The Last Call of Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas readers! It’s Christmas Eve here, which is the traditional time in my family to start opening gifts from friends and family. So, as some of you already know, I thought this year I’d give you all a gift in the form of a Christmas story.

A Jacob Rocke Christmas story. That’s right: set in the Unusuals Universe.

Is it weird? Of course it is. And it’s also a bit rough about the edges (it hasn’t seen any formal editing yet, but give me a break, I only finished it Friday). But hey, it’s a free Jacob Rocke story, and that’s a pretty sweet.

Later this’ll make it to More Unusual Events, but for now? Merry Christmas, guys. Enjoy.

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Metro Contest Entry – The Ride

A bit of a forward, first, by way of explanation.

This story was written for 4A Games’ 4ALives Metro 2033 contest. The goal was to create something (a story, piece of art, etc) set in the universe of Metro 2033 (which I had just recently beaten at the time the contest was announced). Interested in exploring the Metro universe, I spent some time thinking about it and then put together this experimental little story as an exercise in my talents (and I am aware that the series is based on a book series, but alas, I have not read them yet).

Enjoy.

Oh, and as you might expect … just a small language warning. It’s the Metro, after all.

 

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LTUE Flash Fiction – Green Apocalypse

Hey there, readers!

 

So LTUE 2016 is still going on, but the other day in a panel I had a wonderful idea for a piece of flash fiction inspired by—of all things—the apocalypse! I couldn’t resist typing it over the last hour or so, and now I offer the whole thing to you for a bit of fun. It’s a whole, complete story—though much, much shorter than what I usually write.

Anyway, enjoy! Oh, and as expected, this story is copyright 2016 Max Florschutz. All rights reserved, please do not reprint, reproduce, or copy. Etc, etc, basically this is mine, for my use. If you want to share it, please link.

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Unusual Events Sample – SUPER MODEL

Have a look at the first chapter of Unusual Events‘ novella: SUPER MODEL.

I just flat loved “Supermodel,” because it seems to be the very best explanation of superhero stories and superhero fan stories. Did you ever wonder why Superman didn’t just go smash the enemies of America? This story explains all that.

—”Papa Pat” Patterson

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