Justine Avery

Almighty: A Short Tale of Omnipotent Proportions

When a staunch atheist is introduced to the Lord Almighty in the most casual—and childish—way, it's not the end of the world. It's a Tuesday. Bradley Michaels is just another man ending just another workday at just another job. He can list the usual complaints, can point his finger at the usual caus ...

Category:Humor
Author:Justine Avery
The Post-it Note Affair: A Romance Novelette of Love Lost and Found

Emily wants what every woman does: to have it all. Is that too much to ask? Emily really can't complain. She's married to a wonderful man, her high school sweetheart, who still dotes on her as he did when he first laid eyes on her. They have a beautiful home together, and they each enjoy successful ...

Author:Justine Avery
Out There: A Short Tale of the Weird and Wonderful

It's a day just like any other day... until something utterly unfamiliar suddenly lands in your back yard. Susan is the epitome of the happy housewife, contentedly conducting her daily ritual of cleaning her home and keeping everything just as it should be. Wrapped up in her own little world within ...

Category:Fantasy-Urban
Author:Justine Avery
It Gets Easier: A Short Tale of Comical Catastrophe

He'd never guess that his very courage to commit could be the cause of his own downfall. Jake's loved and lost, suffered failed relationships and felt real sorrow, but the new girl in his life may just be the one to finally put an end to that life. His girlfriend Samantha is sweet and kind, full of ...

Category:Humor
Author:Justine Avery
Point Blank: A Short Tale of Macabre Family Faults

If you can't stand the pressure... ask your mother to stop pointing the gun at your head. Steven is a writer, by all accounts of self-proclamation. But no artist can be expected to work under serious pressure, especially not when the pressure consists of his own mother indenting his tender skull wit ...

Category:Humor
Author:Justine Avery
Last Shot: A Short Tale of the Absurdity of Life and Death

Today is the perfect day to die. Bernard is the type of man that accomplishes all that he sets out to—and easily. He's intelligent, hardworking, and completely unfamiliar with failure. His only complaint—the singular source of the inner anger bubbling within him—is that no one else in the world reco ...

Author:Justine Avery
The End: A Novelette of Haunting Omens & Harrowing Discovery

It's impossible but it's on-screen. He's captured—on camera—the scene of his own death. One weekday to the next, Trevor quietly fulfills his roles as loving husband and father-to-be, trusted best friend, and dependable employee. He's chosen normality, routine, simplicity, even predictability: everyt ...

Author:Justine Avery
The One Apart: A Novel

Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life. He remembers—every life he's lived before. Tres is about to be born... with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body. He and his teenage mother face life filled with ...

Category:Science Fiction
The Darkness: A Short Tale of Uncommon Daring & Ultimate Defiance

Everyone's afraid of the dark. Now, there's a reason to be. Lux and his younger brother Lunam enjoy the full freedom of the simple life and all the childhood adventures offered by growing up in a small village in a picturesque glen. Life is tranquil, peaceful, and just about perfect—except for one f ...

Category:Fantasy
Author:Justine Avery
Earth Inherited: A Short Tale of Planetary Plague & Astronomical Affliction

Nothing sets the tone for the day like learning your home planet has just changed ownership. Today is a day like any other on Earth. People wake and work. Minds plug into electronic devices. Social networks spark with spontaneous brain sputterings. A woman primps. A man scratches his balls. Humans r ...

Category:Science Fiction
Author:Justine Avery