Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 21 Dec 13

The Horses I’ve Loved

by Susan Acree

In 2006, life was grand for Susan and her family. She and her husband had recently moved from Idaho to Texas. They had been exploring the new culture of living in the Dallas area. She had made new â??horse friends,’ joined a book club and was enjoying the next chapter in her life.

On October 1, all of her bliss changed in an instant. The day before, she’d had a wonderful day of riding. Her magnificent horse, Race, was doing lead changes on every other stride. He was perfect that day, up the arena and back down.

The next morning, Susan found Race behind the barn, sick, feverish and lethargic. An anxious call to her Veterinarian and an hour trailer ride to the emergency clinic brought a glimmer of hope. But, at the end of the day, Race had died and Susan’s perfect life had fallen apart.

This book came into being as a form of therapy to deal with the loss of her beloved horse. As she remembered her life with him, memories from all of her amazing horses came flooding back.

These are their stories.



Confessions of A Cracked Pot:The Restoring Power of God’s Amazing Love

by Elise Vazquez

The story of one lady’s life-long search for love and her head-on collision with God’s amazing love, grace and restoring power which forever changed her life.



Very Bad Men

by Thomas Green

A collection of Stories of some of the worst male criminals that ever lived.



JFK Conspiracies

by Liam McCann

The assassination of John F Kennedy is one of the defining moments of the 1960s, and one of the most shocking events of modern times. The young president was popular, rich and had already racked up notable political successes at home and abroad: he had taken on the Russians over the division of Berlin and during the Cuban Missile Crisis; he had challenged his country to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade; and he had brought civil rights and the issues surrounding racial segregation to the forefront of domestic politics. But he had also made an enemy of Fidel Castro by overseeing the botched landing at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, angered the mob by clamping down on organised crime, and upset many within his own party by causing a rift with Vice-President Lyndon Johnson.

Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested shortly after the assassination for the murder of a policeman, but he too was killed before he could be brought to trial. The murder, committed on live television while Oswald was being transferred to jail, was carried out by part-time criminal and nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Was he acting on behalf of the mob to silence Oswald?

This book, which includes stunning black and white photographs of the assassination, investigates and analyses the pertinent conspiracy theories to decide once and for all if Oswald was involved, whether he was a lone gunman, or if there were other assassins in Dealey Plaza in November 1963.



Machiko’s Diary

by Paul Gallagher

Machiko was born on the small volcanic island of Oshima off the southeast coast of Japan. Always an avid traveller, meeting her husband while exploring the USA and Canada she married and moved to Britain, eventually settling in the Scottish Highlands. In 2005 she was diagnosed with a rare, incurable form of cancer.

With possibly only months to live she set off around the world on one final epic adventure. This is her remarkable story.



BUSTED! What The Cops Know, That You Don’t

by Thom Southland

Look into the world of the police, you been Busted!, Now see What the Cops Know, That You Don’t



My American Dessert

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this story:

My American Dessert…

Today I spoke with a dead woman.

Or rather, she spoke with me, and I listened.

To be more specific, today a dead woman spoke to me,

through a medium of sorts.

Not a psychic. The woman who brought the dead woman to live,

was an actress.

But not just an actress, but a magnificently talented one.

Perhaps I should explain…



An Amazing Journey

by Elizabeth Brechter

The book you hold in your hand is aptly titled An Amazing Journey. Elizabeth Anne Brechter has written an honest and revealing account of what it is like to live with a serious mental illness. After you read it, you will be amazed at what she has overcome. I hope many people will read her story and appreciate the message of persistence, hope, and courage that she offers. – Nancy Tomes, Professor of History, SUNY



A Birth in Dixie.

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this story:

When you are born in the South you are different.

And you always will be.

“A Birth in Dixie.”

By the author of the Top 100 Free for Kindle eBook…

“The Killing of Train-Man Brown.”



I am Diana. I am Dead.

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (Note: The most stories are available on Dec. 21 and 22nd. For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this story:

Isn’t your family supposed to love you and take care of you?

Diana’s family did not.

The question is why.



One Perfect Moment Long Ago: A Story of Jack Swift and Bill Klase

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this short memoir:

I lost a big battle this morning.

The battle was whether to stay in bed and take it easy all day, or tell you about Bill Klase and Jack Swift.

About a wonderful moment we had together in the sun…

And the worst beating I ever got in my life.

I lost the struggle and got up and am now typing this.

There is a memory in my mind I cherish and will cherish until they say, “He’s dead,” and pull the sheet over my head.

It’s not the beating. It’s something that happened right before the beating.

It is this:

It is the Summer of 1972, and I am with two of the most wonderful guys I have ever met. It is Florida, St. Petersburg, a beautiful, sunny day. I am at Bill Klase’s house, and Jack Swift is there. We are standing next to Jack’s shiny new sports car, and Bill is smiling, and I am smiling, and Jack Swift is smiling.

All is well and wonderful in the world for that one moment…

From the Author of:

“The Killing of Train-Man Brown.”

A Top 100 Free for Kindle eStory

Related Storiy:

“Jump Through The Window:

Advice to a Beautiful Young Woman

From an Aging Old Fool.”



Happy Accident-Fate Not Fatal

by Kevin Robert Whitehead

As a motorbike mechanic I wanted more of life, I chose another country a new life.
I certainly got a new life, a life that I never imagined.

This is not just a happy story, this is my own story and all the emotions caused by suffering a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

There was a future for me one that is more beautiful than words can tell, our story has caught the interest of many but Cosmopolitan Magazine presented us with Ultimate Love Story 2010 a true Honour.

This is my account of everything that created the True story

Please review after reading, It’s lovely to hear people’s opinions.

Thanks



Banff. Buha. and Bahati.

by Ian McDonald

FOREWORD
The lives and work of District administrative officers in colonial Africa are quite well documented. Not so those of the engineers, doctors, vets and agricultural specialists who made up the majority of overseas civil servants and whose lives could be every bit as colourful and adventurous. Ian McDonald demonstrates this point most strikingly in his “Banff, Buha and Bahati” an account of his life as an agricultural and fisheries officer, often working on his own, in remote areas of Tanzania in the late fifties and early sixties. And what a story he has to tell!
Here he describes his safaris, often in extreme conditions on foot and afloat, the richly diverse characters he worked with and his extraordinary encounters with animals.
All is told with quick paced directness, vitality [ and humour ] rare in written memoirs ; and his narrative has the impact of the best direct speech. As a friend and close colleague of Ian, who shared at least one of the adventures he describes, I can vouch for the authenticity of his account.
“Banff, Buha and Bahati” deserves to be read and enjoyed and preserved, not only for its intrinsic interest and novelty, but as an important contribution to our nation’s overseas history.
Sir David Gordon Bannerman of Elsick. OBE.

An Introduction.

“God doesn’t recognize international boundaries and neither do we,” the White Fathers would respond when accused of smuggling.
In Africa – in the colonial twilight of the late 1950s and early 1960s – a half demi-john of wine brought in secretly from the Congo only cost about 12 shillings and sixpence, about 62p nowadays. And, in the districts along the border between Tanganyika and the former Belgian and French territories, the White Fathers – catholic missionary priests – were the principal â??suppliers’ of cigarette, cigars, wine, and spirits to all the Ex-pat population
This led to some close shaves for the almost law-abiding.
One day, as Kibondo’s local Agricultural Field Officer, I needed to buy some bricks to build a secure store at a nursery. So – as, in addition to smuggling, the White Fathers also controlled the local brick-producing businesses – I was obliged to visit Father Superior Dubblestone. His Mission was in Mabamba, a town which lay almost exactly on the border and was therefore particularly suitable for cross-border trade.
I was sitting having a pint with Father Dubblestone when suddenly a young boy ran in. He was babbling wildly that the Government’s police field force and customs officers were in town – raiding the shops and stores of the Indian and Arab traders. Father Dubblestone went into immediate over-drive. At the time, a small hospital was being built beside the convent in the mission grounds and a gigantic corrugated steel water tank had been placed at the end of this new building to collect rainwater off the roof. The Father Superior ran to set up a ladder. One of the novice nuns clambered into the water tank and Father Dubblestone – now perched on top of the ladder precariously, excitedly barked orders. African labourers dragged or carried contraband teased out from every conceivable storage place. Box after box was thrown to the Father. He lowered each down to the novice sister in the tank where she carefully stowed them away. Then, when the last box was hidden, the novice sister climbed out of the tank and returned to convent. Father Dubblestone and I returned to our drinks in the happy belief that if the field force commander came to the mission, everything would be found to be in apparent order.
My life – and I’m now in my seventies – has been a rich procession of characters like Father Dubblestone. Ranging from the honest to the less than honest, these men and women have taught me tricks and skills I’ve put to good use in my life time. I’ve also had some first rate entertainment along the way. .



Mother Becomes Stardust

by Paul Rance

An inspiring book by Paul Rance, who details his Mother Thelma’s brave fight against breast cancer and a disabling stroke. This book also details problems encountered dealing with ‘the system’, within Lincolnshire and beyond, and how the power of music can work as therapy.



One Life, No Lies: My Carny Days

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (Note: The most stories are available on Dec. 21 and 22nd. For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this Memoir:

Ever try to tell the truth – the whole truth about your life?

It’s harder than you think – because many things a person does in their life – hurts people – including themselves.

This is the first part of “One Life, No Lies.”

Follow one author on a journey…

That does not leave out the bad parts.

And remember…

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”



The Mind of War

by Sid Gould

English & Deutsch

The Mind Of War focuses on the psychological impact of military conflict from the real experiences of a soldier who served with the British Army during the first Gulf War. As a young army recruit, the author was sent to the Middle East as a Battle Casualty Replacement at the age of 17 and served with the Army War Graves Service. His work included the recovery and burial of the remains of fallen soldiers, both British and Iraqi, from the desert battlefields.

The psychological affects of daily exposure to such carnage are rarely publicised, as very few soldiers are able to talk about the horrific experiences they have encountered during active service. The author is an exception, and his true story offers a disturbing, yet thoroughly absorbing insight into how the human mind is affected by repeated exposure to gruesome battlefield scenes.

â??The Mind of War’ handelt von den psychologischen Auswirkungen militärischer Konflikte, und spiegelt die wirklichen Erfahrungen eines Soldaten wider, der während des ersten Golfkrieges in der britischen Armee gedient hat. Als 17jähriger wurde der Autor in den Nahen Osten als Ersatz für im Kampf Verwundete abgesandt, und diente mit dem Army War Graves Service (Kriegsgräberdienst der Armee). Seine Arbeit umfaÃ?te die Bergung und Bestattung der Ã?berreste von britischen und irakischen Soldaten, die auf den Schlachtfeldern in der Wüste gefallen waren.

Die psychologischen Auswirkungen der täglichen Konfrontation mit solch Gemetzel werden selten veröffentlicht, da nur eine geringe Anzahl von Soldaten in der Lage ist, über die entsetzlichen Erfahrungen während ihrer aktiven Dienstzeit zu sprechen. Der Autor ist eine Ausnahme, und seine wahre Geschichte bietet einen aufwühlenden und zugleich gründlichen Einblick in die Art und Weise, wie das menschliche Gehirn auf Dauer reagiert, wenn es wiederholt solch grausamen Schlachtszenen ausgesetzt wird.



Son of Sam Shuffle

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Merry Christmas and

About this story:

Warning!

This is NOT an eBook nor a short story.

This is merely a piece of short prose.

Do not purchase if expecting it to be a longer piece.

It is not.

It is what it is.

About the Author:

On March 20, 2013, I, Will Bevis, decided to embrace what I am – a writer of sometimes controversial prose and short stories, articles, and memoirs. I no longer apologize for not writing or wanting to write long novels. I am what I am and I do what I do, and I accept myself, and what I do.

A couple of years ago I was one of the first – if not the very first – to publish single short stories on Amazon.com when everybody else was sure only novels would sell. They were wrong. Now I look around and see many others selling short stories, including one novelist who “laughed” at what I was doing. Yes, some of the “almighty” ones are selling their single short stories online now, too.

Starting today, with “Son of Sam Shuffle below,” I will again be one of the first – if not the first to do something unusual, and that is to publish single short pieces of prose on Amazon.com as well.

There really shouldn’t be any problem.

If you don’t like to read short prose from a writer, simply don’t buy it. I try to clearly tell people in the story description that I write short stories, and I haven’t had a problem in a long time, about people complaining that what I write is “too short” for their taste – or 99 cents.

If you do buy short prose and don’t like it after you read, simply ask for your money back and I am certain Amazon.com will return it. Pretty easily, too, I imagine. I don’t know, I’ve never sought a refund for anything I paid 99 cents for.

The minimum amount Amazon.com permits a writer to sell something for is 99 cents.

Therefore, all my short stories and now my short prose, have to be sold for that amount, whether I like it or not.

I write because I love to do it – there is nothing like it on earth when the words are saying exactly what is deep in side your soul.

I did it for years without making hardly anything.

And now with the internet and Amazon.com I make more in one year than all of the previous years combined.

But if the internet “stopped” today, I would continue to write until I died.

I love it.

And it is my belief that sometimes, a lot can be said in just a few words.

And that some people might want to read it, or listen to it on audio.

Maybe I can’t write as well as some others can.

But I do what I can.

The best that I can.

So join me for “Son of Sam Shuffle,”

the first of my short prose

to be published on Amazon.com,

Maybe the first piece ever to appear there.

But certainly, it will not be the last.

As even if no one else joins in,

I have much more to share with you.

From a lifetime of love and loss.

Best wishes to you all.

Will Bevis

March 20, 2013

About “Son of Sam Shuffle:”

I wrote “Son of Sam Shuffle” at one of the darkest hours in my life. Some years later an English teacher who I was dating who had read some of my short stories asked me for something short of mine that she could read to her class. I gave her a copy of “Shuffle.

She read it silently, then looked up at me and shook her head.

“I can’t read this to them,” she said.

I told her either read that, or read nothing.

She read nothing.

If I had been a teenager in high school when I wrote it…

I can imagine the Swat Teams would be already at the door.

Son of Sam Shuffle. No one knows you like I do



Take Next Boat. Get Married. Not Coming Back. Love Larry.

by Marilyn Moss

By 1936 the Islands of Hawaii had been a Territory of the United States for a scant 36 years. The sands that circled them were white and black and brown and covered with seashells; the few people that inhabited them had come by boat from distant parts of the world; the Pacific Ocean that surrounded them was 16 shades of blue; the tangled jungle of fruits and flowers that grew so easily scented the air â?? and all Maria wanted to do was to get there! Where Larry was.

Take Next Boat is a memoir of love in paradise containing personal photos of early Hawaii and private letters describing every aspect of life in the islands from 1936 to 1945.



Bahati and Beyond.

by Ian McDonald

Bahati and Beyond.

Part two of my Autobiography. Ian G. McDonald

Introduction .

This book covers my 23 years as a fishing boat owner and trophy winning skipper in the Scottish fishing industry. It covers many amusing and tragic events that befell me and my crew during this period. I became deeply involved in fisheries politics and was a thorn in the side of governments of whatever party as they seemed hellbent on destroying our historic industry. I appeared many times in the national media fighting our corner. On one occasion I even found myself addressing a major committee of the EEC on one serious issue. I left the crumbling industry before I was forced out and started a new chapter of my life in the traditional Scottish Salmon Fishing industry. I spent 7 years operating a coastal salmon fishing company. Once more I became involved in the political fight to keep this industry in existence. We were faced with the greed of the river landowners and their lobby in the upper house who wanted all the salmon for themselves to add value to their estates and river fishing rights. These rights were held by the very same titles as our netsmen held theirs. If things were not so tragic for some it could have been a hilarious comedy.
Despite the seriousness of these situations I have tried to keep the book amusing as well as informative.

The Corpach incident.
Captain Mc Donald the chief lock keeper on the canal came across to see us. He was accompanied by his massive St Bernard dog. The pair were inseparable.
He said that he would come down at around 5am when the incoming tide would have reached a level that would enable him to allow us to exit into the sea firth and continue on our way. He was as good as his word and promptly at five in the morning he was calling to us that the sea lock was ready and we could proceed in. Both boats started up. The Misty Isle was first to enter the sea lock and we followed close behind and secured our ropes to maintain position as the water level fell in the dock. As I said earlier, only the sea locks at this time had been converted to hydraulic control and Capt. McDonald, with his massive dog securely fastened to his left wrist, was standing by the hydraulic control box. There had been a snowfall of about 5 inches during the night and he was completely enveloped in his big naval watch-keeping hooded duffel coat along with his heavy boots to ward off the cold. When ready he took his hands from his pockets and took hold of the controls to open the gates and let us leave the confines of the lock. The water level in the lock finally reached sea level and must have been at least 18 feet below the lock top surface. We could not see Capt. McDonald while we were in the lock and he could probably only see the tops of our wheelhouses and masts. As soon as the gates were open wide enough the Misty Isle moved forward closely followed by our boat. In the mean time Jock, my partner in the boat and former navy clearance diver, ran forward to the bow of our boat and tossed a very large ex-naval thunder flash onto the stern of the Misty Isle. Within seconds it detonated with a mighty explosion, the sound being magnified by the confined space of the sealock entrance. We could hear the blast echoing across to Fort William and up Loch Eil reverberating off into the distance. Suddenly we became aware of plaintiffs howls and we looked in the direction of the sound just in time to see Capt. McDonald disappearing around the end of the buildings on the lockside being hauled at great speed on the end of his giant dog’s leash, looking like a piece of cloth flapping in the wind in a Giles cartoon.



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