* Comedy Thriller Short Story
At the reading of his official Last Will & Testament, Chester Randal Manheim let his heirs have it with both barrels. He had nothing to lose and they had everything to gain. They sat there and bit their tongues knowing that he was ready to check out anyway.
"If I find out that any of you wasted my money or spent it in some other way than I prescribed in my will... I'm coming back to get you. I don't care if I have to get special dispensation from Saint Peter.
Use my money for the purpose that I gave it to you, or I'm going to come back from the dead and I'll make you pay dearly," he shouted with every fiber of his being.
Then he collapsed like a house of cards. His lawyer called for an ambulance. His priest read him the last rites. His wife wept into her new black lace handkerchief. His kids frowned and checked their watches as if they might be late for some really important appointments.
His valued relatives and friends felt bad for him. He used to be so ...
America - the big kid on the block. But is it? Is there a force in the Universe stronger? Will one day, in its quest to exploit deepest space, America meet its match?
This collection begins with POTUS, a subliminal look at the whole concept of 'preventative war'. America encounters an alien race and decides to break the wrong piece of pottery in the Pottery Barn. Our decisions have consequences, as the American president soon discovers.
Outer Twilight is a short story collection of tales consistent with what you would have seen on The X Files or The Twilight Zone. You will enjoy these short tales - offbeat, scary, funny, with more than a wink towards themes we confront in our real, complex modern society.
Zed was dead. And only now would he start the journey of a lifetime!
Join Zed in his adventures through heaven. Marvel at his laziness, gasp at his cowardliness and cheer as he unknowingly fights for his life... or death, as he is already dead.
Fanatics, demons, the Devil, angels, mad people, gas fitters, butterflies, Morris dancers, even madder people, donkeys, lots of drinking and much, much more. What else could you possibly want? It's got the lot.
A hilarious romp through Heaven and Hell. And a must read for any tourists planning a visit to either soon.
The first in a series of books. Enjoy.
A fanatic general is plotting to conquer the galaxy, and only Jules Rammis can stop him.
It's not that Jules looks for trouble. As an astrobiologist, he'd rather study the intriguing alien species, Blackroot. But his telepathic abilities seem to attract the wrong aliens - and people.
This time it's General Ki Rowdinth, crazed leader of the Vermakt people. The psychotic tyrant intends to extort the combined gold depositories of Earth and all the colony planets to finance an army that will rule the worlds. If the Worlds Government doesn't agree to Rowdinth's demands, he vows to engage a dark-energy weapon that will destroy Earth.
It looks like only Jules, with his powerful telepathic abilities, stands between the rat-like general and the total annihilation of our homeworld.
Spears of the Sun is a standalone novel and can be enjoyed even if you haven't read other books in the series.
Scarlett King, newly married to her dream man, moves into her dream house. Within days she meets Fleur, a beautiful teenage ghost, trapped in a tumbledown ballroom since the 1940s
Fleur is unhappy due to lost love. When she finds her mum haunts the scary house next door, she's desperate to see her, but can't leave her prison of seventy years. Bad things had happened to good people who shouldn't have suffered. And the ballroom is about to be knocked down and rebuilt. What will happen to Fleur?...
Should Scarlett and her husband, with the help of their terminally happy Indian guru friend, visit 1946 England and 1951 Hollywood to help, or should they leave well alone...
A time-travel novella of approx. 21,000 words
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This light-hearted short story duo is sure to make you smile, chortle, and outright laugh.
"A Fairy Tail" follows the desperate adventures of Sir Craig as he works to rescue his beloved from a fiendish sorcerer. However, Boots, a ragged young man who has a habit of shapechanging into various creatures including a unicorn, is a rival for fair Gregoria's hand. Will Craig rescue Gregoria? Will Boots get to eat apples out of Gregoria's hand? Or will darker forces intervene to keep these lovers apart?
"Out of the Bag" is a short short story, but long on imagination. Jason the cop expects a normal day on the force, but a chance encounter on a breaking and entering call changes everything.
Genre: Humor & Satire Length: 24 Pages (313 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2020
A comic page-turner about love, drugs, family, and fleeing the law
When Kiva leaves her drug-smuggling husband to start a new life in a mouse-infested farmhouse, she thinks no one from her old life will be able to find her there. But just about everyone does - including her daughter who ran away four years ago, her best friend who pulls her back into illegal activities, and the captain of the smuggling boat who hasn't been paid.
Can she reunite with her daughter, quit being quite such a screw-up, and possibly find true love while pursued by assorted bad guys?
A romance for the over 40.
Breast cancer survivor Edie Williams is ready to live.
Divorced. Mother of two.
She's planned the vacation of a lifetime for a reboot,
only to encounter an awakening adventure -- Tommy Carrigan.
Manager of the band Collision, Tommy Carrigan has his plate full.
He's on an annual holiday with his band family,
when the unexpected happens -- Edie Williams.
Love might be just what the doctor prescribed,
but can it survive the world of rock-n-roll?
If you enjoyed The Sex Education of M.E., you'll love After Care, another romance for the over-forty from L.B. Dunbar. Continue the adventure previously published in Love Notes, the newsletter of L.B. Dunbar.
Much Married Bride Corrects Bishop during Wedding Ceremony
For her fifth trip down the aisle, Prissy Poulet is more interested in the groom's ass than his assets. Stinky has to wade through a confusing collection of documents to fashion a prenuptial agreement for the "People's Princess" of the arts, but he gets to go to the year's most anticipated wedding and reception. Prissy is French by prior marriage and if Cher could "Turn Back Time" and perform one of her popular "final" concerts in the legendary Moulin Rouge, it might be something like the reception. Don't believe me? Stinky has photos.
Reader discretion warning: The "house cocktails" at the event are more like "house of ill repute cocktails." The beverages described are real, but their names are very, very nasty. One of the wedding guests has a colorful past, colorful hair and a colorful tongue. She uses a lot of blue language. On the plus side she's kind to Eddie and affectionate. Voulez-vous continuer à lire avec moi, ce ...
Bright blue trainers and citrus socks peddled outside Benidorm. In black flip flops, the M15 agent lifted a crystal glass to the sea.
Wine tasters stood under full fragrant blooms as two bottles approached all the way from New Zealand.
Navy veteran turned ace copywriter Floyd struggles to advance his career despite rivals, sabotage, incompetent managers, a motorcycle accident, the sexual overtures of Pinky Melones, his unrequited love for Elaine Savant, and a perilous adventure on an unseaworthy party boat with a drunken captain.
From the author of Kevin and I in India.
Fat Buddhists, insomniac cats, wide-boy whales, Polish plumbers, little piggy home-owners, and partially-sighted mice - something for everyone in this short tale anthology of the absurd.
"These stories are accessible, fun and amusing - often with real heart to them." Harper Collins
Tale the First: Hero for Hire
Armed with a samurai sword he purchased on eBay, twenty-something Darrel sets out to right the wrongs he perceives in his parents' quiet neighborhood. With a loose grasp on reality but a firm hold on his katana, Darrel learns the hard way that saving the day isn't as easy as the real heroes make it out to be.
Tale the Second: League of Suburban Heroes
Darrel, a self-trained samurai by day and Target employee by night, fights for justice with the help of three friends, each with a secret identity and a shift at the same local shopping center. If they can work together as a team, they just might be able to save the day. But all is not as it appears...
Short Stories - Humor / Adventure