Simple Needs

The salary enticed him, but murder was never a part of the job!

Being a dwarf never made things easy, but last week was probably the worst of Modell Taubert’s life. He’d lost his job and his apartment in one fell swoop. With no friends or family to fall back on, now he was living out of his car, subsiding on cheap diner coffee and loaves of day-old French bread. If he ever wanted to get out of this rut, he needed a job, stat.

 

So when he saw the classified ad for a butler at an isolated manor in rural Maine, he figured his prayers had been answered. How hard could butlering be? Room and board were included along with an enormous salary. He'd be all set!

 

Yet he would soon come to realize there is always a price to pay when your eccentric employer has just a few simple needs…

Death of Decorum

Have you ever thought the entire world was against you?

Sophateal Delinus certainly has.

It all started when he awoke in his luxurious downtown Los Angeles apartment to find his ex-girlfriend robbing him.  As if that wasn't bad enough, when he confronted her, she maced his face!

 

Then there was the crooked metro cop, his brutish boss, the New York thugs, his overbearing mother, some skinheads, three beautiful women, and a death which could've easily been avoided.

 

However, those incidents were nothing compared to the worst part of his day.

Something so outlandish, he never could've foreseen it...

High Tea

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Grisly Garden

Sometimes we all want to lose ourselves in a good story...

Can true love survive a nuclear holocaust?

How much trouble can a teenager get in with binoculars and a parabolic microphone?

Would the world be a better place if we could read each other's minds?

What happens when a man who can erase people's memories meets a woman he doesn't want to forget?

 

Sci-fi. Intrigue. Romance. Thrills. This collection of short stories will open your mind, perhaps even your soul. So kick your feet up, sink into your favorite chair, and dive right in.

Smitten

Not every heart can be captured.

Violet James had it all. A loving husband named Henry. Benjamin, her adorable son. What more could a woman living in 1897 ask for? However, all that changed when the once-in-a-century snowstorm hit. Henry and Benjamin went hunting one morning, but never returned home.

After a day, Violet was worried. Two days passed and she became frantic. Had her family gotten lost in the forest? Did some terrible tragedy befall them?

While combing the shore of Hog's Head Lake one afternoon, Violet finds a man buried in the snow. He can't remember his name or where he came from, but, after he's nursed back to health, he helps Violet search for her family. This doesn't sit well with the townspeople eager to move in on Henry's turf, especially Sheriff Cleavers, who runs Bryers Crest with an iron first. And when Violet's neighbors start turning up murdered, all fingers point toward the new guy in town. Could he be Straight Razor Rob, a notorious killer who's been terrorizing settlers for years?

The answer to that question would shatter everyone's world.

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