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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?

Superfan by Anthony Horvath

SUPERFAN: How You Can Turn Your Favorite Indie Author Or Artist Into a Star – A “New Economy” Advertising Primer for Authors and the People Who Love Them by Anthony Horvath

  • SUPERFAN: How You Can Turn Your Favorite Indie Author Or Artist Into a Star – A “New Economy” Advertising Primer for Authors and the People Who Love Them by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781936830602
  • Word Count: 10,600
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Business and Economics, Advertising, Marketing
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Superfan by Anthony Horvath————

So you’ve found an author or artist that you think is really great, so great, in fact, you have decided to appoint yourself his or her Biggest Fan. No longer thinking of only your own enjoyment, you want to give back. You want your new favorite artist to succeed, and produce even more works for you and the world to enjoy, but you know that the whole ‘starving artist’ shtick only goes so far: if they can’t support themselves through their work, they are as likely to end up spending their time flipping burgers or selling their soul to corporate society as they are to producing their next masterpiece. But what is the Biggest Fan to do except to give rave reviews and recommendations to friends and family? How does the Biggest Fan put on a cape and become SuperFan? “SuperFan: How You Can Turn Your Favorite Indie Author Or Artist Into a Star” is a ‘new economy’ advertising primer for authors and the people who love them. Written by author and publisher Anthony Horvath, founder of Bard and Book publishing, authors, musicians, artists and SuperFans themselves will benefit from his unique experiences striving for success in a marketplace turned upside down by print on demand publishing, downloadable music, social networking, and other features of the new digital landscape.

Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony Horvath

Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony Horvath

  • Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781310238710
  • Word Count: 3,750
  • Genre: Christian — Mystery & detective / Ethics – Euthanasia
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Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony HorvathThe police discover a gruesome scene: a pro-life advocate and his son are found dead in a road-side cabin. Perplexed, and without any obvious explanation, the detectives are forced to turn to the nightly news for clues. As well they should: last night the world learned of a miracle cure… for death itself.

Mordecai's Dillema by Anthony Horvath

Mordecai’s Dilemma by Anthony Horvath

  • Mordecai’s Dilemma byAnthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781301163519
  • Word Count: 3,440
  • Genre: Christian: Historical, Thriller: Action and Suspense
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Mordecai's Dillema by Anthony Horvath————

Mordecai is presented with a unique opportunity: the chance to kill Hitler, before he does his worst. A vision from God compels him to take action, but a second vision gives him pause. What will Mordecai do?

Looking back, many people might say that if they had a chance to kill Hitler, they would do so. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. Mordecai is one of the few allowed to see not only what will happen if Hitler is allowed to live, but also what will happen if Mordecai kills him.

Few can imagine worse than what the Nazis did to humanity, but Mordecai didn’t have to imagine it… he saw it with his own eyes, as one possible future.

Law Abiding Citizen by Anthony Horvath

Law Abiding Citizen by Anthony Horvath

Law Abiding Citizen by Anthony Horvath

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What happens to a town when a man with a gun refuses to stop another man with a gun from killing people, just because it was against the law to bring the gun on school property?

Sheldon Knapp was caught in a photograph calling 9-11 with a gun in his hand, while a vicious gunman enters the school behind him. Initially regarded as a hero, the accolades turn into contempt, as people begin saying that he could have, and should have, done more.

Sheldon Knapp’s defense: He is a law abiding citizen.

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Author’s Note

This story is not actually inspired by recent events. It has been rattling around in my head for a long time. I think it highlights some of the hypocrisy within and without the media whenever there is a mass shooting. Hopefully, the format of the story suggests who the real target of the story is (if there even is one).

Better Than Sex by Anthony Horvath

Better Than Sex by Anthony Horvath

Better Than Sex by Anthony Horvath

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A pair of scientists perform a simple experiment and make not one, but two, earth-shattering discoveries that will transform society as they know it… or will it? It’s hard to imagine anything ‘better than sex’ but this duo found it. Now what?

With fame and fortune and the future progress of mankind on the line, the scientists have to piece together the ethical way to proceed. They have literally discovered something that is better than sex, but it turns out to be much more than they bargained for.

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Author’s Notes

This story explores the same concept as another I started and never finished. The earlier one didn’t seem to capture the flavor of what I wanted and probably would have been better as a short film. In this story, logic and precedence lead the way… as it always does, right to its bloody end.

Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony Horvath

Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony Horvath

  • Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781301136704
  • Word Count: 1,581
  • Genre: Black comedy, Horror, Crime
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Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony HorvathHannah and Carla are out to save the world, one person at a time. They are particularly pleased one day to find an old man, oppressed by society, who needs their saving. Never was a man so happy to be saved.

In Search of Schrödinger's Cat

In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat by Anthony Horvath

  • In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781476146188
  • Word Count: 3,314
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Hard Sci-fi, Humor and comedy, Satire
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In Search of Schrödinger's Cat

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Brian is having a very, very bad universe. While he has certain creature comforts, he isn’t doing well with the ladies and he knows–just knows–that alternate Brians in other universes are enjoying loads of fame, riches, and success. But Brian has an idea on how to solve his problem, once and for all: in this universe.

In this short story, author Anthony Horvath of ‘Bard and Book’ playfully explores the mysterious world of the multiverse.

In another universe, this short story was not written, so be thankful, and enjoy it before the universe splits again.

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Author’s Notes

I don’t remember what inspired me to write this story. Perhaps it had something to do with all of the different television shows and movies out there making use of the Multiverse for entertaining plot lines. But perhaps it had more to do with the fact that actually, people really believe the multiverse is real, or probable, or at least, possible–more possible than that there is a God. Funny how they don’t act as though it is real, isn’t it?

Bubblegum and Suckers

Bubblegum and Suckers by Anthony Horvath

  • Bubblegum and Suckers by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781476005447
  • Word Count: 3,261
  • Genre: Humor and Comedy: Satire and Black Comedy
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Bubblegum and Suckers

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“Free bubblegum and suckers to everyone! Fudge and Cookies for all! Free health care, free drugs, free everything! Nobody pays and Everyone Benefits!” cry the children. In this short story coming on the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, idealists grapple with reality, and youngsters take on old fogeys for the future of the country.

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Author’s Notes

I wrote this several years ago without much thought to releasing it more widely. In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling, it seemed as timely as it ever would be. Interestingly, other recent events since it was first penned in February of 2010, the last few sentences of the story seem especially appropriate. Think of the massive change in the house of representatives later that year and a sweeping victory of conservatives in places such as Wisconsin, where, even more recently, Big Brother has his hand slapped once more.

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The Knight in Black Tuxedo by Anthony Horvath

  • The Knight In Black Tuxedo by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781466162358
  • Genre: Short Story
  • Approx Words: 1100
  • Availability:  Free
  • Download Links: EPUBMOBIPDF

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“You’re as plain as plain can be” said the father to the daughter, in front of her prom date. Could anyone survive the weight of such crushing words? In this short story courage and cowardice and other unseen realities are examined. Is beauty really only in the eye of the beholder? Perhaps this is because our eyes do not work properly. What would we think if we could see each other- and ourselves- as we really are?

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