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Massacre at Moniac Crossing
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 86,570. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2009. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Massacre at Moniac Crossing" is fiction based on fact. In 1904, at a turpentine camp, in North Florida, the residents at the sleepy crossing boarded a train to St. Augustine for a day picnic and sight-seeing trip. By day's end, when everybody boarded the train again to return home, the men, loaded up in the smoking car, started quarreling and fighting, which led to their own civil war incarnate.
The Hunt
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A timid teenage boy finds the life he is meant for on a big cat hunt with two old geezers. After Rick's mother died, and his father remarried, he became aware of himself as a misfit. On the cat hunt with his eccentric step-grandfather, he learns why he's a misfit--he should have been born in a previous generation. Rick is out of place and out of time. The cat hunt is his rebirthing.
Jesus Bus
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Dot Knight, Sunday school teacher supreme, sets out one summer evening with her class to invite a select group of Mexican migrants to revival. The object is to fill her class's pew, and in her crooked thinking the Mexicans should be easy pickings (vulnerable as they are). Really, Dot's object is to nab the admiration of the preacher at this, her third church where she got "saved" last time.
Snake Tales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Category: Essay » Literature
Rattlesnakes measure "8 foot long," where I come from. AND some even chase you. Nobody knows what happens if they catch you. We tell our tales for hours, gathered round a pickup's tailgate, around campfires--even standing in line at the supermarket. Dead snakes dangling from poles along the highways are commonplace, and they stay there till the buzzards peck the jewels from their hides.
I Am
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
The aborted boy is only a scrap of flesh but has a heartbeat like the fluttering of butterfly wings. Kate, nurse on duty, doesn't know what to do. This sixteen-week old baby was supposed to be delivered dead! It was a given. She's been trained under such unlikely circumstances to discretely place the fetus in a basin and set it on a shelf in the lab till its--his--heart quits beating. She can't.
Making History
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Known only as "Sister," the girl watches her wicked step-daddy sack up her cats to toss in the river. As Sister says though, "This isn't the worst thing William B. Blaine ever did." She hopes this pet sacrifice proves enough to cause her mother to make him go. Sister is obcessed with her mother's dedication to mean men; her trying to make of them who she wants them to be rather than who they are.
Little Horses
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Husband and wife, they looked blood-related; they looked perfect, like arm-linking dolls on the top tier of a wedding cake. Except when they were drunk..." Assistant Professor Randolph Sears--Randy to his only two friends--is about to learn why Anthony and Verandah drink so much when they are with him. And then he sees himself as he really is, not how he hopes he is.
Dumdum (Featured story in the anthology
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
At first "the boy" finds the inbred calves he has to tend a burden and embarrassment. That is until the squatters at a country store try to pass the calves off to a stranger traveling through. "Never name a cow, boy," one of the men say. But it's too late. The boy has named and fallen in love with them, especially the cow he calls Dumdum.
Name of Love
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sunny has grown used to her older brother Horace's yawning crying. But she refuses to adjust to the notion that the physically deformed and mentally retarded twenty-one year old will have to be retired to the Georgia State Insane Asylum. She's the one who takes care of him and she's the one who will save him from the family hauling him off to Milledgeville--no matter what she has to do.
Vacation Bible School
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Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(Companion story to "Jesus Bus") Dot Knight's car is brand-new in this story and she aims to keep it that way. Problem is, she has been enlisted by her adored preacher to drive those nasty Odums' kids to Vacation Bible School halfway across the county. Then her car breaks down along a remote road, and the kid's turn her car into a wreak...