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: 1863| Votes: 193 | Score: 8.33 Size: 44KB |
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.
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: 2233| Votes: 275 | Score: 8.01 Size: 43KB |
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: 2225| Votes: 159 | Score: 7.96 Size: 31KB |
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.
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!
Grandpa Jones - An Experiment
Another Grandpa Jones Story. God decides to pull the plug on mankind. His angels remind him that he needs to follow the rules before destroying Man. God has to interview a human before he can destroy Man. The selection process is onerous, but they finally settle on Grandpa Jones. Does God know what he's in for?
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Humor, Fantasy Downloads: 1394| Votes: 124 | Score: 7.78 Size: 16KB |
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: 4083| Votes: 219 | Score: 7.77 Size: 36KB |
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.
An old man walks through a odd city with his grandson sent to keep an eye on him by his mother. The mother, daughter of a bard, married into the family of an Oligarch. As such, she hates when stories of her father entertaining in pubs filter to her in-laws. Pzerra is there to prevent that. His grandfather takes him to his favorite pub for lunch. A strange man walks in, causing the patrons to eye him hostilely. After he leaves, the boy asks the old man why they hate him so. Thus begins the story!