These small publications range in length from short story to novelette, coming in a convenient (and, if we may say, adorable) pocket-sized book. But don’t let their diminutive size fool you…some of these tales pack a punch!
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Beth Gilroy was abducted from her bed in the middle of the night. Her brother, Mike, had a chance to save her, but failed. Months go by and Dayton residents lose hope…all except Mike. Armed with that unwavering hope, his best buddy Andy, and his 1938 Daisy air rifle, Mike waits and practices his shooting in hopes of finding redemption and his beloved sister.
Staring down the barrel of university, Logan Diaz faces a choice: choose a program that follows his passion for cooking, or one that will benefit humanity, which is in desperate need of assistance. When the choice becomes impossible, Logan hires a cut-rate “non-prophet” to give him a glimpse into his future. Unfortunately, the future is never exactly what one expects.
Ralph Goodman has been sentenced to five years hard time. Imprisoned in the past — no bars, no walls — he wonders if this was, in fact, a death sentence. However, with a little unexpected assistance, Ralph might just make it back alive.
An isolated and troubled teen finds her life shredded after a mysterious figure crashes her thirteenth birthday party. This uninvited guest grants the teen her fondest wishes…whether she wants them granted or not.
Bridging the gaps between classic fantasy, low fantasy, and speculative realism, these six tales show that sometimes our own preconceptions, doubts, and self-delusions can prove more troublesome than any magical or sword-wielding foe.
Avery is your average teenager with the usual teenage problems…until a seemingly mundane creature gets into her head. This meek and defenseless-looking animal reveals to her the startling cost for the abuse of its kind. Avery quickly learns that this mysterious animal means business, and that the punishment it metes out is no joke!
When she learns of her mother’s plans to relocate to Texas, teenage Jessamine refuses to leave Manhattan and plots her revenge in the bleak back alleys of spite and resentment.
In Ballantine Bay, there are whispers of an enchanter called the Matchmaker who can bring love to the unrequited. So when lovesick young Aggie Lovett learns of this legend, inevitably she is unable to resist is allure. But after an unsettling pact is made, Aggie soon discovers the horrifying cost of love without limits.
Panda McMann is a patient at St. Margaret’s Hospital, but she and her fellow inmates aren’t sick. Not anymore. Contained within the walls of the hospital and treated as lab rats, they undergo experiments as doctors search for a cure…tests the patients don’t always survive. Panda is convinced she’ll never see the outside world again, but there is more at work in St. Margaret’s.
Temporal Agent Hideki Nara is sent back in time to prevent a mass murder/suicide. When the shooter unexpectedly dies, however, Hideki discovers the man is trapped in a freakish twist of time. Regardless of any efforts to correct the mistake, the man is doomed to die that same day…every time. The plan to address the anomaly is complicated. Improbable. Dangerous. Can Hideki and his team save both the man and the timeline?
A group of teenagers find themselves challenged by a silent but disturbing figure. The tasks they are given seem simple enough, but when things go wrong and requirements aren’t met, the White Mannequin’s consequences are brutal!
A group of ghost hunters sets out to investigate an abandoned cabin deep in the woods of North Carolina.
They knew about the history.
They knew about the deaths.
It’s too bad they didn’t take the botched exorcism more seriously.
Do you have crazy dreams? Because I have crazy dreams. Occasionally, my dreams are reality-based, like bounty hunters tracking a cold case or a shunned college student on a rampage. But more often, they are fantastical: a tournament with an ogre, an encapsulated city, or suddenly tiny monsters!
Come and read about the crazy nonsense that goes on in my head while I sleep.
Law student Joshua Jacobs is exhausted! He’s deep into his final semester, the Bar Exam looms large on the horizon, and the family drama just won’t quit…why did he think he could work part time, too? Another night of study and he might just lose his mind!
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