The Brownie of the Alabaster Mansion: A Short Story

      Andrew Barger / Horror
The Brownie of the Alabaster Mansion: A Short Story

In "The Brownie of the Alabaster Mansion" Andrew Barger brings a precocious monster of antiquity back to life. At times the tale is dark, at times it is funny. This is a short story contained in his first collection entitled MAILBOXES - MANSIONS - MEMPHISTOPHELES.The Abenaki Indian Tribe is awarded 15,000 acres in a U.S. Supreme Court decision for land taken illegally by the U.S. government in 1850. Their goal: to construct the world's largest casino inOgunquit, Maine, a quaint New England seaside village of 1200 in winter and explodes into the largest gambling casino in the world. The influx of people required to run the casino and support services (65,000) are absorbed into the bordering towns.Richmond Rand an ex-Marine sniper and identical twin infuriated by highly compensated CEO bonuses, plots to "shoot to main" but not kill the golden boys of the corporate world with the help of two accomplices.In a bizzare event, Richmond wins 17 million dollars on a slot machine and plans to kill his accomplices. However, in order to accomplish hismission he switches identity with his twin Richard who has no knowledge of the scheme. The accomplices are found dead in the trio' hotel room. Did Richard the inncent brother pay for the sins of the older twin? Sensational murder trial!
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    Azraeil & Fudgie: A Short Story

      Andrew Barger / Horror
Azraeil & Fudgie: A Short Story

In this story the angel of death, who has taken the form of a precocious eight-year-old girl, tags along with Private Fudgerié and his team of marines as they sweep for roadside bombs in Afghanistan.In this short story by award-winning author Andrew Barger, a precocious eight-year-old girl tags along with Private Fudgerié and his team of marines as they sweep for roadside bombs in Afghanistan. The little girl, however, is not all that she seems.
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    The Divine Dantes: A Prologue

      Andrew Barger / Humor
The Divine Dantes: A Prologue

If "The Divine Comedy" and "Catcher in the Rye" had a love child, "The Divine Dantes: Squirt Guns in Hades" would be it. The novel is the first in a trilogy of laugh-out-loud books paralleling Dante Alighieri's classic poem, "The Divine Comedy," where the characters of The Inferno are encountered in modern times with surprising results. Read this literary, rock, love story today!This is the free prologue to The Divine Dantes trilogy by Andrew Barger!“. . . a lively and good-natured work with a great deal of humor and wordplay . . ..” —Publisher's Weekly Reviewer“ . . . reminds me a little of the fun I find in Carl Hiaasen or Christopher Moore, but he definitely has his own vibe . . . .” —Breakthrough Novel Award Expert ReviewerIf "The Divine Comedy" and "Catcher in the Rye" had a love child, "The Divine Dantes: Squirt Guns in Hades" would be it. The novel is the first in a trilogy of laugh-out-loud books paralleling Dante Alighieri's classic poem, "The Divine Comedy," where the characters of The Inferno are encountered in modern times with surprising results. At the center is Eddie, a young rocker who is heartbroken after his girlfriend, Beatrice, leaves for Venice. This not only ends their relationship, but also the world's greatest two-person rock band. At Beatrice's request, Virgil-their erstwhile manager-cum-travel-agent guides Eddie to Europe to meet her without Eddie being in on the secret. Will Eddie want to see Beatrice? Will the band get back together? And if it does, can Eddie settle on a name for it? Read this literary, rock, love story today!
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