This World and the Next
Have you ever wondered what your grandma would be like as an assassin? Or how you’d navigate in a Mad Max-esque world where the air was unbreathable and the only chance for survival was making it to a safe haven that only accepted five new citizens aeach year? What would you do in a city where the rain was deadly and the government controlled all water sources?
Explore the future of this world and the next in this collection of eight short stories from author Shelly Jarvis. Featuring previously published stories, as well as two never before seen tales, you’re sure to enjoy this genre-blending compilation.
- As Constant as Unseen Stars
- Fields of Quay
- Grandma Assassins in Outer Space
- Heavenly Bodies
- Hillbilly Necromancer: a Love Story
- Let the Sun In
- Patriots vs. Aliens in Area 51
The water is poisoned and the government knows. They’re using it to keep us docile. So what happens when we stop drinking?
When Jordan’s sick wife goes missing, he’s left to assume the plague trucks took her out of the city to die. Until he finds her journal and the ramblings of a woman who believed the government was killing people through the city’s water.
After confiding her theory to his best friends, he finds one of them dead after police raid his home, while the other heads out with Jordan on the lam.
Not knowing what to believe, he turns to a stranger with a criminal past and a compelling reason to follow her: she knows about his wife, about the journal, and the truth about the water.
They lie. We die. But the revolution is coming.