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THE TICKET TO WONDER
What is YOUR story? If you are at the start: What will it be? If you are in the middle: One last chance. If you are at the end: What has it been? In these works Christopher F. Mills shows that the greatest stories—like the best lives—come from a place inspired by wonder. Do you have wonder? Here are some inspired-by-wonder works to framework your own extraordinary tale.
—Ganry Danic, reporter for the Sun Times
The Ticket: Parts One & Two
Here is your ticket to ride The Mighty Melancholic. Keep it safe. Only one ticket per dreamer. Short novelettes on inspiration. Part Two is for a special kind of mother that few are asked by destiny to become.
The Incredible Tales of Crispy the Great
Have you ever thought: “I wonder if there might be a hillbilly with an I. Q. twice that of Einstein, has a flair for making cash and has discovered a new formula for extra-terrestrial, super-speed space flight?” Well wonder no longer. Before he invented the hovercraft and became the planet's first trillionaire, A. C. Braithewaite was just a young man who liked to raise hell. These are the incredible-yet-true tales of his early days.
Johny Beaumont/movie script
Johny Beaumont just wanted to leave home and see the world. But his destiny was to run down the myth on the mountain he grew up on. It's about a man, a mountain and a myth—and how they came together to make a legend.
The Christmas Wish
Galen Bralieg was a pilot in WW2 and a general in Vietnam. What he left behind in the Great War and what he brought home from Vietnam form the basis for this romantic, heart-warming Christmas story. A story of fathers and sons, and a wish that took seventy years to come to pass.
Prom Night '88
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you hitched your Studebaker to a star in a cotton field while on date with a dream girl? A short story full of humor, life, and Unidentified Flying Objects.
The Immortal Rocket Frog of Wallops Island
The short story of a long jump. A bull-frog named Huckleberry Jack once caught a ride to the moon on a rocket and decided if it was the last thing he ever did, he would find his way back home. A tale of the impossible.
A love story that began in the Middle Ages and found its completion in the Space Age. Some love never dies. Some love last forever. A belle-lettre novel and poet's master thesis on the human heart.
How to Become Famous in High School
Beau Braithewaite was a boy with a simple dream: just to make friends and a life for himself. This is the ghostwritten memoir of how he became famous instead.
One long verse story; belle-letters & sonnets, and the storied history of Clair and Chauncey, two immortals who showed that love can last forever. A close companion book to The Gemstone.
To find the works “Google” Smashwords.com and in the search bar type: Christopher F. Mills. His Author Page will show up. Most of the works are free. Many holes were dug to discover these gemstones, so we hope they shine for you. Please tell others of these fantastic new stories & Thank You for reading.