Velveteen

Velveteen

by Saul Tanpepper, Ken J. Howe
     
 

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Everyone was sick in those days, sick and dying. Even me.

Especially me.

Long Island is in the fetal throes of a deadly outbreak, but for six-year-old Cassie Stemple, the sum and focus of her entire world is her family, which has been recently shattered by the tragic loss of her baby brother. As her parents struggle to protect Cassie from the

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Everyone was sick in those days, sick and dying. Even me.

Especially me.

Long Island is in the fetal throes of a deadly outbreak, but for six-year-old Cassie Stemple, the sum and focus of her entire world is her family, which has been recently shattered by the tragic loss of her baby brother. As her parents struggle to protect Cassie from the terrifying disease swiftly overtaking them, they fail to recognize the infection already killing them from within. After Cassie�s beloved pet rabbit suddenly dies and her health begins to fail, her parents make one last desperate attempt to escape the island. But Cassie refuses to leave her rabbit behind. She knows she can still save him; she just needs more time. A long, long time. Because that�s how nursery magic works.

A part of the dystopic world of S.W. Tanpepper�s GAMELAND series, Velveteen is nonetheless a standalone novelette. Approximately 14,000 words (total work count ~17,500 words, including excerpts from past and upcoming titles). For readers age 14 and older.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016709604
Publisher:
Brinestone Press
Publication date:
06/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


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Biography
Saul writes in several speculative fiction genres, including horror, cyberpunk, biopunk, and straight science fiction. A former Army medic and trauma specialist, he earned a PhD in molecular biology and genetics; his works are heavily informed by these past experiences.

Saul spent his formative years in a century-old house overlooking the Erie Canal in Upstate New York. He shared an attic room with all manner of creatures, not all, he is convinced, flesh and blood.

After several years spent overseas and working his way to executive positions in biotech, he returned to his true passion of storytelling.

He now writes full time from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He continues to be haunted by a variety of creatures, including a wife, kids, three dogs, three cats, twenty chickens, a wayward rooster, and one very grumpy possum. They are all flesh and blood.

Except for the possum, which he's sure is the reincarnated spirit of Jack Torrance.

Visit him at tanpepperwrites.com

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