The Shipwrecked Mermaid

by Blaze Ward

Book Cover: The Shipwrecked Mermaid
Part of the The Collective series:

The tsunami rang the planet like a bell. Seattle still stood. The rest of the Pacific Northwest, however…
Rick Pine cooks in a prison work camp during the cleanup and dreams of opening his own bistro when he gets out.

He discovers that allies and those who can help his dreams come from the most unlikely of places.

For those who like their science fiction with a twist, as well as the chance to explore the expanded universe of The Collective, pick up The Shipwrecked Mermaid!

Also read the novel Imposters, inspired by this short story.

Originally published in Tales From an Alien Campfire.

Publisher: Knotted Road Press

About the Author

Blaze Ward writes science fiction in the Alexandria Station universe (Jessica Keller, The Science Officer,  The Story Road, etc.) as well as several other science fiction universes, such as Star Dragon, the Collective, and more. He also writes odd bits of high fantasy with swords and orcs. In addition, he is the Editor and Publisher of Boundary Shock Quarterly Magazine. You can find out more at his website, as well as Facebook, Goodreads, and other places.
Blaze's works are available as ebooks, paper, and audio, and can be found at a variety of online vendors. His newsletter comes out monthly, and you can also follow his blog on his website. He really enjoys interacting with fans, and looks forward to any and all questions—even ones about his books!
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