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The Pacifist

In 1866, Peter Baxter’s misfortune ends the day he leaves Badgerys Creek orphanage. Unsure of what to do next, Peter finds himself on a farm run by Mr. Brown. An aging man, Brown needs help and is happy to give Peter a place to live in exchange for his labor. Unbeknownst to Peter, Brown’s past is riddled with dark secrets tied to the same orphanage, which he has documented in a red folder.

During a chance encounter, Peter meets Rose. Peter cannot help but fall in love with her beauty, grace, and wit but fears that his affection will go unrequited as a result of his crippling poverty. But fate changes when Peter joins the search for gold in Hill End, New South Wales. Striking it rich, he returns to Rose a wealthy man. Peter is changed by his new found affluence, heading towards the mire of greed. Will Rose regret her relationship with Peter? 

Meanwhile, Rose has her own troubled history. One that is deeply entwined with Brown’s past and Peter’s future.

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Once Upon a Dystopia

If someone observed us from afar, they could claim that our civilization was a civilization of walls. That was its main purpose. Such observers would likely not be able to explain why. I cannot either. Walls do not protect. They just trap and kill. 

Three short stories about a dystopic future, about people turning into machines, about walls and fences, about the way history works. Three short stories about now.

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Dave Doolittle's Resumes That Work So You Don't Have To

Need help with cover letters, resumes, interviews, and other job-related queries? Enter booze-fueled Dave Doolittle – expert at looking good while doing little. He’ll show you all the hilarious tips and tricks to antagonize employers.

With a strong disdain for pseudo-politicians like George Bush and Donald Trump, expect this fiery parody to mock all that is unjust. But most of all, expect sound advice for staying away from that unwanted Holy Grail – work. 

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Moirae

Nalia finds herself trapped in a strange and inescapable lucid dream. Danger looms ahead for her friends. Pressured out of their homes in the Lost Winds, every step threatens them with persecution and death. 

Taking a daring route on a treacherous sea, they seek asylum in a new land. Will they make it to their destination? Will Nalia’s dream of finding peace in Draviland become the utopia that she desperately desires, or are the dangers of this new land even worse than her home? 

Set in a real time, stream-of-consciousness narrative, this story takes you on a sweeping literary journey.

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Operation Cosmic Teapot

"A virgin birth? A virgin? Her?" God shouted at Freud while recalling his one night stand with Mary. Freud snorted another line of cocaine in celebration, believing that this story would help Nietzsche in his quest to fire God from Heaven Inc. Nietzsche, however, has other problems: the Norse gods are running amok on Earth, his board of directors are in a constant state of chaos, and syphilis pushes him into a past life that he would rather forget. How will he prevail?

Operation Cosmic Teapot takes you on a wild, hilarious ride that explores the relationship between people and gods. Thought-provoking and humorous, the Teapot is sure to leave you wanting more.

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Snapshots

On a trail of relics and ruins, Snapshots is a travel diary delineating my journeys of four major continents. A travel through the ancient, the medieval, the renaissance and the modern; an historical account of these continents has been noted in this diary. Primarily, it is the palaces, the mosques, the churches, the temples and the museums; however, heritage forests and sea beaches have also found their ways into this diary. People's views and perceptions, which they have enthusiastically shared with me, a stream of consciousness technique has been applied in presenting a few segments in order to exhibit my internal monologue. 

With my rendering, these accounts have been compiled as chronicles of a motley collection. On rare occasion, culinary descriptions have been jotted. Time is of the essence. And on a timeline of this journey, specific dates have been drawn. As great distances have been covered, it has taken a long time for this travelogue to evolve. Dynamic in its own right, at the end of each traverse, another began anew and recorded here. My journey begins in Europe, then to North America, Australia and ends in the sub-continent.

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Ellipsis

Do you need a laugh? Hey, we all do! This collection will take you from reality to fantasy, from cute to profane, and from grins to guffaws. These seventeen original stories are packed with sarcasm, satire, and wickedness, and are so completely tongue in cheek there’s no way you can avoid a smile.

Authors hailing from faraway places on either side of the Atlantic Ocean, in big cities and out in the countryside, offer their insights into what we call humor. Comedy is hard work. Humor is so often experienced in a particular situation and is often impossible to reproduce. Writing funny stories must come from conditions which allow the writer to laugh at himself. If we could remember all the funny things that happen during a day (or night), we would laugh a whole lot more.

This anthology was collected with giving in mind. All comedians live to be laughed at. Giving your laughter nourishes their souls. And all the money received from sales of Ellipsis will go to charity.

Humor and humanity—after all, that’s what life’s all about.

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Twisted Fairy Tales

Eighteen adult coloring pages accompanied by eight short stories comprises Twisted Fairy Tales.

Snow White as the cocaine queen? Hansel and Gretel abducted by aliens? And since when is Red’s granny into cosplay? Classic fairy tales are re-imagined in this collection. Don’t expect an innocent Cinderella or a sober Red Riding Hood. As for Pinocchio, what is it that grows when he lies?

Enjoy these fun and fantastic coloring pages and silly short stories – a great combination for rainy-day entertainment.

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