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Ebook sale!

Posted in eBooks, Give away, humor, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2013 by oneoveralpha

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On December 25th and 26th, ten of my ebooks will be FREE to download to the Kindles that Santa brought you.  Together, they contain 144 short stories and 10 essays that can all be yours for the price of a click.  To learn more about each one, check out my Amazon Author Page.

Happy Holidays.

Check out my Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!

Posted in eBooks, Give away, Stories with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by oneoveralpha

If you are buying a Kindle for someone this holiday season – or just buying one for yourself – wouldn’t it be a good idea to have some preloaded ebooks on it?  Instead of putting out more money to buy these ebooks, you can find some that are free to download.  For example, on Black Friday, you’ll be able to download these ebooks of mine:

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They are, A Man of Few Words, Political Pies, Brain for Rent and other stories, The All-You-Can-Read Buffet, and Lonely Phoenix.

On Cyber Monday, these ebooks of mine will be free:

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They are The Only Certainty, The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories, Rise, and Duty.

So check them out and add them to your gift, or just keep them for yourself.  😀

30 Stories in 30 Days #08 – “A Not so Different Future”

Posted in 30 Stories in 30 Days, humor, Stories with tags , , , , , , , on June 12, 2013 by oneoveralpha

A NOT SO DIFFERENT FUTURE

Opening the control panel, Melanie exclaimed, “What a mess.” She put her hand on her husband John’s shoulder and said, “Just sit right there.”

John – watching robotic gladiators pummeling each other – replied with a grunt.

A few minutes later, Melanie returned with a can of compressed air and a duster.  She gave a quick spurt from the can and a small cloud of dust filled the air.  “Oh my.” With each successive spurt, the clouds became smaller, until the dust was gone.

She set the can down and with the duster brushed away what dust had fallen on John’s shoulders.  She closed the control panel in his skull and said, “You know, if you used your brain more often, it wouldn’t get so dusty.”

John grunted in reply.

“Is that all you can do?  Grunt?”

John turned his head to her and shrugged.  He then went back to watching the gladiators.

Shaking her head, Melanie said, “I don’t know why I even bother.”

Brain for Rent and other stories

Posted in Books, Stories with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by oneoveralpha

I’ve just published a minianthology of five of my short, scifi stories.  Here’s the description:

“Brain for Rent and other stories” is a collection of five, short scifi stories by Stephen L. Thompson giving a sampling of his writing. Included in the collection are: “Brain for Rent” about a ne’re-do-well failed writer with a conceptual implant who discusses his work with a young woman thinking of getting an implant herself. “The Demonstration” is about a different young woman wanting to show off her latest body modification. “Self Imprisonment” offers one solution of where to put the backup copy of yourself for safe keeping. “The Best Job Ever” is about a necessary – yet unpleasant – human/alien interaction. And the collection ends with “Why Stay?” which explains why, after years of fighting the humans, the robots just deactivate.

“Brain for Rent and other stories” can be on your Kindle for only $0.99!

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