Short stories

Tramps
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Series: Short stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about the odd friendship between a street child and a mentally disable young boy. The tramp knows rather well that stomachs growl when there is no food but he discovers that there things in life that sometimes trump the basic needs of life.
Pedro Orozco
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Series: Short stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this short story Pedro Orozco, a man with a violent past, is hired to hunt down a cattle killing jaguar. He stalks his prey with his single-shot shotgun. Jaguar and man meet their common destiny under a full moon.
What's Wrong
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Series: Short stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
In this short story a young man is the accidental witness to a rape, unknown to perpetrators and victim. The young man flees and needs to figure out where he stands but his moral compass has to be re-calibrated. The resetting of his true north happens on an unexpected way.
Dry Winter
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Series: Short stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this short story a family man ends up in the Colorado high plains to take care of business after the dead of his alcoholic father who he has not seen in almost twenty years. The father he knew and had the displeasure of growing up with is not the man buried in the wind swept cemetery. Something has happened in the years since and a journey of discovery starts.
Mud Man
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Series: Short stories, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short story. A young wannabe mason in Florida tries to find his place in the world but things not always work out as one wishes for. When things don't go one's way, just enjoy the present as is.
Going Away
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Series: Short stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Short story. A young man sees no future in his small town and seeks an unorthodox way of getting out, leaving behind those who he thought he hated but realizing that those left behind are also victims of their common sad circumstances.
Guaicaipuro's Gold
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Series: Short stories, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Short story. A band of boys search for a forgotten gold mine, their imagination stronger than common sense and their desire for adventure and discovery an excuse to ignore reality. Underneath this seemly boyish adventure, the undercurrents of history, race and conquista with its horrors are explored through the eyes of one of the boys.
A Holly Trifecta
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Series: Short stories, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
Three short stories specifically written for publication in religious magazines. Two out the three got published in 1994 and 1995. Years later, after re-reading this early work, I have to admit that these stories are tearjerkers. I didn't set out to write lachrymose stories, but sometimes stories write themselves. I have bundled these stories in this trilogy, for those of you who like spirituality
Wrongway Dave
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Series: Short stories, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Dave is paralyzed by terror every time he jumps out of an airplane. Despite a string of bad jumps that make Frank, his instructor, ground him out of concern for his life, Dave finds ways to keep on trying to get that one turning point jump that will free him from his terror and botched performances. Skydiving is unforgiving of errors, and Dave makes plenty of those.
Old Tales
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Series: Short stories, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Short story. Life memories are our treasure when old and pushed aside by a younger world. But an old man's treasure is just old tales to his son, something to be endured out of politeness and deference. The hurried world of the young is impatient with the little time left to the old.
Shameful Things
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Series: Short stories, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A man leads a double life. Deceit and acceptance of that deceiving run side by side without conflict. Two parallel lives that coexist yet never collide, or at least that is what it looks like. How far can the deception go? The reader will have to figure out that puzzle.
Simple Life
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Series: Short stories, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Unhappiness can be self inflicted when we fail to appreciate what we have or get sidetracked by worries that are not worth our time. In this short story, a young boy who is poor but doesn't know it, who is happy with his simple life, has that life tarnished by worries that, while look to him insurmountable, are small peanuts. Death and a missing love one reset the boy's priorities in life.
The Alien's Luggage
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Series: Short stories, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about unfulfilled expectations. Two cousins think they hit the jackpot when they run into a crashed UFO, only to find out that what they though was their ticket to fame and riches is just another of life's disappointments.
El Norteño
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Series: Short stories, Book 14. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Short story about an illegal Mexican immigrant working as a short order cook in El Norte, the promised land north of the border, Texas. Being undocumented, poor, and not speaking English, he encounters unexpected disdain from the very people he aspires to be.
Hangers
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Series: Short stories, Book 15. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
On November 1868, Lee Musgrove, horse thief and hell raiser in general, was hanged from a wooden bridge in Denver. Almost a century and a half later, Joe Glatfelter, to the horror of early morning joggers and cyclists, hung by his broken neck under the same bridge, now reinforced concrete. One can say that both hangings were unrelated, but they both shared a common thread of lynch justice.
Winter Wind
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Series: Short stories, Book 16. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this short story, Jack thinks his failed marriage was due to not having a shop manual for women, something that can explain to him how the opposite sex works. He works on his Bug, in the cold, toiling away under dripping oil, a predictable world that he understands well. But soon enough, another woman comes looking for him. As a bonus, this story shows how to adjust the valves on a '70 Bug.
The Idiot
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Series: Short stories, Book 17. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A Spanish civil war veteran lives with a piece of shrapnel embedded under his skull. His disconnected reality sees apples, cider, and flashes of old memories that to him, seem to belong to strangers. His one-armed friend is the only one that seems able to talk to him, or at least has the patient to talk to an old simpleton with a perennial smile embedded on his creased face.
Mister Danger is my Name
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Series: Short stories, Book 18. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An American expatriate living in a small town along the Caribbean, an escapee from alimony payments and pesky IRS tax men, becomes the unexpected driver of an ambulance carrying a dying kid through the dark jungle night. Besides a rough dirt road full of pot holes, river crossings, and no headlights, he has to deal with a spooky companion riding shotgun.
A Dozen in Denver
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Series: Short stories, Book 19. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short story a private investigator is hired to find out who “killed” and old servant bot by smashing his head with a pipe. His snooping leads to the conclusion that another robot is the culprit, which is not possible as robots are non-violent machines. His suspicious are confirmed when he finds and confronts the culprit bot. The social order as he knows it becomes suspect.
Colfax
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Series: Short stories, Book 20. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: American English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
In this short story, come along and take a ride on Colfax Avenue, the longest road in Denver. See the sights and meet those less fortunate than you. Life moves along because it has to, and we do too because we are alive.