The Last Chance by John Carter

The Last Chance is the dark tale of forty-five year old ex-con and born again Christian Andrew Walker following his release from prison after serving a twenty-five year sentence for rape. When his delusions and paranoia make a return to society problematic, Andrew convinces himself his last chance of salvation lies in helping a young drug addict and prostitute, Julia. Can Andrew help Julia get off drugs and redeem them both, or will he yield to temptation and condemn them both to hell? With influences as diverse as Taxi Driver and Notes From the Underground, The Last Chance is a story of loneliness, isolation and contemporary urban angst.

WARNING: CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE.

Author: John Carter

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Dreadful: Tales of the Dead and Dying by LP Hernandez

When you die will you go to heaven? Will you go to hell? Some place in between? Whatever your destination the path is not linear. These are stories of those who have fallen through the cracks, whose fate is a riddle. These are stories of the places in between.

Gehenna- When you no longer belong to this world which world will claim you?
A Fate Worse Than Death- The path of least resistance has its own complications.
Good Strawberries- Beware the man in the green hat.
The Last Man on Mars- An unfortunate time to leave everything behind.
The Invitation- New friend, old enemy.
Good Luck- I met my twin. He has terrible manners.
An Inheritance- It’s in your blood, your dripping, viscous blood.
Little Boy- A dream home with a nightmare past.
The Importance of Being Eaten- Everyone has to eat.
The Backwards Walking Man- A young boy learns the truth about a local legend.
Joe’s Attic- An old man, his memories, and the dead people at the door.

Author: LP Hernandez

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Race by Laura Saba

Imagine a world where your very existence depends on keeping up with the Joneses, in a Race where the prize is the Ultimate Dream. Every element of your life is designed to advance your position, in the hope that you’ll be one of the few who reach the Winner’s Circle, where the dream will be yours.

Imagine living in such a world and stumbling upon the truth from which dreams are really made.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura’s greatest passion is Story. Fascinated by how one’s chapter in the book of humanity is inked in life moments, she’s keen to explore and examine the range of human emotion and experience through her fiction, and through her work at the bookends of life in her role as birth, death, and mourning doula. Author and homeschooling mum are among her most treasured story-lines within her personal life story.

Laura also trains and certifies birth, death, and mourning doulas at http://www.momdoulary.com and http://www.mourningdoula.com. You can explore her work further at medium.com, TheLiberationArtist.com, FearlessHomeschooling.com, as well as in her TEDx talk.

Author: Laura Saba

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Mike Beem Chronicles: Volumes One – Six by Anthony Renfro

What are the Mike Beem Chronicles? The Mike Beem Chronicles are a series of short stories that I wrote involving a character named Mike Beem. They are stories about hope, survival, and people trying to keep humanity alive in a world filled with the living dead. Descriptions for all six stories in this collection flow below. Enjoy.A Zombie Thanksgiving: A short story about a woman who risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.A Zombie Christmas: This short story is about three men who risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.A Zombie New Year’s Eve: This short story is about Becky and Joe who are separated in a Zombie Apocalypse and risk life and limb in order to reunite for their New Year’s Eve kiss.A Zombie Christmas 2: A boy lost. A family desperate. It’s Christmas in a Zombie Apocalypse and Mike Beem is once again aiming for another Holiday miracle. His goal this year isn’t toys for the kids in the neighborhood. His goal this time is trying to save one small life so another family doesn’t have to suffer the way he suffered.Flesh for the Zombies: When Mike Beem’s community is savagely attacked, he must exact revenge on those who wronged him. He must put aside all the good he has ever accomplished in order to become someone else. A man without a moral compass. A man without right or wrong. A man who is a cold blooded killer. Will he get his justice or will he die trying? The answers lie within the pages of this short story.Zombie Beach: Mike Beem has given it all up and run off to live by the beach. Life down on the coast isn’t all that it should be. Days of lying in the sun are replaced with brutal survival. Mike does his best to not only survive, but to rebuild a life among the ruins of these beach side towns.

Author: Anthony Renfro

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Stinky Lecture Series (Stinky Stories Book 39) by Peter Grant

All God’s children have a voice in the choir, but that doesn’t mean you want to hear them.

Stinky’s church needs to cut expenses and they enlist Stinky and other members of the parish as speakers for an endowed lecture series instead of flying people in from distant shores. Many at St. Stephen’s are “locovores” and prefer locally grown produce, but the decision to become “locobores” and listen to local, boring speakers satisfies the letter, but not the spirit of the bequest. Plucky Stinky manages to salvage the ensuing disaster, but you’ll have to read on to discover the delights and dangers of inter-species sonics.

About Stinky Stories

Stinky and Eddie appear in over seventy comic short stories in the #1 bestselling Amazon series. Stinky is chatty and insouciant, and while Eddie may not say as much, when something needs to be done, he’s already doing it. They’re as close as Brooklyn and Queens and as unlikely to separate.

Stinky doesn’t go looking for trouble, but he can’t hide from it. It’s part of the “best looking man on the planet” package. His life is complicated, and sometimes even church can be a strain. He might help his rector try to understand his porn star nephew, assist with the annual Easter egg hunt or break bread with a toxic visiting organist. Stinky and Eddie like to live quietly, but lucky for us that never happens.

Stinky and Eddie are supported by a collection of outrageous guest stars and an ever expanding cast of relatives. The stories are witty and literate and readers don’t have to leave their brains in a jar to enjoy them. Whether it’s a flat-out farce, bedroom comedy, sexy romp, sly satire or screwball family intrigue, you’re never far from a happy ending in every Stinky story. Isn’t that what we really need these days?

Each story is an independent tale, but there is some overlap between them. If you’re curious about Stinky and Eddie’s other humorous adventures, go to www.stinkyandeddie.com for quotes of the week, frequently asked questions, publication information and news of our boys’ dealings.

Information about Peter Grant’s published works, Stinky or otherwise is on his Amazon author page:

https://amazon.com/author/grantpeter

For more information about talented cover artist and filmmaker Waylon Bacon:

www.waylonbacon.com

Related stories are listed at the end for further reading.

Author: Peter Grant

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Basketball Prodigy: The Journey To The NBA by Terrence Richardson

“Hello I’m Prodigy”

This is the journey of a 13 year old teen named Prodigy who recently just moved to a small city due to the fact that his father serves in the military. Shortly after the family moved to a new Air Force base—the father gets into a motorcycle accident. This is a great tale of a teen and mom who are faced with the many challenges that life throws at us all. This first literature of the Richuals series, Prodigy is a riveting tale, exploring rage, hope, determination, and the daily practices of trying to attain wealth—all while being constantly tested to do what is morally right, even when all odds are against them. Now the family are faced with hard times that can alter the fate of their lives…

Author: Terrence Richardson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Through it All (Laura and Mel Book 3) by A.K. Rose

When Mel Kippling came back into Laura Brighton’s life after a fifteen year hiatus, neither knew if they would find their way back to the relationship they used to know.

Time has a way of erasing old wounds, and after reconnecting, their relationship was better than they’d ever known.

Or, was it?

Join Laura and Mel where their story picks up after Second Chances and find out if they have what it takes to get Through it All.

**This is a short story that continues the saga of Laura and Mel from We Need to Talk and Second Chances. It is not necessary to have read the first two stories, as some slight overlap is provided, but the first two stories provide the foundation for Through it All.

Author: A.K. Rose

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Outbreak: Before and After by Van Dusen, Robert

Life is tough. It gets tougher when death isn’t the end…

A suburban family finds out just how fast their sheltered world can fall apart. A helicopter full of survivors find out just how far they will go to live another day. A nervous young man listens to the radio during his shift at a convenience store. A small town school administrator asks the police to check up on a truant student. A young father goes out searching for the perfect gift.
Also meet the main characters of the Outbreak series in happier times.
This is a collection of short stories set in the Eastern United States of the well received Outbreak Series. It also features three short stories originally published as Outbreak: Better Days.

Author: Van Dusen, Robert

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews