short story collection

  • Better Days are Coming by Austin Mitchell

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    Better Days are Coming

    Short Summary of Stories

    Willis’ Lucky Escape- Will Willis escape his kidnappers and summon up the courage to testify against them? Read the full story in Willis’ Lucky Escape.

    No Tears for Sonya- Most persons believed that Sonya was a wicked girl. She had been involved in some bad things in her younger days and even since becoming an adult. Will she find redemption and repent of her evil ways? Read the full story in No Tears for Sonya.

    The Serial Burglar- Las and Dalby set out to capture Bender, a wily and dangerous praedial thief. On the way they have to fight the man’s sons to get to him. They also have to get out of Lobban’s Woods with Bender and avoid Clinch Salmon and his band of cutthroats. Read the full story in The Serial Burglar.

    The Troubled School-All sorts of problems were plaguing the school. Will it be able to overcome these problems? Read the full story in The Troubled School.

    Wrong Directions-Romain was given wrong directions and robbed of all his possessions. He has remained on the island to find the men who robbed him. Will he succeed? Read the full story in Wrong Directions.

    Who wanted Dory Anthony Dead?- Dory Anthony was dead and Dalton Ferguson, her fiance, was charged with her murder. Reece Patterson, a private investigator, is called in. Can he get Ferguson off the murder charge? Read the full story in Who wanted Dory Anthony dead?

    The Amateur Investor-Phil lost all his money in a failed investment scheme. His baby mothers have also taken him to the family court for maintenance. He has also suffered a shock at the loss of his money. Will Phil ever get on his feet again? Read the full story in The Amateur Investor.

    The Absentee Husband- Alrick got into trouble with his wife when he got nineteen year old Gwen Dacres, pregnant. His wife has left him and he suspects that she is seeing another man. Read the full story in The Absentee Husband.

    Delaine’s Dilemma-When a woman is as beautiful as Delaine Tennant, men will do anything to get into bed with her. And that’s exactly what ex-cop, Clyde Harper, was trying to do. When Delaine dropped her lover, Easton Rivers, also another ex-cop, Clyde thought he was in business, except that he had another guess coming in the form or Marc Evers, also another ex-cop. Also, why was Easton so hell bent on destroying his ex-girlfriend’s reputation by labelling her as a worn out prostitute and a harlot? Read the full story in Delaine’s Dilemma.

    Bad Man’s Woman- Was Elroy so infatuated with Carline that he would challenge a Don over her? Or maybe he didn’t know who a Don was. Read the full story in Bad Man’s Woman.

  • Going Into the Hills to Teach by Austin Mitchell

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    Going Into the Hills to Teach
    Short Summary of these Stories:
    After he stole the bank’s vault, Dex became a serial killer. Read more in the Money Vault.
    Will Miss Della regret accommodating her younger brother and his son for one night? Read more in Miss Della’s Radio.
    Gamblers get get into the habit of being poor losers. Read more in the Robber Gamblers.
    Contractor fails to turn up to honor his contractual obligations. Read more in the Fraudulent Contractor.
    Will Cora be tricked out of her hard earned possessions for a third time? Reade more in Three times a Loser.
    Several of her former baby fathers have heard of Raquel’s good fotune in winning a lot of money at the race track. They want to get a share of it, but will she let them? Read the full story in If you win big Don’t Lose It.
    Jeannie has put herself in so much debts to help her on again off again boyfriend, Jake. Now she is looking for more money to bail him out of his latest indiscretion. Read the full story in The Absconding Boyfriend.
    Did Westin lend out the company’s motorcycle to his friends to go on a robbery spree or was I too suspicious? Read more in The False Bike Messenger.
    What did Wilson Chung do to Mendy why he broke out of prison in order to seek his revenge? Read the full story in The Night Burglar.
    Why didn’t the party want Miss Lurlene to represent them in the local polls and instead went for Simmo? Read more in Simmo, the Politician.
    Why did Dukey steal the marijuana out of the police jeep in the station yard? Did he think he could have gotten away with it? Read the full story in The Marijuana Thief.
    Why did Marline send the telegram to her baby father? Read the full story in The False Telegram.
    A group of youths try to trick a master gambler out of his winnings. See if they succeeded in The Cheating Gamblers.
    Harden was a brilliant teacher, but something wasn’t right about him. Read more in Children Traffickers.
    Sophia isn’t sure who killed her second baby father. Her first baby father was caught on the scene of the murder with a gun. He is now spending time in prison for possessing an illegal firearm. She isn’t sure if her present baby father was involved in the murder as she has been getting several notes fro a mysterious person. Read more in A Dying Quest.

  • Beneath the Autumn Sky by Laurel Black

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    But the fact that the kid had to go through that, only to turn into some kind of statistic. Perhaps even a cautionary tale for victims and bullies and children who enjoy walking around at night. That was all that kid would be remembered by, and it left a bitter taste in his mouth.

    Suddenly, he felt a hand on his. Daniel’s eyes flickered down, and saw Alec’s fingers intertwine with his. “Hey,” he muttered.

    “I could look into your friend’s disappearance,” Daniel found himself blurting out. After a few minutes of awkwardness, he mentally kicked himself. The sheer look of shock was more than enough to make Daniel regret those words, but even more so when Alec’s grip tighten. “No, it’s fine.”

    “Are you sure? I know a couple of guys at the police station. I could-”

    “Please Daniel. Just…leave it be.”

    Daniel stopped. He couldn’t help but turn away, looking at the small plate of vegetables. Before he knew it, he nodded. “Okay,” he said. “Okay.”

    He was about to take his hand back, but he couldn’t. It was warm, and it was the first thing he noticed. “Hey Daniel?”

    “What’s up?”

    “I love you. You know that right?”

    In which love and death dance within the confines of Autumn. This collection includes The Devil’s Playground, Mayhem, Hero, and Promises.

  • Fractured Fairytales, Volume 1 by Laurel Black

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    There’s always been an untold nostalgia within an otherwise happy fairy tale. Whether it be through innocent love, erotic romance, or even love born from war, macabre desires will always rule over their hearts. Because after all, that’s what it means, for beauty to be found within tragedy.

    Stories in this collection include The Death of Love, Imperfection, and Mechanical Hearts.