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A Shot Glass of Bullets
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this short story, a grizzled bar owner meets an unexpected arrival. The jaded man can't help but be suspicious of the youngster with mud on his clothes and a mysterious briefcase in his possession. The owner calmly supplies the customer with alcohol, trying to uncover his history. The information comes all too slowly, forcing the owner to pick sides in fight he wants no part of.
Rumination
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A young man feels trapped by expectations he can't fulfill. He longs to leave the crush of the city and find freedom in the farming life of his youth.
Evensong: Tales from Beechbourne, Chickmarsh, & the Woolfonts: Omnibus Edition
Series: Village Tales. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 330,900. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 14, 2015 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In this, the complete edition of the work (also published in two parts), the Woolfonts rally 'round in a time of crisis. Teddy and Edmond are in a jam apiece; The Breener is in a daze; the duke, after a tragic loss, is ill, as is the Rector; Sher Mirza is at his wits' end. Of course, this is the Woolfonts: everything will come right on the night. It's the getting there is dicey.
Evensong: Tales from Beechbourne, Chickmarsh, & the Woolfonts: Book Two: Te Lucis Ante Terminum
Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 189,150. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 14, 2015 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The Woolfonts are reeling, from floods, council politics and skulduggery, a tragedy in the duke's family, the duke's own illness, the Rector's collapse, and the prospect of a social housing new build. The Bishop faces a problem in Beechbourne; Edmond Huskisson, a personal crisis. Can the villages Keep Buggering On?
Evensong: Tales from Beechbourne, Chickmarsh, & the Woolfonts: Book One: Nunc Dimittis
Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 14, 2015 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In this, the first part of the second Village Tales novel, changes come to the Woolfonts, floods vex the District, a retirement at the Free School is announced, there's dirty work on council, the Rector is under strain, and a family tragedy befalls the duke. The villagers must rally 'round: and of course do, with blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Building the Gigabit City, Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Internet
Volume 2 delivers new chapters, more topics and more success stories! Find new funding sources. Learn guidelines for effective marketing and customer service. Get insights to co-ops and public private partnerships. Learn the criteria that communities use to measure broadband success. Mr. Settles guides readers to better needs assessments, more effective planning and better networks.
Tornado Gift
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
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A short story, about 2000 words. Strange is when a passing tornado drops an antique Westinghouse refrigerator in the backyard of your trailer. Stranger still is what is inside when Dad opens it, and what the contents mean for two rambunctious boys who often pay too little attention to their surroundings.
Mr. Elkins and the Zombies of Elbert County
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When John Bell tells his family that he saw zombies crossing their farm one October night, he asks them the keep it quiet so as to not cause a panic. But when his first daughter, Cecelia, draws a picture of the zombies in school, the cat’s out of the bag.
The Suburbs of Heaven
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,570. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Why would easy-going, likable Jim Hutchins pick up a twelve-gauge and head for his sworn enemy? The IRS threatening to garnish his mechanic’s wages? His kids providing the police department full-time employment? His grief-sodden wife making money by dancing naked for his brother-in-law? Better ask what’s kept him from picking it up before—His wits? His keen insights into human pretension?
One and One Make Five
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,140. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
‘One and One Make Five’ is a collection of stories and anecdotes based on the experiences of a family living in a wattle and daub house on a small farm in the bush between the years of 1932 to 1942. It illustrates the challenges of living without water or electricity and the hardships encountered due to a ten year drought and The Depression.