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THE TRASH COLLECTOR - SHORT STORY

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SPACE CITY 6 - SPACE CITY SCRIBES ANTHOLOGY

When objects begin to disappear from porches, Lydia Strichter suspects the neighborhood hoarder, Dale Kreplick. He's a strange man with an even stranger habit of digging through people's trash. But when she sets out to prove the "Trash Collector" is behind these thefts, she discovers more than the culprit. She discovers some things can't easily be discarded. A heart-warming story of tolerance, grief, and the persistence of memory.

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FIRST LAST FOREVER - SPACE CITY SCRIBES ANTHOLOGY

Space City 6 is a collection of short stories from the weird to the wonderful, all with a Houston flair. We begin with the birth of Houston in a mosquito—and alligator-people—infested swamp where a mermaid is intent on stopping human encroachment. Fast forward to the 1940's where we join a soldier and his new bride as they struggle with the challenges of separation due to World War II. We take a funny and fantastical turn with a Louisiana transplant who learns the hard way that jackalopes do exist.  And then we journey to a darker side of the city as we find out what happens when an unstable woman with a loaded gun wreaks havoc on an idyllic community. Follow us on another twist as we explore the ins and outs of discrimination - all the new professor wants is to fit in, but students and faculty shun her as readily as she shuns the light. What's a vampire to do? Finally, travel to the far future on a treasure hunt. The Houston tunnel systems are in ruin and a wealthy real estate tycoon wants to revitalize, but he soon discovers more than just real estate under the rubble. This collection is a must for Houstonians who like to read about their hometown.

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BARNES & NOBLE

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Love them or hate them, we’ve all had first dates. From the blush of romance to the slamming of a door, nothing can capture—or repel—our hearts so fully. Do we swoon with desire? Hope for tenderness? Or does the first meeting shatter any chance of two souls connecting?


In First Last Forever, each story follows the passionate, sometimes accidental rendezvous between two people as they fight to overcome the one obstacle between them and happiness—the disastrous first date. Will they end with a promise, a parting, or a pledge? Read our stories to find out.

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LETHAL LORE - HORROR COLLECTION

Lethal Lore contains the broken remnants of folk tales, recast in blood. Four harmless legends--the jackalope, the doppelgänger, the lucky penny, the Green Children of Woolpit--become the stuff of nightmares in this collection. From campy horror to eerie gothic to nail-biting contemporary, each short story delivers a chill of a different kind.


"Simple Math" - A mathematician on the brink of suicide meets his doppelgänger, doubling his troubles.

"Killer Jack"  - A naïve Cajun bags more than he bargained for during a jackalope hunt.

"Hell Cent"  - Good luck for one person is bad luck for another, as The Professor soon learns.

"The Bells of Bury St. Edmunds"  - A servant girl exacts revenge after her brother's death, unleashing terror on her medieval town.


BONUS CONTENT: Explore the lore with facts, links, and illustrations!

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