James Ellis Thomas


James Ellis Thomas’ debut publication, The Saturday Morning Car Wash Club, appeared in The New Yorker, followed by Triumph of The Southside Ladyjacks, his second piece for the magazine. Pure Hearts: Rock 'N' Roll Children, a novelette, is his latest work.


Pure Hearts: Rock 'N' Roll Children
Price: Free! Words: 13,440. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Inspirational
Meet Bhanna and Jessie, two partners in love, in schemes, in scams and out in these streets. Two Heavy Metal heads in a Hip Hop world. Bhanna must confront her deadly drinking problem, her racist upbringing, her love for a beautiful loser. Jessie's pure heart is tested by a racially charged street fight. When fortune grants a chance at change, will they make the right choice? 13,398 word novelette
The Last Days of Play Play
Price: Free! Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Comedy in the hour of chaos. Meet Benji, an aspiring comic book writer. He jeopardizes his last week before college by injuring the town bully, a popular football player. Further threatening escape from his impoverished neighborhood is Benji's trainwreck of a mother. Enters a mysterious girl. Will Benji's pals, a ragtag band of street fighters known as The Jump Out Boys, swoop in and save the day?
Triumph of The Southside Ladyjacks
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A single black mom and her precocious young son find acceptance among her rowdy softball teammates. Short story (5,062 words).
The Saturday Morning Car Wash Club
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Old school throwback to the Hip Hop days of hanging out at the neighborhood car wash. Comedic short story (3,505 words).

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