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About Kevin Barrick
His first book, Creativity Brewing, is an expression of his versatility in writing. In a collection of 30 tales of flash fiction, he explores several genres, styles, and ideas. Each story was limited to less than 1,000 words, each carefully crafted to enrapture his readers and driving them to follow him as he continues writing novellas, novels, and other collections.
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Fans of romance, fantasy, crime, thriller, scifi, and more will fall in love with Creativity Brewing!
Enjoy a selection of flash fiction stories hand-roasted to perfection. Each story has been crafted to be your perfect pick-me-up. Whether you like light roast, medium roast, or dark roast, this collection serves it all!
A dyslexic astrophysicist is denied the chance to pilot the first lunar colony ship, only to become their only hope. A man confronts his brother, the murderer of his parents, and bad blood spills. In an exciting mini trilogy, the horrors of War is seen through the eyes of a child reading forbidden literature, then thrust into a battle for culture. In the end, he reflects through the dusty and forgotten past in order to illuminate a future for the next generation.
In a breathtaking collection of tales, Kevin Barrick guides you through humanity’s darkest and finest hours. These stories are more than just brief; they are generations of turmoil, pain, and excitement compressed into a single moment that resonates for days.
“Skeleton in the Closet”
A scientist gone on vacation becomes the perfect alibi to there being a skeleton in the closet in the home of an upstanding citizen. But what happens when his girlfriend finds his latest victim?
She listened to the cheers of the crowd that weren't for her. She watched the crown pass by that she'd never wear. She began the race to fight for that crown. The voice of her father fueled every stride.
"Reading in a Time of War"
A secret passageway, a war, and two boys fighting for the culture one book at a time. When the enemy tries to destroy their humanity, they fight back with knowledge. But what happens when they get drafted into the war at only 15 years old?
“The Fruit-Eating Hyena”
A peculiar hyena is faced with ridicule and scorn when he is the only one eating mangoes and berries, but when the watering hole dries up and all the prey moves on, this ostracized predator-turned-herbivore becomes their last hope for survival.
Alazar, a leader in the Rebel Network, disappears after venturing into the Forbidden Woods. His best friend, Liam, seems to be the only one of the other leaders to want to do anything about it. When any transgression against the Elder Law is met with a harsh sentence of death, the rebels must calculate their rescue mission carefully, but Liam is drawn by a deeper bond than rebel alliances as he enters the woods alone at night to save Alazar.
But the shadows whisper; vile creatures lurk. What was once a superstitious tale of the village now becomes a deadly reality as Liam forsakes the safety of the mountain pass road, drawn by an unknown, dark desire.
Secrets, addictions, failure, and fear all take grip on the hearts of the rebels as midnight deepens. Who will emerge from the shadows? What danger so grave could rest in the heart of the woods to merit a punishment of death for all those who enter therein?
Join the rogue mission into the Forbidden Woods, if you dare!