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Posted June 17, 2011
Richard Dick the Private Investigator "Dick Dick, the Dick". That's the first thing that struck me when I started reading this short story. A unique ability by this author to present hilarious scenerios in an otherwise mundane community. It kept me coming up with subtleties I originally missed as I thought about it days later.
I am going to purchase another story by this author.
Posted September 18, 2010
The weekends are so much fun here; we are coming at you twice today with digital shorts by Jason McIntyre and the author featured in this post Wade J. McMahan. These stories are polar opposites and it is nice to feature them both on the same day to exemplify the diversity that awaits you at Smashwords. I found both authors there, but their works can be found elsewhere as well. Bite This! Can be found on just about any platform you chose; Untreed Reads is his publisher and they have listed it extensively. I don't hesitate to say to stop by their website; it is a very busy site with a very rich content. We will be featuring many of their authors in the days and weeks to come. Here is the link: http://www.untreedreads.com .
Bite This! A Richard Dick Mystery is 2510 words of fun and slapstick. It doesn't take long to understand that tongue and cheek is the call word here and that the idea behind the digital short is to purely entertain rather than to shock or surprise. I don't want to give any of the story away, but for the small word count, the author packs a lot into it. Mr. Dick, excuse me Richard, is a busy guy, I mean work wise. The tale that is told is fun and the cure for a case of the frowns. Wade J. McMahan's descriptive style and ability to impart so much in the way of action and humor in such a short period of time made the experience that much better for me. The set-up and delivery of the plotline was concise and very engaging. The characters were spot on and used well. I was amazed at how much I got out of it and was happy to follow along and laugh; it was a very pleasant read. Wade McMahan has landed not one, but two spots on the OmniLit.com bestseller list for his digital shorts. For more on that please go to: http://www.untreedreads.com/?p=1715 .
I didn't time myself while I read the story, but it was a nice quick hit of a read. The price on the digital short is $1.50 that is about the same as a 20 oz. soda or a pack of gum now. I have this in my Smashwords library now and I can revisit any time I wish. The soda bottle is on its way to the recycling bin already. I think you get my point here. The digital short is fun, I can call them up on laptop at a whim or read them if I want on my cellphone. The length of them makes them perfect for a brief respite from the everyday doldrums or pressures of the day. Trust me on this; if you can't get a chuckle or two from this digital short, then your funny bone is broken, please;get it fixed. Give Bite This! a chance, click the tab and download it to your favorite type of ereader.
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