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When Gordy flees America and the War in Vietnam and takes a job as an English teacher in the Tokyo of the 1960s, he finds he gets a lot more than a mere hourly wage. [NOTE: My novel, "An American Love Song in Survival Japanese" has recently been published on… Read More

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"This is without a doubt the funniest story I've read in a decade. The entire Japanese female persona is laid bare here. Every bit true. Your sto..." Read More

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Miles Larsson's drive home gets much more complicated as he encounters his PAST, along with the tragedy of his PRESENT. Read More

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James and his family are trapped inside their house as a storm rages outside. When he looks through the window, he notices something strange in the clouds... Read More

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CRIME. FLASH FICTION. MAN CHANGES HIS POLITICAL VIEWS. UNDERSTATEMENT. Read More

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When Mr. Savio suspects his wife is cheating on him, he hires struggling detective Chihiro Sheridan to trail her. Chihiro soon discovers that Mrs. Savio is actually trying to hack a bank system to rob them blind and frame her husband for it. Read More

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Waiting! Annie stood there by her front gate watching almost like it was in slow motion the sudden frenzied activity along her street. Her tiny cul de sac containing only 8 houses was now alive with cars, vans and people she had never seen before shouting instructions to each other… Read More

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A young man finds himself in trouble in the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up. he is forced into questionable situations with questionable people in order to pay a debt owed by his missing uncle to the underworld of the neighborhood. Read More
They say that you should never judge a book by it's cover, and in this story you can't always bank everything being as it seems in the border town of San Reno. The Bank robbery that has taken place would seem to be the folly of one man and the… Read More

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It's 1939 in Parlor City in upstate New York and private investigator Mike Brady finds the rumblings in Europe are causing problems in his city. A missing husband, suspicious characters, and more keep Brady busy and looking over his shoulder. With his childhood friend, Jimmy Cronin, a Spanish Civil War… Read More
Detective Combs has a case to solve, but this may be a hard cookie to crumble. Read More
Karl Corneille was tired of the dog-eat-dog world that he was living in, so he decided to chuck it all and to take himself to a more simple place; a place mostly void of people. Read More
Just another day on the streets of Los Angeles, California, motorist wise. Read More
When a pixie goes looking for a snack, well, you just never know what is going to happen. Read More

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A girl And Her Best Friend Meet a man who turns there lives completely around. Read More

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A hard working down on his luck Undertaker struggles to keep his business and marriage afloat. Read More

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Sameer is all about to start his mundane sunday routine, that is when he starts getting strange phone calls. Who is the caller? Read and know the whole plot. Read More

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Amell Werner lives in a small town of Bernau,13 km Northeast of Berlin. He was living his life peacefully, then one night of 31 December, he met Aviana Becker. He instantly fell in love with her. His life changed from that moment. What wil he do now when he knows… Read More

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Everyday I get off my usual train on my way home from work at Longmeadow train station. I see the same beggar everyday...I am curious to find out how he ended up like this... Read More
A collection of short stories from the village of Long Hanborough including a locked room murder, a nest of witches and the aptly named Coffin Path. Someone asked me whether they are true…I said how should I know, I’m just the messenger. Read More

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Anthology of Life's Misadventures Read More

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When the British Prime Minister is threatened he retreats to Chequers, his country seat where he can be protected. At least that was the idea. In the end it's a question of who can you trust? Read More
A world where villains are sent hero’s too young to be fighting. Read More
How a missing boy asked for help from another person in an unnatural way. Read More

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Ryan Goldberg never realized the severe implication of the side effects of his medication until it spirals out of control. Read More

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A fast-paced crime mystery plot. Read More
An unknown serial killer who kills for protecting a close person. Read More

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Damien is sure a stalker has been following him home. The mysterious admirer turns out to be someone he has known and is close to him. The revelation comes with a touch of jealousy, unrequited love, and a desire to kill. Read More
A story of the price of betrayal. every choice has a consequence. She chose to betray the wrong man. now he is on the hunt for her again. what will the outcome be when he finds her. Read More

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A murdered wife An innocent husband awaiting execution on death row Will the real killer be found... Read More

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Protests against police brutality Read More
This is entirely a work of fiction and has no resemblance to any person, institution, group or politics. If any semblance is found, it is highly coincidental. Read More

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Lexi John, a private investigator, discovered an ugly truth regarding her client’s husband while she was after him for he’s allegedly having an affair. Someone with a reproachful intent had been hunting down men with a certain characteristic in mind. The clash between the two promises an intense and aggressive… Read More

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Becky and Cass go to a game expo to report for the Manchester Daily Times, but end up running into a drug smuggling ring, Read More