The True Story of Jonathan Vera

The True Story of Jonathan Vera

by Walter Lazo
     
 

A Short Story: Ex-soldier Jonathan Vera is having a tough year—his girlfriend dumped him in a particularly cruel way and, due to his own stupidity, he finds himself saddled with debt. Instead of despairing he chooses to barter his military experience for quick money and accepts what is advertised as a very dangerous job. When his new potential employers

Overview

A Short Story: Ex-soldier Jonathan Vera is having a tough year—his girlfriend dumped him in a particularly cruel way and, due to his own stupidity, he finds himself saddled with debt. Instead of despairing he chooses to barter his military experience for quick money and accepts what is advertised as a very dangerous job. When his new potential employers tell him that the job involves hunting vampires, he, of course, suspects that perhaps they are not quite sane. However, their check cleared, solving all of Jonathan’s financial woes in one swoop. Now Jonathan must decide whether his new employers are crazy or, much worse, telling the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044864771
Publisher:
Walter Lazo
Publication date:
08/29/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

“Our free short stories are intended as a doorway to our more mature premium works. Their purpose is to showcase the author’s writing style and use of evocative imagery. Although these are his earlier works—he has gotten much better since—they serve as a nice introduction to his thematic concerns as well as to his belief that a story has to be believed in to be effective. Therefore, what he presents in these stories are situations and the reactions of characters within those situations.”Walter Lazo was born in Cambridge, MA, and now lives in North Carolina. As a child he discovered his love of Weird Fiction and large, epic, heroic stories, as well as German and Greek mythology, devouring the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, the Grimm brothers, Bram Stoker, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Walter grew up reading the short stories of Richard Matheson, and later discovered the works of the great science fiction writers of the 20th century; namely, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov.He enjoys writing horror and science fiction stories with an occasional martial arts story thrown in for good measure. He is currently obsessed with the short story form and hopes that it will make a comeback in popularity. As an adult he has tried to create his own mythos, writing about the Demon World and other creatures that torment men’s dreams.He is a longtime fan of Stephen King and of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.! ! ! A T T E N T I O N ! ! !Our Forums Are Now OPEN!Join us at: werewolfwinter.com/forum/

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