Jamie started life as a carefree lad in Ireland, living in a farm family. When his brother Ian was born, he vowed to show him all the best things as a big brother. They became best friends from the time Jamie taught Ian to drive a tractor. Their bonding exercises as young men was rebuilding a motorcycle from a box of greasy old parts. They traveled to learn their destiny together.
Brayson is determined to graduate at the top of his class in the exclusive master’s technology program from Warsaw University. Distractions are nowhere on his schedule. His talent, military brat upbringing, and drive to succeed will allow many doors to open to him with this degree.
1960s Europe is steeped in change. Youth are rebellious of the old ways, while confidently exploring the new possibilities. Who could one trust now that the Iron Curtain descended?
Julianne is part of the European aristocracy that is struggling to adapt in the confines of the Cold War. Traditional norms are being challenged by most of her generation who desire personal freedoms. Her naivety is no longer an asset when compared to knowledge or experience.
Hopelessly in love and desperately fearful!
Zara and Buzz are products of vastly different upbringings. Their chance meeting ignites attraction they must explore. Even with lies and omissions, they find themselves falling in love. For them it’s a good thing that love is blind.
A defining incident offers the opportunity to explore a future together. They move away from everything for a fresh start.
Haddy and Otto are so in love. They started their family only to learn Haddy could have no more children. Haddy adores her daughter and helps her grow but, over time, slides down the slope of depression.
Otto, refusing to lose the love of his heart, comes to an inflection point. He coaxes Haddy out for the evening to celebrate her birthday, the first time in four years. Using his charm and wit, he plans the evening to court her like before they married.
Mathias and Halverson are trudging toward the Brazilian border to escape the Venezuelan secret police who want to kill them. Once they had first class service, which is now reduced to third-world transport and lifestyle. Escape holds the promise of shearing more sheep to line their pockets.
Unexpectedly their biggest nemesis, Genesis spots them before they cross the border. Her fury is unparalleled. She explodes their cover, her cover, and a firefight ensues.
One photograph – A single image – A lonely boat on the edge of sea
Is it adrift? – Was it abandoned? – Did it wash ashore? – Was anyone aboard?
Did someone leave it behind? – Is anyone coming back? – Who knows.
The sea has washed the footprints away.
Look at the vessel and think: “If that old boat could talk, what stories it would tell.”
Wonder no longer.
Indie authors have once again allowed their creative minds to open up and expand the Universe in which they live with short stories that capture one’s emotions through the everlasting medium of storytelling.
A collection of award winning short stories written by Texas Authors. This is Volume 3 with 20 plus stories. These short stories will take you back in history, through life as we know it and on to the future. Each giving you a glimpse into American life and thought, while entertaining you. At the end of each story is a simple paragraph that lets the reader get a better understanding about the story they read.
A collection of award winning short stories written by Texas Authors. This is Volume 4 with 14 stories. These short stories will take you back in history, through life as we know it and on to the future. Each giving you a glimpse into American life and thought, while entertaining you. At the end of each story is a simple paragraph that lets the reader get a better understanding about the story they read.
This unique puzzle will be available in October and will include the book from this year’s Texas Short Story Winners. Only 50 puzzles were created with this year’s cover. Perfect for Holiday gifts or the fall flu season.
Box includes the 500 piece puzzle & 1 copy of the Texas Short Story Vol 6 paper book.
Enjoy the musing from a group of great authors as they share an eclectic mix of short stories about the holiday season. There will be cookies, presents, puppies, skiing, St. Peter, Santa, and… Kaiju? Grab a cup of hot cocoa and curl up on the couch with these holiday treats.