A Few Short Stories Volume 1 (Omnibus) [NOOK Book]

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Read 18 flash and short stories from ten ebooks in this first omnibus volume for one low price.

"The World's Best Coffee" - Mark never had a problem diving for the world's best coffee inside a crowded coffee shop and walking out the door without paying until Georgia chases him all over the shopping center to get her coffee back.

"The Uninvited Spook" - An uninvited spook from across the street listens in as three veteran spymasters discuss the future of their follow spymaster who is late to his own surprise ...

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A Few Short Stories Volume 1 (Omnibus)

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Overview

Read 18 flash and short stories from ten ebooks in this first omnibus volume for one low price.

"The World's Best Coffee" - Mark never had a problem diving for the world's best coffee inside a crowded coffee shop and walking out the door without paying until Georgia chases him all over the shopping center to get her coffee back.

"The Uninvited Spook" - An uninvited spook from across the street listens in as three veteran spymasters discuss the future of their follow spymaster who is late to his own surprise birthday party.

"The Unfaithful Camera" - After walking home from the first grade because Daddy and his older sister Tammy were doing the bouncy-bounce in bed, Danny notices his sister's brand new cellphone with the built-in video camera and a smile blossoms on his sullen face.

"The Forgotten Sinner" - An old man stands at the pearly gates of Heaven, explaining to Peter why he never got right with God.

"Uncle Fred's Wild Splash Hit" - Uncle Fred ends up in a world of hurt at the family reunion when the baseball lands somewhere else than the neighbor's swimming pool.

"Blind Faith" - Two college roommates get into an argument about the spiritual significance of having the patio blinds closed on a hot day.

"The Old Frenchman" - A American Army private suspects the old Frenchman is stealing something from the military camp in World War II.

"Jesus Saves You Money" - A desperate phone call to Jesus gets answered by the guy who fixes broken toilets for a living.

"Pure Indulgence" - Caught cheating with a pint of double fudge ice cream by his wife, a husband considers the marital consequences.

"An Old Man's Confession" - An old priest wakes up in his booth to listen to the confession of a Christian impostor who fooled an evangelical church.

"Bubbles & Stickers" - Two men challenge each other to a dance duel over their pet peeves: popping bubble wrap and rubbing stickers on the floor.

"Walking Home" - A fearful woman almost gets run over by an elderly man who looks like Mr. Magoo from the old cartoon TV show.

"Walking Into The Night" - A little boy watches the darkened street from behind the window of a closed barbershop at midnight, counting the passing cars until a streetwalker walked into his young life.

"The Devil Came A-Collecting" - A middle-aged man wakes up at midnight to find the devil waiting to collect his little boy soul for a sin he committed as a child.

"The Potwasher's New Magic Trick" - After Alejandro the waiter performs a new magic trick that humiliates him in front of the whole kitchen, Johnny the potwasher comes up with a new magic trick of his own to serve a cold dish of revenge.

"Paying Taxes, American Style" - With 15 minutes left on the clock until the courthouse closes for the weekend, Leticia is all alone at the front desk and deep into her bodice-ripper paperback when an old man walks in to pay the taxes that he owe.

"The Bomb Hole Incident" - On the last day of summer before their junior year in high school, two boys finish blasting off fireworks inside the bomb hole in the front yard to annoy the lady across the street and grin like idiots at the police doing a slow drive through the neighborhood.

"The Nowhere October Surprise" - A bored intern at the U.S. Department of State mail room takes home mis-routed diplomatic letters to keep the colorful stamps for her collection, inadvertently starting a war with an obscure island nation of Nowhere in the South Pacific during the 2008 presidential election.

Note: These titles were previously published as individual short story or flash stories ebooks.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011268014
  • Publisher: C.D. Reimer
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Series: A Few Short Stories Omnibus
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 572,893
  • File size: 175 KB

Meet the Author

C.D. Reimer lives and works in Silicon Valley. His interests are ceramics, painting, tropical fish, and web programming. These keep him out of trouble when he’s not fixing broken users and consoling hurt computers.After serving two tours through The Twilight Zone as a child and a young adult Christian, he writes about everyday reality that he often finds weird, twisted and absurd for being so normal.He’s currently working on various short stories and his first novel, and blogs about writing and everything else when he's not busy writing fiction.
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