Short Reads

A Series by Charles Harvey

Red Underwear
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Series: Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Red Underwear is the story of a single man's quest for love before Internet and cellphones were in vogue. Henry a lonely writer has just won a writing prize. He decides to place a personal ad in the local paper to find a woman to help him celebrate his good fortune. Ruth calls Henry after finding his ad when she cleaned out her cat's litter box. Henry gets a lot more than he bargained for.
Othello Jones
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Series: Gay and Lesbian · Urban Stories · Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short short. Formerly titled The Handshake... Ex-student and teacher meet by chance in a shopping mall. Things start off bad when the student refuses to give the teacher a hug. Inspired by Edward Albee's Zoo Story, the pupil's words are more potent than fists. He jabs and punches until his words drive the teacher to the brink of murdering him. The conversation is poetic, raw, and brittle.
The Blue Train To Heaven
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Series: Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This short story by Harvey captures the enigmatic relationship of two brothers from Ghana. Listen in as Elijah tells his story to a Reporter who has come for a story on an elaborate burial coffin. Humor, irony, and bitterness all intermingled in this short piece. The people of Ghana are known for their elaborate coffins. Check it out on Google as you read The Blue Train to Heaven. Bonus Story
When Dogs Bark The Short Story
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Series: Gay and Lesbian · Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Dogs Bark, The Short Story has been reissued by WES Writing. They say a cat has nine lives, but this dog has been everywhere and everything but dead. It made its debute in 1995 in Story Magazine. Soulfires picked it up in 1996 as well as the iconic and awe inspiring anthology SHADE.
The Thing
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Series: Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The absurd and the macabre come together in this collection of short fiction and microfiction. The THING, The Wrappings, Happy, and Charity give us satire, fantasy, and a taste of the future. Thomas Jefferson Roosevelt embodies all three in the Wrappings. However don't forget Gusta's ulcerated leg that earns him no charity. The voice and vision of the Author Charles Harvey knows no bounds.
The Butterfly Killer -- The Short Story
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Series: Butterfly Killer, Book 1 · Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Elliot Cross is the Butterfly Killer. He targets anyone with dreams and aspirations. In this short story we see his cunning ways. He stops at nothing to gain his victims confidence. If you have a dream,he's ready to make sure you don't live to achieve it.
The Power Plant
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Series: Gay and Lesbian · Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A young man’s coming of age story in the 80’s. Innocent and sweet with menacing undertones. In the Power Plant our protagonist works in his University’s Power Plant typing and running errands. He’s nineteen and trying to navigate his way through his yearning for men at the plant while at the same time feeling he should be with women.
Minister Q
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Series: Urban Stories · Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Romance and sorrow are the woes of many hearts. This is a tale of unrequited lust and longing. The young Minister Q lives a secret life. Sister Gloria is secretly in love with him. All of these secrets are exposed in the end in shameful scandal.
Urban Tales
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Series: Urban Stories · Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,740. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Urban Tales is about us, at least some of us. They are about us being funny and about us loving, lusting, and sexing. Only us could have "Dozens" players in our Christmas story. Only us know how to tip over on the downlow. These stories are streetwise, but yet will make you think. And we know we love a bargain. They're cheap, but won't shortchange you.