Could you live in a world that put babies to death to eliminate overpopulation? Ten years into the future a mid-twenties man by the name of Albert is forced to live this question. But when a couple of curve-balls come his way he'll have no choice but to break the rules and do everything he can to protect himself and the girl he loves. Will his own mind crack under what seems to be the weight of the entire world or will he keep himself and his girl safe long enough for them to see a better day.
A hit man that is suffering from Alzheimer's disease is tasked with taking out his next target. He thinks he's ready and when it comes to getting the job done things have been good up until now. When he starts losing his mind in the most critical moments, eliminating his latest target becomes more of a challenge than once imagined.
Four stories and one novel by J.M. Barber
10 BLOCKS DOWN-He's an old assassin with dementia. But he has one more job and he's willing to go through a new kind of hell to get his target.
A COLD WORLD-In a world that kills babies to deal with overpopulation you do whatever you can to fight back. How cold can a person be?
THE HITCHHIKER RULE BOOK-What Happened to famous author Dennis Ridge? There's a reason they say never to pick up Hitchhikers.
MR. CLEANUP-He's black and hates black people. He's a man who has an ear to the street and knows the neighborhoods mysteries. Let the murder and evasion begin.
THE LOVE BOX-If you lose this love test you die
All works released previously as singles and have now be included in one collection for your enjoyment.
Tyler loves the strip clubs, so much that he's nearly destroyed his life for them. But things have changed for Tyler and now he has more money than he can spend. Finally he can do the things he desires and more freely than the average person. When he decides that he wants to use one night to get to know a beautiful stripper by the name of Candice but also use the same night to get so high that he can't function the next morning, he will encounter a number of situations that may enrich the life he has or end the life he's worked so hard to build for good.
What would you be willing to do for thirty thousand dollars? Would you be willing to beat someone half to death? How about sweat until you're sure the juices on your brain are frying? Maybe not, but what if you were fooled into a challenge where not completing the task could mean death? You'd be surprised what a person could do with the proper motivation. Welcome to the Love Box
A man pens a note to his wife while stranded in the desert. A man tries to kill a mouse sent from hell. A man finally expresses how he feels to his family in the worst way imaginable. These stories and more are included in J.M. Barber's exciting collection of short stories.