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I’ve got another episode up at Avenir Eclectia, the ongoing multi-author, microfiction saga of a lost space colony teetering on the edge of survival.

Doll” finds Smith’s little band of orphans on their own and in the unusual position of sneaking items into people’s pockets. The contraband delivery is proceeding without a hitch, until Charlie Lone bumps into a ragamuffin’s dream come to life.

Or, perhaps, a nightmare.

She was from one of the other orphan gangs, and they’d bumped shoulders more than once in the marketplace. Charlie’s excitement overcame his caution. “I can’t believe it…you’re an Oliver!” Smith was always talking about the lucky few that caught the fancy of a rich family and got themselves adopted, like in the story, but to actually meet one, and somebody he knew—it was like a window into heaven.

Give it a read here.

Or, if you’d like to read my pieces of the ongoing adventure from the beginning, you can start here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

The first compendium of Avenir Eclectia stories is now available in paperback and all popular e-book formats from Splashdown Books. Check it out here.

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