Heart of the Hunter

Birdie McFly
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
Short story for ages 10+ A deep story about a young boy who is taught to hunt by an old hunter. Told in the hunter’s lore and language. “I was thirteen when my father left my mother for a lady who looked like she’d just stepped out of a glossy women’s magazine…”
Camp Mutha
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
Short story for ages 10+ A humorous story where Mutha is not welcome on an overnight ‘boy’s only’ hunt. Told in the hunter’s lore and language. “I had to use my rubber-band-on-the-wrist reminder to keep my mouth shut at all the dumb things she came up with, like wanting a shower in the morning.”
Challenge
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Short story for ages 10+ A gruelling story of two fighting stags. A high-pitched whistle, a sound more like a scream, rang out in the valley below. The challenge was made.
Cor Blimey
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Ages 10+ A hair-raising pig hunting story told in the hunter’s language and lore. ‘I’d been harassing Dad for ages to take me pig hunting but all I got was, “You’re too young, you’ll be a nuisance, maybe next year.” Then I get the green light.’
Critter
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
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10+ A heart-felt story of a man and his pig dog told in the hunter’s language and lore. ‘I wanted a hunting dog as well as a mate for life. When I took on Critter I didn’t know if he would make the grade or fall into the recycle bin at the local dog pound.’
Crooked Toes
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
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Short story for ages 10+ A monster boar? With crooked toes? Or is Dad just dreaming? Told in the hunter’s lore and language. ‘Dad’s told me stories about a monster boar he calls Crooked Toes. Sometimes I’d wonder if it’s just a figment of his imagination. Dad’s head can be pretty pig-mad and his stories a bit Harry Potterish. When I finally get to go on a hunt I see the prints for myself.’
Dog Day Fright
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Short story for ages 10+ A humorous, illustrated hunting story told from the dog’s point-of-view. “Don’t know how they think, damn humans! Does Bruce want to catch a pig or not? For goodness sake, let me off my friggin’chain.”
Full Circle
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
Short story for ages 10+ A warm-hearted hunting story about a boy who undergoes a series of changes that lead him back to his original beliefs. Told in the hunter’s lore and language. ‘At first, when I was young I hated killing little creatures like birds and rabbits, but Dad trained me on gun handling, plucking and gutting. I got used to it, then there was the accident and then …’
Heli-hunt
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
Short story for ages 10+ A death-defying story showing life as a shooter from a venison recovery helicopter. Told in the hunter’s lore and language. ‘I’d seen plenty of photos of shooters riding the chain. I admired their courage, but always whispered ‘bugger that’ and here I was – my turn.’
Hunting Poems
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
For ages 10 + There’s a lot of learning that goes on in the years between rabbit shoots and heli-hunting. Told in the hunter’s lore and language, these are poems of the young and old who hunt to fill the freezer or hunt for a living, those who hunt to rid the land of destructive pests, and those who do it because it is in their blood.
I Shouldn't Be Alive
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
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Short story for ages 10+ A terrifying story of a close call between man and pig. Told in the hunter’s lore and language. ‘This is it. My time to die,’ blasted through my mind.
If You Want to be a Pig Hunter and other stories
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
Ages 10+ Two stories and a poem showing how hunting lives in the heart of three boys. If you want to be a pig hunter, do you need to be strong? Two mates go hunting – but …
Revenge of the Dogs
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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A spooky, fictional story for ages 10+ about three men and their unwanted hunting dogs. Pig hunters, Jim, Digger and Isaac, like most serious hunters, owned dogs that knew what to do, whether by instinct or through training. Every once in a while, a dog failed to fulfil its role, and if not suitable as a pet, the dog was put down. Things, however, would come back to bite the men in the butt.
Stoat Hunt
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Short story for ages 10+ A jovial up-beat story of a young boy who sets out to catch a stoat. Told in the hunter’s lore and language. “When I found dead hens in our hen house, and saw something with a long black fluffy tail flash by me and disappear under the wood pile, Pop knew exactly what we were dealing with.”
The Good White Knife
Series: Heart of the Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
Short story for ages 10+ A story with a twist. Where did the white hunting knife go? Told in the hunter’s lore and language. ‘Dad was a fanatic about his hunting knife and reckons Mum lost it. “You don’t understand, Ella. I’m like an Indian without a bow and arrow, a tribesman without his spear,” he ranted.’