Bread and Circuses
Adult fairy tales told on starships
—They ruled Thaj long before men arrived. Now there will be war.
— A girl with a rough homelife. A blue alien is her new best friend.
— Yesterday, he was the most respected poet in the land. Today, harnessed like a camel, they lead him around the women’s quarters. Will he be executed, or find a way to freedom?
— When he seeks shelter in a desert cave, a beautiful woman shows him her unusual collection.
— Unless the king believes his story, Kasiya will lose his head. Can an old dog teach the king new tricks?
Barnes & Nobel
240 pages / 60,511 words