Dwayne Phillips

Biography

A systems and computer engineer since 1980. A short story fiction writer.

Where to find Dwayne Phillips online


Books

Chats with Interesting People
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Nelson stumbles into a tiny restaurant somewhere in Alabama. The place is a treasure trove of chats with interesting people. Nelson goes out of his way two months later to revisit the place, but things have changed.
What's New?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An engineer builds an interface between a computer and the human mind. Books and movies come alive in your brain. Then the engineer connects the entire Internet to his brain.
Wondering How You were Doing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Mike walks away from a good life to live on the streets with the homeless. He writes notes to his sister asking for items for the homeless and inspires others to give.
Coffee with God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Lance Thibodaux is hunting in the Honey Island Swamp of Louisiana. A snake bite leads to a battle of man versus nature, until God enters the conversation.
RunningForPresident.Wordpress.com
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
John William Smith is running for President of the United States. He is conducting his entire campaign on a blog. And something happens - people start working for his campaign and he is on the ballot in 41 states on Election Day.
Armed Robbery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Brian Hough was robbed at gun point. Well, not really at gun point, and not really robbed, but attempted robbery by a bandit who could not hear and from a store that didn't have any money.
Jump for the Flag Pole
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Mike Knapp would gaze at the top of the flag pole that stood outside his 4th floor office. It didn't look far. Maybe he could leap out the window and grab it. That was just a daydream until one morning when an accident in the parking garage set off a disastrous chain of events.
Another Blank Page
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Tim was a writer, or at least he wanted to be a writer. He had an office with a view, a good computer, and a supportive wife. All he had as a writer, however, was a blank page, but not even a blank page - only a blank screen. In desperation, he goes to a McDonald's for coffee and finds his inspiration.
Like Charlie Dickens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An angel named Al visits Dave in his apartment. Al labels Dave a "loser," gives him several hundred million-dollar ideas, and then comes to the point of his visit.
I'm Going to Live
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
John is lost on a desert road. Confused, dehydrated, and despaired, he lies down to die.
Someone Pushed Down the Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An old Soviet satellite is found in a pasture in Louisiana. No one knows why. This is only the beginning.
The Last Public High School in America
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Adam Hollis has taught public high school in America. He is giving final exams today with graduation set for tomorrow. After that, the last public high school in America will close.
Al-Qaeda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Two bored engineering students from Mississippi take a year from college to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. They never make it. A chance meeting with a former student and a tall, slim Saudi man changes their plans.
The Secret of Third Route, Mississippi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
John wanders into Third Route, Mississippi and the Postmaster job. Something seems wrong to John. Then one day he sees something in the bed of a farmer's pickup that he wasn't supposed to see.
The Sun is Still Sitting
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Matt and Dave are floating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon on a raft with four young women. Their only thoughts are survival and the thoughts of a place called Las Vegas - in the 23rd century.
A Building
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
There are times in life when I am glad when someone taps me on the shoulder and returns me to sanity. Unfortunately, on this night when a stranger invited me into a mysterious building with no windows, no one tapped me on the shoulder.
Short Stories in Rural Settings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An anthology of eight short stories in rural settings. This anthology contains: Highway 340, Visiting the Farm Home, Esther's Grandfather, Off the Interstate, Quite a Name, The Old Man and the Dog, Shed, and Two Walls and a Roof.
Short Stories Set in the South
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six short stories set in the South. This anthology includes: Highway 340, Esther's Grandfather, Under Control Now, The Pecan Trees, The Room, and The Cat in the Bag.
Short Stories About Writing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,010. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six short stories about writing and writers from Dwayne Phillips. This anthology includes: Will Write for Food, Predator and Prey, The Patron of the Arts, The Old Book, Too Much Too Much Not Enough, and Two Walls and a Roof.
Maybe That Stops Now
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,340. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Betty stumbles into Holcombville, Iowa in 1955. She is starving until she meets Isaiah Marshall. Married quickly, she bears three sons. Then Isaiah disappears. At age 18, each of her sons leave home only to disappear like their father. Upon Betty's death, she requests that the townspeople arrange for her grandsons to come to her funeral and meet one another. What happened to their grandfather?
With My Dad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Ten-year-old Todd is going with his dad while his dad goes hunting. It is the longest, hardest, and most memorable day of his life.
Will Write for Food
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Joseph writes novels, and they have all been rejected so far. He pays his rent by writing junk magazine articles. Food? That comes from people who don't write as well.
Under the House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Art's widowed mother is to move into the house. One problem is water doesn't come out of the faucets. The exposed pipes have problems. Art doesn't know anything about plumbing, and the plumber next door is away for the day. Art starts by crawling under the house.
Uncle Bill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
David is on break from his dead-end job at the Dollar Store. A scruffy old man approaches him claiming to be his uncle who hasn't eaten in two days. David gives the old man his last $2. Something comes back in return later.
Two Walls and a Roof
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
I reject moves into a tiny mobile home that his great uncle bought after World War II. He great aunt feeds him while he sweats and shivers and writes with pencil and paper.
Too Much, Too Much, Just Enough
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Gilbert Manson has just signed a contract to write a novel. He will buy a new computer and move to a farm outside the city to write the novel. Too much, too much. The publisher, however, has a "just enough" idea.
The Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"Everyone who goes in that room is a liar." That had to be a myth. There cannot be anything special about a silly little room. That's what I thought until I spent a couple of minutes in the room.
The Old Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A man finds an old book in an antique store. Someone filled the pages with writing in the margins. It is some type of diary from the second world war, but the pages are linked cryptically. Can the man and a friend decipher the secret of the old book?
Suburban Blues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Jay Palmer is a computer programmer who works 16 hours a day. Now he rediscovers his passion for playing the guitar. Will his passions kill him?
Study Hall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Allen moved in from out of state. He is ahead of his grade in high school and bored to death. He has to sit in Study Hall everyday with a bunch of freshmen. One day, he does the freshmen a favor - something that upsets the Librarian.
Relief and Celebration
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Carl works hard. Every project must succeed, every project. Are successes cause for celebration or relief?
Reading Glasses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Widowed ten years earlier, a man decides to have "a date." Planning for the worst, he uses a McDonalds in a Wal-Mart as a meeting place. He doesn't want to look old, so he must find something to do with his reading glasses before she arrives.
Shed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The life of a shed and the people who built and used it - written by the shed.
Send in the Kid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Things were going well on the job site - except for the generator building. The mechanic had not spoken a word to anyone in two weeks. It was eccentric to say the least. The managers didn't know what to do until a kid showed up on the job site.
Sometimes You Roll the Ball
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Two partners are struggling to expand their business. They hired three project managers, but these people just don't seem to "get it." A breakthrough comes from watching a group of 7-year-olds play T-Ball.
In a Puff of Smoke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A little boy talks to an old man who counsels people. The little boys gives the old man a new perspective on his patients and shows him how to relieve their troubles in a puff of smoke.
The Pecan Trees
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Bob Broussard has returned to southwest Louisiana a few years afternoon Hurricane Rita. Something is wrong - the wrong people are working in the wrong businesses serving the wrong customers. Bob searches for answers and finds that the hurricane has changed everything forever, including the home where Bob grew up.
The Patron of the Arts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Will is the grandson of migrant workers in California. His escape from that life is his writing. When he gets his big break, he learns that his patron owns the rights to all his work. Can Will, and two friends find a second escape?
Predator and Prey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A writer has a cabin by the lake for a week to write. Everything was perfect. Then a predator arrives - a small brown mouse. Can the writer defeat the mouse all alone without outside help?
On the Bench
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
George is on vacation, at least he thought he was. Instead, he finds himself sitting alone on a bench at an outlet center while his wife is shopping. George is slowly going mad, until relief comes from unexpected sources.
The Old Man and the Dog
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An elderly widower finds a dog on his walk in the woods. The two become companions as the man cares for the dog and the dog watches the man.
Late
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Doug was standing in the rain waiting for his wife to pick him up. She was late, very late, and he was soaked. Just wait until she arrived. Doug would let her know how he felt. At least, that is what he thought.
Quite a Name
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Gary Harrison's car breaks down in the small town of Riverside. People mumble his name and give him odd glances. Something happened in the town on Friday, December 5th, 1941.
Off the Interstate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Stephen sat on the curb of the main street of a small town off the Interstate. He lost his job and was dumped by his girlfriend. As he scratched the pavement with a Bic pen, two vehicles sped towards him at 2 a.m.
Through the Looking Glass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Del found himself dazed and confused, lying on the floor of a cave somewhere in the desert. Two men in Three Stooges costumes were talking in gibberish and claiming to be from Romania or maybe another planet. They promised to take him to their planet through a looking glass.
I Want Them to Like Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Aaron works long, hard hours. His wife will understand as this project will end soon and they will enjoy the bonus and promotion that will surely come.
I Was Hungry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Eddie Donaldson was a major league baseball player. His motivation for trying baseball as a kid was simple - he was hungry.
Biscuits
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Tony felt for the homeless people he saw outside the window of his Washington D.C. office. He wanted to help feed them and figured that would be easy. It wasn't as easy as he thought.
No Hot Dog Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Toby fell for it again. His friend tricked him into coming to a bon fire. Now he is stuck standing next to a fire with no hot dogs and a girl wearing a sweat shirt. The evening, however, brings something unexpected.
The Before Building
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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A dust storm leads a wandering man to literally bump into a building. Pulled inside to save his life, the wanderer learns that this building has kept several hundred people alive for a generation. The building was built Before a deadly event, and these people are struggling to survive in the world After.

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