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Tippy: Tales of Flying Sergeants (Enlisted Fighter Pilots in WWII) by Michael Uva 4.2 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

How did a backwoods, "Enlisted" Marine mechanic become a P-51 - Ace Pilot in WWll? Loosely based on an "Enlisted Marine" mechanic who flew a P-51 aircraft during WWII. (Normally, only Commissioned Officers were pilots.) These "enlisted" pilots fought like hellions in air battles in the European and South Pacific theaters against greater trained enemy pilots and superior aircraft. They showed tenacity, guts, and heart in a belief they could stem the tide of tyranny. They crammed their bodies into tiny aircraft, and then hurled themselves across the skies, to protect America! I wrote Tippy as a tribute to a Master Gunnery Sergeant Tippy that I had the pleasure and honor to have served with while I was enlisted in the Marines. I flew a few times as his crew chief. NOTE: Tippy was a salty old marine. A fair guy, but let's just say, seasoned. Boy, did he have some stories. Some may have been "Fairy Tales," some the "God's Honest Truth." You can never tell with the Marines. I was told early on in my Marine career, there are only two types of fairy tales told in the Corps; One begins with, "Once upon a time... " the other, "This is no Shit!" Whatever the truth may have been, I wrote "Tippy" as a tribute, as I imagined this Flying Marine Sergeant might have been in WWll. NEWSPAPER HEADLINE - 1942 Enlisted Men Become Fighter Pilots! (Eleven become Generals) Only Officers were supposed to be pilots. But despite discrimination, over 2,575 enlisted men are officially, "In the books!" as Pilots. These men flew under the banner of "Sergeant Pilots." Chuck Yeager, Carroll Shelby, and Walter Beech all started out as enlisted men. These heroes are now lovingly referred to as, "Flying Peons." Authors' Note: Lets' keep alive the histories of these enlisted, Sergeant Pilots who served bravely between 1912 and 1945. This is the story of just a few of those unsung heroes. One in particular, Tippy! (This Is My "Fictional" Story Of Real Flying Sergeants!) ORDER YOURSELF A ...

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 134 Pages (1,682 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Depression and other fictions by Paul How 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Paul How's last heretical work before his unlikely and unclimactic return to the Catholic Church, 'Depression and other fictions' remains of some value in its critique of the deification of science in modern times. The collection ends with three cute stories.

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 171 Pages (926 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Mission Primal (Men of the Pack Book 1) by Parker Skye 4.3 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Adam hates his life. Feeling trapped in a backwater Texas town, all he dreams of is escape. With only a few short months of high school remaining, Adam can almost taste his burgeoning freedom. He has big plans for his future, none of which include falling in love. Besides, Adam's got too much baggage to trust anyone with his heart. Ben's got a job to do and he can't afford to screw it up. His first away mission should be a no-brainer for the werewolf shifter. When Ben figures out his human target is actually his fated mate, however, he's more than a little conflicted. If Ben had his way, Adam would be riding on the back of his motorcycle forever. Unfortunately, Ben's alpha has plans of his own for the human and is anxious to claim his prize. A loyal soldier for his pack, Ben soon finds himself at a crossroads. Should he honor his alpha by completing his mission or protect Adam against the forces fighting to tear his mate apart? A near-death experience may make the choice for him. Mission Primal is an MM paranormal romance novel and the first in the Men of the Pack series. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, even though they are best enjoyed in order. Due to the explicit nature of some scenes, this book is not intended for readers under 18.

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 208 Pages (1,863 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Heartfelt Horrors: Nine Short Stories by Michael Sellars 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

From the author of Hyenas and Things Not Made, a collection of nine short horror stories of loss, loneliness and isolation. A man finds an old shoe box in his garden. Inside, a doll-sized corpse.A huge creature manifests at the end of Elbow Street but only Timothy Cleg can see it. In the trenches of World War I, a lone infantryman encounters the end of innocence. As her contract comes to an end, an office temp begins to lose first her senses then her mind. These and five more tales of terror will make your flesh crawl and your heart break. "... a jagged and chilling tale." Tangent Online on Today is Not. "... one of those stories that gets more chilling as it goes on." SFRevu on Today is Not. "... a very taut and very well-written suspense piece... a reflection on what makes us real. Recommended." Tangent Online on Written in Water. "... recalls the tone and feel of many of the most vivid pieces written about World War I." Tangent Online on Everything but Wretchedness Forgotten. Trigger warning: contains references to child bereavement.

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 145 Pages (3,439 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020

The Green Orchid: Collected Writing by Connie Helena 5.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Short stories and poetry of a darker nature by a first time author.

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 139 Pages (603 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Sugar and Spice (A Short Clean Comedy) by Raine Fitzgerald 3.9 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

What could be easier than blogging for your teenage daughter? Life was crazy enough, with running a construction company and raising three daughters. But Hank's plate was about to overflow when his sixteen-year-old daughter, Sarah, comes down with mono. His wife, Clara, busy with her own career, ropes Hank into moonlighting for Sarah's blog, Sugar and Spice. It's a task any middle-aged man would run from with both feet tearing up the ground. To make his life a little easier, Hank gets his best friend, Phil, to help him with the blog posts. Between posting about first dates and self-esteem issues, to waxing and fake eyelashes, Hank and Phil explore firsthand what life as a teenage girl feels like. But can Hank and Phil survive blogging? Or will the concerns and fears of teenage girls prove too much for these manly men. This light-hearted novella makes for a quick and fun read.

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 108 Pages (2,083 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Treacle and other Twisted Tales by Yvonne Marjot (Crooked Cat Books) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Some old tales, told slant; some new. The rhythm of my pen across the page, is the dance of your heartbeat under my fingertips: you know what ink I use. The world is broken. We mend it with stories; and sometimes, to make sense of what we see, we need to tell the tale slant. Open this book and let yourself be swept away to strange lands, and familiar places made new. For there is magic in everything.

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 139 Pages (406 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020

The Ladies of Whitechapel: London. 1888. Their Stories. by Denise Bloom (darkstroke books) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

London, 1888. Enter the narrow dark alleys of Victorian London, where women sold their bodies for pennies, and the rich preyed among the weak! In the dark lanes, away from the hustle and bustle of Whitechapel High Street, four women live their lives. But someone is watching - and waiting. In 1888, five victims of Jack the Ripper became famous for their horrific fate. That same year, police ignored many other women's murders because of their class, or in an attempt to dispel the idea of a serial killer loose in Whitechapel. Discover the forgotten women of Whitechapel: from heiress to whore, from wife to murderer - four woven tales of women struggling to survive the terror of Jack the Ripper's reign.

Genre: Short Stories [x]
Length: 171 Pages (360 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 15th, 2020
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