Zakhar’s counter for years. It was taken with a cheap Polaroid early […]

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Free Stories

Wanted to use the Holiday season to say ‘Thanks’ to everyone who stops by the blog and comments on my toy soldiers. It’s much appreciated. I write fiction in my spare, spare time, so here are links to three NF, SF shorts. All free at Amazon this weekend. (There’s another in the works: a very […]

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