FrostProof 808

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FrostProof808 publishes excellent short fiction by several authors. It is currently closed to submissions.

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Quite a Thing
By Nicolas Z Porter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is an intense short story, a tale of war. Along with your companions, you're entering a village to the sounds of fireworks, or maybe bullets. You feel tired, fatigued, decide to rest for a bit, as it turns out, alongside an old woman who reminds you of your mother.
Keep Calm & Carry On
By Nicolas Z Porter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
A sniper team is out to get the guy they've been hunting, and who's been hunting them, for several days. Who knew trout fishing on a wild river in the deep woods of America could have such an impact on an intense, deadly mission?
Finding Time to Write
By Eric Stringer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is a short story. Hmm... a description... I don't know. Whether our hero is a great writer to be or just another psychopath out wandering the beach or a friend (or stalker) for a professional writer... I guess all of that will have to be left to the reader to decide. Enjoy.
A Shiny Life
By Nicolas Z Porter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is a short story. An elderly woman is last seen on a soggy, dreary day by two of her neighbors who are playing checkers on a porch. Neither of the men ostensibly know her all that well. But maybe one knows her better than he lets on. A young family comes to town a few days later looking for the woman, and they're even less familiar with her than the men are.
At the Bus Station
By Nicolas Z Porter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is a short story. A young couple arrive in a bus terminal. Both are nervous at their impending separation. We assume it's a sad time for both, but is it? Are they running from a problem, or merely solving it in a different way?
The Least He Could Do And Eleven Other Stories
By Harvey Stanbrough
Series: StoneThread Anthologies, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 53,220. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is an eclectic collection of twelve short stories containing professional and amateur detectives, strung-out criminals and a kindly neighborhood grandmother, a moonlighting real estate agent, absurdity, quiet terror and a great deal more. At times you’ll laugh out loud, and at times you’ll have to stop reading to let your heart calm down. Enjoy.
Things You Can Create
By Harvey Stanbrough
Series: StoneThread Anthologies, Book 2. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 98,770. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
Here you will find everything from outrageous humor to spirituality to dreadful fear; artificial intelligence and alter egos; Kirlian auras and clowns and otherworldly beings and circuitous, post-apocalyptic journeys; bakers, bassoons and sleep-induced space travelers; changelings and entwives; faerie gardens and forests tangled with vines; detectives and ghosts and a pixelated murderer.
Body-Smith 401 and twenty other stories: an anthology of speculative fiction
By Harvey Stanbrough
Series: StoneThread Anthologies, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 68,410. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Body-Smith 401 and twenty other stories is dedicated to the memory of Ray Bradbury, who passed from among us on June 5, 2012, after having taught many of us a simple truth: “Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” You were right. Thanks, Ray.
Self-Editing for Writers
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
Avoid the most common errors this editor has seen over 15 years of freelance editing. This is a compilation of notes on punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, usage, etc. that cover the most common errors I've seen in over 15 years of editing. This, combined with The Seven Writerly Sins, would comprise what not to do if you want to be a successful writer.
Tuesday: eating disorders
By Eric Stringer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
Would being a cannibal qualify for having an eating disorder? While under armed guard and being tended to in an ER, accused cannibal and murderer John Searcy, AKA Randall Sly, escapes custody and takes a nurse, Susan, hostage. Does he want her for her excellent body... or does he want her for the excellent tone of her body?
Monday: alcoholics anonymous
By Eric Stringer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
Anonymity can hide any number of faults. Married to an uncaring, workaholic husband, Shylia Allred walks to alleviate stress and to consider her divorce. Randall Sly is the one man who can bring a huge change to her life... but change isn't always all it's cracked up to be.
The Essentials of Digital Publishing
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $11.95 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00)
This book discusses manuscript preparation for submission to Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Includes screenshots, cover design tips, marketing tips and much more.
Notes from Writing the World
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $15.95 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
This compilation contains the full text of my shorter nonfiction works in a single book: Writing Narrative; Seven Writerly Sins; Creating Characters; Writing Dialect; Writing Great Beginnings; Writing Flash Fiction; and Self-Editing for Writers. You will not get Writing Realistic Dioalogue, Punctuation for Writers, and The Craft of Poetry. You must purchase those separately.
Lessons for a Barren Population
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is an eclectic collection of poetry. The first edition of this collection was the first-ever full-length original poetry collection published as an ebook back in 1999. Nominated for a Frankfurt Book Fair Award.
Writing Realistic Dialogue & Flash Fiction
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $12.95 USD. Words: 39,060. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
This book explores why and how authentic, realistic dialogue works to engage the emotions of the reader. In it, we discuss even the nuances and sounds of individual letters and words and the effect of those nuances on the reader, and explains why and how narrative is effective when used in conjunction with realistic dialogue.Includes a chapter on writing flash fiction.
Residua
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is single, long, autobiographical poem that is included in other collections of Harvey Stanbrough's poetry. This represents a sampling of blank verse that should appeal to those who seek poetry that is accessible on the surface.
Selected Poems
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
These Selected Poems are not included in other collections of Harvey Stanbrough's poetry. These represent a sampling of blank verse poems that should appeal to those who seek poetry that is accessible on the surface.
Intimations of the Shapes of Things
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
A poetry collection in the lineage of Frost, Yeats Nemerov and other writers of blank verse.
Soft as a Breeze
By Eric Stringer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
This is a short story that enables the reader to experience the immediacy of war.
Beyond the Masks
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,860. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction
Stanbrough's poetry derives from the real world. If you want milquetoast poetry, this is not for you. If you want poetry that you have to "interpret" to understand, this is not for you. If you want brain-twisting reality and gut-wrenching emotional depth---if you want poetry that will make you get up and pour yourself a brandy---you want this collection
The Craft of Poetry: Structure and Sound
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
The structure of the poem, canto, stanza, and line, even to the molecular level, discussing how the sounds of certain letters or letter combinations in certain words affect the reader; whether and why the length or brevity of a line or stanza has a certain effect on the reader; how to construct sentences within the poem so they are most effective.
Creating Realistic Characters
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
A realistic character is just like a real human being, and the reader should be able to identify with the protagonist, the antagonist, and a minor character or two as soon as he meets them. The more quickly the reader identifies with the character, the more quickly he will become engaged in the story line.
Writing Dialect
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
When it is written well, dialect informs and enhances the reader’s sense of place and character.
Punctuation for Writers
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,670. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
Punctuation for Writers is a completely unique approach to punctuation. It teaches writers to wield punctuation as a tool rather than treating it as just one more thing they have to look up and "get right." Once you've read and understood PFW, you will no longer need rules-regurgitating books. This thin volume makes "rules" obsolete. Includes an essential grammar refresher.
Narrative in Fiction: Whispers in the Background
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
When writing narrative, there is very little room for error. All narrative must advance the story line, and it must do so as efficiently and interestingly as possible.
Writing Great Beginnings
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
The beginning of a fiction should convey a sense of immediacy, a sense of urgency, that gives the reader no choice but to read the next sentence and the next and the next.
The Art of Writing Flash Fiction
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
Learn to write a complete short story in 99 words or fewer. Fun, but addictive!
The Seven Writerly Sins
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00)
This nonfiction booklet explains seven common snags committed by many writers when writing narrative.

Books

Vignettes from a C-130
By FrostProof 808
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Some things are much larger and more important than the individual, as a rural New Mexico boy learns when he joins the Marine Corps.
Giacomo, 2080
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
What happens when the only woman Giacomo Casanova has truly loved through the ages finds a way to bring him back to life?
Six Years in May
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
After the Inter-Arab War of 2139, there came The Purge. Now Jonathan Kirski, who believes his parents abandoned him, mines the mass graves in the Siberian fields for the bones of his ancestors, and the only clue he has to the truth are his recurring nightmares. In that frozen tundra, the bodies don't decay. The faces remain, staring, accusing.
Crushin' Bugs
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
Karma might be real, but sometimes it misses the mark. Little Billy is just a boy being a boy... albeit a particularly cruel boy. He takes great pleasure in crushing bugs. Most of his acquaintances, like characters in all sorts of situations in everyday life, choose to ignore his mean streak, but one, Tommy, sees the good in all helpless creatures.
The Beholder
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
There's a lot to be said for being who you are... storm chaser or just storm. Watch a storm chaser in Oklahoma remembers who he really is and becomes an integral part of a unique electrical storm being steered by aliens... then helps his ancient friends feed on his coworker.
The Cycle of Ramon
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Fiction
Sometimes letting go just isn't possible... at least not without help from the other side. The eerily weeping heavens combine with the sea and a departed love to ease the burden of the one who has been left behind. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
Six Years in May: Thirteen Stories from a Very Odd Mind
By FrostProof 808
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 38,290. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
These tales range from the almost normal to the fantastic, from the tragic to the comedic, from dark to light and from dark tale to fairytale. Interspersed among these tales is an extra story marked in chapters and not indicated in the table of contents. It is at once a story, a recollection, a history and a confession. It is truth and fiction, reality and fantasy. You decided which is which.
The Magic Cakes (Poetry)
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
The story of Little Red Cap retold in blank verse, revised to include the magic inherent in all of us and with no need for a woodsman to save the day.
Concerning Mama's Taste in Men
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
A rural New Mexico boy learns joy and pain as his future is washed away in a flash flood.
The Magic Cakes
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
The story of Little Red Cap retold with magical, surreal elements and no further need for a woodsman.
Real Characters
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
What happens when the characters turn the tables on a hack writer?
Interference
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
A whacked-out writer makes his way through a nuclear holocaust, narrowly avoiding being eaten by wolves and plummeting into a canyon on his way to his desk.
Same Ol' Bull, Same Ol' Rodeo
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Contemporary rodeo western psychological horror.
Requiem for a Bard
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
In this short literary fiction, a poet struggles with, and finally delivers, the eulogy for his lifelong friend.
On Bullies & Gods
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
A light-hearted short story in which God himself is a major character. Think George Burns in "Oh God!"
Ground Rules
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
A literary psychological suspense story.
The Oldest Debt
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
A literary psychological suspense story.
The Well
By FrostProof 808
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
A psychological suspense story set in southern Louisiana.

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  • Hitting Back on April 10, 2011
    star star star star star
    Linda, If I hadn't known better I'd have thought I was reading Hemingway. "Hitting Back" is clean, concise and bristling with page-turning suspense. I'm going right after I file this review to purchase Mad Money, and I look forward to The Next Ex.
  • A Texas Elegy on April 27, 2011
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    I've used the opening paragraph of this novel to teach other writers how to write a great beginning. The language and dialect of these characters are true to life, the situations taken as if from the brush country of Texas, and the simple poignancy of this story will linger with me all my days. As a result, I will be in very good company.
  • Brasada on April 27, 2011
    star star star star star
    I am fortunate to call Don Johnson my friend. When others write about his "authentic voice" they attribute it to research. I suppose it is if you can consider life research. Don has lived these situations first hand as a man can live them only in the brush country of Texas. He's lived them in this lifetime, and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to learn he lived them in a previous lifetime about 160 years ago. Brasada is a tough book about tough characters in tough country. Only Don Johnson's deft hand could tame such a story. If he hadn't it might well have attacked the reader upon being opened. Bravo, Don, for yet another brilliant offering.
  • Graceful Blur on Aug. 10, 2011
    star star star star star
    This is a strong story, filled with action, that's over entirely too quickly... then again, that's the whole premise. Wonderfully done.
  • In His Majesty's Postal Service on Aug. 10, 2011
    (no rating)
    This is an exciting, wonderful story that seems almost a collection of vignettes, glimpses into the particular, peculiar mini-worlds that are part of a larger world located on a single street of a town. A great short story. I wish Mr. Healy would collect some of these so I could purchase several at a time.