Small-town stories, books, poems, and more

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It's a hot day in Vernon, Texas - with a southwest wind delivering the pungent fragrance of a feedlot directly into the open windows of the Vernon Full Bible Church, where youth from a wide area have gathered to hear sermons and experience the blessed fellowship of Bible belief. If… Read More

Book / Romance

August 19, 2020

Tech god Christian Weaver has always loved teachers. Only, this time, he’s afraid he’s going to fall in love with one… Christian is brilliant, wealthy … and socially awkward. While everyone wants to throw gobs of money at him to write code and develop apps, no one can tell him… Read More
It's the first of the month and Levi is responsible for rent collections in the shabby apartment block which supports the distant lifestyle of its shabby owner. Shaking rent money out of people brings Levi into contact with lives that he otherwise wouldn't know about, and would probably rather not… Read More
Paul Krieg and his wife own and run a motel in the small town of Keyport Maine. Unexplained deaths and accidents seem to plague the motel and torture the couple. All the while this small New England town tries to keep itself and it's secrets safe. This is another installment… Read More
A drifter finds roots. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 10, 2018

Reads: 170

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A combination of two true stories Read More
Everyone slept softly in the town of Twin. With sly smiles etched upon their frozen faces, every citizen of the town crept into bed when the crows began to caw. Nature is set in balance in every living soul, and in every living soul in town, bed-time came at… Read More
The story is about a man in a small town. He comes to terms with something dark that resides within. The toll will be devastating for events to come. Who will survive? Read More
For me to write, this was a rather long story, and one of my first. Each half is about 7,000 words. --- It was strange weather even for this small town. A young man is trying to get home for dinner, but it takes a lot longer than he would… Read More
A very short story about a traveling salesman entering a ghost-like town. Read More

Book / Romance

March 10, 2016

A small town girl , in a boring relationship , wins a contest , gets the chance of a lifetime , meets her celeb idol , who , ends up falling for her . Read More
Humor ensues when a small town deputy unknowingly locks a local wino in the back of a police car with a young alligator. Based on a trued story. First published in "Medicinal Purposes Literary Review" in 2003. Photo by Turtlemom4bacon Read More

Short Story / Sports

August 07, 2012

When the small-town team from the prairies unexpectedly wins this year's hockey championship, the opposing New York team isn't the only one who is upset. Read More
My experience growing up poor in small town America. Read More
At 26, Liberty Montgomery has barely begun to live life. Married nearly right out of high school, she's known no other life than the one her husband provided. Returning to Liberty Lake, her hometown namesake, with her 4 1/2 year old son in tow, Libby doesn't know what to expect.… Read More

Reads: 255

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The first chapter of a longer story, Monster Island Read More

Book / Other

August 02, 2020

Reads: 1975

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Jay Walsh is in a bad way; he was used to being poor, he had mostly been below the poverty line, but he is left scrabbling when his wife ditches him and their children, taking with her all of the family's savings. Working as a farmhand, Jay… Read More
When I was very young I decided to try and build and airplane in my garage. The results were not successful. Read More
Is this another Twilight Zone tale of intrigue, or just another space alien story? Whatever it is, it is short and full of something; You be the judge. Read More
Homer savors his walk home on the last day of school. Read More

Reads: 12261

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Roxie, has had many men. Cal has never been lucky with women. Roxie says his problem is that "he doesn't know how to howl at the moon". She's from wrong side of the tracks and waitressing at the Bluebird Diner. Cal, a farmer's son, is a lawyer and politician. A… Read More

Reads: 899

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

The protagonist feels he never bumps into anyone from his past, but things can easily change. Read More
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