Richard E.D. Jones


Richard E.D. Jones is an award-winning newspaper reporter who began writing fiction because he wanted to get paid for making things up and not get fired for it. Newspapers are funny that way. Jones is a stay-at-home father of three boys and lives with his wife and family in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. When he can pry his nose out of a book, he likes to write his own stories, filled with the sort of bad humor that has given his wife so many trials over the years. Richard is the lead writer for The Dude's Guide, an online daily blog about fatherhood and raising little dudes without going crazy(ier). The Dude's Guide can be found at His fiction has appeared in numerous on-line magazines and print publications. He currently is revising an urban-fantasy novel, and expanding his award-winning young readers' story, "The Mismatched Monster" into a novel His website is

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Service With A Smile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gary Burgin has a problem. He has no idea what aliens want. Which wouldn't be a problem if he didn't run Earth's only clandestine tourist agency for visiting aliens. Outer-space-type aliens. Because he's supposed to be running the whole thing on the Q.T., it's not like he can't ask anyone for help. A beer sounds like his best idea so far. And that's just for the aliens.

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alien    humor    paranormal    romance    science fiction    short story    space