For the settlers on the windswept plains of the planet Lonesome, life is hard and occasionally cruel. Faced with an influx of ‘Newbies’ – new settlers, with new ideas – the Originals’ animosity is growing. And for one family, that animosity could spell the end.

This is a short story of approximately 4,400 words. Also included is the first chapter from the thrilling space opera novel “Aristeia: Revolutionary Right,” first in a completed trilogy from Wayne Basta and Grey Gecko Press.