Wayne S. Polls


Easy Pickings
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
1955. A seedy part of the city. Three bored delinquents follow an old man out of a diner into the night. They're looking for trouble and find it.
The Turning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In a bleak, not-too-distant future, a marshal tracks four strangers through the snowy mountains of California. He aims to run the strangers out of the territory or bring them to justice. But he discovers that nothing is as it seems, for the strangers have their own agenda, one that becomes a dangerous burden for the marshal, a burden that threatens his sanity and the lives of everyone around him.
Grampa and Elli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Grampa and his four-year-old granddaughter, Elli, have the perfect relationship. He is a spinner of yarns. She is his eager audience.

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  • Otter Bend Lake on May 26, 2011

    Simply put, I loved this story and highly recommend it to anyone seeking a respite from crime dramas, monster stories, and those autobiographical tales of loss that seem to be everywhere nowadays. Otter Bend Lake is a simple tale, eloquently told. The writing is filled with images and sensations that tantalize the senses. As I read, I could feel the warmth of the toast on my hand as the marmalade was spread. I could smell the coffee in the cup and the eggs frying in the pan. I could see the morning mist upon the lake, and hear the putt-putt of the small outboard motor as Bill made his way toward an unexpected conclusion. And I could sense and understand the love and patience behind Martha’s old blue eyes. A story doesn’t have to have a message to be a good story, but when one does, it’s always a plus. And Otter Bend Lake has one. But it isn’t preached. We discover it along with Bill, at the end. The message is simple but important. The pursuit of that which eludes us often causes us to overlook the value of what we already possess.