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Permanent Resident

She knows what Teena’s done. She’s willing to keep Teena’s secret, never abandon her, and protect her to the end. They want Teena back. 

Teena Pierce is enjoying her time at a hotel and spa when she notices her surroundings changing. Pieces of her world begin to unravel, one strand at a time. The more she learns about the hotel and her stay, the closer the pain of the past and what she’s done returns.

They claim to want her to “get better.”

Her closest friend and constant companion is willing to overlook what she’s done. More importantly, to protect her from reentering their world and suffering from her past.

This short story is part of An Unpredictable Short series by author Rusty Ellis. Follow the journey down the rabbit hole and try to discover the ending before it finds you!

And She Ran

Ava has a choice, fall prey or run. Fear drives her forward, staying in motion, refusing to stop. Their only mistake? Finding her.

Everything she owns is in an overstuffed bag clutched against her chest. The few worldly items make her mobile, light enough to keep moving, to keep running. A few items of clothing, a pair of heels, and a pocket knife. Everything in the world she owns.

Good deeds can be misconstrued, dangerously so. Kind acts can be twisted into perceived subtle attacks— causing fear, retribution, and the need to flee, at any and all costs. And the costs can include your life.

This short story is part of An Unpredictable Short series by author Rusty Ellis. Follow the journey down the rabbit hole and try to discover the ending before it finds you!

A Millennial War

The enemy’s closing. Hunting you and your four men. Reynolds, Tiny, Banker, and Bennie. Their lives in your hands. 

What if you can’t save them all? What if you can’t save yourself? Who do you save?

Reynolds, your second in command, will match into the bowels of Hades on your command.

Tiny is your battering ram. An oversized man unwilling to stop pushing forward.

Banker, out of place in a war zone. He’s the closest thing to a medic you have.

And Bennie, if anyone is the stereotypical backwoods boy, it’s him. Growing up hunting and living off grid has prepared him to be your unit’s sharpshooter.

This short story is part of An Unpredictable Short series by author Rusty Ellis. Follow the journey down the rabbit hole and try to discover the ending before it finds you!