Steve Silkin

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Steve Silkin was born in New York, grew up in Los Angeles, then traveled across Europe. He once escaped arrest for trespassing at a skyscraper under construction by fleeing from the LAPD on his bicycle.

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Nostalgia / Reunion
Price: Free! Words: 25,280. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2016 by Steve Silkin. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A group forms. It's an organic process. Some people come, others go. Sometimes you stay together for years, other times just for months. But in either case, you will likely bump into each other again in the future. With good memories. Or bad. With happy news. Or sad. These are stories of looking back from the present onto the past.
Sexy Temps Part 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016 by Steve Silkin. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Max Lapine moves to a new city and quickly meets a lovely young woman. On the pretext of helping him get settled in his new apartment, they go there to have a look and they have hot sex, full of teasing and pleasing. They meet again the next day: Surprise! She's his office temp. The action begins again - only hotter, sexier, harder and more intense ...
Flight of A Hell Hawk: The Autobiography of Edward J. Lopez, WWII Fighter Pilot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016 by Steve Silkin. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
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Edward Lopez grew up in Los Angeles in the 1920s and '30s; a Latino scamp sneaking into movies, riding bikes--like all the other kids. He spent a year with family in New Mexico, learning the cowboy life on a ranch. Then World War II came and soon he was a fighter pilot in dogfights and bombings that would help Gen. Patton's Third Army advance into Germany and fight the Battle of the Bulge.
Chill and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016 by Steve Silkin. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Charles George Taylor is a payroll messenger in New York City. He grew up in rural Pennsylvania, served in the military and went to the city to live the gay life. These stories include lyrical memories of his childhood, reflections on religion, contemplation of existence beyond the physical world, gay romance—and a lot of baking. No, really, a lot of baking.
Magnifying Glass and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,710. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Steve Silkin. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Seann McCollum is a poet and painter living in Portland, Ore. His short stories ask the questions: Why does Amber take zombies so literally? Is the outside-in world possible? What do those battery-operated animals get up to at night when no one's watching? Is it possible that the Smurfs really exist, and can their adventures teach us lessons about how we should be living?

Books

You! Out! Now! True Stories of Crime and Punishment at El Camino, Hale and Hughes
You set the price! Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History of education
In early 2016, I asked the folks participating in the Facebook page called El Camino Real Senior High School Friends to tell the tales of how they got suspended, for what and when. I didn't think anyone could top mine, but I was wrong! And the stories and the conversations were so good that I couldn't let them fade into the ether of the Internet. So I preserved them for posterity here.
The Bishop Moves Diagonally
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Essay » Author profile
A poem about Bobby Fischer, Jimmy Page ... and me and my dad. ... Some of the ideas came to me as I realized he was the same age as Jimmy Page, who was about to play a Led Zeppelin reunion in London when Fischer died.
The Telescope Builder and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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My junior high was named for the man who built the telescope that unveiled the secrets of the universe. These are the tragedies that began during my days there, and continued ... "He sets up his characters, reveals the situation and then tears through your consciousness like a bullet," says Jonathan Penton, editor of the online literary review Unlikely Stories.
Too Lucky and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,410. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
17 stories about people and life in Paris, Los Angeles, London and elsewhere.
The Forbidden Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,190. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eros and thanatos: Stories of sex and death. .. A private investigator has some questions for a young drug dealer about the murder of a girl who dated his friend. ... A woman tells the story of her short, strange first marriage. ... Encounters with criminals on a trip to Europe. ... A girl invites a boy for a tryst at a Malibu condo, and it becomes one of the last stops in their love affair.
The Cemetery Vote
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,700. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Sex, drugs and election fraud: Jace Kingman, a drug dealer, is recruited to round up Latino day laborers and take them to the polls on Election Day. Dan Vienna, a fired police officer and aspiring internet porn producer, tries to extort a million dollars from a losing candidate for U.S. Senate by claiming he can prove the election was stolen. Everything goes wrong.

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