Yanica is a young girl getting by day to day. She doesn't ask for much, but every morning she stands on the corner and asks for spare change. Today though, Yanica's secret will be discovered and her decision to take from others will demand a terrible price.
Jason is a lonely young man driving a truck on his route in Eastern Pennsylvania in the twenty first century. He's just broken up with his latest girlfriend and doesn't have much hope for the future. Suddenly a temporal rift sends him back in time to Western Kansas in 1870. He's tossed into a wagon camp where eight women are praying for God to send them a sign.
Sister Pell is the self-appointed leader and prophetess of the group of eight women. She's led her faithful flock on a trek across to the west from New York looking to build a New Jerusalem. But she needs a man to complete her community. Jason has just been dumped into her lap, an answer to many prayers.
Jason's life is now in turmoil. He's trapped in the past and needs to marry one of seven women who Sister Pell has in her camp. They come from all walks of life and believe Sister Pell is God's appointed representative on earth.
Sister Pell has told him it's The Lord's work and all the women are of good character and morally ...
In 1941 a brave American soldier was stationed in France. He sent his budding young bride a box of French silk stockings. Each of the ten pairs had a Christmas design on them. The handwritten note read, "Dearest Constance, please wear these and think of me until I come home for the holidays. I miss you and I'll love you forever." "I love you too, Johnny," she cried. The next morning, she got ready for work as usual. But this time she wore the first pair of the silk stockings. She had once considered herself to be a plain Jane. But now her eyes were opened to a whole new facet of her beauty. The anointed stockings, little black dress, and high heel shoes worked together to make her feel like a mysterious ingénue or a magician's assistant. She giggled and said, "I'm sure that Santa would agree that it's the stuffing, not the stockings that matter!"
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Do read if you enjoy twisty stories with quirky characters and surprises that delight! -- Reet Singh (Author of Take One Fake Fiancé... ")
A man who wakes up to read his own obituary in the newspaper...
A woman who learns the meaning of life thanks to her stolen bicycle...
A stern sub-inspector who is expected to rid a small town of a prowling leopard...
A traumatised man who is intent on ending his life, thanks to his adulterous wife...
A man who is willing to get his little finger chopped off in order to win his lady love...
A pickpocket who can't forget his art...
A caterer in debt who steals a dog for ...
Stories of childhood aren't just for children. Grown-ups need them too. Childish Things is a collection of seventeen short stories about the moments we remember all our lives.
Charlie shows us a mother's last gift to her son, the moment a girl finally understands her father and herself, a boy who shames his best friend and tries to make amends, and a boy whose adult friend shows him that his life belongs to himself and not his parents.
Charlie gives us stories of failure and triumph, longing and friendship, struggle and fulfillment. The stories are rich in humor and empathy, arranged like a child's year, from the first day of school in September to a campfire scene at the end of summer.
Read Childish Things and remember that some moments are special to us and live with us even now.
This book also contains a bonus story, "Burning Embers", a comic look at these stories excerpted from another Charlie Close collection: Burning Embers and Others Stories of Marriage, Work, and Family.
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* Thrilling Christmas Short Story!
"Give me the usual mocha grande, hottie" the lawyer commanded as he leered at her low cut uniform. "My office party is tonight and my wife is sick in bed. Why don't you come with me instead? Afterwards, I can teach you a few new tricks. I'll make it worth your while."
"You should try the newest holiday sensation. I guarantee that it will change your love life," the pretty barista spoke smoothly and seductively to only him.
"I'll try anything once," he softly growled to the vixen with the Christmas spirit before he asked eagerly. "What is it?"
"A shot of mistletoe," Marissa whispered as she administered a dose of the lethal elixir.
He sipped the tainted drink before he winked at the girl who was half his age. Then he raced out of the shop. She knew that he was late for a funeral, but he didn't know it yet.
Unnatural Tales is a collection of supernatural horror stories.
DEAD BY NIGHT
He felt his heart falter, then fail.
The blood in his veins slowed. Movement became difficult then impossible. His consciousness began to fall away and with his failing vision, he watched the world fade and disappear as his last breath left his lungs, a pained wheeze that seeped from deep within his chest.
At that, Miles Goodhall died.
"Mummy? Is Daddy in Heaven?"
For want of a better answer, Helen nodded in agreement. "Yes."
Satisfied, Megan return to her colouring, scribbling over the lines to turn a black and white picture of a cartoon duck entirely pink. Helen wiped at her eyes, wishing that Michael was there with her.
She would have been surprised to know that he was.
THE LUNAR TICK
The world is my clock.
I don't have to turn the key to wind the spring to turn the cogs that turn the hands. It just happens. The Earth turns on a tilt, and the physics of the ...
Follow the girl who has to cross decades to ensure she is not forgotten.
Can a boy who is willing to give up his soul to save his father, succeed in his battle with The Night Watchman?
Will a woman stand up to a world of hatred and prejudice in her search for a better life?
Can a daughter, living with a domineering father who spends his days in his laboratory, survive his evil experiments?
'Home Truths' is an eclectic collection of fourteen short stories by C J Richardson. If you like to ride an emotional roller coaster of fear, hate, prejudice, sacrifice and love (with a sprinkling of the supernatural and gothic horror) you won't be disappointed.
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When Chester Blake and his wife Mary watch their son head off to boot camp they disguise their true feelings. A military life was not what either of them had wanted for the bright student and outstanding football player.
His death, in an accident, breaks their hearts and they spend the next few years visiting his grave and then driving home again in silence, neither of them knowing what to say to the other.
A stray puppy fills the gaping hole in their lives, but Mary's death only seeks to remind him of the losses he has suffered in life. Now, with just the memories of happier times to keep him company, Chester must accept the inevitability of his own advancing years, a property tax bill that is overdue and his dog's now failing health.
As a huge violent storm rolls in, not only ready to dissipate the infernal heat of the summer drought, but threatening colossal damage as well, Chester Blake makes a monumental decision that he knows has been coming for a long time.
Why does the bicycle haunt Mark's dreams?
Is June calling Ken from the other side?
And who needs Harry out of the way?
Introducing Cod Beck, three short stories with a twist from the Dark Teesside series.
Brought to you by award winning author Glenn McGoldrick, these dark stories unfold in Thornaby, Hilton and Maltby.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 28 Pages (1,837 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 15th, 2019
This is the third short story in the Bethlehem (New Zealand) series. At 17,000 words this is longer than the previous two so will take about an hour and a half to read.
As Christmas draws closer, the town of Bethlehem is preparing for the annual Christmas Fair. One of the highlights during the Fair will be the auditions taking place for the part of Romeo. Verity Spragwell is preparing for her debut and is terribly excited at the prospect of putting Bethlehem on the map as the cultural centre of New Zealand.
However, eleven year old Tim Hopman is not so excited. He has a problem and so enlists the help of his friend, John Zhou. Tim's beloved pet, Bamfrey the pig, is intended to be the Christmas dinner and the boys set out to ensure this does not happen.
Thus, the stage is set for the characters to converge in what will be an audition, as well as an escape, to make the lead up to Christmas a memorable and eventful time.
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Janie is a rich young woman living in Colorado on the eve of World War Two. Her hero is Amelia Earhart and Janie is given a sailplane glider by her rich father. It's Christmas Eve and Janie has taken off in the sailplane to get away from a boring party. But her sailplane hits some unexpected winter weather and she flies far off course.
Thad is a mountain man who lives in the hills of Montana. He's just seen a strange wooden bird fly into a mountain and shatter into a million pieces. When he investigates the crash, he finds a dazed and injured woman wondering around the crash site. He carries her home, convinced she's the woman he's prayed God to send him.
Janie awakes in a cabin on the mountain with a hunky man of the hills waiting on her. Thad is going to nurse her back to health. She's never had a handsome man such as Thad around before today. It's winter and they're stuck in the cabin until the snow melts in the spring.
Thad doesn't understand the ways of the rich woman God has ...
I've never had to think about money. It's always been there.
To put it plainly, I'm used to getting what I want. That includes women. So when I meet one who thinks she can't be bought, it blows my mind.
She's clever, beautiful, and clearly not looking for a white knight.
All she wants from me is a single, wild night of passion in Paris.
It's incredible. How can she expect me to walk away from her after that?
She doesn't know it yet... But she is mine.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Penny Wylder, this short-story prequel comes before the filthy, full-length novel: The Billionaire's CamGirl.