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First Encounters

Winnie Jean Howard

First encounters. We wait for, dread, or stumble upon them.


First encounters with the unknown call forth exciting stories full of magic, horror, humor, and suspense. What happens when aliens, fantastical creatures, or strange objects in the sky interrupt ordinary life?


This collection offers ten original stories full of mysterious happenings including: an alien attempts to save earth, a voodoo clarinet grants wishes, time travel for human sperm collection, a love-obsessed scientist creates his own reality, the ghost of Jimmy Hoffa offers sage advice, an alien visits the supermarket, a cruel merchant faces feral vampires, an aspiring writer encounters an invading triangle, dragons capture an ancient couple, and a colony ark crashes on a hostile planet. Join the journey with these unsuspecting characters and discover if they learn from their encounters or suffer a tragic fate.


Short story authors include:

R. C. Beckett, Matthew Cushing, L. V. Ditchkus, Winnie Jean Howard, Paul Martz, Bonnie McCune, Vista McDowall, Apryl Newkirk, Bruce Schindler, and J. K. Washer

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oti Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 20th, 2020
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.02in - 5.98in - 0.47in - 0.67lb
  • EAN: 9781943530090
  • Categories: Anthologies (multiple authors)Fantasy - GeneralScience Fiction - General

About the Author

Howard, Winnie Jean: - Winnie Jean Howard writes a delightfully dark mix of horror, sci-fi, and comedy. She creates action-packed stories for readers looking for books as fast paced as video games. Her stories feature unique and memorable characters that are both outrageous and easy to relate to.
Morrison, Rose Kamma: - R. C. Beckett was given a huge collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazines as a teenager and read hundreds of the stories-he was hooked on sci-fi and started writing fiction in 2013. He loves to write hard science fiction, but can't help adding a bit of humor.
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