The House Sitter

      Dan Absalonson
The House Sitter

A Halloween thriller short story. When Tammy is house sitting, she get creeped out. She keeps hearing and seeing things in the dark corners of the mansion she is alone in. This time it is not her imagination, and she's about to go for the ride of her life.Ten-year-old Ava wakes in the night to the screams of her grandmother. Fearing for her life, she rushes to the window to escape the terror that waits outside her door.Full panic sets in when the doorknob jiggles, then the familiar voice of her aunt rings out. Confusion clouds Ava’s sleep-filled mind as she realizes no one is there to harm them. However, the message she’s given is much worse than anything she could have imagined.There was an accident.With nowhere to go, no way out, and no one to save her, Ava alone must confront the nightmare that is now reality.
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    Destruction Road

      Dan Absalonson
Destruction Road

Christian Drama | Short Novel - Will has problems. A few years ago his pregnant mother died. His Dad has reduced himself to a drunk. Dad gets violent when he drinks, which is all the time. Will decides to run away, but ends up destroying another family by taking all of his anger towards his dad out on a stranger. How will this all be reconciled?Eddie Montez has just moved to the desert of southern California from the city. His only friend is a frequently-injured skateboarder named Beady, who forces Eddie into one uncomfortable situation after another. Arson, hitchhiking, and shoplifting all factor into a pivotal night during which Eddie must choose the person he wants to be.Previously published in "Storychord".
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    The Last Butterscotch

      Dan Absalonson
The Last Butterscotch

SHORT STORYHenry Jr. and his family are excited about their newborn kittens, but when Henry goes into the barn to see them - he finds that there's an extra. It looks and weighs the same as another. Henry's mom is spooked. Where did this extra cat come from, and why does it act so strange?What was supposed to have been a pleasant afternoon exploring the woods behind their great Aunt Clara’s mountain cabin home, turned into a frightening and dangerous adventure for Nick James and his younger sister, Mandy.A sudden, and violent thunderstorm, accompanied by cold and gusting wind, sends them scrambling for cover as they try to figure out how to get back to the safety of Aunt Clara’s home. Losing sight of the narrow trail they were following, Nick and his sister find temporary shelter under a tree until they hear the sound of barking dogs in the distance.Soaking wet and muddy, they push through the wind and rain convinced that a rescue party is looking for them. Continuing with determination, they eagerly approach another small cabin only to discover they are heading into a dangerous situation instead.Nick and Mandy realize they must do their best to avoid being hunted down by two very suspicious men and their two vicious dogs, quickly heading back into the woods to avoid being discovered. They struggle to stay calm as night comes and darkness takes over the woods. Mandy worries about wild animals and other strange sounds, relying on her older brother’s quick thinking to keep them both safe.As their unexpected adventure through the night unfolds, they discover there is more to these two unsavory men and their dogs than they could have ever imagined especially when they find themselves cornered and staring into the evil eyes of the two growling dogs.
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    All I Want For Christmas is a V.R. Supercube

      Dan Absalonson
All I Want For Christmas is a V.R. Supercube

Christmas SHORT STORYAlfred Thompson can't wait to get his V.R. SuperCube game system this year for Christmas, but there's a problem. He overhears the school bully talking with his mom in the game shop and comes to a realization. He may have just found a way to never be bullied again, but it is going to cost him.Robena takes her friend on a journey that helps her see the light of hope in her sad life through a series of guided meditations in nature. Affirmations of life.
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    Cue Bull

      Dan Absalonson
Cue Bull

George has given up hope on love finding him in this life and now his father, the person he was closest to, is gone. Is he destined to be alone forever? How will he sell the life sized bull statue his dad left him in his basement beside the pool table?Short story in which YOU are the monster, as you roam your lair killing and eating all who enter. That is until he shows up.Inspired by the sword and sorcery fantasy gaming books by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. A story told as if YOU are the monster.If you read this story then why not leave me a review to tell me what you thought. Any feedback (be it good or bad) is always most helpful.
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    Helium Heart

      Dan Absalonson
Helium Heart

SHORT STORYA young man must face the first real tragedy in his life, the loss of his best friend. Like Marley & Me but told from a kid's perspective. Get out the tissues before you start reading.A young man must face the first real tragedy in his life, the loss of his best friend.
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    Fezdon's Mistake

      Dan Absalonson
Fezdon's Mistake

SHORT STORYFezdon is a wizard - at least that's how he thinks of himself. The trouble is, no one else in the village agrees with him. He must do something big to convince them, but will his big idea prove to be more than he can handle?A short short story of childhood memory, fleeting relationships and how, sometimes, even the smallest, most incidental experiences in our youth can have the biggest effects on us when we don't even know it, lasting well into adulthood and helping us at the times when we need it the most. A lesson in cherishing the moments that we may think are meaningless but will have the biggest effects and weigh the heaviest in our hearts.
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    Helsa's Secrect Ingredient

      Dan Absalonson
Helsa's Secrect Ingredient

SHORT STORYHelsa and Vairgar had always done well selling their stew outside the castle walls, but now they were going to need magic. Lately none had come to visit the castle, so they had not sold any stew in many days. They had to do something.Jack is a detective who works on a planet further than can be seen from earth and makes records of his works. On this planet unified physics technologies like replicators, teletransporters, and vehicles that can travel faster than light are commonly used throughout society. Politicians still get crazy in this futuristic world and so do their spouses. While violent crimes are less common with these great technologies interpersonal conflicts are still common place. This is a story about how a cheating senator and his wife resolved marital disputes outside of the courts, but with a little help for the senator from the cops.
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    The Forest Trail

      Dan Absalonson
The Forest Trail

Nolan finally gets to join his big brother and his friends on a camping trip but on the way they realize they didn't bring matches. His brother makes him go back for them alone. The forest isn't so fun without people around. In fact it's kind of creepy, and that's before Nolan literally runs into someone.In Part 2, Diane D gets in trouble by her family. The following day, she goes inside her family's office, goes to the telephone and secretly threatens her lover's girlfriend right over the telephone, blaming her lover's girlfriend for calling her family up causing all that trouble for her. Diane D also goes man-hunting for a date for a High School Dance she is suppose to appear at and perform. When one of the men finally agrees to be Diane D’s date, his wife finds out about it. The man's wife goes and looks for Diane D. When she finds Diane D inside a church, she angrily confronts Diane D! She then pays a price for it. Diane D and her family appear at an elementary school one night so that Diane D can perform for a charity case there. After Diane D’s singing performance inside a crowded auditorium is over, a chubby little 9-year old black boy named Marcus approaches her. He brings Diane D to a private area in the school and tells Diane D that there is no charity case in the school. He confesses to Diane D that there was never a charity case at the school that the entire charity case was all a hoax planned by him and his older brother. He tells Diane D that he and his brother tricked her and her family into thinking that there was a charity case at the school just so that she can appear there and perform. Diane D becomes shocked when she realize that there was never a charity case at the school. She is shocked when she realize that she and her family had been tricked into coming to the school. She starts to become sad. She then becomes angry. She then goes CRAZY and terrorizes and harms the little boy right inside the school! The little boy pays a price for tricking Diane D and her family.
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    Little Willie's Revenge

      Dan Absalonson
Little Willie's Revenge

This story is based on this "Little Willie" poem:Little Willie Feeling MeanFed his sister paris greenAs she lay in agonyWillie boy was full of glee.Willie's mother passed away and now his dad has remarried. Now Willie has a new sister. He hates her. How far will he go to show her how he feels?Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter approaches the remarkable series as a storybook guide to life’s deepest truths, offering inspiration about faith, friendship, courage, loyalty, love, and other wisdom of the Bible. Nicole L Rivera advises us to live like Christ and Harry Potter heroes.
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    Stuffed Monster

      Dan Absalonson
Stuffed Monster

SHORT STORYAn ugly stuffed monster is chosen from the claw machine and taken to his new home. It was all going so well until the cat snuck in . . .All will love. All will lose. All will change.And it happens during those long, dark and crazy College Nights...Meet The Five: The striking -- and strikingly different -- female friends are newly arrived college freshman, and their entire future is before them. Monica is the sheltered police chief's daughter. Sonya is the sexually adventurous artist. Amanda is the British-born photojournalism student. Chelsea is wide-eyed innocent from a small town. And Lauren is the streetwise skateboarder from Philly.They come together to form an unbreakable bond at Pennsylvania's Old State University, a football powerhouse party school rocked by scandal, not unlike Penn State.What their future holds in love and life is anyone's guess. That’s because there is no freedom like the first flush of freedom at college. There are no friends like college friends. And there are no nights like college nights, when anything is possible.The Five will become more than friends amid the crucible of college. Yet, none are prepared for events to come. One will triumph. One will be betrayed. One will be left broken-hearted. One could lose herself. And one could lose her life.Because life is never the same after we experience the many adventures and the dueling dangers of those long, dark college nights...Lucy St. John, author of the acclaimed Morgan Chase series, turns her keen attention to detail, her zest for suspense and her utter love for romance to the institution where career women are made -- college.A place to learn, to be sure. But also a place to experiment. A place to be bold. A place to find ourselves -- and each other. A place to become the women we were always meant to be. And that's just the College Nights.The romantic, erotic, suspenseful and true-to-life adventure begins now with "Innocence - College Nights Book One" by Lucy St. John.Their world will never be the same. Neither will yours. Not after those crazy College Nights.Don't miss a second when the sun goes down...*This e-book contains 46,000 words.
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    My Last Day

      Dan Absalonson
My Last Day

Police chase SHORT STORY - in the future with flying cars.It's police Captain Matt Selznick's last day on the job, and he's going to make sure he ends his career on a high note. Rather than ending with a customary day at the desk, he goes out in the field impersonating a criminal transporter to pick up a bad guy and bring him in for questioning. Sounds simple right? If only it had been.A collection of easy-to-relate-to poems by N. Jaber, reflecting on an array of feelings and life experiences.In this book, readers are taken on an emotional journey that people all over the world experience.
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    Evil Takes Flight

      Dan Absalonson
Evil Takes Flight

SHORT STORYJeff Klots has a problem. Every time he comes home from school, he gets dive bombed by an evil crow on the way into his parents' house. He decides to do something about it. All he needs is a weapon that will do the job.Meet a girl whose name is a gift that connects her to the spirit world. She meets a spirit named Simon who has come to show her the real power she has. It connects her to the infinite and teaches her how to share that gift.
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