Mannison Minibooks


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!

See listings below for links. Visit our NEWS page for full author bios.

NEW RELEASE!

Now available on Amazon and Smashwords.


O SISTER, WHERE ARE THOU?
By Connor Kuntz

Crime Drama/Paranormal (36 pages)
Also available in ebook.
View on Amazon.ca

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. 


NON-PROPHET
By Rhiannon Lotze

Sci-Fi/Urban/Family Drama (46 pages)
Also available in ebook.
View on Amazon.ca

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.


TIME SERVED
By Ronald Linson

Science Fiction (44 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


DINA’S DRYAD
By Chris Doerner

Dark Fantasy (46 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


TRICKS OF THE BLADE
By Eric Lewis

Low Fantasy/Speculative Fiction (120 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


DON’T MESS WITH BUNNIES
By Craig Crawford

Dark Fantasy (44 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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!


THE MANY WAYS OF HEARTBREAK
By Cecily Winter

Literary Fiction/Drama/YA (31 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


LOVEBIRDS
By Matthew Brady

Fiction/Horror (68 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


THE CARRIERS
By K. B. Bailey

Fiction/Horror (38 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


AGENT OF CHANGE
By Ronald Linson

Science Fiction/Time Travel Fiction (55 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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?


THE WHITE MANNEQUIN’S GAME
By Deidre J Owen

Weird Fiction/Horror (29 pages)
Also available in ebook.

Enjoy live readings? Come hear UK author Tim Mendees read this creepy horror short on our YouTube channel!

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!


THE SALTED CABIN
By Deidre J Owen

Fiction/Horror (50 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


I ACTUALLY DREAMED THIS CRAZY NONSENSE
By Deidre J Owen

Speculative Fiction/Fantasy/Horror (105 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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.


OVERWORKED: A LEGAL FICTION
By Deidre J Owen & Ronald Linson

Contemporary Fiction/Humor (22 pages)
Also available in ebook.

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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