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Chain Story: The Colossus

This story is part of Michael Stackpole's Chain Story.  The Chain Story is a series of free fiction from accomplished writers tied together by the common frame of The Wanderer's Club.


What follows below is the first part of "The Colossus".  It is available now for the Kindle and the Nook.  You can also get the ePub on Goodreads.

If you like this, you should check out my books "Lost at the Con" and "Man Against the Future".



The Wanderers’ Club has always been the best place to listen in on the latest happenings in the world of adventuring, and today was no exception.  Sometimes, one could just sit, snifter of brandy in one hand, cigar in the other, and just open one’s ears.


There was not a thing more tranquilizing than closing my eyes in that immense red, leather chair in the back corner of the club’s main room and listen to the stories being told around me.“That was quite the tale, Billy,” a voice to off my right said. “It must have been frightening f…

The Hero and The Horror

This is but a sample of this story.  The complete version is available in my print collection Man Against the Future.  From there, you can order signed copies, or buy it for the Kindle or the Nook.
            "Order!  We will have order!" the town elder shouted over the din of his panicked townspeople.  They had gathered at the town's hall, an immense room with high echoing ceilings, thick beams, and a thatched roof.  In better times the town and it's people would have been celebrating their idyllic lifestyle, the kind a community of simple dairy farmers could do.  But now, a darkness had descended over them.            "One at a time, one at a time," he shouted again.            He pointed to one man, giving him permission to speak, "She's dead already.  Let's just finish it."            A woman stood up, babe in arms, "But he said he'd kill us if we hurt her!"            "All of us!"            "But what do w…