HEROICKLE AND THE ALIEN INVASION

AERONAUTICKLE AND THE RED HORNET

MATHEMATICKLE AND THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

THE ICKLES BOOK ONE – 20 SHORT STORIES, INCLUDING HEROICKLE

The aliens were big, green and slimy, with multiple wavy eyes on stalks on top their heads. They had rows of grimy pointy teeth, which looked like they had never seen a dentist.

Moving through the school with great efficiency they immobilized everyone with an ugly-looking spray gun. It spat out a glowing green goo that covered their victims from head to toe. This glued them to the spot and set as hard as concrete.

As one sprayed the students with the quick-setting green goo, another alien moved in to pick them up and bundle them into a net, which was filling fast. Their mission was clear – collect as many young and healthy specimens of humanity as possible. 

“I recognise these aliens,” Heroickle whispered to the four others huddled under the desk. “They are just like the green monsters in my favorite game, Gears of Destruction! There is only one way to defeat them.”

What chance did Heroickle have to save his friends and save the Earth? Would his computer gaming skills be enough to overcome a superior invading alien army?

These and 19 other stories are included in THE ICKLES Book One.

ABOUT THE ICKLES

The Ickles are members of a far-flung family of independent individuals, all with their own incredible stories to tell.

They live in a parallel universe with nice straight edges.

Their world is pretty much like our own. Messed up, but much more magical and exciting.

They experience some extraordinary adventures, get themselves into all sorts of trouble, but always come out OK.

Imagine if your name told us everything about you. That’s how we recognize The Ickles in their own Ickle world. 

Heroickle is a whiz at computer games. He can beat grotesque fantasy monsters requiring industrial-grade weaponry to conquer. So, on that fateful day when space aliens invade Earth (for real) Heroickle is one of the most qualified people on the planet to fight them. 

This collection of 20 quirky stories will delight readers whose appetite includes fantasy, nonsense and sci-fi themes.

You’ll meet Physickle, who sets out to walk around the world; Tentickle, an octopus who captures a band of smugglers; Spherickle, who outruns an avalanche; Zoologickle and her wonderful world of animals; Aquanautickle, and her encounter with a shark. And many, many more incredible characters and stories, with each Ickle living up to their name.

Start your collection with Book One.

There are three more Ickles books in the Ickle pipeline, coming soon.

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