Max Harris started adult life as a programmer and lived where the work was. That was mainly Houston, Texas, but also Europe, the Far East, and even Sacramento to be close to mountains..
In his second life he moved to northern Italy where he writes short stories and screenplays. Sometimes he is even an actor.
Most of his time he walks dogs
Il I racconto concerne un ufficiale e la sua fabbrica nella II guerra mondiale. Il II parla di un musicista di strada. Il III è di fantapolitica sull'immigrazione. Tutti si svolgono a Milano.
The stories concern (1) an official and his factory in WW2, (2) tales of a street musician, (3) political science fiction on immigration. Milan is the background.
A man buys a mink jacket previously worn by Marilyn Monroe on an electronic auction site. At the request of the woman to whom he gives the jacket he tracks the history of the jacket through multiple owners. To his dismay everyone who had worn the jacket had met with unfortunate circumstances. At the suggestion of a former owner he creates a story to distance the jacket from the actress.
A teenage boy takes a spring trip with his uncle to try out an old sailboat bought on an internet auction site. The preparation for the trip was incomplete. As a result there are a number of mishaps along the way. However, the trip is a good learning experience for the boy and his uncle.
Epay Stories are fictional events related to ecommerce such as online auctions. The story German Officer's Sword - Used relates the activities of a man who purchases a used German officer's sword on the epay auction site. As he cleans the sword in preparation for display, he encounters a small bit of darkish red material which he removes and gives to a neighboring policeman for analysis.
A very old parrot living high in a jungle tree relates to a group of young parrots what she has seen and stories she has heard over almost a century. She tells of the changes from a bird's point of view.
Published: October 16, 2013.
Screenplays » Drama
The ebook contains 1 long screenplay and 2 shorts.
The Jeweler's Loupe tells of a Jewish jeweler from Iran living in Damascus who is suspected of spying and subversion.
E-45 is a short start of a road trip series on the E-45 highway from southern Sicily to the Finnish border.
Faces to Let is a short about an aging actor who wants to right past failures using his skills and assumed identities.
Published: October 1, 2013.
Fiction » Adventure » General
Stories of the present and near future.
Confessions of a Drone Pilot recounts a young man's ventures in the drone business.
Distress Signal tells about a large scale terrorist attack.
Where are my Rare Earths? foresees a future with struggles for raw materials.
Twenty-four Hour News looks at manipulation of news reporting.
Evil Power shows effects of solar flares.