The Far Side of Promise Matthew S. Cox

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The Far Side of Promise  by  Matthew S. Cox

The Far Side of Promise by Matthew S. Cox
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The Far Side of Promise is an anthology of short stories encompassing several genres. Ouroboros and Innocent Deception bring the reader into cyberpunk themed worlds, where things are not always as they appear to be. Into the Beneath follows KirstenMoreThe Far Side of Promise is an anthology of short stories encompassing several genres. Ouroboros and Innocent Deception bring the reader into cyberpunk themed worlds, where things are not always as they appear to be. Into the Beneath follows Kirsten Wren (from the Division Zero series) on the night she ran away from home as a child.The Tower and The Roommate delve into the genre of contemporary thriller, the first in the vein of The Twilight Zone, the latter a glimpse into the life of a man, the girl he loves, and the skeleton that lives in his closet.A Queen’s Lament is a high fantasy tale of a lonely wife who regrets that one night’s indiscretion may doom her entire kingdom.In One More Run, one man braves a post-apocalyptic wasteland in pursuit of his dream to no longer get shot at for a living.Daughter of Mars, The Far Side of Promise, and A Ghost Among Fireflies leave Earth behind for deep space with science fiction stories of a battle for independence, a battle for real food, and an irresistible dream pulling a woman to a child that needs help.― Ouroboros ―A hacker decides to steal from the company he has been wage-slaving at for years.

On the way in to work one day, his girlfriend seems to exist everywhere he looks. His life spirals out of control as his mind slips away from reality.― The Tower ―Alex Grant is a man who gets what he wants. All his life he’s been in control, and he would have it no other way. A hasty decision in a fit of anger turns his world upside down and leaves him far from his comfort zone.― Daughter of Mars ―Centuries after it was colonized by the two most powerful governments of Earth, Mars plays host to a bloody conflict.

The only family Risa Black has left are the people who fight at her side to liberate the Red Plant from foreign rule.― The Roommate ―Some people have skeletons lurking in their closets. Roy happens to talk to his. His romantic evening takes a turn for the bizarre when his fiancee meets his roommate.― Into the Beneath ―A spirit warned young Kirsten Wren her mother would take her life. While cruel, the woman’s zealous hatred of her daughter’s psionic gift seemed unlikely to prove fatal.

When one desperate ghost refuses to let the child ignore her, the eerie warning takes on a new, terrifying truth.― A Queen’s Lament ―A busy king has left Queen Myrana wanting for affection. Alone in the castle, she found comfort for one night in the arms of a dark elven wizard. Guilt weighs heavy on her soul, fueled by the whispers of the Niltharien’s traffic with demons. Myrana fears for her soul, not knowing what lurks within her womb.― The Far Side of Promise ―Jek signed up for a job on an outer rim planetoid.

Far Horizons Mining promised so much, but all he’s got to show for it are sore hands and an endless supply of Wongo nutrition bars. After months of drudgery, all he wants is real food―and a trip to the far side of the planet seems a small price to pay.― Innocent Deception ―World War Three has plunged the Earth into a new dark age.

Citizens live carefree lives in gleaming cities, free of the worry of The Fade. The vicious alien infection drains its victims to slow, painful deaths. Ascendant Pharmaceuticals has a cure, but charges an exorbitant amount per dose. Nine-year-old Maya Oman is the heir to an empire built on suffering, and the key to a risky plan.― One More Run ―In the war-torn remnants of North America, ten thousand coins is a lot for a man to earn risking his life on the road.

Kevin is a few hundred short of realizing his dream of retiring as the owner of a Roadhouse. All he needs to do is survive one more run, but his cargo is more than she appears.― A Ghost Among Fireflies ―A privateer in deep space dreams of a destroyed world. Her visions grow in intensity with each passing week, beckoning her. No longer able to resist the lure of the strange, luminous creatures that fall like snow, she decides to find out why the planet calls to her.



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