Double Take (A Dan Wilder Short Story)

      Chris O'Grady
Double Take (A Dan Wilder Short Story)

Wilder's in town casing a bank, when he gets pretty busted up by three thugs.Before he knows it, he's being dragged through an abandoned house and having his mitts stuck all over every surface you can imagine: door frames, light switches, cabinets.Turns out, the thugs want a fall guy for some job. But Wilder doesn't take the fall for anybody.Seventeen year old Lady Guinevere holds the crown to an ancient kingdom. Without brothers to ascend the throne, marriage to her will assure any man the right to rule.Arthur Pendragon has won his power through battle. His legions have elected him their king and protector but he seeks to legitimize his claim to High King through marrying Guinevere.Lancelot, a valiant knight with a broken past, is driven by his desire to protect those in need. He's joined Arthur's forces because he believes in Arthur's dream of peace for a war-torn country.But Lancelot possesses something that Arthur can never win...Guinevere's heart.QUEEN'S HONOR is told from the point of view of a young Guinevere as she is caught between the responsibility of her crown and the desires of her heart. This romantic legend is imbued with Celtic lore and magic, as Guinevere discovers she holds an ancient power--a power of the old ones, the Druids. But without a reliable guide to develop her power, she finds herself caught in a dangerous web of ambition and manipulation. Queen's Honor puts a fresh spin on an age-old tale of love and honor.Betrothal is a novella (about ½ the length of a novel). Queen's Honor will be told in episodic books meant to be read in a few hours each. What's an episodic book? It's formatted like your favorite television show or a miniseries where an overall story is broken down into smaller, self-contained stories. Each novella is a story by itself, yet the continuing characters will return for new stories that tie to an overall story-line. For those who don't have time for longer books, this is a great shorter read, while those who love longer books will get the benefit of more episodes and a deepening story through multiple episodes.

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    Good Fences Make Good (A Dan Wilder Short Story)

      Chris O'Grady
Good Fences Make Good (A Dan Wilder Short Story)

Wilder, like any good crook, is just trying to fence some loot. Diamonds, to be exact.But now, come to find out, his fence says there's a syndicate he's gotta deal with, which means less of a cut for him. But there's just one problem: Dan Wilder likes to keep what's his.Two short stories and a sneak peak of the Novel Bayard's Will. The first story is about a retired soldier dealing with loss and the second is about an aspiring writer dealing with ruthless rejection by the one person who mattered most to her.Bayard's Will is a science fiction fantasy story set in a dark ages type world. This sneak peak is about 7,000 words long and includes the entire prologue and first chapter. Psionic powers and abilities are not uncommon in the world of Bayard's Will.

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    The Road to Nanty Glo (A Dan Wilder Short Story)

      Chris O'Grady
The Road to Nanty Glo (A Dan Wilder Short Story)

Dan Wilder is a stickup artist and a thief.While making his getaway from a crime he most certainly did commit, Wilder sees something he most certainly shouldn't have.Now he has a team of hitmen after him and nowhere to run.Among the quirky short stories collected in The Chiropractor’s Assistant readers will find :Epistemology - When Ronda Wickford, the assistant manager of Brandenburg’s ShopRite Supermarket, inadvertently hires a middle-age man with a PhD in philosophy to run the fresh produce department, weird things begin to happen. As events unfold, she learns a thing or two about Wittgenstein’s linguistic theories, common decency and how to fix a leaky faucet.Two Pockets - According to Hasidic tradition, everyone must have two pockets, so they can reach into the one or the other, according to need. In the right pocket are to be the words: ‘For my sake was the world created,’ and in the left: ‘I am dust and ashes.’Leaky Pipes - During an escape weekend on Martha’s Vineyard, Bart Schroeder is accosted by a young girl who claims that the retired plumber visited her in a dream. Not a man of many words, the elderly gentleman finds his own wacky way to help a troubled soul make peace with her inner demons These are just a few of the intriguing stories contained in the collection, The Chiropractor’s Assistant. Mr. Rachin favors traditional story telling techniques where intriguing characters and plot are always center stage.

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