You wouldn't limit the air you breathe. Why limit your readings?
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Eight Minutes of Usable Daylight - Brain Jar Press Short Fiction Lab #2 - cover

Eight Minutes of Usable Daylight - Brain Jar Press Short Fiction Lab #2

Peter M. Ball

Publisher: Brain Jar Press

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

There has been no daylight in Brisbane for five years, a hundred and twenty-three days, and fifteen hours. People have learned to adapt. 
Mika makes his living hustling blackmarket daylight to Brisbane's rich and powerful, but he'd prefer to spend his days hanging out at his favourite cafe. When he gets his latest delivery of product, all he wants is enough cash to buy cup of real coffee and coast through the next few months of darkness. Then his little sister makes a request for half his product, because Pavio has built a machine that might be able to replace the long-vanished sun. All she needs is a little fuel to get things started, and the good sense to avoid the authorities who monitor the daylight trade. 
Caught between profit, love for his sister, and fear for her safety, Mika needs to make a decision about how to use his stash...and then accept the consequences for what happens next. 
Eight Minutes of Usable Daylight is the second short story in the Short Fiction Lab series from Brain Jar Press—home to stand-alone short story experiments in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and fabulist literature. This experiment has been filed under: weird dystopias; strange science; and mismatched siblings.

Other books that might interest you

  • Sissy Landlord - Dominated and Forced Feminised by his Young Tenant & Her Friends - cover

    Sissy Landlord - Dominated and...

    Anonymous

    • 1
    • 10
    • 0
    He should never have gone into Kerry’s bedroom; but curiosity got the better of him. A weakness that had cost him dearly.
     
    When a young and elegant female colleague comes to rent a room in his flat, Stephen Williamson can’t wait to rummage through her lingerie and try them on. Kerry Carfax is oblivious to the fact her landlord secretly dresses in his tenants’ panties and bra and is unaware he is a closet sissy with fantasies of being humiliated by young, sexy women. His obsession extends to a spying on a long back catalogue of female tenants but he has never taken the plunge to ask any of them out or even to consider confessing his proclivities of cross-dressing or female BDSM. Will Stephen take the leap and realise his deep fantasies could become a reality in the presence of this young strong-willed woman and her friends? Will he ask her to be his Sissy Mistress or will he return to his life of watching and fantasising? Possibly he may have no choice. Read ‘Sissy Landlord’ and find out, now.
     
    A story of young domme female superiority, blackmail and forced feminisation approximately 6000 words long.
    Show book
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit: by Beatrix Potter - cover

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit: by...

    Beatrix Potter

    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts him to bed after dosing him with camomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections, but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages, and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time.
    Show book
  • Beyond the Rose - cover

    Beyond the Rose

    Elizabeth Stone, Tracy A. Ball,...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    We've all heard the tale of the beautiful princess who fell in love with the beast. We know how she saw him and even how her feelings changed. 
    But what was he thinking? 
    Join award-winning and bestselling authors as they untangle the thorns behind the castle walls and enter the mind and story of the Beast – before and after beauty…
    Show book
  • Behind the Sun Above the Moon - cover

    Behind the Sun Above the Moon

    Sara Codair, Brooklyn Ray, Ziggy...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A Queer anthology inspired by magic and the cosmos, a vast and beautiful place where planets, stars, comets—entire galaxies, even—live without borders, specifications or binaries. Stories span science fiction, science fantasy, contemporary, fabulism and magical realism, and celebrate Non-binary and Transgender characters. 
    twice-spent comet byZiggy Schutz 
    From Dusk to Dying Sun by Paige S. Allen 
    Lost/Found by Brooklyn Ray 
    Awry with Dandelions by J.S. Fields 
    The Far Touch by S.R. Jones 
    Ink and Stars by Alex Harrow 
    Horologium by Emmet Nahil 
    Death Marked by Sara Codair 
    Weave the Dark, Weave the Light by Anna Zabo
    Show book
  • Beyond Camelot - cover

    Beyond Camelot

    Stephanie Ayers, LJC Fynn, T....

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Take a seat at the Round Table and venture back through legend and myth to discover the secrets of King Arthur's court. 
    Will you drink from the Holy Grail? Joust with the Knights of the Round Table? Wield the mighty Excalibur or take your chances with the Lady of the Lake? 
    You may think you've heard all the stories of Lancelot, Arthur, Guinevere, and Merlin, but when these Crazy Ink authors go Beyond Camelot, you'll find there may be a few nicks in the table…
    Show book
  • Fixing the Dog Sex Saturday and More Tales - cover

    Fixing the Dog Sex Saturday and...

    S. K. Epperson

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A collection of humorous, frightening and offbeat tales from the mind that brought you Green Lake, Eris Renard, Nightmare, Borderland, The Neighborhood, The Moons of Summer, and many other titles.
    Show book