The six selected stories and the bonus novel excerpt cover the spectrum of what is or is not wicked. Having Boston and Massachusetts as the setting just adds to its wickedness.
Follow a recently released murderer as he struggles with his life-altering project (The Project). Gain access into the mind of a notorious stick-up kid, who enhances his reputation by taking credit for a murder he did not commit (Only Time Can tell). A sightseeing trip reminds someone to keep the hero inside alive (The Top of the Hub). A bike ride to the park is not as innocent as it seems (Off to the Park). Imagine if regaining your memory after brain surgery had dire consequences (Surgery). Relationship problems in college are normal for students unless a key bit of information is left out of the story until the end (Standard Deviation). In the novel excerpt, Da Brickz, a twelve-year-old boy’s dream of becoming a drug lord, leads to murder, betrayal, love, and unintended consequences.
Six wicked tales that will keep you reading.
When the Streets call, twelve-year-old Damien answers with an aspiration to be rich and infamous. Unlike most kids, he does not want to be a doctor, lawyer, actor, or tech mogul. He set his goal with a little more infamy in mind—a drug lord.
After his mother kicks him out, he is sent to live with his father in a small seaside town, where he discovers Da Brickz are everywhere.
Where you find Da Brickz, you find hustlers, and where there are hustlers—there are drug dealers. And where there are drug dealers, a drug lord is not too far behind.
Kain found out about Damien’s goal and decided that he should at least teach the kid while hoping and encouraging a different path. However, Kain knew that nobody could change the kid’s mind, so he just hoped the Game didn’t claim another one.
Under Kain’s tutelage, Damien becomes the leader of a crew called Da W8 Movaz, and the team is well respected and feared throughout the region.
As the death toll rises and internal conflict distracts the team, Damien is sent on a challenging route through deception, chaos, and introspection.
Will Damien get out like Kain wishes, or will the Game crown a new Lord?
Like to start life over?
Imagine disappearing somewhere in time.
Would you consider it?
Knowing people have died trying.
Imagine being locked in a box for IO years; Keith Richards is in a Massachusetts prison set to
spend the rest of his natural life behind bars for a murder he did commit.
A life, threatening incident sends Richards to a Boston hospital, where his blood is drawn and
logged into a database that is being monitored by a secret government program, affectionately
known as The Second Chance Project, looking for recruits.
Richards’ blood conceals a marker that sends the SCP to his prison cell. Richards’ blood holds
the key to time travel, so he is given a reprieve. A promise to start his life over.
Richards sets out on a journey laced with deception and lies. While struggling with his past, he
finds out the true mission of the Special Censure Project, and must decide if it is time to take a
stand or disappear into waves of time.