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Float Street Press publishes a range of stories and poetry that are in the tradition of the stories and poems that enriched our lives.

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Death Benefits
Series: A Martin Billings Story, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Martin Billings goes to Venezuela to get some documents signed. He finds the man's sailboat burning on a beach. Was he in it? If he was, who left him there? Who is the mystery woman taking pictures? And why is an ex British spy interested? Martin needs to find some answers,and preferably before Ugly Bill gets too tired of him playing detective. Special pre-release price
Imitating Art
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A writer backpacking in Asia looks for a quiet place to write about a criminal on the run. He finds the ideal place--where fiction and reality blur together.
Luscious Thief
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Cal is a bodyguard, Toni is a burglar and Cal is guarding her target. She makes him an offer--to join forces. Her plan sounds like fun, but it's also treacherous. Still, he doesn't have much choice and Toni is hot.
Visions of Jupiter
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three stories of speculative fiction asking the important questions of life: What if monkeys had continued to dominate the space program? What if an alien invasion went almost unnoticed? What if space colonization were as messed up as colonization anywhere else? Includes: Alien Fast-Food Wars, A Lovely Failure and The First Creatured Mission.
Berlin Danse Macabre
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ah! Berlin... Berlin. City of love and pain. City of discord. City of hate. City of memories... Fritz said to Albert: something bad is about to happen. Fritz said: I have seen the signs—clouds shaped like swastikas at sundown and at night, floating above the canal like tattered wisps of grey brume, the ghosts of Karl Liebkneckt and Rosa Luxemburg. From the collection UNLIKELY STORIES
The First Creatured Mission
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Although monkeys and dogs were the first creatures to go into space, at one point seemed inevitable that the first deep space pilots would be humans. Of course things didn't work out that way, and this is the story as it unfolded.
Cali's Metamorphosis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young American woman visits Florence, Italy where art and love and the great myths that underlie both come together. Cali finds that accepting love means accepting some fundamental change. A short story from the anthology The Jeweled Web.
President Sahib's Blue Period
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
It's politics in an absurd third world, it's absurd politics from the first world. It's rollicking good times and chaos with nepotism and the dreaded Civil Sanitation Police (CSP) in Pakypoor on the loose. Batten down the doldrums and wait for the ride.
Under Low Skies
Series: A Martin Billings Story, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE. BOOK 2 DEATH BENEFITS on pre-order. Martin Billings is in Venezuela to prove that his brother, Tim, didn't murder a fisherman. But a mysterious woman lawyer is trying to get him to leave the country. When Martin becomes a suspect in the brutal murder of Tim's girlfriend and a local crime boss decides Martin knows where his missing drugs are, what else can go wrong?
Slouching Towards San Hozay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Chaos ensues in San Hozay. The guerillas have turned to mercenary userers and real estate agents in their attempts to overthrow us. Winds from the Bay, heading south towards the NO-MAN'S-LAND of Gilroy and Morgan Hill waft their odor over our bunkers. The smell makes our wives restive. They go into frenzies. The Guerillas are cunning. They know our weaknesses.
All Golf Clubs are NOT Created Equal
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A humorous look at the diabolical side of certain golf clubs.
The Jeweled Web: Stories of Delusions & Desires
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection of 18 short stories looks at the sad and unhappy, ironic, and sometimes insane relationships we have with lovers, friends, coworkers and even ourselves. Qazi shows our multicultural universe as he sees it in styles ranging from gritty realism to absurdist. He explores our foibles and strengths, our successes and failures, and the insecure core hiding in all of them.
A Lovely Failure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Banned to a remote outlying planet thought devoid of anything useful, Charles finds it surprising comfortable and the people agreeable. They are as unmotivated to seek material success as he is. That Home World has basically written both he and the planet off as worthless makes life sweet. The unexpected arrival of a colleague who feels the need to redeem himself threatens everything.
Murphy's Loss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When Amanda Murphy accepted the command of a new spaceship that would test Earth’s revolutionary new propulsion system, she didn’t bother to ask why she was selected over veterans with more rank and seniority. Until, that is, she learned that her new command would be totally under the control of a computer. The ship moves too fast for human control. So what happens if something goes wrong?
Proton: Heroine of Chem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Proton, protector of the innocent and oppressed, roams the world of Chem fighting evil and injustice. But if she can't escape the ambush she has wandered into, all life on Chem will be in peril. An adult story for those who appreciate chemistry.
The Alien Fast-Food Wars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When remote-controlled aircraft begin behaving erratically, even crashing, there is only one logical explanation – aliens have taken over the planet's fast-food industry to carry out research about humans. Their research methodology interferes with remote-control frequencies. Since they won't stop, this means war.
La cantina de ron
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: Spanish. Published: October 27, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
¨En las islas del Caribe, los bares de ron son el centro de la actividad comunal, mas que todo porque todos aparecen por allí, tarde o temprano. Noticias de eventos y personas, chismes e historias se comparten libremente. Es un fantástico lugar para pasar el tiempo si quieres conocer gente. Y, el ron suele ser muy bueno, también Traducción de Derek Marabolí
Night Flight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
A man struggling in the disorienting world of an overnight international flight has a chance encounter with the woman in the next seat that leads to an exciting sexual experience he is unlikely to repeat.
The Invention of Clay McKenzie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,830. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
Stephanie Masters has exactly what she needs to make her mark in publishing as an editor --- she has a writer who really can write and who respects her editing ability. All she needs now is an author. As she enlists friends to create what she doesn't have, her world spins out of control in ways she could never imagine.
The Potato Professor
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A fictional review of a fictional long poem about a professor who is the world's foremost expert on potatoes and how his search for the cause of bruised potatoes leads him to love in the potato patch and a new life.
The King of Patio World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Kermool Berbarrian is the self-appointed king of patio furniture. He brashly converted a gas station into a thriving business and now has everything he needs -- except for Miss Esmeralda Potts. Although he doesn't know it yet, she is about to turn his life upside down. A short story from the collection Unlikely Stories: Fatal Fantasies and Delusions
Unlikely Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Here are eleven short stories, each an adventure, a new experience, a new beginning, another attempt to pin down the complex realities that surround us, befuddle us, overwhelm us, confuse us, distress us. They take place in locales ranging from Lahore, Pakistan to Silicon Valley and talk of life and lust, of success and failure and show a kaleidoscopic variety of responses to all of those.
A Burglar in Malay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Is there honor among thieves? An erotic story of crime and betrayal in a small Malaysian resort town.
Float Street Notes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,310. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Boats are funny animals, especially old boats, and the sailors who ply the waters in them are even funnier. This book contains over 50 humorous essays written for Caribbean Compass and some photos from those strange and wonderful times. They examine a wide spectrum of facts and speculations on boats and boating, and ponder the strange creatures found in the Caribbean -- sailors.
Nameless Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The craziness that comes with the summer heat gets into your bones, fraying relationships and making even thought a chore. That makes the idea of a road trip romantic -- maybe to a mountain without even the weight of a name.
The Legend of Ron Añejo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ron is the world's best Caribbean boat bum. Based on the fictional tropical island of Kayakoo, he lives a glorious life on a shoestring budget, managing to earn enough for rum and food. With an unquenchable optimism, he confronts the world and, as long as he has his leaky old wooden boat, manages to have fun, regardless of the current disaster.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
...and now for the first time, the rest of the story! Fascinated with the song CHANCY, Ed Teja had recorded it on an early album. The lyrics tell of a passionate sailor, a "Flying Dutchman" of a man almost trapped in the Hong Kong corporate treadmill. Courage, passion or folly?
The Rum Shop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the islands of the West Indies, the rum shop is the center of community activity, mostly because everyone shows up there sooner or later. News of events and people, and gossip and stories are shared freely. It is a wonderful place to spend some time if you want to get to know the people. And the rum can be mighty fine too.
Sigh of a Traveler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Traveling provides an opportunity to see the world from a variety of perspectives. This collection of poems was written while moving slowly from one place to another. Along with a few photos, this collection provides observations of life in different places, and mixed impressions of the world as she is. The poems were primarily written in Asia, the Caribbean and Southwestern United States.
Murder on a Fishing Trip
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A small town reporter with aspirations of being an investigative journalist has been killed. The Sheriff is a good fisherman, and an elected official. There are few suspects, not much in the way of substantial motives, and hungry trout calling to him. This is a short murder mystery in the style of the old pulp magazines, with tough guy heroes, rude and crude police work and plenty of blind alleys.
Two Stories of Sailors and the Sea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
These two stories are about life in and around sailboats in the Caribbean -- the Lesser Antilles. The sea does not give quarter and not being vigilant can be fatal; yet simply being at sea when the sails are full and the seas alive feels like nothing else -- it is a rare chance to directly interact with the power of nature.
Life in the Margins
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Float Street Press. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Biography
The view from the margins is quite different from that along the main highways and byways of life. These are poems written from a life played out in the margins of the mainstream world. Comments and observations from a poetic perspective.

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