Stacy Overby is a graphic designer at http://www.threefuriespress.com. Her short stories and poems have been featured in multiple anthologies, online, and in lit journals. Scath Oran is her first solo poetry collection re-released on May 16th, 2019 and her debut full length novel, Tattoos: A Black Ops Novel re-releases in June 2019. She is the program director for an adolescent dual diagnosis treatment program by day and an author by night. Her day job provides inspiration for many of her stories. When not at work or writing, she and her husband are playing with their son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities – if it is not too cold.
One hushed cry in the middle of the night, and Eli Thorson’s life unravels. A highly trained Black Ops specialist, he’s used to danger, but Eli’s path forces him to confront the illusions he’s been taught his whole life-ones that make him question all the good he thought he was doing. Unable to work for a command that defiles the oaths he swore, he works to untangle the web of lies and deceit he finds woven throughout his worlds. The tattooed marks of his profession run more than skin deep. As a specialist, it is his job to protect the peoples, laws, and all the United Earth Government stands for, even if it means taking down the entire Black Ops Division to do it.
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The scene in the alley was too cliché for even sixteen-year-old Eli Thorson, a down on his luck teen living in the slums of Old Earth who has been raised on the tall tales of his ancestors. He calls on the gods of his ancestors to save him when he runs into bioengineered alien Mi’Kazi gang members on his way home with sponsored weekly rations to feed him and his mother. The last thing he expects is for them to answer with a Black Ops specialist. But this is no ordinary specialist, this is the Reaper. The most feared of them all. And his life is about to change.