Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

Night falls.  It’s Thanksgiving, and all across America, soccer moms lay down their forks and knives and emerge from their Black Friday larvae.  Against the backdrop of fading dusk I hear the terrifying howls of newly born Mom-rachnids.  I’m driving home from the Barnes and Nobles (Yes, sometimes a night out for me is chillaxing at the local B&N, don’t judge) nervously checking my rearview.  When I see nothing behind me, I breathe a cautious sigh of relief.  Almost home; now I just gotta—suddenly, a fell wind rocks my car and I hear a giant-sounding THUMP on the roof of my jeep.  My windshield spiderwebs as a Mom-rachnid bashes into it, grabs the hood of my car, and yowls fiercely at me.  “GIVESSS USS THE DISCOUNTS!” it hisses.  My eyes lock onto a Martha Stewart head on a Shelob body (read your LOTR if you didn’t get that you philistines!).  I’m screaming bloody murder, swerving from side to side.  An insectile foreleg punches through my windshield and I duck sideways.  The leg continues past me and takes off the headrest on my seat.  I open my eReader to Echo.  Magic flash.  A shirtless Ron Swanson descends from the heavens and chokes the shit out of the Martha-thing.  He breaks its neck with a quick, backward yank of his choke-arm and kicks it off my jeep.  Two Mom-rachnids leap through the air at Ron, who stands on my hood and raises upturned fists like an old-timey boxer.  A bolt of lightning blazes through the darkened sky, and for a second, everything jumps into stark relief.  I see Ron’s glorious mustache lift in a smile; he’s loving every second of this.  As he gives the spider-things a giant heaping of What For, I thank the powers that be for sending me this whirlwind of outdated mayhem.

When you’re attacked by a herd of spider-demons, make sure you summon a cantankerous fuddy-duddy who’s 90% fueled by bacon.  Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here:  Vol. 1 on Kindle.  Vol. 2 on Kindle here:  Vol.2 on Kindle  Vol. 3 on Kindle here:  Vol. 3 on Kindle

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