Aaron Majewski

Biography

Author, screenwriter and playwright

Books

Five O' Clock High: The Rumors Spread
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A satirical romp through an office building. Where everyone wants to fuck everyone else and everyone below tries to kiss ass and grab favors, and all and sundry try to undermine those around them.
Isaac Newton's Apple
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Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00)
A pair of young lovers meet beneath the apple tree in their backyard. Which leads to a discourse as to what old Isaac was really doing when he discovered, uh you know, that natural law thingy.
Shadowgames
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
In the wrong place at the wrong time, a staid CPA learns too late not to play around with his new car starter in the parking lot of a mob owned deli.
Locker 13
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Released from the mental institution which had held her for half a decade, a young girl sets out to prove her brother really did disappear into a school locker. She follows him into the dreaded locker, despite its sinister history, and chases wherever he leads.
Kitchen Foolishness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A pair of cautionary tales about not leaving food in the fridge too long, or using spices specifically marked: do not touch!
The Ooze
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A young man attempts to seduce a science nerd, only to discover what she truly means when she asks if he would like to experiment with her.
The Werewolf and the Tentacled brain eater (A love story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When a pair of the worlds greatest predators meet and fall hopelessly in love, only one thing can happen. A darkly horrible love story.
A Detective Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
1940's Chicago, a black female detective is asked to discover what happened to a rich gadabout whom disappeared mysteriously from his hotel room. Unfortunately, she does.
Humorous Incidents: Short Stories and Essays
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As the title suggests, this is a series of interconnected stories and chapters, which are (meant to be) humorous in aspect. They are in fact, non-fiction events from the author's own life and experiances.

Smashwords book reviews by Aaron Majewski

  • Hush, Hush, My Love on March 31, 2011

    This was a very creepy love story\horror tale. A woman won't be denied her love, not even in death. Unfortunately the author does not warn his audience it contains necrophilia, which threw me for a second but I decided to read more anyway, hoping against hope there wouldn't be anything explicit. And fortunately, my faith was rewarded (although if just the word itself makes you shudder, you might want to skip reading this). Although I figured out the girl was dead probably about a page or so before I was supposed to (in a six page story that's a lot) still it had a very nice ending and it was very well written, taking into account the fact I'm assuming it has not been professionally edited. If romantic horror stories are your thing, and you don't have a lot of time late one night, then check this out.
  • Shroud & Sword on Aug. 01, 2011

    Shroud and Sword starts out promisingly, but then reads like it has half a dozen different beginnings. The story than meanders a bit too much for my liking. It could use some more editing, a little reworking as to plot points. Otherwise it has the potential to be a good sword and sorcery style fantasy, if it had another 200 pages or so. As a stand alone short story it really doesn’t take enough time for the ambitions it has. For the price it might be worth the read, if you like the author's other works.
  • Sapphire of the Fairies (Sword of Heavens #1) on Aug. 12, 2011

    Sapphire of the Fairies is the first of a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. It has all the needed hallmarks to be a sweeping fantasy tale, and is both grammatically well presented and easy to read (as in- the plot is consistent and makes sense). Although it is technically sound and starts off promising, it quickly proves to be both repetitive and fails to lay proper groundwork for character growth, in that they start off as confused young men and within a few chapters, turn into a deadly fighting force; while also dwelling on the minutia of camp and traveling. Secondary characters have very simplistic motivation which never fully becomes realized and although dialogue is generally good, can become silted in places. Even for a young adult fantasy story, it leaves much to be desired in these areas.
  • Vanessa Alone on Aug. 15, 2011

    Vanessa alone is an amazingly good read. It is unfortunately one of those so called 'teaser trailers' which some author's feel is a good way to promote a larger book, rather than strictly a stand alone novel... although it does have a fully rounded plot which builds nicely and ends exactly where it should, preparatory to a second chapter which I will assume is in the full novel :) This is the well told story of a young woman locked alone in a room with a man she was indifferent too, and because of her imprisonment, comes to be rather more than indifferent to, until he is no longer around. Despite the fact that it is only the opening part of a larger work, this is very well written, extremely good, and well worth taking a look at. It is in fact so good, I am surprised it didn't receive traditional publication. Which is when all the hyperbole is said and done, perhaps the highest praise you can offer an author!
  • Party of the First Part on Aug. 16, 2011

    It is five pages and I did not like the first four, which might be a bad sign except that I read it all the way to the end. More on that in a second. The writing is technically sound in punctuation and grammar, and the author has a smooth flow to his individual style. I am of course, giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming it is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, as it is an absurdist fantasy about an insurance company willing to do everything, and I mean everything, to keep a writer's hands safe. It started abruptly and I thought I was not going to like it but being only five pages I read it all the way though. The ending was a surprise and it turned a two star work into four. Not the best thing I have ever read, but the ending was good, and nicely done.
  • Slippery Slope on Sep. 01, 2011

    Slippery-Slope has apparently been published by Putnam (according to the author, under the title Running) I can only assume the author has chosen to use an earlier, unedited version of his novel here on smashwords, as it was full of typos... spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, ect. Other than that, the novel is the story of one man's internal struggle to accept the truth of himself, and to live with it. Unfortunately it doesn’t spend nearly enough time developing either the primary, or secondary characters, so although it has the seeds of something that could be a really great novel, I find that it falls a bit short of that. The author does have a great literary flair for dramatic and descriptive prose, and he clearly has spent time in the woods; for that alone it is worth reading. But it could use some editing, better formatting for ebook reading, and the author might want to consider rewriting it; or perhaps going back and making sure that what he has published here on smashwords is actually the same finished work, which was published by Putnam.
  • The Walk Back on Nov. 22, 2011

    A great example of sex between supernatural creatures. It is very well written although it does have several problems which could be corrected with some editing work. The actual sexual interactions are very well formed, and the opening page is an excellent precursor to what happens. The description of the change itself is excellently handled and through joy to read. It is a short story which is disappointing but other than that I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys occult horror or steamy sex featuring supernatural creatures. It is so well written I am giving it four stars despite the grammar and incorrect word problems.
  • Momo: the Disgruntled Christmas Elf on Dec. 20, 2011

    This was very good.
  • The Feast of Stevens on Dec. 27, 2011

    This is amazingly good, not what you usually find in a 'free' self published work, although I see from the author's notes that is has been published in a magazine. Well written, funny, good dialog, description and use of characters while very gently poking fun at some people who don't like to be poked at...um wait. Someone offer her a publishing contract already.
  • Santil's Doom on Jan. 20, 2012

    Santils (sic) Doom starts off very well, for the first paragraph. Good description and it sets the tone with a rising dread. After the first paragraph I found the prose to be a bit heavy handed, the writer it seemed, was trying a bit to hard, with a little too much grandiosity, to force the tone to continue on that path of dread, and the sometimes awkward sentence structure made that fall a little flat. However all in all it was a nicely done bit of writing, and the finial page or so went back to that earlier set tone for a good horrific ending; leaving a taste for more.
  • Carpe Diem-1- A Rose Never Tasted so Good on Feb. 23, 2012

    I did not like this, quite frankly. I know, I know, if you have nothing good to say it is better... But in any case, the writing style I did not like, the grammatical and punctuation errors distracted, and although the described action started to get good, it ended all too abruptly.
  • The Expendable Few - A Spinward Fringe Novel on May 12, 2012

    This is a very good work, suggesting that the entire series is also spectacular. It does lag a bit in places, and a few things might be easier to follow if you read the rest of the series first, but all in all it was very impressive. The beginning starts out with a nice fast pace and a human tragedy which draws the reader in and makes them want to see what happens next. Unfortunately the last third of the book lags slightly, and really I think you must have read the previous works in the series to easily following those last few chapters, but that is understandable as this isn't exactly a prequel.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins on June 03, 2012

    This is an excellent trilogy of novellas, which forms a complete story about one Captain and his ship and crew. This apparently serves as the backdrop, or origins, for other books in the Freeground series. The work itself is well written, with nice pacing and okay characterizations. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good sci-fi as it has more emotional depth than some :)
  • Pig Farm on July 26, 2013

    The author's use of prose is excellent, lots of neat little turns of phrase. The story itself is nicely told, a good retelling of the 'old standard' wife meets other man, husband kills other man, other man comes back for something that isn't quite revenge... Very well done and I look forward to more from this author.