The Leighgendaries came out again and voted. It was a close race between two stories. But of course, one story stands as the victor. The Fifth Leighgendary Shorts, with 52% of the vote, is:
Jack Duffy is the exemplification of average. He lives a normal life with a less than desirable job. He’s a distracted husband, living in a ordinary apartment, and is married to an extraordinary wife. That’s how he would explain it. At the end of an unusually bad day, Jack’s life is turned upside down when he witnesses something truly harrowing. The only thing that can catch him from falling is the soul collector. His primary concern: Will he be allowed to keep his soul, or will he have to give it back?
I have read this story several times and it remains as one of my favorite stories by Paul B. Kohler. He is going to make this a seven episode series, releasing a new story every three weeks. The next part comes out on September 8th and it is just as good as this one. I really think you will enjoy this story.
You can purchase Borrowed Souls Book 1 on Amazon for $.99 (as of the day I posted this, 8/27/15).
I look forward to Tuesday so we can discuss this story. Enjoy.
Let the voting begin for the next Leighgendary Shorts. Voting will end on September 3, 2015 at 8:00 am (est). You can vote once every twelve hours:
What should be the sixth Leighgendary Shorts?
Chronically fatigued Kelli Erickson takes her naps very seriously, and when she dreams, she dreams big. Flying without wings? Breathing underwater? Yeah, baby. All that and more. But when a stranger’s voice shows up in her head telling her she needs to Save The Girl, things get a little crazier than normal.
Meet Harry Waldo McNixon, film director. He’s a big shot. Worked for all the studios. Got a list of credits a mile long. But his greatest work as a filmmaker-his masterpiece-went uncredited. That’s because in 1969, Harry McNixon helmed the filming of the world’s most famous footage: the Apollo 11 moon landing.
On the day she was born, he left for the stars.
He watches her grow up on screens. Misses her first words. Misses her first steps. She’s never kissed his scratchy cheek, or fallen asleep on his shoulder. He’s never wiped away her tears, or sung her to sleep.
Now she’s a toddler, and he’s about to enter hibernation sleep — and when he wakes nearly 150 years in the future, his family will be gone.
This is a short story for every father who never wants his daughter to grow up.
After winning the Battle of Midway in the second great world war, the Imperial Japanese Army pursue victory by beginning construction of an atom bomb. A sniper team, remnant of an American troop sent to prevent that from occurring, are cut off from their command for two years, but continues its mission. One day, they are finally able to repair their radio gear, and the signal they receive will send them through rengoku, the purgatory of the past two years of bloody war, and into a world changed forever.
Harry has a stable job, a tolerable boss, and a regular crew on the freighter Emily May, the namesake, alas, of an infamous ghost ship from the early days of space travel. Everything seems to be smooth sailing-until the Emily May picks up an unusual piece of cargo, and all of Harry’s calculations go to hell…