Max Wagner, former carpenter, lives on the streets of San Francisco. His only goal is the next mug of moonshine. Fate intervenes in the persons of a famous singer and a friendly young widow, but then Max has to prove himself in the face of a catastrophe.
Father's been away 3 years. His young family's meeting him at the airport. --- Bad Fred, said --- It's poignant, and you hit the right notes. If I didn't know it was your story and trust you, I would have drifted away in the first few paragraphs. It moved slowly. It was lovely, but it wasn't hitting my "what happens next?" buttons. Well, until the end when it all comes together. Readers who stick with it will be rewarded.
The lovely woman sitting next to Jack on the plane shocked him when she told him her name was Felina. He was intrigued with the mystery presented by the proposition that maybe Faleena didn't die in the shootout behind Rosa's Cantina. Please read "El Paso - Jake Rivers" first.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance, Drama, Historical, Western Downloads: 1535| Votes: 173 | Score: 7.77 Size: 44KB |
A Clan Amir Story June 2002, a young woman from a family of warriors faces her destiny - head on. Through an unusual and close link to her young genius brother, he's more aware of events than you think. This story is part of a series that follows events that shape his life and destiny, this is one event at a critical time in his life. It answers the questions 'What IS a warrior?' 'Can a warrior also be a pacifist?'
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Drama, Violence, Military, Workplace, Extra Sensory Perception, Young Adult, Vignettes Downloads: 3350| Votes: 346 | Score: 7.69 Size: 34KB |
A short tale -- very loosely -- based on an encounter I had with a childhood friend in that beautiful city one summer about ten or fifteen years ago; okay maybe a little longer. Only my encounter – whilst extremely enjoyable for both of us -- had a completely different outcome, neither of us are widowed.
A Clan Amir Story In November 2009, Gerry has to visit Europe to resolve some political issues, and has the bad luck to visit a school when some terrorists wish to use it for their purposes. Badly outnumbered, his security team do their duty. Sometimes, the best a warrior can do is to die hard, to help his friends who will arrive later. From the Clan Amir Book - The Falcon in Flight.
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Extra Sensory Perception, Young Adult, Vignettes Downloads: 3791| Votes: 359 | Score: 7.29 Size: 42KB |
A Clan Amir Story Many societies have a rite of passage where a boy is called a man and a girl is called a woman once they pass the rites. Young Gordie wishes to stand early, as is his right. However, there are things to be done to organise them, and the normal events of life don't stop just so he can do this. As is usual for Gordie, he does it all in his own way, and different to what others expect.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Coming of Age, Politics, Workplace, Extra Sensory Perception, Royalty, Young Adult, Vignettes Downloads: 2238| Votes: 170 | Score: 7.20 Size: 41KB |
Danny comes home from 'Nam and when he see his buddy's girl he knows she's the one he wants. The fun starts when he tells his friend, "She's the cutest girl I've ever seen, I'll tell you face to face I mean to steal her from you." Joe was not pleased by this.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance, Drama, War Downloads: 1965| Votes: 262 | Score: 7.17 Size: 43KB |
A Clan Amir Story Gerry wants to build a boat, so he does - but only after inventing the materials to make it work. Before he can build what he wants he builds a luxury yacht to test out the design. However, the major test is when he's at sea during a Category 5 storm, and has to help rescue others caught out at sea.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Drama, Extra Sensory Perception Downloads: 1372| Votes: 116 | Score: 7.06 Size: 28KB |
A Magic at War Story
Con is back in Iraq and Shameera is being posted to the Pentagon to keep her out of harm's way. On her way to DC, Shameera decides to stop by her soon-to-be in-law's for a long talk with her love's sister about a cryptic comment Con made about why he ran so hard from her. What happened in Con's past that true love spooked him so? Is it something that will threaten his hastily bonded relationship with Shameera? She has decided she has to know the secret and only Maeve can enlighten her.
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Romance, School, Military, Christmas, Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Magic, Football Downloads: 3500| Votes: 190 | Score: 7.05 Size: 36KB |
A Dark Wars Tale
Edgar Laetham had enough. He had spent enough time shedding blood and losing friends for Queen and country. A chance encounter with an old friend from Australia while recovering from a wound in Bahrain a year after the First Gulf War sent his life on a different path. How different he would not know until one fateful, rain-soaked day while driving his new charge through the streets of Harrow. After that day, he knew life with Dame Alice Spencer-Killdare would never be the same. Or boring!
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Crime, Violence, Alternate Universe, Shapeshifters Downloads: 1524| Votes: 115 | Score: 7.03 Size: 31KB |
A Story in the Once Upon a Time... Universe
How can a poor Cobbler find his Luck and win the hand of a Lady fair? Spend an evening with the local Brownies! (but don't let them catch you!) A old-fashioned Fairy Tale perfect for a bedtime story!
Dedicated to my fellow veterans, those who made it back and those who didn't.It's the early 1970's and Dennis is about two weeks away from rotating back to the world after his tour in Viet Nam. He's looking forward to seeing his wife again and his daughter for the first time. Join him on his "Last Patrol".
A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A little wander through realms of improbability, concerning a confused young man and his interactions with one particular member of female of our species. Of course it is possible that the young lady in question, had just came up with a novel approach to solving the problem of “not" being noticed, by her intended pray.
This story is my take on what the words for the Rolling Stones great song might mean. Sad and dark at the beginning but bright and sunny at the end. Follow Jim as he deals with his loss and gives up on love.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama Tags: Romance, Drama Downloads: 2159| Votes: 223 | Score: 6.89 Size: 30KB |
This is a short story about a man who has a pretty good life, you might even say a rich life. He has things and yet he is lonely. Like most of us he doesn't realize that he is missing something. This is also a story about a young woman who is also missing something in her life. Well to say more would be to give you too much information.
This little contribution was suggested by an email received from my Editor, TeNderLoin No idea is truly original. This tale owes a debt to one I read in the nineteen forties; only that was about a an earlier tale of an atomic bomb!
Age Rating: Older than 7 Tags: Diary Downloads: 1780| Votes: 132 | Score: 6.80 Size: 8KB |
Sam ate breakfast at Thelma's Diner five mornings a week for nine years. Then in the course of a single daythey found out although they were acquainted, they never knew one another. All it took was a special steak sandwich...
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance, Drama Downloads: 2588| Votes: 368 | Score: 6.71 Size: 23KB |
A Clan Amir Story Brigands are crossing the mountains and creating havoc, the Royal Guards are tasked with protecting the people. Gerry and his patrol don't like what they see at one farm and set out to stop the brigands at the next. It's time for Gerry to live up to his heritage, and he Stands to the call.
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Extra Sensory Perception, Royalty, Young Adult, Vignettes Downloads: 2840| Votes: 203 | Score: 6.70 Size: 14KB |