Books tagged: offbeat

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Dads In Short Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection of three flash fiction pieces will bring a smile to your face, and maybe even have you laughing out loud. Just like your dad's plaid shorts that skimp on length, these breezy reads will be perfect for your train ride or next bathroom break.
Night of the Squirrels
Series: Squirrelpocalypse Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,420. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
They're out of their cages; they're twitching their little tails and flashing their beady red eyes. They're after your flesh, and they're not going to be dissuaded by some corn on a wheel or a little stoop nailed to a tree. The squirrelpocalypse is unleashed at McWikken Academy. Can Regan and Colby stop it?
Losing Gravity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,410. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A quirky, cautionary tale about humankind's ecological impacts, told with humor, compassion and mystic vision. Though civilizations have come and gone on planet Earth, more things remain the same than changed. Losing Gravity strips the foreseeable future of avenging monsters, all knowing aliens, focusing instead on its most peculiar creatures: humans and their collective evolutionary efforts.
The Red Kite's Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this fourth and final story of The Carmarthen Underground series, a mummified body is found deep beneath the Welsh Consulate in north London, prompting fears of yet more traitorous behaviour in the Welsh capital. While the agents of Carmarthen Intelligence investigate, the people of Myddfai are haunted by strange phenomena and Rhian Jenkins realises that the time has come to say farewell.
A Taste of Lemon with a Twist of Lime
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
This pseudo mystery takes place in the town of Hudson, Quebec, population of 5,000, just east of Ontario, circa 2000. It almost all happens in a cozy cove on Lake of Two Mountains, off the Ottawa River, at a time when gas and fuel were relatively inexpensive for all the yachts, sailboats and other watercraft.
The Technical Progressman
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In A Dockyard Apprentice’s Story, Robert Smith (‘Nige’ to his mates) told of his formative years as a young trainee in Chatham Dockyard, where he trained as an engine fitter and turner. The Technical Progressman is set in the 1960s, taking up the story from the point where Bob transfers to the Weapons Section as a Technical Progressman.
Chasing Clues in Jimmy Choos
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,120. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Opal Harper is a feisty 89 year old who spends her days drinking wine, playing cards, and flirting with men half her age. But when her kindhearted employer Steve dies under suspicious (and possibly murderous) circumstances, she takes it upon herself to find the culprits responsible and bring them to justice.
Everybody Hates Abigail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,680. Language: Australian English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Everybody hates seventeen year old Abigail Carter. Find out why.
Cock-a-Doodle Die
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the future, humanity has devolved into rat-sized pests who stir up trouble in a civilization of super-sized poultry. Killer roosters hunt the pests without mercy, but one such hired gun--champion cockfighter Shad Lugo--can't close the deal. This bad mother-clucker runs afoul of the wiliest pack of little people ever, turning routine pest control into a gut-wrenching grudge match.
Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities
Price: Free! Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A quirky collection of seven short short stories of about 1000 words. Strange with dusting of sci-fi, these quick reads offer a brief escape into imaginary worlds with absurdity, excitement, and possibly a laugh. Or two. Three's a stretch. Warning: If a woman named “Aunty Ida” approaches you and offers a solution to your problem, doctors recommend running. Quickly.