Survival Instincts: Daniel Bennett Book 1
Former cop Daniel Bennett has survived a brutal jail sentence only to find himself stranded on a backwater colony planet. Outcast, homeless, and desperate, his survival depends on becoming a host for parasitic juvenile aliens.
The juveniles look like spiders – an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare.
And when he discovers that his only friend on the planet stands accused of a grisly double murder, Daniel must unravel the truth before his friend is shipped back to the hellish penal station.
Boundary Shock Quarterly here
I’m a regular contributor to this fun anthology magazine. Many of my stories here are set in my new Zion Station universe.
“Unto the Ether” (reprint) – BSQ 007: Apocalypse Descending
“Birthday Bash (Zion Station)” (Z) – BSQ 006: Ray Guns And Space Babes
“Dirigibles at L5 (Zion Station)” – BSQ 005: Boneyard of Lost Dreams
“Two White Horses (Zion Station)” – BSQ 004: Robots and Androids and Cyborgs, Oh My…
“The Ship Within The Ship (Zion Station)” – BSQ 003: Grand Theft Starship
“Incident on Fast-Tram 72x-5” – BSQ 002: Tuesday After Next
“Ne Plus Ultra (Zion Station)”- BSQ 001: Captain’s Log
Other Short Fiction (Anthologies and Periodicals)
Items linked in the story itself are free to read.
“Earworm Night at Amadeo’s” – An Interpretation of Moles
“The Moon on a Breakfast Plate” – Flash Fiction Online
“Intruder” – Fireside Fiction
“Soup Kitchen” – Abyss & Apex
“Unto the Ether” – Fiction River Volume 20: Last Stand
“Same Time Next Year” – Fiction River Volume 18: Visions of the Apocalypse
“Window Frame, Handprint, Bloodstain” (as M. Elizabeth Castle)
– Fiction River Volume 16: Hidden in Crime
“The End of the Summer” (as M. Elizabeth Castle)
– SubverCity Transmit
“Blood and Lightning on the Newport Highway” (as M. Elizabeth Castle)
– Fiction River Volume 10: Past Crime
“31-E” (as M. Elizabeth Castle – Flash Fiction Online
“Gas, Tan, Video” (as M. Elizabeth Castle) – Fiction River: Special Edition: Crime
“Jokers” (as M. Elizabeth Castle) – Fiction River: Special Edition: Crime
“Trading the Days” (as M.E. Castle) – Daily Science Fiction
The “God Solution” (as M.E. Castle) – Daily Science Fiction