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by Mukana PressWho are Africa’s most promising emerging short story writers? Mukana Press sought to answer this question by scouting the continent for largely undiscovered talent. The result? This collection! Africa’s stories have largely been relegated to themes of poverty, and war; yet there is so much more brilliance, texture, and layers to our stories. This collection seeks to provide a platform for the rest of the world to become acquainted with the excellence of talent outside of the mainstream, as we... more
by Ken WhiteWhat we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others is, and remains, immortal. Mikey Wright is a normal 13-year-old. With normal problems. Until the day he finds out his dad has cancer. Getaway Day chronicles Mikey's journey to save his father's life and learn the meaning of his own. His journey to help his father takes him from the safety and security of his home town of Modesto, California, to Anaheim, Chicago, and back down Route 66. Along the way, he's helped by some ordinary and e... more
by Naveen SridharAn outbreak of war with the Hittities is imminent. Queen Nefertari of pharaoh Ramses II resolves to preserve peace. This is the untold story behind the first Peace Treaty between ancient powers (displayed at the UN Headquarters in New York).
by Robert Collinson
Zhetybay is an adventure story set in the oilfields of Kazakhstan.
It was a time of change, and a question of survival. The people knew how to survive, it was part of their history, their culture. A stranger emerges, a foreigner, a man with different values and ethics. Perhaps he was destined to help them make the changes that they sorely needed? He was unaware of what was about to befall, and he had simply been sent to do a job. The cold hard truth of the matter was about to be r... more
by Tammie AdeleFaced with the mortality of her beloved mare, Beauty, and while trying to provide guidance and support to her twelve-year-old niece, Trina starts to reminisce her twenty-year friendship with Beauty. Trina was a shy and nervous twelve-year-old that wasn’t just happy in the shadow of her big sister, Talicia, but actively sought it out. This happened despite her not really noticing or caring that she and Talicia had been cast from the same mould, being physically similar, having similar names an... more
by Jen ParkerJane has gotten used to wading through life with zero goals and even less ambition. When her grandmother says that all she wants for her eightieth birthday is for Jane to track down a painting from her college days, it means she’ll have to re-join the art world she left behind and, even worse, find that bitch Ridgeley. Then again, Jane really could use an epic “hike the Appalachian Trail but still go to work”-type journey to get her off her butt. And she’s not the only one. Her best friend Elle ... more
by Richard A HolmbergA montage of one hundred ninety-six parables and fables, written during “automatic writing” sessions. The collection of flash stories gives hope and insight to all who question God’s presence. The series of stories portrays how life and living are two separate ideas. This book explains a life with or without God by our side. The stories provoke inner development and are perfect icebreakers for pastors, family gatherings, and social groups. Quotes from the Old and New Testaments reinforce many ... more
by linda groene
charming picture book of a little boy's adventure with his toy excavator.
by Walter Stephen GeedingJack and Jim, two footloose, lifetime friends and beer drinking buddies, are out back-roading when they spot the cabin. Aha, it’s treasure, treasure indeed, and much more. As Jack runs out with some little gold figures, deputies start shooting. They have discovered a way to travel the time road disguised as a dilapidated shack. The only problem is those deputies. A “start no violence” command is broken; now, travelers must dodge lawmen. Jack throws the gold back in; time returns to normal. Some ... more
by Sheridan Brown
"The Viola Factor" takes place at a time when the country faced division and growth after the American Civil War. Viola Knapp Ruffner struggled with what was just and fair, becoming a little-known confidant for a young black scholar from Virginia. But Viola was much more than a teacher; she was a mother, wife, game changer, and friend. With her mother's dying wish, a young woman alone, she left her New England roots. This is a story of trauma and love in the South while battling... more
by Neal Sellers
Gregory Que (pronounced “Q”), takes readers on a literary ride, bobbing, weaving and sparring with them about his exploits, sharing wisdom and secrets with wit, sarcasm and blunt honesty. He believes he is writing a “how to” book, but readers will ultimately surmise correctly that his profferings revolve around women in his life, four in particular with whom he shares secrets involving his past, present and future. A charismatic, complex, self-proclaimed “ladies ... more
by ERNEST CHAMBERSA children's story about a skunk who learns to spray two different scents-- that stinky skunk smell if he is frightened or doesn't like you but if he likes you he sprays the fragrance of sweet perfume.
by Liam Murphy0f Sin and Soul follows the travails of a young American woman, Chloe Ettagio. Who leaves her home and family behind and escapes her loveless marriage by emigrating to the west coast of Ireland. She embarks on a torrid but disastrous sexual affair once settled there. This affair reshapes the rest of her life. We learn how a singular life event can change our destiny so dramatically. And of the family secrets and the community's efforts to protect those secrets.
by Valerie G MillerBecause life doesn’t always go to plan A heartfelt collection of short stories about family, loss and love, and those special moments in between . . . Love Sometimes the path to love requires learning to trust yourself. Other times, giving your heart to another demands that you risk everything. Then there’s an everlasting love that can only be truly appreciated by the memories left behind. Family A mother is missing and the secrets she’s been hiding have the power to change her fami... more
by Gregg McBrideBiron the bee isn't sure he wants to be like the rest of the bees in his hive. But he doesn't know what he would be good at besides making honey. Thus begins the delightful adventures of a sprightly little bee with a big imagination. When all of Biron's exciting ideas are discouraged, he wonders if any of his dreams "as big as the sky" can come true. His amusing exploits take him from honey homes to spaceships with wings, until he's finally reminded of the importance of believing in himself—"the... more
by John LebenAmy, a twelve year old girl, lives under a glass dome. Her friend Gus is a grumpy 100 year old tortoise, who barely survived the ravages of global warming in his younger days. Amy narrates Gus's story of environmental disaster, when the forests burned and humanity almost destroyed the planet. Gus remembers that technocrats called Bald-Headed Suiters were in charge of the survival of humanity. They cared little about the planet or the animals that populated it. Their solutions were short-sigh... more