PETE'S PAGE
Short Stories and serial novels by my longtime friend, Peter D'Alessio.

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A FRACTURED SANTA FANTASY: The Great Storm of í11, a Fat Guy in a Red Suit, A Bunch aí Frickiní Reindeer, and the Day Fast Eddie McKnight Finally Broke the Sound Barrier.
Pete provided us with a Christmas Comedy about Santa, motorcycles, and a tiny town in upstate New York.  NOTE: The humor is a bit raunchy, so it might not be appropriate for children or other sensitive readers.


Boozy Banshee cover art THE BOOZY BANSHEE OF BRANNOCK-A-BEND
In a contemporary comedy by Peter D'Alessio, when two retired NFL football players vacation in Ireland to research whiskey recipes, they get far more than they bargained for: an underground moonshine operation hiding in a small Irish town, a Mayor determined to keep power over the village by any means necessary, and the ghost of a dead pirate moonshine smuggler.


CHUCKIE CHAN'S REVENGE:
Pete D'Alessio brings us a mystery where the ghost of famed detective Charlie Chan investigates his own murder!


Genesis 3... Point 5   (10 pages, 2,809 words)
In a new comedy short by Pete D'Alessio, a serpent teaches a young monk how things REALLY went down with the apple in the Garden of Eden!




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The Glass Marines cover art THE GLASS MARINES
Light-years into deep space aboard a Malacan cargo freighter, Marine Sergeant Christopher receives a bizarre order: Make 185 Malacan aliens into United States Marines.
     But the Malacans aliens are so... alien.  Their culture, psychology, even physiology is so very, very different.  What physical training standards do you use for a race that can do 200 push-ups with breaking a sweat, but can't do a single squat-thrust?  Worse yet, the Malacans are a passive and docile species, with little or no sense of independence, ambition, or aggression.  But the Corps don't want sheep - they want Marines!
     With only three fellow Drill Instructors, century-old surplus weapons and equipment, and just eighteen weeks for Boot Camp, can Sergeant Christopher teach the meek and submissive aliens what it means to be one of the few and the proud?


A Midsummer's Knight's Ass   (14 pages, 3,988 words)
In another comedy short from Pete, a retired knight fights an aging dragon, only to find they have more in common now in their old age.




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The Templar's Bowl cover art THE TEMPLAR'S BOWL
In 1942, German submarines prowled the Canadian coastline, searching for the lost Templar treasure... and its most powerful spiritual object, the Holy Grail.  All that stands between Hitler and world domination are three ghosts of long-dead Templar Knights... and their newest recruit: the sickly, wheelchair-bound child Richard.
     As his body lies in a coma, the Templar ghosts take Richard's spirit on journey through time as they train him for knighthood. Richard meets Crusaders and Hospitlars, Vikings and Saracens, Pirates... and, ultimately, Nazis.
     Sailing a wooden longship, armed only with swords and catapults, can Richard and his ghostly allies protect the Grail from enemy U-Boats bearing gun-toting stormtroopers?


Uncle Merl's Bar and Grill cover art UNCLE MERL'S BAR & GRILL
Enjoy this comedic urban fantasy about dragons and demons, mortals and magic, vampires and... baseball?
     Yes, supernatural sports fans, welcome to the opening game of the End-of-the-World Series!  From the depths of the underworld, from the ninth circle of hell, please welcome the visiting baseball team Ė Satan and the real Hell's Angels!  And now, from across all of time and space, from every season of every team in every city, please welcome the home team ó the Hall of Fame Heroes!
     So grab some peanuts and head to the bleachers with a few beered-up dragons to watch the best of humanity duel the demons on the diamond!  The stakes are high, and the winner takes all ó all the world, that is!




Uncle Merl's Bar & Grill
Peter D'Alessio

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The Glass Marines
Peter D'Alessio

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The Boozy Banshee of Brannock-A-Bend
Peter D'Alessio

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The Templar's Bowl
Peter D'Alessio

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Fishing in Moon River
Peter D'Alessio

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