Bullet Holes

Bullet Holes

An "In Love and War" story

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Author: Cora Buhlert
Length: 22 page(s)
Language: English
Written: Oct 2016
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Science Fiction  |  Work: Erzählung
Keywords: military science fiction, space opera, space colonisation, science fiction romance, futuristic romance, torture, hard choices, Cyberpunk, nano-technology, empire, republic, soldier, short story

Mikhail has to make a hard choice: Surrender or watch the woman he loves die...

Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.

Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eek out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.

When a seemingly routine courier job turns out to be a trap, Anjali is hit by a so-called smart bullet, a Republican weapon that slowly and inevitably kills its victims. Mikhail is given a choice by his former commander Brian Mayhew: Surrender or watch the woman he loves die in excruciating pain.

It is a choice between two equally horrifying fates. But maybe, there is a third option…

This is a story of 6200 words or approx. 22 print pages in the In Love and War series, but may be read as a standalone.


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About the Author

Cora Buhlert | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: July 2011
Publications on XinXii:  122
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Cora Buhlert was born and bred in Bremen, North Germany, where she still lives today – after time spent in London, Singapore, Rotterdam and Mississippi. Cora holds an MA degree in English from the University of Bremen and is currently working towards her PhD.
Cora has been writing, since she was a teenager, and has published stories, articles and poetry in various international magazines. She is the author of the Silencer series of pulp style thrillers, the Shattered Empire space opera series, the In Love and War science fiction romance series, the Helen Shepherd Mysteries and plenty of standalone stories in multiple genres. When Cora is not writing, she works as a translator and teacher.
Visit her on the web at www.corabuhlert.com or follow her on Twitter under @CoraBuhlert.

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