Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Short Story Month: A.L.O.M. Episode 3, Underearth

As I am sure you can tell by now, all May long we have been celebrating Short Story Month. With that in mind, here is my contribution ...

It's been a very long time in coming. I wrote the first installment of this story back in 2014 on a whim during my epoch of Ancient Aliens infatuation. What story is it you may ask?
It is ...


The year is 2130. Long gone are the days of high definition television and rock and roll. Mankind has entered the greatest age of technology. Vlad Kappel is a man of few words and even fewer desires, one of them being a dream to pilot the world's first time machine which he has helped to invent and build. A fan of the eons old television show Ancient Aliens, Vlad has always been intrigued by the ideas of time and space travel. When he is suddenly and unexpectedly given the opportunity to live out his secret dream the results are astounding ... and none too coincidental.

You can read it free HERE.

This was followed shortly after with the next installment which I called "A.L.O.M.: Stranded".


Vlad’s travel aspirations should have been a dream come true. Yet the reality of his scholars’ teachings concerning the ancients is quite sobering. A.L.O.M. is in need of dire repair and lack of technology, industrial science and language barrier prove hefty challenges for Vlad. Will he gain cooperation from the ancients to save him from this travesty or will the final destination remain Stranded?

You can read this one for free HERE.

Just for your own knowledge, I have since updated the covers. Here are the remakes.

And now, without further ado, let me introduce you to A.L.O.M. Episode 3: Underearth.


At this point in his adventure Vlad wants nothing more than to get back home. However, with the advanced technology with which the A.L.O.M. was created, Vlad realizes that he is in a pickle. In order to make the A.L.O.M. run he needs fuel. Not just any fuel. Lava.

With the help of the princess Vlad endeavors to seek exactly that. It is this enterprise that leads him Underearth.

You can also read this one for free by clicking HERE.

Stay tuned. I'll be sharing some more about my short stories with you this week.

Later, Gators!