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

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Granny Mose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
They say gold can bring out the true character of a man, but how deep does that true character go? Read this intense short story by Eric Stringer and find out.
A Settled Grave
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense story by Nicolas Z Porter. Having just buried one child, how far will you go to get another one?
Theorem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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This is a psychological thriller by Eric Stringer. His friend Janie is a collector, but a collector of what?
Deadline
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer (the neurotic persona of Harvey Stanbrough), a writer is late publishing his short story of the week, or is he? Follow along as the deadline nears.
The Maransky Nature Blot Test
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer with help from his friend Nick Porter. This story is so tightly written that I can't say much more or I'll give it away.
A Vanilla Shake for Martha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this wonderfully descriptive short story by Nick Porter, an elderly woman and her husband take a journey through a small west-Texas town and her memories.
Spider
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer. Dorothy is brought into the hospital, the victim of an accident. While in the hospital bed with her head in a fixed position, she sees a spider that takes her back to a childhood regret. The rest is just payback.
Running with the Wolves
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The protagonist from "Interference" is back to describe his life with the wolves in this post-apocalyptic tale. There are lessons here for humans, but not a lot of hope that they'll listen.
The Curious Events Surrounding Thomas Pilsen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Thomas Pilsen, a man more than absorbed by his fantasies, takes a cab to the airport. Along the way he becomes a mobster, and after he arrives he remembers an alien invasion, discovers a spaceport, and finds himself on the way to a mine on an alien planet.
Fire & Ice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A homeless veteran wanders the streets, struggling with his ghosts as he vascillates between The World and his own reality, reliving the day he watched his best friend die.
Poetry Techniques for the Fictionist
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How writers of fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction can apply the techniques of poetry to make their prose stand out.
The Waiting Room
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In the waiting room of a psychologist's office, a man engages a woman in a conversation about personal responsibility and the mores of society.
The Moral of the Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A stranger visits a peaceful village and is welcomed. Why is he there? Is it a test? Only time will tell....
Quick Guide to Self-Publishing & FAQs
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Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This is a quick guide that answers the most important and most often asked questions posed by authors who are considering self-publishing in either ebooks or print books (POD). It's free. Whaddya got to lose?
Marie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Charlie Porter, 25, is stuck in the small town of Stillman where nothing exciting ever happens. Or does it? Everybody gets at least one chance to change their lives. Will Charlie take his?
One Evening on the Pier
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nick wanders almost every evening to the end of the pier. That's where the fabric is thinnest between this world and the world where the stories reside.
The Common Good: An American Fairy Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ellyn Cochran comes to find that everything is not always as it seems, even in the liberal fairytale world she hoped for.
Pregnant with Ideas
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
These tales by Eric Stringer range from the merely odd to the fantastic, from the tragic to the magical. This collection provides a very satisfying, if extremely unusual, reading experience. The reader will remember these stories.
Consuela & Other Tales
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
If you enjoy Hemingway's descriptive narrative, you will enjoy these five intense short stories. Ranging from the rural midwest to a small town in the deep south to the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico to the back-country trout streams of Michigan to a steamy jungle in Southeast Asia, they will lead the reader on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.
Do What's Right: A Continuation of Bird Huntin’
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense short story that continues the story begun in Nick Porter's "Bird Huntin'." Two ten year old boys are the best of friends. One has a need that only his friend can fulfill. The other must pay the price for doing what's right.
The Cycle of Ramón & Other Stories from the Cantina
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,470. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
These are magic realism short stories. Love is bound through time, the heavens weep, the most beautiful woman in all of Mexico is cursed, a rabbit & a priest work through a drought, and the owner of a cantina relates tall tales that make Paul Bunyan pale in comparison. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
Training Macon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
This is a short story. Training can take many forms, from a good old-fashioned thumping to much worse treatment (that will leave you smiling).
Old Suits
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
In this short story, a writer and his friend travel to Pamplona for the running of the bulls, the friend's attempt to truly live just one more time.
Wednesday: Abused Spouses
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Series: Evenings at 7 in the Parish Hall, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Several ladies who have been attending the Abused Spouses group at the local parish hall decide to break away from the main group. Perhaps they will have some creative solutions to their problems.
A Natural Study of the Scream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This is an intense horror short story. While waiting seemingly endlessly in a place filled with screams, what better way to pass the time than with a journal entry or two?
The Rabbit & the Priest: A Tale for Children
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This is a magic realism short story, a tale for children. I hope adults will enjoy it as well. In a small town in Mexico, a drought has ravaged crops, killed stock and left the villagers hungry. What can one rabbit do to help?
Consuela
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense short story from Nick Porter. Consuela goes about her morning chores on the farm she and her husband have shared and worked for better than 50 years. But this morning he seems to be sleeping longer than usual.
The Dawn of Rigoberto
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this short story, Rigoberto, an orphan, is the tallest, strongest, wisest and kindest man in the fishing village of Agua Rocosa. His mother wandered off within weeks of his birth & is rumored to be a witch, but has gained goddess status with many of the villagers. Nearing her death & as he obtains his thirty-third year, she gives him the gift of his father and much about his life becomes clear.
Quite a Thing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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
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Series: StoneThread Anthologies, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,220. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Harvey Stanbrough is the editor. 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
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Series: StoneThread Anthologies, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,680. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Edited by Harvey Stanbrough. Here you will find everything from humor to spirituality to 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
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Series: StoneThread Anthologies, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,400. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Edited (not authored) by Harvey Stanbrough. 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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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
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Series: Evenings at 7 in the Parish Hall, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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?
Bird Huntin'
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
This is a warm tale of friendship that takes a turn down a dark path.
Monday: Alcoholics Anonymous
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Series: Evenings at 7 in the Parish Hall, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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 Reverse Lizard Move
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fifteen year old Harold Silt dreams of becoming a king... but is it only a dream?
Vignettes from a C-130
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
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Some things are much larger and more important than the individual, as a rural New Mexico boy learns when he joins the Marine Corps.
Maldito & Tomás
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tomás comes to help, but not everyone in a robe is a priest....
Stories from the Cantina
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,230. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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In these five stories, you will meet people significant to the life of young Maldito and the fictional village of Agua Rocosa. Eufemia and José, his parents; the Storyteller himself, Juan-Carlos; and several other colorful characters who live on the edge of magic. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you will enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
The Man of Mud
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
And on that strange day, a Man of Mud rose up from the plain north of the village.... Finally the Storyteller relates the story of the Man of Mud. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
The Storyteller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Meet the Storyteller of the Stories from the Cantina. To keep his customers entertained, he relates stories of the magic that permeates that area where reality folds into imagination. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
Maldito & the Tourists
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Maldito develops his artistic talents and encounters tourists who are more than they seem. He sketches things others are simply not able to capture on paper. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
Maldito
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Maldito... accursed child or the fulfillment of an ancient Mayan prophecy? How does a child survive a loveless home, bereft of care and any but the most basic interactions? Come along. Maybe you will care. Maybe you can help Maldito as he tries to make his way. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
Carmen, Whose Face Was Cracked
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What caused the face of the most beautiful woman in all of Aguafuertes to crack? It wasn't vanity. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
Eufemia and José
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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The 13th child of a 13th child... can they break the curse? Both Eufemia and José are the 13th child of a 13th child back through 13 generations. Will their union break the curse and produce the child that will fulfill the prophecy of ancient Mayans? If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.
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  • Hitting Back on April 10, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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
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    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.