Ten From Four: A Collection of Short Stories
Ten From Four is an eclectic collection of my works. Stories included are: A Time Called Home, Granny Fuhrmann And The Last Supper, Scam Of The Scandinavian, A Dog's Tale, The Courtship Of Ambrosia Snodgrass, Max Finnegan: Rogue Prince Of Pinconning, Worthington Manor, The Moose And Leo LeSander, Road To Chupadero, and Turning Points. Read samples of each at Four Moons Books on Smashwords. More
A Time Called Home: Two veterans of WWI, Clarence, an old warrior and Brian, a young man reincarnated from the soldier he was, share drinks as they discuss old days and new challenges, and each find their own places in the world they're meant to live in. Clarence, finding himself at the end of his life, shares words of wisdom to help Brian, his former comrade, let go of his pain and live a happy and meaningful life.
Granny Fuhrmann And The Last Supper: Abigail Fuhrmann is about to enter the hereafter, and her immediate survivors gather in Northern Michigan at the Dog and Doughnut, a local greasy spoon, hoping for a low-key celebration with some good old-fashioned comfort food. However, the combination of generations and flapjacks tend to bring out the worst, and the best, in the members of this interesting, yet not so uncommon American family.
Scam Of The Scandinavian: Michael McGorski, private investigator, is a jaded narcissist and an unapologetic misogynistic pig whose goal in life is to collect as many dollars and sordid tales as he can. However, during his time spent with two women - a beautiful client and his good friend, he just might discover a little more about himself than he wanted to know.
A Dog's Tale: A library in Northern Michigan is home to all sorts of curios and knick-knacks. But there's nothing that tops the stuffed German Shepherd, wearing military decorations, sitting and smiling quietly by the card catalog. For years, tourists have asked how he came to be a permanent resident in this municipal building; now you can discover the tale behind the dog in this humorous and heartfelt story.
The Courtship Of Ambrosia Snodgrass: modern day gentleman's club, and the leading man in our tale is no exception. Immerse yourself in this story and experience all the joys and pain of the affair between Ambrosia Snodgrass, a lovely yet shrewd entertainer, and her naive client, Chester Radcliffe.
Max Finnegan/Rogue Prince Of Pinconning: Max Finnegan, a member of the Pinconning Clan of Mice, frets about the food stores for his people as the Michigan winter approaches. He tries to strike an honorable bargain with a local cheese maker, but when diplomacy fails, he prepares himself and his valiant army of mice and cats for a battle to ensure the Clan's survival. You'll fall in love with the charming little thief in this short story.
Worthington Manor: Daphne finds herself the newest resident of a rather unique boarding home, full of different personalities and strange house mates. As she walks around and interacts with everyone there, she discovers that Worthington Manor isn't just her new home, but a place and a state of mind that she's known her entire life Find out what becomes of Daphne, and the others, in this short story.
The Moose And Leo LeSander: Leo LeSander was an odd fellow, but things got a little stranger that autumn when he decided he was a bonafide Moose Whisperer, all because one came out of the blue one day to chat with him a bit! Follow Leo's journey from a path of self-imposed divine destiny to a better one of simply accepting those strange little anomalies which happen to cross your path as icing on the cake of your life.
Road To Chupadero: Having given up on the world, a Vietnam veteran and loner reflects upon his life, and contemplates his end days, while traveling the back roads from West Texas to New Mexico.
Turning Points: Robert, a young man, and a new father and husband, discovers that life after high school isn't quite the way he planned. He wants the good life for himself and his family. Will he take the fast lane or the slower road to reach his goals? Find out in this short story.