Norman Crane

Biography

I live in Canada. I write books. I'm a historian, a cinephile and a coffee drinker.

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Books

Beaver At His Parents' [Episode 1]
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Price: Free! Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Every life has a history. Everyone has a home page. Sometimes, to go forward, you have to hit the "back" button. Beaver At His Parents' is a comedy-drama series about Charlie, a lawyer who loses everything and returns to his home town to start over. Episode 1: "Reasonable Foreseeability" Length: 20,000 words
A Dwarf Stood At The Door
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It was just a game, one of those quaint text adventures from the 1980s: quests, dwarves and silly fun... Until the dwarf showed up at your door. He's got a big axe.
Iris
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Price: Free! Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Iris is an epic science fiction book about love. It's not written by a best-selling author and it hasn't topped any sales charts. But the reason for that is simple: it doesn't exist yet. If you can read this do not hit refresh. Listen to me. Enjoy your life, because in 2025 everything will change. I know. I lived through it. All you can do is prepare. Live, love and imagine. Hit refresh.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 3
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discovered North America. That much is known. What they found there was not -- until now. This is the epic saga of a Viking's quest to find his son, one that will take him and his companions to the very edges of the known world, and beyond: to a land of exotic civilizations, ancient mystery, and unprecedented danger.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discovered North America. That much is known. What they found there was not -- until now. This is the epic saga of a Viking's quest to find his son, one that will take him and his companions to the very edges of the known world, and beyond: to a land of exotic civilizations, ancient mystery, and unprecedented danger.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 1
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Price: Free! Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discovered North America. That much is known. What they found there was not -- until now. This is the epic saga of a Viking's quest to find his son, one that will take him and his companions to the very edges of the known world, and beyond: to a land of exotic civilizations, ancient mystery, and unprecedented danger.
Fairy of Teeth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,870. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Paulie's a regular kid. He goes to school, he likes hockey. In the winter, he and his friends sneak off to play pond hockey. One night, the ice breaks and Paulie falls in. He spends nine minutes underwater. He drowns but doesn't die. When they finally pull him out, he's got a toothache and memories of something called the Ninetieth Degree. Paulie's a special boy. Being special is dangerous.
Saint Addiction
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Procter's a junkie. He lives near Brown Hill with the raccoons and his drug paraphernalia, which he keeps on a silver platter under the sofa. He didn't have a woman until he met her. She has clean, shiny hair. She's going to be his woman. They're going to be a family. He's not going to be a deadbeat any more.
The Salt Hollows
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Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
My parents divorced. I don't live with my father. I live with my mother and Henry, who likes it when I call him "dad". One summer, my dad visited me secretly. When my mother and Henry found out, they were angry. Then the snow came. I'll never forget that night. Sometimes, people do things—do them out of love—that scrape away their insides, leaving them as nothing but painful containers of salt.
Hazelnut Street
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story about returning to the street you grew up on. Everyone's there, but everything's changed. You've changed. The faces you recognize are not the ones you speak to. The people you meet are not the ones you knew. And when she takes you by the hand and pulls you between houses, fireworks exploding overhead, there is pain where once there was so much hope.
The Circular Logic of Space Exploration
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Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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An unexpected telephone call reignites a retired professor's space travel ambitions, but at what cost—and to whom?
The Boy Who Spoke Mosquito
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Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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Duey Pepper doesn't talk much. He doesn't have parents. His only friend is Oliver. Oliver died. The bullies should have left Duey alone after that.
Don Whitman's Masterpiece
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Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Don Whitman was a high school boy who did a bad and bloody thing. Now the pipe's all filled with cement and the adults tell his name to scare us—all except Mr Gregor: Mr Gregor knows the truth. He told it to me once, with details...
Dear Bette Davis
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Bette Davis ruined my life. Well, Bette Davis and Howard Hawk's 'The Big Sleep'. This is the story of my childhood.
A Paunch Full of Pesos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,470. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Fenimore rode into Hope Springs on a drunken horse and wearing a dead man's poncho. He carried two guns and seven coins: six grimy ones for the six men who’d taken from him and the seventh for the woman he’d loved, who’d sold him out for a future full of dollars. He was looking for work. He found was a feud. He made himself useful.

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