They have been married for seven years—six too many. The only thing they have ever agreed on is not to have children—until each begins contemplating the best way to kill the other.
In his compilation of darkly humorous short stories, Tim Corkery shares a look into the minds of a band of characters forced to make choices in life—some with deadly consequences. Bob and Linda live in an apartment beneath a man and his ailing mother—but no one has ever seen Mother Dearest. Colin hasn’t visited his aunt Mary in Old Nantasket in quite some time. He hopes she can help him with his math homework. But when he receives a strange note from his teacher in his math book, Colin is sent on a dangerous, wild goose chase that leads him straight to a kidnapper.
Funny to Horror shares a collection of entertaining short tales that explore the humor and horror in life and prove that sometimes being young, rich, and beautiful is just not enough.
Twenty-two-year-old Romanian Stefan Babamikyam wants nothing more than to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a G.I. Joe in the United States Army. But with little command of the English language and American culture, Stefan arrives in the United States completely unprepared for what he is about to face.
Left to his own devices in a strange land, Stefan soon embarks on a comical journey that tests his inner strength, patience, and perseverance. After he spends a rather frightening night in a strange woman’s house, Stefan finds shelter with another family, who soon introduces him to Father Hannigan, a kindly priest who offers to help Stefan with his English. As Stefan secures a job and settles into his new life—keeping up a steady correspondence with his girlfriend, Tatiana, back in Romania—Father Hannigan takes him to meet an Army recruiter who promises to prepare him both physically and mentally for boot camp. But no one knows that Stefan is harboring a secret that, when it comes to light, may draw the eyes of Army Counterintelligence.
G. I. Who? shares the compelling journey of a foreign army recruit as he adjusts to life in America and soon discovers that nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
Grab Onto Your Shorts—A Farce in Space is an easy read, near future story; the first in a series highlighting the unpredictable adventures of a group of quirky scientists in their haphazard attempt to explain the inexplicable.
Does a higher power exist? How was the universe created? What is the single most important guiding principle throughout creation? Are we alone in the cosmos or does other intelligence exist? Is intergalactic space travel possible given the constraints of time, space and the speed of light? What about an afterlife? Is our existence limited to our short stay on Earth? Can a juicy Italian roast beef sandwich be consumed after being stored in the front pocket of a pair of trouser for three days; how about a bologna sandwich after a week in a back pocket? Who makes the best donuts in the world? Climb aboard the starship Probably with Captain Phizz and his crew as they take you on a wild voyage through the cosmos entertaining these and other mysteries of the universe.
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nature little book
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smile and warmth to
And most of all
our littlest angel.
Munch Malone is one seriously inept golfer, but that hasn’t dimmed his enthusiasm for the game. Now, at seventy, Munch, a high handicapper, has drawn some unlikely attention—from the afterlife.
From on high, two golfers—both quite deceased—have been scouring Earth on a quest to find the perfect golfer. But there are so many golfers on so many golf courses. If they are ever to play the game they both loved so much in life again, they need just the right golfer for a grand experiment from the Great Beyond. And then they find Munch. Target acquired, they settle back into their easy chairs in the great clubhouse in the sky, drinks in hand, to watch as their experiment plays itself out down on terra firma—on high-definition television, of course.
Meanwhile, down on Earth, Munch is going about his life, oblivious to the role he is about to play in their game. He’s just invested in clubs that once belonged to scratch golfers— his secret strategy for success in the USGA Senior Men’s Amateur Championship. But his destiny to win the Open is derailed as Vegas operatives plot to steal his clubs. The escapade romps across The Greenbrier’s Old White Golf Course and into the hotel’s underground bunker—as the adventure is spiced up by sexual twists and Glocks being drawn on the course.
Now, it’s a battle of wills—both terrestrial and heavenly—to see if Munch’s destiny or his ineptitude will reign supreme.
Thomas Culhaven is the ancestor of the founding fathers of Culhaven, Illinois, and he won’t go down without a fight! He may be a senior citizen, but when Mayor Mort Cramden and his illustrious council get ambitious, it is Tom’s land on the line. The mayor has suggested the construction of a superhighway that will connect Culhaven to the nearest big city. It sounds like a fine idea, but not to Tom, whose house will be demolished in the process.
In an effort to stop the inevitable, Tom attends the town meeting to debate the mayor’s modern idea—but old Tom has something up his sleeve. He’s been working to think of a plan, with the aid of his dog, Bud—a pet nobody else can see or hear. With their foolproof plan in mind, Tom pleads sensibly with Cramden one last time. When the mayor refuses to cooperate, Tom does what has to be done: he cuts off half the mayor’s mustache.
Tom is thrown in jail but soon released on two hundred dollars bail. Once free, he realizes his simple scissorsnip has become big news. Apparently, the town sees it as symbolism. Of what, Tom isn’t sure, but his harebrained scheme might just work and save his old home. The Mayor’s Mustache is a commentary on corporate greed and the desperation of old age, but it is also a story of small-town hope and the power of one man to change an entire community.