FrostProof808

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FrostProof808 publishes short fiction and novels by Harvey Stanbrough and his personas, Eric Stringer, Gervasio Arrancado, and Nicolas Z Porter.

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Paper Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In a story reminiscent of Hemingway's work, a waiter works his way through a shift at an all-night café. On the table in the back booth he finds a pair of paper hearts. But when exactly did he find them?
The Battle of Tres Caballos
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Life and fate have a great deal more in store for Wes Crowley. He is surprised to meet two people from his long-ago past. One is a powerful friend and a force for good in the region, and the other is an enemy he didn’t even know he had. Wes accepts a special appointment, battles a cunning and vicious enemy, and experiences the magic of Mexico first hand. Enjoy!
Pete & Repeat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
C'mon, everyone knows the old non-joke about Pete and his buddy, right? Still, seems like there's always one more young'un wantin' to put an old timer to shame. Only it doesn't always happen just that way.
The Marshal of Agua Perlado
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels, Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,200. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Romance » Western
In Book 7 of the Wes Crowley saga, Wes is in Mexico and wondering what he should do with his life. The one thing he knows for sure is he won't go back to being a lawman. Then some banditos come along. They murder a member of this peaceful fishing village and Wes realizes he must protect those who deserve it... in his new job as the marhsal of Agua Perlado. The ride isn’t over quite yet.
Wes Crowley Texas Ranger
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Over the past 16 years, Wes and his buddy Mac have come a long way in the Rangers. Both are corporals in Amarillo, in the heart of the traditional Comanche homeland. They continue to endure hardships and battles, making new friends and losing old ones, but along with them Four Crows still reigns the plains. Come along for a wild ride!
Death of a Persona
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What does a writer do when he realizes his intellectual property is starting to come up missing? And what if he finds out one of his own personas is stealing his ideas? Or even whole stories?
Saved
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
What would it be like to be the last man on Earth, or at least to believe yourself so? Not only that, but the only other living creature is a live oak tree. Albeit one who listens well, but never speaks. Until it's too late.
Ca-racked
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense, humorous short story. What happens when one guy is so taken with the scenery that he decides when he dies he wants to become part of it? And what happen if he gets so depressed he decides he'd like to become part of it now? Can a lack of Mexican food really cause depression?
The Laborer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
In this intense short story, a lightly erotic romance, a laborer is digging the postholes for a new back yard fence for his client. Of the clients, the husband is in Japan on an extended business trip. The wife is watching the laborer through the window over her kitchen sink. Like her husband always says, there's no harm in looking.
Going Back
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
You're 76 years old. You're in good health and your doctor has determined that you have 24 years left in your normal lifespan, barring accidents. Would you trade that 24 years to be 24 years younger? So you'd be 52. But what if you could live only half that time on the other side? Would you still go for it?
The Unfortunate Life of Thomas Mercer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Thomas Mercer, preacher, is staggering down the road holding his gut. As he mulls his distant childhood and his more recent life, he reaches some conclusions, or does he? It's difficult to tell as he wrests his mind from the silly to the serious to give his death the dignity it deserves.
Comanche Fire
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,390. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Wes Crowley and Otis "Mac" McFadden have joined the Texas Rangers in Amarillo, in the heart of Comancheria, the traditional Comanche homeland. As they grow into their life as Texas Rangers, they endure hardships and battles, including one all-out attack on Amarillo, and pursue Comanches and banditos across the plains and through the arroyos of the north Texas panhandle. Come along for a wild ride!
Coralín
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Romance » Western
This is a love story set in Mexico in the late 1800s. Being a lawman takes a toll that former Texas Ranger Wes Crowley knows all too well. He's settled with the notion that he will live and die alone to avoid bringing harm to those he might have loved. But Coralín Martinez de Silva is a force of nature, and she has ideas of her own.
Normal Louisiana Ladies Club
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As is so often the case in Eric Stringer's stories, nothing is quite as it seems. When Marie LeBleaux, a Louisiana novelist, has to do strange research, she also tries to make it a boon for the community. She comes to learn her acquaintances in the Normal Louisiana Ladies Club believe the community needs to be improved in other, more drastic ways.
Respect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An unidentified good guy (goodfella?) goes in to see a bad boy on Mother's Day. Primarily to pay him a compliment. Come along on the ride and be glad you have respect.
But Babies Are Just So Cute!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a touching story of how human beings react to babies. All babies. Just remember that in Eric Stringer's world, very seldom is anything as it appears. No difference, maybe, in this intense, perhaps humorous, short story.
The Brief, Happy Career of Judas Talbot, Circuit Riding Preacher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Western
Judas Talbot, the 22 year old youngest of the Talbot boys in the 1860s Texas panhandle, mistakes the primal urges in his gut for a calling to preach the gospel. He hits the circuit where he finds the women amenable and the men bad shots. Thankfully. If you enjoy laugh-out-loud humor, come along.
The Breath Formed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short-short story, Harvey Stanbrough considers a "big sound," the explosion that accompanies a gunshot from a high-powered rifle, from the POV of the creature whom it most directly affects. How strange that the creature has more respect for humans than they will ever have for anything but themselves.
The Rise of a Warrior
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Wes Crowley and Otis "Mac" McFadden are teenagers in Watson, a town north of Amarillo in the heart of the traditional Comanche homeland. An impressive group of Texas Rangers ride in to the local livery stable to swap horses. After he overhears the Ranger corporal's description of Iron Bear and his trespasses, and Mac decides on the spot he has to join the Rangers.
Mouth Watering
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense SF short story by Eric Stringer, when Lisa Reddich stops by a small café for a plate of French fries, she's looking for a mouth-watering experience. What she finds is considerably more than she bargained for. Then again, she's considerably more than we bargained for.
A False Sense of Finality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In this intense horror story, Eric Stringer brings to life a woman who lives through her memories and her child... and possibly through memories of her child. Come along and help us unravel this tale.
Heart to Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Noted psychiatrist Robert "Bobby" Singleton is defended in action and deed by his lifelong friends, connected guy Joey Di Salvo and NYPD Officer Salvatore Acolese. After all, Bobby just wants to turn the tables on his filthy rich socialist hypocrite father and REALLY do things to help the poor and downtrodden. Of course, help can take many forms.
The Road to Amarillo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
This is a short story culled from the forthcoming prequel to The Wes Crowley Trilogy. In "The Road to Amarillo," 17 year old Mac and 16 year old Wes witness a small troop of Texas Rangers taking care of business. Mac decides he has to become a Ranger, and Wes goes along. In this one, we get to meet Mac's father.
Fascination
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this quirky short story Harvey Stanbrough transports you back in time to a small town, much lower gas prices, and classic vehicles. Unfortunately, he also takes along a guy who just wanted to go meet and talk with his favorite novelist. Humor? Ghost story? Time travel? Redneck Hickville USA? Up to you.
The Unfortunate Case of Agatha Bitters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Miss Agatha Demon Bitters is an octogenarian who has led a long, fruitful and active life. She isn't about to let not having a driver's license or a minor lack of funds or memory slow her down. She knows what she's about, most of the time.
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In this SF/Western spoof, seven wary men make their way on horseback across a severe desert in Mexico. They come upon a village where they are certain they'll find villagers who need to be rescued from banditos or some other malady. What they find is a great deal more.
Confessions of a Professional Psychopath
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,040. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Charlie Task has been labeled a psychopath by hypocrites who see themselves as "normal." A group of wealthy investors want to know what makes him tick. On film, he describes the abandonment, disillusionment, and betrayals that created him, a professional freelance hitman. This is a fast-paced, heart-racing reading experience combined with an exploration of a skewed human mind.
The Odd Task
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer, Charlie Task is the unnamed protagonist. He's taking care of business, doing what he can, using his special skills to remove blights from the world.
The Passing of Rosario
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this humorous, intense short story by Eric Stringer, the adult child of a woman who recently passed leads you through a humorous, sometimes irreverent look at her life and the impact she had on the other residents, males and females, of the village.
The Ethics of Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer, a hit man returns to his hometown to visit with an old friend at a high school reunion. The friend has asked Charlie to attend because he needs a favor. Yet again, it's always a good idea to be careful what you wish for.
Curious Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,100. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense collection of 5 short stories. A janitor is cleaning an fiction mill full of IBM Selectric typewriters. He's waiting for something... or someone. The unnamed professor wasn't sure. Did he slip and fall or see a vision? A state police officer investigates an eerie, heinous crime at a rest area. What if fish really is brain food? A pretentious director is shooting a horror film.
A View to the Curious
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This is an intense psychological horror story by Eric Stringer. Ever wonder what makes a psychopath tick? Ever wonder what it might be like to sit down in a psychopath's home and interview him?
Brain Food
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a psychological fantasy short story. What if an elderly woman gets it in her head that fish really is brain food? And what if she decides if a little of something is good, a lot more would be better?
Tradition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense horror short story, a pretentious, abusive director is shooting a horror film outside a small town. To save money, he buys the talents of a Patrick Campbell lookalike. In the lead role, he really is just being himself but takes great offense at the director's presumption that he has cornered the market on what's real and what isn't. You decide.
A Little Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this novella, what would happen if a mafia boss sent one of his best, most loyal men to escort his future wife from Phoenix to Atlanta via Cadillac? A man she specifically requested?
The Wes Crowley Trilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,490. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This trilogy is the complete story of Wes Crowley, Texas Ranger, in the 1870s Panhandle. This is a fast-paced tale of one man discovering what's true in life. Wes battles Comanches, tracks enemies and friends, waxes philosophical, and finds himself in a place where one era hasn't quite ended and the next hasn't quite begun. Finally he learns the value of love, magic, a family, and a good horse.
A Smattering of Angels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intensive short story by Harvey Stanbrough, explore the inner workings of a rather odd mind. For a while the unnamed professor wasn't sure. Did he slip and fall on the ice-slicked asphalt running trail? Or did he continue to run and see a vision? Or did he slip and fall and see a vision?
Title Goes Here
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this intense short story by Harvey Stanbrough, a janitor is cleaning an fiction mill in the wee morning hours. Surrounded by IBM Selectric typewriters, he decides that he could do as well as those who work here. He sits down, turns on a typewriter, and writes. But he's waiting for something... or someone.
The Baby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short story by Harvey Stanbrough, a state police officer is called to investigate an eerie, heinous crime at a rest area. It has to do with an infant, a strange crowd of onlookers, and a key witness, all in a maddening, constantly thrumming rain.
South to Mexico
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,700. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
South to Mexico opens with Wes crossing over into Mexico once again, for what probably will be the final time. It contains a touch of the tall tale, a touch of magic realism, and the wide-open spaces of the sea and the desert, both of which are filled with angry gods who conspire to pit man against himself. Wes learns who he truly is and the value of love, magic, a family, and a good horse.
The Stipplesuit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this intense SF short story, Wesley Smithfield-Rush III, PhD, came aboard a shuttle as part of a space archaeology team to conduct an archaeological survey and inventory of an abandoned transport before it was recovered. It was an easy, routine way to keep his hand in and show off how much he knows. What harm could it do?
Saving the Baby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Nicolas Z Porter, Gunnery Sergeant Ben Crowley is trapped between past and present, but what's so bad about trying to save a baby?
The Compartmentalized Mantis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a humorous science fiction short story. Can a man have a relationship with an EnviroSuit? Could an EnviroSuit, especially one with a female personality, long abide the imperfections of a human male, especially when she compares him with a massive, god-like creature machine? Come along and find out.
Longing for Mexico
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
Wes Crowley, a veteran Texas Ranger, battles Comanches, falls in love, and loses pretty much everything before he leaves the Rangers to find his faulty ex-friend, Otis McFadden. During his search for Mac, Wes visits Mexico where he finds new friends but also new enemies. Come along to see what happens when Wes finally tracks down Mac.
Last Raid on Amarillo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
This is a western short story in the Wes Crowley series of novels and stories. Texas Ranger Western Z Crowley has always been able to separate the personal from the professional. He's always done his job, even to ushering out the end of an era. But now a new menace has surfaced, and it will test even Wes' firm resolve.
Saving the Grenlow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this SF short story, Jim Cable, a professional recovery expert for System Retrieval Inc., has been sent onto the Grenlow, a Morgan-class interplanetary transport, to stabilize it and bring it home. He scans and checks every space on the ship, but the engine room holds a mystery he and System Retrieval Inc. didn't bargain for.
Rabbits & Wild Dogs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Marco and the author chase down Joey Bones, ostensibly to teach him a lesson. Joey's been trash talkin' Marco, a boss, and threatening to shoot him. The threat doesn't bother Marco, but being called a rat? Now that bothers him.
Leaving Amarillo
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,610. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Wes Crowley and Otis "Mac" McFadden are lifelong friends. Wes is a year younger and has always looked up to Mac, so when Mac joins the Texas Rangers in the 1870s in the Texas Panhandle, Wes goes along as usual. But placing unequivocal trust in anyone is seldom a good idea. Come along as Wes finds himself in a place where one era hasn't quite ended and the next hasn't quite begun.
Marisa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Marisa, a woman trapped in a nightmare in a nightmare in a nightmare, destined to flee through unimaginable terrors and horrors until her captors choose to release her... or she releases herself.
Needful Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A woman is drawn to a shop that looks like an antique store; she's looking for furnishings for her home in the French Quarter, where she lived a very long time ago... a lifetime ago.
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  • Hitting Back on April 10, 2011

    Linda, If I hadn't known better I'd have thought I was reading Hemingway. "Hitting Back" is clean, concise and bristling with page-turning suspense. I'm going right after I file this review to purchase Mad Money, and I look forward to The Next Ex.
  • A Texas Elegy on April 27, 2011

    I've used the opening paragraph of this novel to teach other writers how to write a great beginning. The language and dialect of these characters are true to life, the situations taken as if from the brush country of Texas, and the simple poignancy of this story will linger with me all my days. As a result, I will be in very good company.
  • Brasada on April 27, 2011

    I am fortunate to call Don Johnson my friend. When others write about his "authentic voice" they attribute it to research. I suppose it is if you can consider life research. Don has lived these situations first hand as a man can live them only in the brush country of Texas. He's lived them in this lifetime, and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to learn he lived them in a previous lifetime about 160 years ago. Brasada is a tough book about tough characters in tough country. Only Don Johnson's deft hand could tame such a story. If he hadn't it might well have attacked the reader upon being opened. Bravo, Don, for yet another brilliant offering.
  • Graceful Blur on Aug. 10, 2011

    This is a strong story, filled with action, that's over entirely too quickly... then again, that's the whole premise. Wonderfully done.
  • Flash of the Pen on March 12, 2015

    This is an absolutely great collection of very short stories. If you don't get this book, either free or priced, you are missing a great bet for some quick entertainment.