William Olson


Angry Birds - A Play
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,890. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012 by Calumet. Category: Plays » American / African American
A modern adaptation of the celebrated Greek playwright Aristophanes’ comedy, THE BIRDS, William Olson’s ANGRY BIRDS explores the same themes of the timeless original—ethics, morality, politics, law—but is set in present-day Chicago. Not Athens. True to the biting humor and caustic critique of the Greek masterpiece, ANGRY BIRDS mocks the most farcical and hubristic of American culture...
Carnival - the Dream of the Floating Goat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Reminiscent of Homer’s Odyssey, Carnival – the Dream of the Floating Goat, is a story told in media res. The tale begins at Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebration, and oscillates between Rio and small city in central India—Jabalpoor. Our hero, Salunder Siege, is in the midst of realizing his life-long dream of playing a round of golf in the Olympics Games...
Cancer Lurks Deep
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kilgore Trout, a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, returns to his boyhood home in upstate New York after a career ending injury to his throwing shoulder. He intends to take over his father’s business, but instead goes into real estate. His transition to New York is not without great difficulty...
Angry Birds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
‘Angry Birds’ enlists the reflections of an evangelist’s encounters with people while he proselytizes the Word of God. He tells of the ways in which various faiths, and denominations with the faiths, react when he shows up at their doorstep with his bible in tow. But it’s the evangelist’s encounters with the strident non-believers that dominate his ruminations.
Adrift on the Amazon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
After Rio de Janeiro is awarded the 2016 Olympic Games, a father-son team of golf course developers decides to leave their mark on Brazil. A bold resolve, and a few well-placed investors later, and their far-fetched dream of developing a golf course in Rio becomes a reality. They’re soon snapping up land and soaking up the sun on Rio’s beaches. On one visit to tie up some loose ends in Sao...
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A killer recounts his actions and the consequences that followed.
The Great Flag Flap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
‘The Great Flag Flap’ describes a nickel-plated bald eagle’s confrontation with the legacy of racism embodied in his high school’s flag. The eagle is a popular student-athlete at Rebel High, and he leverages this popularity to demand the retirement of the shameful symbol. The cloistered community that is home to Rebel High refuses, though, to heed the eagle's admonitions.
The Rogue Barrister
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A golf course developer is indicted on several counts of racketeering, among other seedy crimes, and calls on an old friend—the Rogue Barrister—to defend his case. The Rogue Barrister, though, is more interested in promoting his record label and his microbrewing business than he is anything else. The verdict is shortly delivered: The golfer is sentenced to do hard time at Cook Counting.
The Blue Grotto
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
An American with literary aspirations travels to Italy in search of inspiration. He arrives at the Isle of Capri with little money to his name and only a rudimentary command of the language. On the island, he befriends a local man, Guido, with whom he exchanges English lessons for a room with a cot. The two develop a friendship that is finally tested by the lust they share for the same woman.
Barcelonan Nights
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
British Properties, the pre-eminent scholar of Olympism, travels to Barcelona, Spain to enjoy the Olympic Games of 1992. He is there on assignment. He has real research to do. And he loves the Games and all they represent. But it’s his celebratory company that makes his trip the more memorable.
Down on the Pharm
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A man convinces his pharmacist to carry within the pharmacy a new herbal supplement--a green tea. The tea is not run through the FDA, which ultimately lands them both in prison.
The Blue Eminem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An employee at a theater district combs over the rider to the theater's contract with the 1980's rock band Van Halen, and notices a strange requirement: The rider calls for six bowls of m&m's--with all the blue ones removed. The employee decides to have some fun with the band, but later--after the party--a more direct confrontation ensues.
Jessica Wentworth, an Oil on Canvas
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
A young woman from Naperville, Illinois has finally realized her dream of opening her very own art gallery. But when a handsome (and married) man shows up interested in more than her oils, her fate twist.
Steal Me - flash fiction
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man is visited by a diminutive genie.

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