Harry McDonald

Biography

My name is Harry McDonald. I live in Georgia, and started writing short stories in 2005. Most of my writings are humorous, a bit improbable, and have a Southern touch. I also have an interest in writing horror/ghost stories, and Southern Gothic, and plan to mainly publish serious stories someday. My first stories published here are A Damned Old Man, My Garden Is Bigger Than Yours, The Man in the Moon is Japanese, The Party Line, Her Big Hair Nearly Killed Me, A Feast To Die, For A Down Home Feeling, The Iron Bed, The Shadows On Maple Lane, and The Elusive Chocolate Eclair. Just 99 cents each! My style is not one of putting everything I have into the first paragraph, or even the first page. You have to read on - for they only get better as you go! I have a lot to learn about doing covers, but will keep working on it. If you have a handsome face, you can fill in for my profile picture! Thanks for reading.

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Books

The Elusive Chocolate Eclair
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
Meet Jacques and Pierre, two gay and irresponsible aristocrats from the 1700s. Drunk with wine, and unhappy with their picnic desserts, their whimsical jaunt through the countr becomess a dubious quest for an eclair. Upset by a milkmaid, frustrated with the peasant class, and chased out of a village on the backs of pigs, this duo's antics make The Elusive Chocolate Eclair a memorable comedy!
The Iron Bed
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction
Dismissing his first impressions of the strange-looking black bed, a weary traveler drifts off in peaceful drowsiness. Yet his sleep brings not a night of rest, but binds him in a state of terrifying captivity. Before the night is over, the dreams experienced in The Iron Bed become a test of what the mind can endure.
The Shadows On Maple Lane
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
With no real life of her own, Priscilla Norwood's time is spent taking care of her wealthy great-grandmother. And to make matters more difficult, Betty Ann's state of mind worsens each day. Something evil is roaming the halls of the old family mansion. An errantly-thrown wine bottle, a deadly fire and the ghost of little Caroline combine to make The Shadows on Maple Lane a memorable thriller.
A Down Home Feeling
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
In the middle of a torrid summer, Mason's world is turned upside down by squatters on his land. An ignorant head of a family, a man-boy with an unnerving stare, and an unhelpful sheriff's deputy make A Down Home Feeling a memorable read in the Southern Gothic tradition.
A Feast To Die For
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction
Anticipating a normal work night, Jill instead gets the shock of her life from an encounter with the other side. A lonely ghost girl, a tragic fire and a fall down a staircase all make for an unforgettable ghost story. A Feast To Die For is ghostly and long, short story with a memorable ending.
Her Big Hair Nearly Killed Me
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
A humorous long short story, in which Levi takes a fateful ride with a girl from Mississippi. Meet her family of characters around the old plantation house - mother Seamoan, crazy Aunt Tallulah, and a harsh talking servant. Featuring a family ghost, a chaotic courtroom, and truckload of watermelons, this story will keep your smiling to the end!
The Party Line
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction
Lead by Louise, who has a secret telephone switchboard, the gossiping women of a working class neighborhood tell things about Sadie that she doesn't know herself! Read how this mild-mannered lady decides to deal with these wagging tongues!
The Man in the Moon is Japanese
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction
A man goes in search of his fantasy girl, and learns that things are not always as they seem.
My Garden Is Bigger Than Yours
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
A humorous short story about Faron and Lucille, who are given a hard time by their litigation-happy neighbors. Read as Lonny takes his plow through Faron's yard, then takes him to court! A story that will take you from Muck County, Mississippi to New York City!
A Damned Old Man
By Harry McDonald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
An animated short story featuring Corny, a hyperactive little man, and his fat wife. Watch him ride his mule, play checkers and cuss up a storm!

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