I took the opportunity to read three very different short stories by M. Pax. The first I read was Plantgirl. This is a classic underdog story, and shows great potential to be something more. I was left with wanting to know more about how Ba ended up where she was and what her future held. A quick read, but worth it. You can download Plantgirl for free here.
Next I read Translations. This is obviously more my speed, with an archaeological theme to it. An intriguing quick read that proves the old adage that “love will find a way”. Again, this was a great start to something that could be expanded, and gives a glimpse of what the author is capable of. Translations is available here for free.
The last short story is called Small Graces. I will start off by saying that I am not a huge fan of fantasy and sci-fi writing. I never have been one to watch any of the space shows on TV or get too interested in the genre. I knew going into this that it would be sci-fi, but to be honest, I thought it was good. There was enough action and emotion in it to keep me connected, something I rarely experience with science fiction. I did have some trouble visualizing the lead character, but that is more likely to my ignorance of most things sci-fi. I did feel like I wanted a bit more out of the story. Decide for yourself and download Small Graces here from Smashwords for free.