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Do you want to read something fun, but you don’t have much time to spend on it? Then maybe you want a short read. If that’s you, then this is your section. These books can be read in about two hours or less (three if you’re easily distracted), and may cover any genre. Hope you enjoy them.

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Shell Out

a short story

(2015)

Money can buy the world and sell the soul. But can it also buy happiness?

Greg would love to enjoy a prosperous life, filling his apartment with luxuries, going out with friends, and meeting the girl of his dreams. But there’s a problem: He’s poor. Even when he makes the valiant effort to work hard for the money, invisible hands snag his progress away. Is it just how the world works? Or can he still build his ideal life?

Eleven Miles

from Home

a short story

(2015)

Love. Hate. Jet Skis. Two ex-lovers must play this shell game in the middle of nowhere. But who will win?

Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to go out together to satisfy the one recreational interest they share. However, when misfortune steals that link away and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but decide whether it’s even worth saving.

Note: This is the original release.

Love. Hate. Jet Skis. Two ex-lovers must play this shell game in the middle of nowhere. But who will win?

Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to go out together to satisfy the one recreational interest they share. However, when misfortune steals that link away and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but decide whether it’s even worth saving.

Note: This is the original release.

Eleven Miles

from Home

a short story

(2015)

Eleven Miles

from Home:

Remastered Edition

a short story

(2020)

Love. Hate. Jet Skis. Two ex-lovers must play this shell game in the middle of nowhere. But who will win?

Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to go out together to satisfy the one recreational interest they share. However, when misfortune steals that link away and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but decide whether it’s even worth saving.

Note: This remastered release retells the story of Eleven Miles from Home in smaller interwoven chunks.

Amusement

a short story

(2015)

What tough man would a nip-cat trap if a nip-cat kid-napped man?

Sammy is a sound businessman who believes professionalism makes the world a happier place. But when his investment firm partners with a famous theme park built on loose values and questionable ethics, Sammy becomes locked in psychological battle with the park’s mascot, Nippy the Cat, and risks losing his strict sense of professionalism, and his mind, in the process.

What tough man would a nip-cat trap if a nip-cat kid-napped man?

Sammy is a sound businessman who believes professionalism makes the world a happier place. But when his investment firm partners with a famous theme park built on loose values and questionable ethics, Sammy becomes locked in psychological battle with the park’s mascot, Nippy the Cat, and risks losing his strict sense of professionalism, and his mind, in the process.

Amusement

a short story

(2015)

Waterfall Junction

and

The Narrow Bridge

two short stories

(2016)

Two heroes. Two destinies. One duology of trials, tribulations, and redemption.

Two short tales of adventure and fantasy about would-be heroes who face life-threatening elements, confront their own eroding courage, and learn to trust the unfamiliar guides who lead them to the prizes promised to them. These stories show hope and faith in a world that wants to destroy both and crush those heroes who fight for redemption.

Read My Shorts

Volume 1

three short stories

(2021)

The first volume in a collection of short stories that continues in the tradition of The Collection of Junk.

This inaugural edition of Read My Shorts introduces three stories from my early wave of shorts that follow the end of The Collection of Junk series. These stories focus on the mundane but humorous decisions that lead to corporate tragedy.

In this Volume:

  • Paperweight (2010, original short story edition)
  • An Implosion of the Sure Thing (2010)
  • Caking Inconvenience (2007)

Note: This collection is available only to subscribers of my email list. If you want to read them, you’ve got to subscribe (or wait for a Read My Shorts paperback edition if/when that becomes available).

The first volume in a collection of short stories that continues in the tradition of The Collection of Junk.

This inaugural edition of Read My Shorts introduces three stories from my early wave of shorts that follow the end of The Collection of Junk series. These stories focus on the mundane but humorous decisions that lead to corporate tragedy.

In this Volume:

  • Paperweight (2010, original short story edition)
  • An Implosion of the Sure Thing (2010)
  • Caking Inconvenience (2007)

Note: This collection is available only to subscribers of my email list. If you want to read them, you’ve got to subscribe (or wait for a Read My Shorts paperback edition if/when that becomes available).

Read My Shorts

Volume 1

three short stories

(2021)

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Cajun taking a nap (2019 photo, treated).