Another giveaway from Smashwords, this time a book inspired by John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, with shades of the Predator: Dobson's Fighting Legion. This book was originally supposed to be a graphic novel (my first), but my ambition far outreached my grasped, so I rewrote it as this short book instead. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for visiting.
The jungle likes to keep its secrets. It hides these secrets from prying eyes, behind big leaves, and thick vines. Man may stumble on some secrets, by accident. But the big secrets, the scary ones, the ones that mankind was never meant to know, those the jungle always keeps well hidden… until it’s too late.
A shot scrapes across the Creature’s scalp. Bits of skin and bone splatter. The Creature’s head snaps back, moving in the direction of the impact.
Skip stands below. His face is stern, but there is also a trace of a smug smile. The Creature’s reign of terror was short lived. He has put mad thing down.
Or, so he thinks. The stern smugness of a solider is soon replace by an expression of pure terror. Again a shadow falls over him.
There is a pained expression on the old man’s face, as he drops to his knees, and begins to fire upward.
The Creature falls forward. Its mouth opens wide, and its teeth baring down. Its hands are outstretched. Bullets repeatedly strike its hide, but too little effect.
To Skip the moment seems endless, and he almost doesn’t move in time. He jumps forward, even as the Creature lands with a THUD. It stands, blocking out the sun behind it. All Skip can see are its smiling sharp teeth.
Dobson's Fighting Legion, available for free at Smashwords
Hello, my name is
Kelly Logue, and I'm a writer who lives in Alaska. Generally, I write horror or weird fiction, but I am currently working on a superhero title that should be out next year. In addition to this blog, you can follow my adventures on Twitter @KellyLogue3