First Encounters

First Encounters
A Speculative Fiction Anthology

by Bonnie McCune and other authors


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


“Looking for a way to pass the time while in quarantine? Look no further. This is an outstanding collection of short stories that will have you laughing, crying, and wondering what now. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you to all the talented authors who contributed to this anthology.”

– Cheryl Fallin

Product Details

ISBN: 979-8563266049
Publisher:Independently published
Publication Date:11/20/2020

About the Author

Bonnie McCune has been writing since age ten, when she submitted a poem about rain rushing down the gutter to the Saturday Evening Post (it was rejected). Her true passion is fiction, and her stories have won several awards. Never Retreat is her third novel and her fifth book of fiction.

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