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June Flash-fiction

Taylor lugged his carry-on to a chair on the aisle at the gate.  An hour and five minutes until boarding.  He didn’t think John, his supervisor, would be there for half an hour.  Priding himself on his efficiency, John always said if you got to the airport too early, you just weren’t planning well enough.  So, Taylor — maybe “inefficient” Taylor — had plenty of time to call Julie now.  He certainly wanted to, as he felt badly they hadn’t done a proper good-bye.… Register or log in to access full content

Searching for the Edge of the World: Songs of Misery, Faith and Hope by Robert Cely

Searching for the Edge of the World: Songs of Misery, Faith and Hope by Robert Cely

  • Searching for the Edge of the World: Songs of Misery, Faith and Hope by Robert Cely
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781310647338
  • Word Count: 11,640
  • Genre: Poetry
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Searching for the Edge of the World: Songs of Misery, Faith and Hope by Robert Cely------------

A new anthology of poetry by Robert W Cely about the agonies of modern frustration and the search for deeper living. Featured are "The Godless One," "Beneath the Questing Moon," "The Mustard Seed," and the award winning work, "Vespers."
If Thats What Makes You Happy by Derek Elkins

If That’s What Makes You Happy by Derek Elkins

  • If That's What Makes You Happy by Derek Elkins
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781310437755
  • Word Count: 2,740
  • Genre: Christian Short Stories
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If Thats What Makes You Happy by Derek Elkins------------

Happiness seems to be the goal of this new generation, but is that goal everything it appears to be? Robert is a husband and father of two who just wants peace in his life. To this end, he's adopted the mantra, "If that's what makes you happy..." But is striving for the happiness of his wife and children really making Robert's life easier or does it bring a whole new set of problems to his existence?

“Wednesday’s Commute” and the commonplace

We always know when Jesus is at work because He produces in the commonplace something that is inspiring.

– Oswald Chambers

 

Commonplace is everywhere, good and bad.  It can be found in our work, where we live, how we pay bills, in helping our children with their homework, in cutting the lawn, in trials and convictions, in eating dinner, in winning and losing at sports, in attending church on Sunday mornings (or Friday evenings or Saturday evenings or…), in loving and in wasting relationships away, in sickness, in recovery, in impending death, and in millions of other life-events every day.  … Register or log in to access full content

Wednesdays Commute by James Yarbrough

Wednesday’s Commute by James Yarbrough

  • Wednesday's Commute by James Yarbrough
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781311638489
  • Word Count: 2,410
  • Genre: Fiction, contemporary, action
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Wednesdays Commute by James Yarbrough------------

In “Wednesday’s Commute,” the commonplace is highlighted in a group of people getting to work on a bus in the same, old way. But when something very unexpected happens on-board, the commuters are changed forever. What happens when the unexpected threatens our comfort and safety? And in a confined space, at that? Is this a reason for unbounded fear or a reason to watch how God might be working? "Wednesday's Commute" tells the story of how one group of people responds -- and grows.

Author Involvement Central to New Publishing Models

Digital technologies have made it easier than ever to produce, distribute, and market a book. The person best able to advocate for a book is the one who wrote it. That means that if a publisher has to choose between two books of equal quality and the difference lies in the willingness of one author to get out their and hawk their book, that's the one they're going to go for. Pinning your hopes on finding a publisher that is going to do all the work for you, happily satisfied that they found a quality manuscript, is increasingly just that: a hope.

The Difficulties of Dieting as a Clue to the Nature of the Universe and the Quest for Meaning

Anyone who has ever tried to diet has probably at some point looked down at the scales in frustration and asked that eternal question: Why is it so hard to lose weight? That quickly leads to other, equally riveting and frustrating mysteries. Why should the tasty foods be the fattening ones? Why does exercise have to be so hard? Why can’t chocolate be a belly-slimming superfood?
But the problem doesn’t end with food.… Register or log in to access full content

Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath

Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath

  • Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781311028204
  • Word Count: 4,720
  • Genre: Satire, history
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Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath------------

A budding scholar gets sent to a hidden building on the campus to meet Chronos, the keeper (and destroyer) of old facts. What he learns from Chronos will make him re-think everything he thinks he knows. Is it chronological snobbery, or is it just good scholarship?

VOICES FROM THE DEAD ON YOUR CELL PHONE

When people die, it is tragic.  Sometimes there are events that happen after a loved one dies that almost seem as hard as the original pain of loss.   My newest short story features that kind of event–the ripping away of the scab that has barely begun to heal.  It is available right now for only 99 cents at Amazon and comes in at about 4000 words.  Click the icon below to purchase (I would love you forever if you did!) it for your Kindle reader at Amazon. … Register or log in to access full content

The Last Message by Jamie Greening

The Last Message by Jamie Greening

  • The Last Message by Jamie Greening
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781311846679
  • Word Count: 4,140
  • Genre: Fiction, Christian, Short Story, Paranormal
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The Last Message by Jamie Greening------------

Lois can't stop listening to the last voicemail her daughter left before she was killed by a drunk driver. A technological blunder drives her into deeper despair until something unbelievable happens. Six months ago Lois and Rick's daughter, Stephanie, was killed in a tragic car accident. The voicemail she sent to her mother the night of the accident is a treasured gift from their daughter's brief life. Lois listens to the message far too often, and it has caused her emotional paralysis. Her husband Rick and sister Tina both encourage her, but she can't let go. To her dismay, she loses that treasured message, the last message, forever when the phone company makes software upgrades. Lois is inconsolable, until something truly wonderful and divine occurs.
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