The Missing and Other Stories

The Missing and Other Stories

by A.C. Skiffington

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Overview

A recurring dream involving the drowning of a six-year old draws us to the scene fifty years later in "The Red Mitten." "The Missing" begins as a humorous look at substitute teaching until a laid-back sub discovers something bizarre about students mysteriously dropping out of high school.

Inspired by the genre of Rod Serling, E.A.Robinson, O.Henry and Dahl, this collection of stories with their delightful twists will keep you entertained well into the night. Included is a pair of exciting WWII dramas "The Foxhole"and "The Treasure of St.Antoine" (a story of the French Resistance with a plot to assassinate The Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel). "The Liar's Club" takes a traveling salesman in the dead of winter through a desolate part of eastern Maine to a small village that isn't even on the map. Three stories within a story will keep you guessing all the way.

"The Last Notch" is a western mystery. "The Third Wish," a fanciful story with an Irish touch, along with two stories that flirt with time travel, and a humorous account of teenage boys, "Summer's End," are also worth discovering. Peppered skillfully with a variety of dialects,(Irish, Scottish, French, German, and "Downeast") these artfully crafted tales will have you begging for more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434387592
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 08/02/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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