Free Stories from Kyle Pratt
A man wakes up after an accident, or does he?
Written in 1985 while I lived in Japan, Grandma’s House is the first story I ever completed, but only recently has it been published. The 6,500 word short story is firmly in the science fiction genre, but with the psychological drama of a Twilight Zone episode.
On a leisurely sailing trip with her boyfriend, a sudden squall hurls Lisa into the raging sea. Sinking ever deeper she knows death is certain. Then she sees another woman with her in the waters.
I jotted the idea for this story in my notebook several years ago. Other, more pressing projects, kept me from writing it until recently. I like the Twilight Zone feel and twist of this 5,000 word short story.
A young man wakes up and discovers he is the new guy in an army unit on an alien world. Infinite Darkness, my third tale in the Final Duty universe, examines one day in the life of Denton Alexander, caught in combat on an alien world. I quizzed my youngest son, an Army veteran, for procedural details while writing it. Infinite Darkness is a 7,000 word short story that uses a loop literary technique I enjoy and have used in other short stories.
Scheduled for release on June 2, 2017. After the hex attack, Garvin Blake wants to impress his girlfriend and be something of a hero and so agrees to be cloned. The Volunteer, my fourth story in the Final Duty universe, is a flash fiction piece of about 1,000 words. The Volunteer and Infinite Darkness are two stories that originate from a common idea. However, Infinite Darkness takes a sad, but hopeful turn while The Volunteer heads in a darker direction.
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