Stories to Enjoy
By Tom Mach
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Published: July 20, 2011
Words: 38,878 (approximate)
Stories to Enjoy includes 16 short stories such as the following: "Real Characters"--about a writer who unfortunately gets his wish that his characters come alive.."Son" makes you think differently about compassion..."The Crossword Puzzle Murders" offers you a surprising twist to a serial killer.."Frozen History" is about a man who discovers an ancient power that may stop nuclear missiles.
Stories to Enjoy include the following:
A landscaper makes an astonishing discovery about the cross of Christ. He buries his discovery and it is only after his death that another priest uncovers it, but a tragic accident tests his faith. (Read more)
Stories to Enjoy include the following:
A landscaper makes an astonishing discovery about the cross of Christ. He buries his discovery and it is only after his death that another priest uncovers it, but a tragic accident tests his faith.
A Press Secretary, while onboard Air Force One, finds the actions of the President bizarre, and she cannot shake the feeling that she won’t return home after her flight to Great Britain. Will her hunch be confirmed?
The Lead Bird
Robin is jealous of Sara, the company president’s niece. Robin is furious that she might be passed over for a promotion, but a knock her office door changes everything she had previously thought about Sara.
The Crossword Puzzle Murders
Agatha, a detective, is as stymied as is everyone else about a bizarre mass murder. The suspect leaves a newspaper with each corpse. Will Agatha discover the meaning of this before it's too late?
Troy, a writer, answers the phone and his agent tells him his characters need to come alive. He gets his wish from a genie from a magic lamp, but having his characters come alive is more than he can bear!
The Hen Party
A police lieutenant, is determined to find the murderer of her sister. She didn't know,however, that she’d find her answer when she and her female friends take a figure drawing class involving a nude male model.
Priscilla’s New Word
Little Priscilla is taunted by her classmate Barbette, who gets generous presents from her parents. But in the school parking lot Priscilla finds herself feeling badly about Barbette.
Craig can’t stand his new boss, Brenda Wilkins and does what he could to get her fired. When that fails, he decides to try a totally different stratagem. The plan works so well that, in the end, Craig is devastated.
Bernie admits he made some bad choices in the past, but what pains him most is that his son never forgave him. Now that he’s been critically injured in an accident, he hopes his son will come to pay him a visit. The door opens. There’s a visitor for him.
What if you could stop all the actions of the world by performing a special incantation while wearing a ring dating back centuries ago? What if there were a nuclear attack and you had that power but didn’t know it? What then?
When Kansas Women Were Not Free
Jessica arrives in Kansas in 1867 and meets a suffragist who will introduce her to Susan B. Anthony tomorrow. But Jessica’s encounter with a hotel clerk who treats freed slaves and women with equal disrespect makes her question the meaning of freedom.
This psychic has the power of telekinesis but doesn’t have enough money to support herself. Then she finds she can change the value of stamps by the use of her mind. She would have gotten away with it, but she selects the wrong stamp in which to hide.
Passport to Murder
Kirk, a computer hacker, finds himself with top secret information the FBI wants. He takes his Passport hard drive with him to Washington and gets in a jam with a female spy for the Taliban. He doesn’t have the data the FBI demands. Now what?
As marketing director for a high-tech firm, Leland is devoted to Nancy, his live-in girlfriend. Although tempted to have an affair with a woman he meets in a bar, Leland rushes home to his wonderful, but now strangely silent Nancy.
Breakfast, Over Easy
Today, after 50 consecutive Monday morning meetings for breakfast, a man’s male friend fails to show up. But his fiancée does and gives him some shocking news. Now he has a dilemma over possible fidelity to his friend.
The Plot to Kill Lincoln (Again)
A professor finds a way to go back in time to see if he can prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. But he’s in for a series of frustrations, culminating in his final opportunity to reverse history. But will he be able to pull it off?
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Stories to Enjoy
This unique collection of 16 short stories written by prize-winner Tom Mach includes stories such as "Real Characters," which is about a writer who gets his wish--that his characters come alive.... "Breakfast, Over Easy" makes you wonder about loyalty in the face of temptation.... "When Kansas Women Were Not Free" takes you to a time when women were less free than former males slaves.... "Son" mak
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