A Voice From Beyond; anthology
He is a former Confederate officer who has become far less than an “officer and a gentleman”. When he realizes what he has become he tries to see a new future and a new him.
#thief #enlightenment #insight
Stealing Janet’s Cattle
A young mother and rancher discovers cattle missing. She is alone and, according to the tracks outnumbered, but she is armed and she and her family need those cattle. Is this young female rancher as tough as she thinks she is? Tough enough to defeat the more powerfull?
#pioneer woman #pioneer #planning
A Voice From Beyond
It’s the Great Depression and people will do almost anything to survive. Having been somewhat successful in his search for work, a hobo stops to thank those who helped him rise up from destruction. A simple “thank you” becomes something else entirely.
#humor #cemetery #grave robbers
Rhymes for Christmas
Just Feelin’ Good
The Reason For the Season
An Old Rancher’s Christmas
In December 1936, the body of a white male is found murdered in the alley way behind a Negro-owned night club in Vicksburg, Mississippi. No witnesses come forward and the police are baffled. Eventually, through the fine work of local law enforcement officials, a suspect is found ... a black male from Vicksburg. The police obtain evidence this man committed two crimes: the murder of that white male, and the rape of a white woman. Both are capital crimes punishable by death in the state of Mississippi when the perpetrator is a black person. Before he is brought to trial, a mob of white men storm the jail, grab the prisoner from the jailer’s custody and lynch him just outside of Vicksburg. The local African American community is outraged over this lynching given the charges brought without any evidence. Sister B is among those angry and vows not to let this happen to her little son. In the Spring of 1938, she leaves Mississippi for Los Angeles with the expectation her husband and son will join her later. A close childhood friend of Sister B is living and working in Oregon. The friend invites Sister B up for a visit and she accepts. In 1939 while traveling by train from Los Angeles, California to Coos County, Oregon, Sister B encounters a Japanese gentleman who is visiting America as a tourist. She notices that the gentleman from Japan is carrying sophisticated camera equipment and is taking an extraordinary number of photos as the train moves along its northbound coastal route. The two eventually engage in friendly conversation and become close traveling companions. However, that “closeness” is tested with the arrival of three other traveling companions on that fateful northbound train up the west coast. Sister B and the man from Japan learn that the juxtaposition of war and racism, of truth and deception, of triumph and tragedy, are ubiquitous in America and in Japan.
A KIDNAPPED PRINCESS.
THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY'S MOST FEARED MERCENARY.
AN EVIL EMPIRE ABOUT TO BE BORN.
The Princess Rhiannon of Salacia has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom on the fortress planet Nammu. Galen Dwyn, the most feared mercenary in the Andromeda Galaxy has been hired to rescue her and bring her home.
But even as his rescue mission succeeds, Galen will soon find himself on the run with the Princess. Caught in the middle of a web of political intrigue, even as he begins to fall for the Princess, he will have to use every ounce of his skill and cunning to keep them both alive as forces from several planets seek them out.
For her love, he will stand alone against the forces looking to establish a new, and very evil, empire.
Galen will look to keep her safe and bring the budding empire to a halt before it can gain a foothold in the galaxy. He will choose to do so the only way he knows how.
Dragon Award finalist Richard Paolinelli takes us on a grand adventure in this Space Opera offering set in the first book of the Starquest Saga. Set in the 4th age of Dragon Award winner John C. Wright’s Starquest universe that will feature several books by Paolinelli, Wright, and other authors in the months and years to come.
Have you ever walked around your house wondering WHY this was installed that way or WHY there is orange shag carpet in the kitchen? Maybe you wondered WHY there has to be a front yard or WHY do pests keep getting into your home? We provide a comedic look at the WHY and some insight on what should be.
This book provides a tour of the insanity of past, present, and future home design highlighting the tragic comedy of why things are the way they are and what could be done differently to elevate home design. We address the absurd notions of shag carpeting in bathrooms and what led to their demise as well as how to shore up your home from pesty invaders. Tour of Insanity is designed to spark conversations and provide comic relief while introducing solutions.
If you want serious, mapped-out architectural and home decor enlightenment - walk away, this book isn't for you. We provide odd facts, bizarre history, and viable solutions that in most cases are beyond our control. After reading, you will walk away with interesting stories and whimsical knowledge that is great for warming up dinner conversations, but first and foremost, you will smile.