Crazy Lou

      Darrel Bird
Crazy Lou

The time is right before the rapture and Crazy Lou talks to a white angel stamped on her bag. Driven to kill, her fate is yet to be decided in a world where insanity may be the merciful thing. A man, a woman and a child find her in the old mill just before she has passed over the brink of complete insanity.***Please rate the story***ThanksThe authorThe time is right before the rapture and Crazy Lou talks to a white angel stamped on her bag. Driven to kill, her fate is yet to be decided in a world where insanity may be the merciful thing. A man, a woman and a child find her in the old mill just before she has passed over the brink of complete insanity.***Please rate the story***Thanks
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    Harley Hogues Mountain

      Darrel Bird
Harley Hogues Mountain

Harley Hogue grows up in the backwoods of Kentucky, unable to read, his simple faith carries him through.Simple faith for some people is hard to come by, but not for Harley who has nothing but faith going for him.The story is, to the best of my knowledge, based on a true story, but that is where facts end. I take privileges with the premises of the story to build fiction.Simple faith for some people is hard to come by, but not for Harley who has nothing but faith going for him.The story is, to the best of my knowledge, based on a true story, but that is where facts end. I take privileges with the premises of the story to build fiction. I elected to leave the story very short, in hopes that it will encourage some who face mountains in your life to release their faith to God.
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    The Compound

      Darrel Bird
The Compound

Paul Murphy has had his house blown up, his wife killed, his job gone, and he hits the road walking with the clothes on his back. He is picked up by a man and woman who is heading for a safe compound in Colorado, but is that a safe place? Please review this free storyThank youThe authorYou’re walking down the street, all alone, in the dead of night. Darkness swallows everything around you except for the one streetlight that illuminates a small patch of the sidewalk. You begin to get the feeling that something is following you, so you start moving faster. You don’t run but you quicken your pace, just to be safe. That’s when you hear a low growl that makes all of the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up. You turn around, regretting the decision immediately, to see a bear standing before you about to swallow you whole. Ha. I’m just kidding, that would be ridiculous…it’s really a werewolf. My life hasn’t changed: I hunt down horrifying monsters, that haunt you in stories and your dreams, and kill them, then I look for the next monsters terrorizing people and kill them too. It is a dazzling lifestyle. But now there are ancient creatures no one even knew existed rising from the depths of who knows where. Whatever the monsters are gathering for is going to happen soon and it is not going to be pleasant.I might be able to stop the horror that is coming to us, but I might not. I guess the only way for you to find out is to read this. Beware, however, for my stories are not for the feint of heart.This book is a collection of short stories that were originally posted on my blog. You can visit there, cjpikebooks.wordpress.com, for more hunting.
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    Restitution Island

      Darrel Bird
Restitution Island

Two people learn how to love as they are thrown together by fate on an Island in the South Pacific.Resentments take it's toll on their relationship when their boss decides to take action, but the plan backfires when his privately own Leer jet crashes in the sea.**Please review this book. Thanks**It's Christmas time and snow is falling over Red Forest. Isobel is nine years old, she is running with her father and sister, trying to escape the gunfire tearing through the trees. Civil war is erupting and the family are right in the middle of the battlefield. With nowhere else to go they have to somehow make it our of the forest, but can they all make it out alive?Safe Haven is a short companion piece to the novel The Running Game. Set two decades earlier this is the story of where the Reacher girls came from.
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    The Last Trip

      Darrel Bird
The Last Trip

A fishing boat captain finds what is important in life when his boat sinks. He had promised his wife he would stop fishing when the fishing ran out, but the El Nino brought the tuna close to shore and he rigs out for one last trip.The waters of the cold Pacific hold him in a death grip as the coast guard searches for him.**Please review this book**Jim Bailey hates the spotlight. He hates it. Yet somehow, he always winds up in it. Dodger is his story, the story of a man in love with being in love, in love with being drunk, and in love with the idea of dodging responsibility and real life until the world ends completely. Along for the ride are the object of his affection, Kara, and Paige, the reporter who just won't let sleeping dogs lie and will stop at nothing to get Jim to spill his guts about everything. And so begins the tale of the Dodger...
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    One Drop In Time

      Darrel Bird
One Drop In Time

A genius savant heads out to Las Vegas only to get lost in the Nevada desert. He finds a space ship, and travels into space at well above the speed of light. When he returns things are not as he left them.***Please review the book******thank you***A man heads out to Las Vegas only to get lost in the Nevada desert.
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    Eternities Embers

      Darrel Bird
Eternities Embers

A family sets out to cross the mountains in hopes of finding a place to survive after an apocalypse destroys the nation.***Please review my book*****Thank you so much.The authorSix-year-old Olympia Octavia Penelope Smith hates her name - all three of them. Of course, finding something else would require an okay by her mom and dad, and that's not something they are likely to support. But nothing can stop her from finding a nickname. So one morning, Olivia sets out to find one. Something short, easy-to-remember, and just right for her. Join Olympia as she visits neighborhood friends in her search for the perfect nickname. This is an "Anytime" story for children because it isn't just for reading at bedtime, but it's great for any time.
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    Between Havana and The Deep Blue Sea

      Darrel Bird
Between Havana and The Deep Blue Sea

A sailor sails to Cuba to rescue his missionary brother from a Cuban Prison, and he will stop at nothing to get it done, a storm at sea threatens the mission as he battles the elements and cruel men to return his God fearing brother back to his wife and home in St. Petersburg.**Please review this book**Part 2 of the Davron series. Captain Jazz Belle is feeling isolated, unsure of her own crew, and becoming doubtful of General Burns and the World Space Authority. As her ship streaked through deep space towards Davron in the stolen Romulus, Belle was acutely aware she was on her own. Their one chance was for her to use her own abilities of meditation to use the device known as the HATED, a device responsible for the death of its inventor. If she could survive that, was it even remotely possible that they wouldn't be destroyed by Davron?
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    Old Dogs, Children And Gil Bateman

      Darrel Bird
Old Dogs, Children And Gil Bateman

Two Children and their yellow Labrador ‘Scoot’ take up with an old farmer by the name of Gil Bateman who lives just down the road, When they go missing the sheriff suspects the farmer of taking them, but Gil Bateman has his own ideas as they frantically search for the two missing children.**Please review this book**She hates snow… he’s a champion skier.He dumped her by text…Now she’s taken a job on the ski fields…How is Elaine Swift going to deal with a chance encounter with the glamorous champion skier from her past?(A contemporary romance short story of 3000 words from Alison Stuart)
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    Apache Son

      Darrel Bird
Apache Son

A man has killed the only father Chaps has ever had. Fate takes him back to his Apache people, and there he prepares to go after the man who hired the killer.***Please write a review***ThanksThe authorMy name is Jeffrey Hunter. I was once a scientist. The project I worked on allowed me to travel into alternate universes; worlds full of new people and inventions. More importantly was my wife, Kara. She was the only one who was able to show me how to live.Then came that fateful day that one man took it all from me.The mob boss, Nathaniel Karns, stole my project. He also tried to kill me, instead took my wife away.Now I chase him across the multiverse. Along the way I will help those who share my tragedy. But I found that getting Karns is more important than anything else. If only to prevent a tragedy of unknown and possible infinite measure....
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    The Year Of Our Discontent

      Darrel Bird
The Year Of Our Discontent

Two children run away from home because they feel they have been mistreated, they soon encounter bad men as they make camp in the cane breaks of the River bottom land, fear and uncertainty clamps it's cold hand on their hearts as they witness two murderous thieves plan to rob the bank of a nearby community.**Please review this book**Two children run away from home because they feel they have been mistreated, they soon encounter bad men as they make camp in the cane breaks of the River bottom land, fear and uncertainty clamps it's cold hand on their hearts as they witness two murderous thieves plan to rob the bank of a nearby community.**please review this book**
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    Strange Associations

      Darrel Bird
Strange Associations

A business executive is transferred from his New York office to a southern town in Georgia, his life and his marriage are off track when he has breakfast with a prostitute who is destined to change his life.**please review this book**Lea has made some poor decisions in her life. It makes no difference what pushed her into her choices, but now she has to find a way to survive in this new, hostile world she's stumbled into. Tempted by the danger, she decides to push forward beyond the point of no return... until she is stopped by an unexpected, nearly forgotten past.But... there are so many hands grasping for her, trying to stop her. Can she managed to escape them all and complete this one last job to win her freedom?
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    The Biscuit Run

      Darrel Bird
The Biscuit Run

15 year old Jacob Banning’s world suddenly crumbles as he is ruthlessly taken by cruel men to fight in the civil war. He ends up killing a boy about his own age, and flees the scene of blood, and smoke. He tries to get back home, but is only taken deeper into the south to fight in a battle over a hundred yard piece of ground.**Please review this book**Bored in the Breakroom is a compilation of flash fiction and slightly longer stories that I have written, most of which had already been published on my blogs as well as blogs run by others.Originally this collection had no theme and was instead just a glom of everything I thought worthwhile. During the editing process, Matt DeBenedictis mentioned the strong presence of academic and office life in many of the stories. We decided to do much pruning here and add some detail there to make the content less burdensome. The result is a more cohesive narrative about the lives of academics and young, urban professionals.All stories written by Jay DiNitto.Edited by Matt DeBenedictis.
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    Long Time Gone

      Darrel Bird
Long Time Gone

Change comes to us all. Sometimes in a moment, sometimes it comes gradually. Cody Anson, and his neighbors wife, Denise Banks leave early one Saturday morning on a business trip while his neighbor, Dale Banks, leaves to take a group of boys including his son, to Big Bear California on a week end hiking trip.***Please review the story***ThanksThe authorChange comes to us all. Sometimes in a moment, sometimes it comes gradually. Cody Anson, and his neighbors wife, Denise Banks leave early one Saturday morning on a business trip while his neighbor, Dale Banks, leaves to take a group of boys including his son, to Big Bear California on a week end hiking trip.Little do they know that before sundown their lives will take a one hundred and eighty degree turn.***Please review the story***ThanksThe author
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    A Yondering

      Darrel Bird
A Yondering

Jason Allen heads west from the Clinch Mountains of Tennessee , and these are his adventures during the time the west is being settled. When he leaves the Mountains of Tennessee, he has his rifle and his mule. Trouble soon begins to loom in his path as he makes his way to the Wyoming territories.***Please give the book a written review***Thanks so much.The authorJason Allen heads west from the Clinch Mountains of Tennessee , and these are his adventures during the time the west is being settled. When he leaves the Mountains of Tennessee, he has his rifle and his mule. Trouble soon begins to loom in his path as he makes his way to the Wyoming territories.***Please give the book a written review***Thanks so much.The author
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    The Greenbrier Resort

      Darrel Bird
The Greenbrier Resort

The year is 2027 and the government has a place for Christian fundamentalists.The government says that Christian fundamentalists are mentally ill people, and must be helped. The week end is over, the family has attended an underground church home. The father warns the family to put their Bibles away in the nook under the stairs.****Please review this book****Your opinion matters.Thank youThe year is 2027 and the government has a place for Christian fundamentalists.The government says that Christian fundamentalists are mentally ill people, and must be helped. The week end is over, the family has attended an underground church home. The father warns the family to put their Bibles away in the nook under the stairs, but 15 year old Kristen Lund is in a hurry to get to her room to call her friend about Mondays school test. She forgets, and takes her small New Testament to school in her purse. Her hell on earth has just begun, as she is yanked away from her family, and taken to a place under Greenbrier Mountain.In her dark, and dank cell deep in the mountain her faith is tried and put to the test. A snail crawls slowly across her wall. This is not the place the government promised where the children would have horses and dogs to play with, her stomach heaves, but her hunger overcomes her as she takes the snail and puts it in her mouth and swallows. Her stomach revolts and she heaves up what little food remains.
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    The Blue Light

      Darrel Bird
The Blue Light

After his son is killed in an accident, a writer tries to pull it together. He flees to his mountain cabin to write. After he finishes a great novel he heads back to New York. Or did he?Two researchers descend deep into the underground facility to feed the zombies and give them their weekly dose of Serum. Thanks to stringent security protocols, nothing can go wrong!THE 'ZOMBIES VS VAMPIRES VS DEMONS' WORLD:In a post-apocalyptic world, humans are a just valuable resource: zombies want their brains, vampires want their blood, and demons want their souls. Pure humans are difficult to come by, and the factions scrape what they need from each other, either through brute force or fragile alliances.SUPERNATURAL FANTASY STORY [1250 words]
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    One Eye Open

      Darrel Bird
One Eye Open

The government redacted the constitution until it was unrecognizable, and then the shooting started. The war quickly cut the food and fuel transportation, and ten years later people fought just to survive. Without a constitution the law was a gun if you were lucky enough to have one.***Please leave a written review of the book***Thank youThe authorWhat is the meaning of identity? A woman living in an isolated cottage on the central California coast watches the fog drift across a desolate landscape. Several miles to the south, another woman, a patient in a Santa Monica hospital who has survived a brutal assault, struggles to regain her memory and her identity.These two women are connected, but how? What brings them together? Is intensive psychotherapy the key to unlocking the mystery, or will something more uncover their shared bond?
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    Kicking Against The Goads

      Darrel Bird
Kicking Against The Goads

A down and out man takes his dog Boomer and goes on a road trip to Vegas to find work. Things go worse for him as he finds himself in an automobile accident on the blinding snow covered roads of Utah, the future for he and his family looks bleak as he lays injured in a hospital room of a nearby small town.**Please review this book**Sarah Dawson felt she became part of the Stage West family when she met and become friends with Lindsay Matthews. After graduating from college, Sarah spends some time at the Matthews family ranch, Stage West, and hears some remarks that destroy her self-confidence and she flees without a word to anyone. Five years later, a newspaper article about her foundation draws the attention of the Matthews family, especially Dalton. He is surprised when he comes in contact with Sarah and finds her stunningly beautiful. He is confused by her attitude towards him until a secret is revealed. Can he work through the hurt he caused and repair the damage? Or will Sarah’s other painful secret keep them further apart? Dalton’s story is the first of the Stage West series.
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    Solar Cycle 24

      Darrel Bird
Solar Cycle 24

An Amateur radio operator discovers a signal coming from space where it ought not to be.He and his wife are carried off to a government facility; their every day life turned upside down.Soon they realize that they must get out at all costs as they learn more about Solar Cycle 24.“Grandma, grandma, tell us a story! Tell us a story!”“The one about the hyena who forgot how to laugh! No! No! The one about the legendary Zulu warrior who killed the mighty demon with a single throw of his spear!”“He he, okay children, let me tell you a story, a long, long time ago...”A long, long time ago; legends and folk tales were used by people as a way of captivating the imagination of children and adults alike. Elders would use stories in order to impart the ways of the community, wisdom and morals to the rest and thereby also fostering a strong community spirit. Africa has always been a melting pot of thousands of different communities with their own specific cultures, traditions and stories!Read the Sotho tale about the hungry lion and the donkey.
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    Between Louisiana and the Deep Blue Sea

      Darrel Bird
Between Louisiana and the Deep Blue Sea

Jim Grady is off on another adventure, this time by land as he rescues another kidnapped girl.****Please write a revue for the book****Thank youThe authorMayenta has returned once again to the land with no recollection of where she had gone. All she knew was, every time she returned to the vale, she returned lying in the same spot underneath a dogwood tree growing high upon Honor Mountain--and, as usual, she returned naked. What did it mean that she left Paigorya without warning? Where did she go? WHY did she go? And, most importantly, who was she?The Dogwood Tree eBook short story includes a free excerpt from Laurie Y. Elrod's novel, Blackridge-Book One of the So'ladiun.
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