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Ventures and Visions: A Short Story Collection

By Kayla Hicks and Steph O'Connell

Readers will dive into a series of short stories dabbling from Thrillers, Action, Adventure, and even a little Mystery. There are also short stories from the universe of Kayla Hicks' Kale Stone: An Outliers Tale that you won't want to miss. Better yet, break out author Steph O'Connell will dazzle readers with her unique Fantasy Adventure.

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Take a look at some of the adventures inside

After the Shock

A trip to Washington DC quickly turns into a disaster when explosions start ripping apart the city, leaving a high school group of young ambassadors scattered and shellshocked. The twist at the end is something you will never see coming.

Waking Up in a Cell

How would you react if you woke up in a jail cell, with no recollection of how you got there? This mystery will keep you guessing until the last word.

The Drive

Life is seemingly normal as Loretta and Mick travel down a dark road after a work party. The sudden, screeching halt of their car however has other plans.

The Quietus

Arabella never thought her life could get any worse - that was until she died (#FML, or #FMD actually). Sophia is the best Grim Reaper in the biz, but she's about to get her strangest assignment yet. One harrowing adventure across the underworld will change both their afterlives forever.

The Authors

Kayla and Steph talked 11 years ago about dreams of becoming published authors, both looking at half-written books and bouncing around ideas. Now here they are releasing a great short story collection for free for everyone. They hope you enjoy it!

  • Kayla Hicks - Author

    Kayla Hicks

    You can find Hicks outdoors with her husband and daughter, her nose in a good book, or playing video games. Some of her favorite books include Under the Never Sky, 28 and a Half Wishes, and anything by Colleen Hoover. Writing however is her greatest passion and has been since high school. Hicks is also the author of Kale Stone: An Outliers Tale available on Amazon.

  • Steph O'Connell

    Steph O'Connell

    Steph O'Connell is a whimsical spirit who haunts the corridors of libraries and bookshops. Always found with her nose stuck in a book. While her interests are as eclectic as they come, she feels most at home among the fantastic: fantasy, science fiction, tabletop games and RPGs, the gothic, and all things weird. She teaches college writing and literature and writes copy for her local theater. Her short fiction has been featured in The Fine Print and Red Hyacinth. Perhaps her dreams of being a Ravenclaw, Waterbender, or Rivendell elf are a bit unrealistic, but every good Book Wyrm knows that some worlds are more than real.